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El Barrio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“guacamole” (62 reviews)
“quesadilla” (39 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
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Reviewed today via mobile

Even though there’s usually a wait, it is well worth it! Everyone at the table was super pleased with their meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Catherine K
Reviewed yesterday

I spent a lovely Tuesday evening eating at the bar at El Barrio. House margaritas were fresh, tasty sliding down dangerously. I interacted with both bartenders and the hostess and all were friendly, helpful and great at their jobs. I ate 3 menu items, all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Doug Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times with friends at lunch and a few for dinner. There is community type table setting in the middle with more personal tables around the edges. The food, service and like I said, the upbeat atmosphere is great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love El Barrio. Food is great, if a touch on the higher side than my personal budget for a normal dinner out if you go with an entree. Great location, too. Bar always has something(s) tasty. Only issue (and really, this is their fault only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luke H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Never fails to satisfy. Excellent food, especially the salsas available. Not a bad thing on the menu.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank tigercat24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great alternative to Tex Mex. The menu is diverse and unusual. Atmosphere is fantastic. I always enjoy everything about this establishment each time I visit.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MRaley2004
Reviewed 8 November 2018

very nice atmosphere friendly staff and food was wonderful. had a little wait for a table but diffantly worth the wait. staff was very nice and helpful in making recommendation. 4 people in our group and we each got something different to share nothing was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tknutilla
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in town! There's something about their chicken quesadilla that captured my heart and stomach about 3 or 4 years ago. I always asked to have it served with the sweet lime cream, and they gladly substitute that with my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jaronda L
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A little expensive for Mexican food, but the food was amazing! One of my favorite places to eat in Bham!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank robino572
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I had a romaine salad with steak and many additional toppings. It was simply delicious, obviously made with care and very fresh (tasty) ingredients. It made me happy eating it.Great service, coffee was really good too! I will go back as there were many other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David P
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Response from Kyle P | Reviewed this property |
No reservations and check their website for daily hours. I know they're closed on Monday...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-868-3737
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