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Barrio

4.5
4.5
2210 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located In The Heart Of River North, At 65 West Kinzie Street, Dineamic Hospitality Added Its First Mexican Restaurant, Barrio, To The Hospitality Group’S Culinary Roster In 2017. A Creative Take On Traditional Mexican Fare With American Influences, Barrio Is A 6,000-Square-Foot Space Accommodating 200 Guests Indoors And Throughout Our 3 Private Dining Spaces And 70 Guests Amongst Our Expansive Outdoor Patio. Barrio Is Located Near The Chicago River, Right On The Cusp Of Downtown In River North.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 101 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 940-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Katsuji Tanabe

  • Catering

    Barrio offers a full-service catering menu featuring Chef favorites like housemade salsa, from-scratch tacos, entrees, and more. Our team specializes in off-premise events and celebrations. Contact events@barriochicago.com and a member of our team will be back in touch with you soon.

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate to grand, our passionate and skilled events team is ready to plan the event of your dreams! Contact events@barriochicago.com to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Manager: (877) 734-0980

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark + Kinzie

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,210 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Mexican

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  1. AA

    AyanaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    My co-workers and I enjoyed our recent happy hour at Barrio Restaurant. It was our first time there, I chose the location based on its online reviews, location and menu. The location was fabulous! It's right at Clark & Kinzie in the heart of River North. Street parking is somewhat difficult to find but there's a parking garage next door which was very convenient. We enjoyed a guacamole flight, salsa flight and $5 tacos. My only complaint is that the guacamole wasn't seasoned enough and many of the chips were broken. The chicken, steak and truffle mushroom tacos were delish but not warm when delivered to our table. The drinks were spot-on as most of our party ordered at least two. We sat on the patio which was beautiful; however, at sundown the sun was so hot that I wished we had a little canopy/umbrella overhead. Our waiter was nice but very scattered assisting other tables. The inside decor is gorgeous but it would be better if the lighting wasn't so dark. I was most impressed by the facilities. The women's bathroom is modern and cool with just the right amount of privacy designed for each stall. We will definitely come back!
  2. SA

    SANDY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow , our table was dirty, Food quality average
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing dinner on Saturday night! The fire dancers were great. Music was a little loud for conversation. The trio of salsas was amazing, charred tomato with jalapeño, mango and verde are all amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good spot for a girl’s dinner
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our waiter was great but we weren’t served or even asked for drink orders until 30 mins after being seated. I’m not sure but the tall server outside seemed to refuse to serve us. He never came to the table but glanced at us a few times. Someone was pulled from the inside to serve. Thanks.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    WAY too loud. I used to love come to Barrio now it’s soooo loud you cannot have a conversation.
  7. N

    Nissy

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favs. Great brunch selections & drinks! Definitely recommend.
  8. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food!!! We had a great time- impeccable DJ!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very thoughtful service and great quality food.
  10. GH

    GuyfromHHI

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a reservation for 3, when we got to Barrio there was some confusion and we were seated outside and the reservation changed to 2. Or even a table but a high top . Don’t know why this was done. The food was very good - we had the tacos - octopus , shrimp and steak The steak was well done and dry The Spanish rice lacked flavor As o said the food was very good - considering The drinks were good as well Not bad for a first time
  11. 4

    4badgerfans

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner as always at Barrio. Service was wonderful, Tyra was the BEST. Took advantage of outdoor dining, love the turf underfoot. Made for really nice atmosphere. I had the Chicken Al Pastor Taco as a Bowl - delicious, and left no room for dessert. This is one of my favorite spots when staying in River North on business. Highly recommend!
  12. S

    Sara

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was really good — loved the steak tacos!! Also, guac flight totally worth it
  13. BB

    BrianB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Waitress was so lovely adapting our order. Great vibe. Food was good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was very good. Service was subpar. Ordered guacamole trio and drinks first. The guacamole came out quickly and the drinks took forever. We all ordered tacos for our meal and that came out in a decent amount of time. The food was good but we barely saw our waiter and the drinks took too long for the place not being very busy.
  15. JH

    JesusH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick seating and fast service
  16. S

    Smart1

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    We were ignored for 15 min and received overall terrible service. Once our server finally came she got our food order and disappeared only to return to give us the check. It was a hot mess of a place. We couldn’t order another drink or more food, etc.
  17. JH

