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Barrio - Capitol Hill

4.3
4.3
793 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican

Barrio is a restaurant that combines Mexican cuisine with innovative craft cocktails in an energetic urban environment.

Our menu takes a modern approach to Mexican Cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. To deliver the highest possible quality, we make most of our ingredients on-site, from our fresh tomato salsas to our handmade tortillas to our slow-smoked pork.

Our cocktail and spirits program has been recognized as one of the strongest in the Puget Sound. In addition, we offer an excellent selection of beer and an array of wines (both by the glass and bottle).

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Dinner
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 588-8105

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    Madison or Pike

  • Parking details

    Pay by the hour garage with a limited number of spots located in Trace Lofts (the entrance is on 12th Ave between Old Sage and Tavern Law). Street Parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    King County Metro #2 at Union and 13th (walk 1 block west to 12th Ave), #10 & #11 at Pine and 12th (walk 1 block south on 12th Ave)

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Barrio - Capitol Hill

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM,Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    giant loaded nachos & margaritas are a must, enjoy tacos a la carte or eclectic starters to share. try one of our craft cocktails or the famous triple t (Tequila + Tecate + Taco for $11) Monday - Friday : 4 - 530pm Saturday/Sunday : 3 - 530pm

Menu

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What 793 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MC

    MonicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Overall a great experience & good food- they had several Vegetarian and some vegan options which was important to us.

  2. JF

    JanF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Bario on New Years Eve for dinner (we had reservations). I expected slow service, limited food selection, and harried staff since it was New Years Eve. Instead, we had very pleasant service from everyone for the entire experience. Our waiter even offered us champagne. When we hesitated, he discretely emphasized it was on the house, so we had a champagne toast to the new year. We all had different entres, and each of us liked the food. My salad had toasted pumpkin seeds which added a really great flavor. The seafood was excellent. The portions were good. The drinks were served quickly, no waiting for anything. The prices were very reasonable, no jacking up the prices due to the holiday. The table next to us was enjoying a toast, and the waiter was very accommodating in taking group pictures for them.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambient, love the area!

  4. J

    James

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    It was cold inside and outside under the heaters for a winter brunch (the staff was really nice and let us start inside and move outside). The food was good - the tacos really were the best part and the value - quality and quantity of food for the price is excellent. I think this review is colored by dining in the time of Covid and I’d love to come check them out on a warmer day with less anxiety about eating out

  5. KC

    KathleenC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was great! Nicely set up for outdoor dining. Felt very safe

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Great drinks and cool hip vibes

  7. D

    Dhru

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Not necessarily a fault of the restaurant but the whole outdoor dining experience in winter is tough. The meal was great but not super enjoyable when it's so cold out.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place!!!

  9. T

    simoneT

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was awesome. They have done a nice job of creating a nice warm outdoor dining experience.

  10. JD

    JamesD

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Still a favorite.Easier to park close to for obvious reasons.Food and service was as good as ever.Noise from traffic on 12thwas somewhat a bother, but all said and done I will be going back.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and the food was incredible

  12. BR

    BrandenR

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience3

    Accommodating and good service. Great staff and their cocktails are fantastic. However, the food lacks discipline and flavor. A good effort on their fusion but the standards just aren't there.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes it was January and we ate outside!! Heaters were on and we stayed warm and dry. Restaurant is working very diligently to stay open. This was our second visit since the outdoor only seating ruling. I will be back!!! And remember to tip well for all the servers working so hard during impossible times

  14. LM

    LaurieM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Felt safe sitting outside, kept a nice distance between tables

  16. KB

    KimberlyB

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    It was outdoor dining only and they didn’t have heaters! We were already freezing, so we took food to go. They had two outdoor heaters inside; don’t know if they were broken, or what. Food was excellent, but disappointed the outdoor dining space wasn’t heated.

  17. MK

    McKenzi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We enjoyed our time at Barrio. The food was fantastic. As far as ambiance, we were outside on the street so it’s hard for it to be good during a pandemic. But we still enjoyed our time.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining outside during pandemic.

  19. N

    Nate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great place but server took awhile to become friendly.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location and restaurant. Loved the food and drinks they were out of one of the fish options on the menu and didn’t tell us until we ordered, they did figure out a substitute.

