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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
“quesadilla” (35 reviews)
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 6 days ago via mobile

Barrio is consistently excellent. Their local quality produce and inventive menu never cease to please. It can be noisy. Try the grapefruit margarita!

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kept hearing about how amazing El Barrio was, and were not disappointed when we finally got a chance to eat there. Parking is a little challenging, but there is a lot just a few spots up if you’re willing to pay. Hostess was great...More

Thank Cameon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and this is our only go to place for Mexican themed food. Ingredients are very fresh, sauces have great flavor and adequate heat. There are wonderful daily specials. I’m very fond of their fish tacos, veggie quesadillas and several pork dishes. The...More

Thank brysonW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my BF to Do Barrio for a casual birthday lunch and he loved it. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. I had the enchiladas with chicken and he had the pepto. We were on the fence before eating beacaue Mexican...More

Thank Darryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was packed on a Wednesday evening! I squeezed onto a bar stool and had a great meal. The bar tender was very efficient, attentive and polite. The drinks were good with a nice variety of options with the Mexican food theme. All the...More

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the menu so decided to wait for a table on a busy Friday night. SO GLAD we did. The food was delicious, as expected. But the BEST part was our waiter, Juan S. He was fast, friendly, and incredibly generous. I don’t think...More

Thank D_SeymourMS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I drove to El Barrio because it was rated #1 for lunch on Trip Advisor. It was worth finding a parking place in downtown Birmingham and filling the parking meter to eat there. We were greeted by a friendly staff. The hostess...More

Thank Keswick87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a great dinner experience! All the positive reviews are spot on. If you're in B'Ham don't miss this place. The service, food and atmosphere are excellent.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived about 7:30 on a Wednesday night, place was packed(good sign) just so happened that 2 bar stools became available shortly after we arrived! I had the citrus braised pork tacos and my colleague had the bacon quesadilla, both we’re absolutely outstanding, food came out...More

Thank Wade M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Barrio is one of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham. They have the best guacamole. Their seasonal guacamole is always good as well.

Thank Ashley R
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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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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
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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