    JenniferH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, service, food and drinks were all fantastic!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great patio, great service.
  19. P

    Psuep

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent
  20. DM

    DanM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside, weather was perfect, food and service were great too!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted happy hour apps before going to a show. Food and drinks were impeccable! I’ve never received food so fast either. We were on a time crunch and I think in and out within 30 minutes. We enjoyed it so much, we came back after the show. Barrio was a whole vibe - modern Mexican meets upbeat lounge. Music was bumping, they have a fire performer, and food was just as quick. We will be back again!
  22. g

    gmta

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ha a wonderful time with our family dining at Barrio. Great food service and ambiance.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was so good (Payton). The ambience was cool. The food was great. Drinks were so refreshing!
  24. CD

    ChristinaD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Had high hopes but they were out of multiple menu items and the service was very slow. Favorite part were the cocktails and salsa/chips. On a Tuesday night when the place is half full does the music really need to be that loud?!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. Was a little cool with the AC blowing on us.
  27. B

    Beanboy70

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the octopus, grilled shrimp and quesobirria tacos. They were delicious and exceeded our expectations. Will return.
  28. JL

    JLuzin

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was here for brunch with a group of 8 ppl. It’s a fun spot and brunch was great, the blueberry cornbread was the best thing I ate, along with the adobo rice. I would definitely eat both again. Bottomless mimosas were a hit, server was on top of it, never let our glasses be empty.
  29. PS

    PraS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Horrible service by the kitchen. It took them 30-45 minutes to get us a simple guac and chips…the waitress mentioned the servers gave the food to someone else. Then brought us chips and said we can munch on chips while they remake the order. But had the audacity to keep asking if we wanted to order anything else.
  30. DJ

    DJL59

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was good. Drinks were light on the alcohol. We sat outside and in the sun. Even though we asked to sit outside in the shade. There were hightops near the windows which were shaded and we were prohibited from these seats.
  31. JM

    JasmineM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with barrio! Service was amazing and food tasty. Only thing wish we knew was that bottomless was served so we had to wait each time our waiter was back to get refills. Besides that good restaurant!!
  32. F

    Franc

    Tampa

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Tourists in the loop, thought to try a well regarded Mexican place. We certainly weren’t alone! Chips were just ok, salsa ok. Taco salad was good, short rib tacos were ok flavor and major league messy/greasy. The street corn side dish wasn’t nearly as flavorful as the real deal should have been. Margaritas with call brand ok and the 1800 version wasn’t much different for the up charge. For the reputation, we had expected perhaps a little something better. Not that it was bad , but …
  33. GM

    GinaM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Had a reservation but not enough help to seat parties so had to wait 15 mins. Then forgot to give us the happy hour menu. Server was decent but food came out before appetizer, he told us the manager would come over but never did. Overall the food here is not good at all especially for the prices you are paying! We would never go back so many better choices in Chicago for Mexican food don’t waste your money on this place.
  34. LW

    LoganW

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved! Frozen margs and tuna ceviche tacos were my favorite. The patio is perfect for summer
  35. A

    Ania

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Duck tacos were delicious. Mango margaritas are a must at this place
  36. p

    patsk8

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent lobster quesadilla and outstanding tuna tacos! We will be back!
  37. L

    Lmis

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent guacamole!! Loved the spicy Margarita. Unfortunately the tacos were just okay! Our server, Michael was wonderful!
  38. SK

    ShelbyK

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We thought Barrio was delicious and we were surprised at how empty they were for brunch on Saturday! The chicken and churros were insane. It's a hidden gem--get out there for a delicious brunch!
  39. j

    jimbob

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A bit pricey. Good flavors, decent service, but chips and salsa, 3 tacos/pp and a drink/pp shouldn't take you over the $100
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and margaritas! Outstanding!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barrio using the Order Online button. Barrio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 940-9900.

Barrio is rated 4.5 stars by 2210 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 101 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Barrio

65 W Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark + Kinzie

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Katsuji Tanabe

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 940-9900

  • Catering

    Barrio offers a full-service catering menu featuring Chef favorites like housemade salsa, from-scratch tacos, entrees, and more. Our team specializes in off-premise events and celebrations. Contact events@barriochicago.com and a member of our team will be back in touch with you soon.

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate to grand, our passionate and skilled events team is ready to plan the event of your dreams! Contact events@barriochicago.com to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Manager: (877) 734-0980

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