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Barrio

4.5
4.5
2263 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

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

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  • 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 2,263 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mexican

  • Chicago

    Mexican

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  1. JM

    JoanM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We liked the place, service was ok. We were not made aware that the kitchen was closing. We were there expecting a fair long night of drinks and food. Maybe we took it a lil bit slow. But if we would’ve known that they were closing we would’ve order our diner. We started to notice that the bus boy was in a rush to clean out table but we were so into our conversation that we didn’t paid attention. Next we got our bill but we still wanted an other round again nobody told us that they were closing or anything we got our third round expecting and thinking we would order but we got our check again not knowing why but we kind of figured it out by then we had order appetizers which mango guacamole was great the lobster quesadilla and it’s salsa was good however the lobster tail had an odd flavor and texture. Definitely not fresh at taste. Drinks were also great. Hopefully in our next visit we will better plan it to an earlier time.
  2. R

    Robinjill

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 8 people for a birthday, they set up a nice table outside and the food was very good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Server was very kind and hospitable. In the notes of the reservation, I had mentioned that a couple of members in our party had food allergies -- the server approached our table with menus and pointed out the items that would be safe to consume for the dietary restrictions we had listed in our notes. I would easily recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal, lovely service and excellent ambiance. Will be eating here again!!!
  4. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good. I thought it was a unique take on Mexican and loved the sauces. Here’s the only gripe the price for the portion size is high end Chicago pricing. I could get the same meal in the burbs maybe not as fancy for at least 30% less of the check. Great to check out once but with so many dining options in Chicago hard to say if I will return. The 4 stars is based on quality of food and service which was good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service for brunch! Will definitely be back.
  6. MS

    MS58

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not able to accommodate a non-garlic eater very well. Basically offered a taco salad with nothing much more than lettuce and a sprinkle of cheese on top. Thought they might not charge the full amount for something that was missing most of its ingredients, but, that was not the case.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Will definitely visit again on next trip to Chicago.
  8. E

    Erica

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks... Service was great and reasonable priced.
  9. f

    fk0512

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food great and they corrected an error without us having to point it out. Service was a tad slow, but they were clearly understaffed. That said, servers, wait staff, bussers, host station folks were all very pleasant and professional. We do wish you could mix up the taco proteins to provide a "taco tasting menu" and be clear on the menu that the extra bowl with tacos doesn't mean it's like a fajitas side of rice, beans, shredded greens and salsa but no taco tortillas. Cocktails were great, if not a bit pricey. Overall, solid 4 plus rating
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Took awhile for our server to come to our table but her service was good once she did
  11. JW

    JoshuaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our experience sitting on the patio was that the food was good, service was good. Nothing that was outrageously wonderful or terrible, it was just a good place with a good location downtown Chicago. Although it was good, there is so much in Chicago and nothing that stood out about our experience at Barrio we will most likely not return. If we do maybe we'll try it for dinner instead of brunch one day.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The food was awful - chicken was very low quality. Had dark spots all throughout and a very blood areas. It honestly turned me off altogether that I didn’t even eat it despite paying for it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was great. We got seated quickly and our food also came quickly. But the music was pretty loud, we get to yell a bit to hear each other, but that’s fine! The food and service more then made up for it!
  14. AS

    ArthurS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, pico de gallo spicy. Chicken enchiladas were actually in mole. Taco just cold tortilla, recommend fried
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! The best service I’ve ever had at a restaurant! Our server, I believe his name was Sean, was great. I don’t like super spicy foods so he broke down the entire menu based on spice level and helped me chose a meal. My friend has a lot of dietary restrictions and he helped her chose a meal and was super accommodating with her allergies. We both enjoyed our meals and the vibe of Barrio as a whole.
  16. KH

    KristinH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Came here with a group of 6 business contacts on a Tuesday night. Food and service were both great and the margaritas are excellent. The only challenge for us was the noise. The music was really loud, which made for an energetic atmosphere and probably would have been great for two people sitting close, but for the 6 of us trying to talk was near impossible. Otherwise it's a great spot with great food, just not for evening business meetings.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive, friendly, great food and service. Very very loud music. We sat outside so the noise level was tolerable.
  18. BH

    BenjaminH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was impressed how good the food and drinks were. It's a trendy River North spot, but they deliver on the quality too. Chris was our server and he was excellent. Right mix of attentive and friendly, but not overbearing.
  19. SF

    SeanF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Portion sizes are very small. Waited for 45 minutes to receive our check.
  20. JF

    JeffF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great time certainly go there again
  21. S

    Sugalump7

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great drinks
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience
  23. w

    windywindbag

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Here's the thing: i love mexican food. But anyone who loves a good taco knows that good tacos don't have to cost $7 each. It's tough going to a spot like Barrio and expecting prices to match quality. These tacos are good, but not $21 entree good. The guac is good not great (and pre-made). The margs are good not great. It's a fun spot, but go more for the ambiance than anything else.
  24. L

    Lois

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch food was absolutely delicious and I loved the music the DJ was playing. Such a cool vibe!
  25. LB

    LindseyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED it! The best Mexican food we've already had!
  26. VA

    VARRIE

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The energy in the space was great.... I loved the food, very flavorful and our waiter Ryan was very pleasant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place
  28. SR

    ShauntaR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I was there on a busy Saturday night. I think that was why our server took a little longer to get our food to us. Other than that, EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL! She was knowledgeable and friendly. I had the Quesa birria tacos. YUMMY! The cornbread was the MVP! It was AMAZING!! I could have had a pan all to myself. Let's not forget the cocktails. My thanks to the bartender. I think that my drink was called the Paloma? It had tequila and ginger beer. It was so good that I had to have another one just to be sure! Lastly, there was LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! A dancing fire eater. Yes, you read correctly. You have to give this place a try. It is upscale, but not " stuffy". Ijust wanted to briefly mention yhe bathroom attendant. She was so friendly. I found myself talking to her for a few minutes. That was just one more thing that impressed me. I saw a wedding, Bachelorette party, and birthday being celebrated. Everyone around me was enjoying themselves. Try it out. You won't be disappointed.
  29. KM

    KMF22

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is great, fresh, flavorful with a unique twist. Service is rather slow. Restaurant is noisy.
  30. P

    Psuep

    Palm Springs

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was delicious! Our waiter Eddie was fabulous taking into consideration our need for no peppers and limited spicieness for one of us! One of our favorite go friends o places in Chicago!
  31. AH

    AllistairH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great margaritas, excellent service and energetic environment
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ottima qualità del cibo, guacamole imperdibile, i tacos davvero speciali
  34. PG

    PhilG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic meal and the guacamole was amazing. The location was great and vibe was cool
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food here was incredible & we had a blast!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good! You will definitely need reservations on the weekends especially for brunch or you will be waiting awhile.
  37. R

    Rene

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was delicious and the drinks were great!
  38. KR

    KonniR

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been on a taco quest in our River North / Loop neighborhood, and the quest may be over! Really enjoyed Barrio, have to give a shout out to the cornbread- life changing!! Will be back and venture past tacos on the menu!!
  39. JB

    JohannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before our boat tour and it was great as it’s close, loved the vibe here and good food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole took excellent care of us and connected with the table. The adobo rice was out of this world delicious! Of all the meals we’ve eaten in Chicago so far, this was the most memorable. Food, drinks, service, & ambiance were equally satisfying (the bombdotcom.) I highly recommend!

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 2263 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 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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