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Nice restaurant with beautiful terrasse, modern Mexican decoration, authentic cuisine prepared by a Mexican chef, nice imported tequila, Mezcal and signatures cocktails...
PRICE RANGE
AU$5 - AU$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

We had here the best mexican meals ever. Everything here is perfect. Food, staff, drinks and the venue. We ate here two times in our holiday, last time we visited 8 years ago, and all was still perfect. Book a table, its really busy.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

The food here is great and there are some dishes that you don't find in other Mexican restaurants. We have been twice and each time was better than the last. I wish I could eat here more often but it's a long way from the...UK.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent, authentic, handmade food! After 2 weeks thai food was very nice to have something else.😃 Along with super nice service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

El Barrio is a Koh Chang icon that should not be missed. It was packed to the rafters on a Sunday evening, so we were advised to have a drink at the bar until a table became available. We enjoyed lovely espresso martini and margarita...cocktails prepared by skilled mixologist Lily. We were soon sharing delicious dishes of fish tacos and burrito deluxe with beef and homemade chorizo. Service was friendly and efficient in a restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable for Mexican food of such quality.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

This place was near our hotel and we decided to go there after reading the opinions from TripAdvisor and all was very good Best drinks and food Not to be missed

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

The food and drinks here are delicious. The coconut margaritas are so good. Service was fast and friendly. Food was delicious, fresh and very tasty. If you are Koh Chang visit here, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Had the pork & pineapple tacos, very messy & the flavours are not the greatest…felt it was trying to be something it’s not….stick to local Thai food & u won’t go wrong….very pretentious in there & definitely overpriced for what you get. Full of farangs...who haven’t a clue about Thailand & how Kai Bae used to be!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

The service and food was fantastic. I got excellent assistance in ordering gluten free. We didn't eat anything here we didn't love for all three times we visited. Thanks El barrio!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

I was blown away by how good this restaurant was. I grew up near the border with Mexico so my standard for Mexican food is very high. I had the fish tacos, cochinita pibil, ceviche, and shrimp cocktail, all of which had excellent flavor. The...tortillas on the tacos weren't quite right but the filling was so delicious it more than made up for it. The salsa's were great. Also try the Siam Margarita's, an awesome twist on a classic!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Absolutely sensational - we came here twice while on the island and hope to come back here again in the near future. It was the best Mexican we’ve ever eaten, with amazing vibes and tasty daiquiris. The owner and staff were very nice and chill.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 March 2023 via mobile

I never imagined I would visit Koh Chang and enjoy the best Mexican food I've ever eaten. Absolutely delicious 5 🌟food. Great atmosphere, staff brilliant and will definitely visit again on this trip. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

The food here is very delicious and you can really taste the Mexican taste. However, the portions are not that big and you need to order multiple, to get full. The staff and owner are really friendly. The restaurant is very cozy

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Honestly, I thought my husband was insane for wanting to eat Mexican food while in Thailand but so happy he insisted that we go. The food, atmosphere, and service made it a top date night memory.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is excellent Our group of 14 was not a problem for this restaurant. The service was quick and efficient The food was fantastic very flavourful Would not hesitate to frequent this restaurant again If you like Mexican cuisine you will not be...disappointedMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

El Barrio is a perfect place to enjoy delicious food, with amazing cocktails and chill vibes. The food is fresh and flavourful. The staff is super helpful. It gets super busy so you should make a reservation. The owner is very sweet and he manages...the place himself. They also serve all the customers a tequila shot infused with chiptole after you finish your meal, which is the perfect way to end your meal. One of reasons to visit Koh Chang again would be to go back to El Barrio!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Yes, El Barrio offers takeaway services.

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El Barrio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5