Barrio Cellar

4.2
108 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date

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About

Barrio Cellar is a late night tequileria and eatery. We specialise in Tequila, Mezcal and Mexican Street food & Southern Californian Mexican accompanied by quality cocktails. Barrio Cellar is cosy, cool & lively, providing semi authentic Mexican food and seasonal cocktails Monday to Friday lunch and dinner from 12pm. Bringing you an awesome DJ line up every Friday & Saturday with dining until 2am and drinking until 3am. Giddy up!
Saturday Night specially designed $35 set menu for parties over 10 guests.

10% Service Charge applies to all groups of 8 or more guests.
Please note that we do not allow guests under 18 in the venue.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Late night menu available from 11pm
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Phone number
(02) 9232 7380
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Duke Hidalgo
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Catering
Catering pick up, delivery and with a crew options are available for 40 guests or more.
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
Martin Place Train Station next door
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Entertainment
Resident DJ's Thursday - Saturday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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ML
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fast service and good food. Not a romantic date spot, but definitely a fun hot spot.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good, food was slow to come out but had a good lunch there

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Barrio Cellar is a great place to go to on specific days for their specials. I went on Taco Tuesday and you won't find better tasting tacos in Sydney.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Yummy food-just discovered this restaurant. Had visited Barrio Chino in the Cross so this was a good find. Great value on $3 taco night and also tried fried chicken- very yum.
Very busy and noisy but this is a sign of a good place. We’re a little older so will next time ask for a chair or stool with a back. Definitely recommend for good Mexican.

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IL
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

I love coming here, especially for taco tuesdays! They're amazing!
But the service really lets it down and it is not the first time I have thought this. I understand it is one of their busiest nights, but it gets really really tedious when you have to wave someone down EVERY time (even just to order food) which makes you feel like a bit of a nuisance.

Get more staff guys!

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EG
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place , took froends there and warned them about the loud music but it wasn't as loud as last time I was there . So everything went well . Food and music great .

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OO
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice underground joint to get a quick bite to eat. Service was quick and food was tasty, very cheesy and you won't complain about a lack of sauce! It does get quite loud but if you're just up a little something between bars this is a great place to go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food drinks and venue!!!!

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WM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

music was too loud, I have a loud voice, I was actually yelling, nearly lost my voice, had planned to go there for dinner and drinks, at 6:15pm, not yet in the mood to be yelling, was disappointed because people had recommended this place, waiters need a more easy approach on the customers, not friendly at all

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TO
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was excellent. Burger and beers were good. Chips were cold.

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R
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This place is always a great place to have a nice, casual meal with some friends on your lunch break or even just have a few after work drinks and a bit of a boogie at the end of the week!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for a team lunch and everyone was very impressed with the food and atmosphere. Good range of vegetarian options too. We left happy and keen to revisit

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GA
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are always friendly and helpful. I've become such a frequent visitor that they now know my order - tuna poke wonton nachos everytime. Divine!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service from the bar.
But very noisy (and that was with restaurant <20% full) and very expensive for what you get.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Your music is just too loud to be be able to have a conversation!?! It’s uncomfortable 😣

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GA
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the tuna poke wontons! It’s become a weekly lunch spot for me.

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great hang our spot to meet up with mates for a feed and several drinks

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EG
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend Barrios Cellar , no pressure on ordering all your food at once , time to graze while having conversation and enjoying the Ambience. Great alcoholic list and food was tasty. I have already recommended this place to two friends.

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C
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Friendly service, just slow especially since we weren't there at the busiest time. But definitely recommend!

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CT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter was very accommodating with our cake that we brought and he also brought out sparklers when presenting the cake to our friend for her birthday which was a nice touch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Was WAYYYY to loud could not have a conversation at all. Went early at 6:30pm. Really nice food but was ruined by the noise level.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Ive been here on a friday and it was full off life and energetic. the tune poke was amazing. went on this occassion on a saturday and very quiet and poppers were not great at all. i think its a case of finding the right night and as a grroup location its good. service on both occassions is good.