  21. D

    David

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    It was my birthday and the server forgot to bring my birthday dessert. He brought everyone else’s though with out any utensils and never checked back. Margarita’s were super disappointing. The atmosphere was awesome and we had a fun. Probably won’t go back though.

  22. L

    Lene

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place and our server was very tentative and awesome the whole time, overall great service. The taco’s was very tasty!

  23. W

    Willy

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall a very nice experience. Food and wine were great. I was having a dinner with family in which we were trying to organize a family party, and it was noisier than I would have liked. In hindsight, I should have chosen a different place. But we go thru it. The staff were great, as they saw we were talking and didn't interrupt. Overall I liked the place and would go back, but probably not for something where the conversation was important.

  24. JC

    JulCo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellente adresse et une cuisine excellente. L'ambiance le soir est très cosy et agréable. On regrette un peu que l'endroit est un peu bruyant.

  25. CR

    CarmenR

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had a round of drinks and chips and salsa, we ordered and the wait for food was fairly long, two parties at our table ordered the same dish, when the food was delivered the second dish didn't come, we waited patiently and then we had to wave someone down, when the server came over he said his mistake he accidentally only ordered one. By the time it came we had all shared and were done eating. He comped her meal but its disappointing for it to happen but then to take so long to get another that the other three meals had to be shared, It is what it is... we will still go back

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Wonderful dining options, was disappointed when the bill was presented with a automatic 20% gratuity. Wish it was told or stated before we came in. Other than that wonderful time.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy hour was amazing. Fast and great service with delicious food.

  28. MR

    MaureenR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Okay experience. Rather empty at lunch time. They did take soup back when I told server it was too salty. 2-1 taco Wednesday is a good deal.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere

  30. A

    Andrew

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for date night. Only feedback: turn down music in booths 😄

  31. LU

    LuisU

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    I love el Barrio food and the staff was very welcoming. If I had not been at el Barrio before today would have been my last time there... we were there for lunch today and the restaurant was not full. not sure what happened but it took over 1.5houra to get our food out and when we got it it was cold. I brought my family, my mom and my mother in law for what we thought would be great meal. Instead it took almost two hours to get us our food after we ordered. 2/6 plates were warm and the rest almost room temperature. The flavor was good. This was a disaster of a day... not sure what happened in the kitchen..

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to Barrio and it will definitely not be our last. The food had such a great combination of flavors and was so well done. We sampled many of the tacos and a few appetizers, my personal favorite was the Roasted Beet Taco...Delicious!

  33. OT

    OpenTableFan

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Service was subpar. Could have been because service charges were already included.

  34. CE

    ChristineE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    There was a hair in my boyfriend’s food unfortunately which put a sour taste in the whole part of 8’s mouths.

  35. JS

    JamieS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Service was marginal and noise level was so loud we could barely talk without yelling. Food was ok to good but greasy and too dark of lighting to really see

  36. CA

    ColleenA

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food, service and atmosphere. It was a little loud but tolerable. Would definitely go again and recommend!!

  37. LL

    LoriL

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was good except the mushroom enchilada it was not the greatest. The seating area we were seated in was very dark and we couldn’t see our food. Overall the food was good and ambience was moderately loud but it’s worth a try. The frose sangria is very good and the guacamole and chips were great!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    Went there on NYE. Everything was amazing besides the service. They seemed to want us out the door ASAP besides the fact that they didn’t close until 12. I’ve been there other times and the service was impeccable so I would still recommend...just not for NYE.

  39. JW

    JudyW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice table by the window, wonderful server, good food.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I used to love the food here but now find it very inconsistent. On this day, the chips were stale, my salad was undersized in an awkward bowl, and my friend didn’t love their tacos.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barrio - Capitol Hill using the Order Online button. Barrio - Capitol Hill also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Barrio - Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 588-8105.

Barrio - Capitol Hill is rated 4.3 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Barrio - Capitol Hill

1420 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison or Pike

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Dinner
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pay by the hour garage with a limited number of spots located in Trace Lofts (the entrance is on 12th Ave between Old Sage and Tavern Law). Street Parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    King County Metro #2 at Union and 13th (walk 1 block west to 12th Ave), #10 & #11 at Pine and 12th (walk 1 block south on 12th Ave)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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