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Barrio Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Encanto
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2814 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006-1205
+1 602-636-0240
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From a street view the place doesn't look like much but once you sit and taste the food a smile will come to your face. This was one of the better places I have visited in search of good eats. The prices were very reasonable and the place was clean.

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Thank renecito2017
Wurtsboro, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Mexican food (especially the tableside guacamole) and drink, very nice service, wish I could have that sangria every night!

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Thank drmcknitty
Gilbert, Arizona
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow! These guys did not cut any corners whatsoever. The food is delicious and unique. The restaurant is very clean and super high-class. It is a tad expensive, but this is fine-dining and well worth the dough.

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Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The look or the location may not be great but the food is outstanding, this is so much more than a Mexican restaurant it's closer to a 5 star restaurant that uses Mexican spices and ideas. There is nothing ordinary or average in the place, try it, we'll be back the next time we are in Phoenix.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving into PHX from Tucson we stopped at Barrio Cafe for an early lunch. White tablecloths and napkins and pure high class Mexican food. Loved it all. Later at the wedding we were attending we commented on the food at Barrio and the Phoenix guests said it was known as the best Mexican food in PHX. We are going back... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Memorable and delicious , expertly prepared and beautifully presented Mexican cuisine. The fish (halibut) tacos were mouth watering. We tried traditional Mexican offerings and the house specials - all were amazing. Wait staff were knowledgable, helpful and friendly, We visited Phoenix for only ten days, but returned to The Barrio for three dinners - just couldn't stay away.

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Buffalo, New York
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and it was recommended by my taxi driver. This is a Mexican cuisine restaurant that retains some traditional aspects of the cuisine with changes which surprise you. The guacamole was made with more standard ingredients: avocado, lime juice, jalapeno, cllantro, tomato and topped with pomegranate seeds. The latter a nice variation. I had... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is not great and its cramped on the inside. That's the bad, everything else here is great. House specials are not your typical fare and the two we had were so delicious. My wife had the Filet Mignon with shredded crab and chilies on top. She said it was one of the better steaks out she's had in awhile.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with my adult daughter and her puppy and we were looking for a dog friendly place to have lunch. We're driving around Old Town Scottsdale and we found this place that had a patio so we decided to stop there. We asked if we could have the dog on the patio. They said yes so we sat down... More 

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Alcala la Real, Spain
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be staying nearby in an Airbnb we read in the guest book about Barrio so had to try it. We were so glad we did, between 2 and 5 all drinks are half price so we dived into some delicious Margaritas. We started with the delicious guacamole with homemade corn chips. Then for main Cochinita... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2814 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006-1205
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighbourhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-636-0240

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?