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YG
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Went there for Taco Tuesday, but was a bit disappointed in some tacos which weren't warm, and the order taking a long time to arrive. Cheesburger tacos are excellent though!

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We had a very unfortunate experience at Barrio Cellar. We had friends visiting from overseas and booked a large table in advance. We were seated at two tables and not served for quite some time, had to get our own menus, water etc. The waitstaff were very nice but clearly too busy. With a table of 9 people, we had two meals come out fairly quickly, followed by another two about 20 minutes later. We waited another 20 mins or so and chased the rest of the food. Some more came out but still not all of it. We had to question waitstaff multiple times and eventually found out there was a mistake in the kitchen. We then had tacos come out that were all meant to be the same kind however looked completely different to each other (some without sauce / garnish some with etc). We simply asked which kind of tacos they all were and the manager had to come over to tell us they were all prawn. When we asked why some looked so different, he said he would "break them all open to show us they were prawns if we wanted" - very strange behaviour for a senior staff member. Lastly, when we were leaving, we were charged a service fee of 10% for a large group despite all the issues (and having nine people on two seperate tables, served separately). It's a shame as we have had a good experience there before but it really ruined our catch up with friends that we have not seen in a long time.

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S
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Must go for any tequila lover. Cocktails are fun and delicious and the food is awesome.

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PM
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Terrible customer service, food was lacking, the wait staff were unable to get our very simple orders right then overcharged us for incorrect food. This is the second terrible experience we have had here and definitely will not be returning.

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k
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our second time to Barrio Cellar and the first time having food. They have excellent and varied handcrafted cocktails and the taco Tuesday special certainly filled the bill. We enjoyed them so much we ordered seconds!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

There was a 10% surcharge on top of the bill which I was not informed of prior to making the booking. We had a group of 7 people.

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PL
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good place to catch up with friends with some tasty treats and tempting drinks on offer combined with good layout with suitable decor. Thumbs up 👍

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SO
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is consistently good especially the burgers and the waitstaff are efficient and helpful. They can handle groups but on this occasion they forgot two of our dishes. They split bills too which is handy. Good dance music on a Friday and Saturday night to shake off all the calories!

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TI
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always love the place and the ambiance however found the venue way too hot on this particular Friday night. Not sure if the AC is broken or anything. Half of my guests left early because of this.
Still a great night though

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LM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff there are great, the managers remember your name and always try their hardest to look after you. The food and drinks come quickly and taste amazing. Especially the burgers!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Drinks Table service could have been a little more friendly and helpful. Waitress seemed a bit annoyed when we asked a couple of questions

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SO
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food (esp the burgers) and service are always good. We were on a work team lunch and the food was a bit slow coming out. My friends burrito bowl looked smaller than we both remember the portion being

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Really good atmosphere! I would definitely recommend to friends!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the atmosphere was the highlight. the dim lights, subtle chatter made a really cool vibe fora tuesday night. food was fantastic aswell.

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g
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

$3 tacos on Tuesdays but the quality of the tacos seems to decline a bit

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N
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food, and great service. Perfect for drinks with friends, wouldn’t recommend for intimate conversations as the music can be quite loud. The quesadillas are perfection!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bartender knew alot about tequila and found so many that we love the tequila here and the tuna nachos :)

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Arrived at barrio cellar on a Saturday night - what brought us there was the vivid special menu $25 per person and a $10 margarita upon arrival. We were seated and not asked if we wanted something to drink. We perused the menu for 10 minutes and no one had come to ask if we wanted anything. I went up to the bar to order drinks and was served immediately. We ordered the vivid menu and was pointed to the $25 Saturday night special on the menu. The food was average at best with the burgers being the biggest disappointment - the beef patty was sub par and there was no chipotle mayo on the burger. We went to pay and were charged full price for our drinks which I had to show the advertised special on instagram and we then got our discount. Will not be returning as the only good thing was the margarita.. service is crap too and the waiters just walk around aimlessly

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