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El Barrio

) #2 of 732 Restaurants in Birmingham $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“guacamole” (54 reviews)
“meatloaf” (27 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Okay, so the title was a little much. Waited for over an hour on a Friday night for a table for two. We weren't alone--the bar area and sidewalk outside were crowded. Finally got a table--well worth the wait. We started with a spicy (me)...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an innovate approach to Mexican cuisine! Southern Fusion at its most interesting. Never, ever thought that meatloaf and chorizo would make such an enticing dish. Fun decor, really good service, and the best Tres Leches dessert ever (with a southern spin, of course).

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious! The food and service was impeccable. We've been back 5 times since the first time we tried it. If you come later after they open, prepare for a wait but it's worth it.

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a night out planned and we were told this place is great. IT WAS!! Best Mexican style I have eaten. The service was very good everyone was cordial. We were there when they opened so we did not have to wait. If you show...More

1  Thank lhleggtowner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated 22 years tonight with dinner. Great experience. Service and food were excellent. The bean dip with bacon in it was delicious and the seasonal guacamole with bits of peaches was a unique and very good choice. We shared the flank...More

Thank avmccall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been years since last eating here until this week. Ate with family for lunch and had the barbacoa quesadilla which was delicious. Even the side salad was great (not sure the dressing but it was quite good). The dipping sauce was just right...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and only steps away from the hotel where I stayed. Loved the fresh guacamole - even had a summer version. Everything was delicious! Get there before the lunch rush.

Thank lhegeman2017
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome! Everything on the menu sounded amazing so we ended up ordering way too much. I could blame it on the hours of driving and being somewhat delirious, but in reality it was hard to pick just one thing! The salsa was...More

Thank Kmw111
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The food was very good. The service was good but not outstanding. Word of warning: if the menu says something is spicy, they mean it! Overall, good selection, nice environment, very pleasant.

Thank katbruce1989
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went with a party of 8....every single person loved what they ordered!!!! We went for brunch so they had Mexican style breakfast/lunch. I highly recommend the Cuban!!! It's open faced with amazing pork and even an egg!!! Great food!!

Thank Lawdoc2000
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15 April 2017|
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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...
21 December 2016|
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Response from Tkdpal | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:00
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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