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Barrio Chino

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Lower East Side
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253 Broome St, New York City, NY 10002-3817
+1 212-228-6710
Today
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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324 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to eat, definitively overpriced considering the portion size and quality, even by NYC standards though. Would be 5 stars if the prices were 25% lower. Everything on the menu is great.

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Thank David P
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled onto this place with a "Mexican food near me" search while visiting NYC. I couldn't have been more impressed with the choice to go here. Right from the beginning, entering into this tiny little jam packed place, without a reservation the gentleman at the door made space for my mom and I to sit. The staff was very... More 

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New Jersey
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534 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Was here around dinner time. Short wait for a table. Must've been tail end of happy hour. The place was packed. It's not very big to begin with. Friendly staff. Close quarters seating-wise (typical NYC.) We both went with the two taco plate for $8. Both tacos have to be the same, which kind of stinks. I had Mahi they... More 

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Thank Steve H
Milan, Italy
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Good food and cool ambiance for a more than decent price in NYC? Hit Barrio chino. The menu is very vast both meat and fish are served (recommended the steak and guacamole chips). Next time I would like to try the recommended drinks. Negative note: the service is quite slow and the space is limited so make sure you have... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Saw this spot open so I went in. Sat at the bar. The bisteak sandwich was delicious. You have to try it. The menu had a good selection of food but went with the bisteak . My title was "try this place for lunch" Dinner here wouldn't disappoint at all. Bottled beer only. Good selection of Mexican brews. Be back... More 

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Thank Vito980
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

we had 6 for lunch the other day. The menu looked fabulous and we got a table quickly. We ordered then waited almost an hour for our food to come out. Kind of a long time when we ordered burgers, salmon sandwich, shrimp tacos and a salad. When the food finally came it was delicious though! Our server was a... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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190 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The restaurant: Small, crowded and LOUD, it is still a fun find in Chinatown. Who knew? (learned from a local) The service: Always smiling, quick to attend to us, despite a packed house. They made suggestions and helped us round out our meal selections. The food: Authentic and delicious. Combinations of sweet and savory, mild and hot, soft and crunchy...these... More 

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Thank MarkWorld
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Friendly staff recommends lots of nice cocktails in this coasy and stylish bar. Great neighbourhood with lots of great other places.

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Thank SebastianShortway
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Colorful, friendly bar tender Really really good margaritas and overall a positive vibe to the place! Will definitely go back!

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Thank Dr0rit
Hampton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

My Daughter is a gossip girl fan and we thought this would be a fun thing to do with several of her girlfriends- cost and reservation time were no object as it was her birthday. I was really surprised and disappointed in the way the whole process was handled. I believe they are under the impression that because they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Broome St, New York City, NY 10002-3817
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-6710

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