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Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

#159 of 3,039 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Broadway / Capitol Hill
Bar, Mexican, Pub
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1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906 (Madison or Pike)
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I keep returning here because the food is just so dang GOOD. The nachos appetizer is hands-down the best nachos we've ever had in our lives! Everything about them is sublime -- flavors, textures, temperature. I'm salivating just thinking about them. Their enchiladas are so rich and have so much depth in their flavors. Again, the best... More 

Thank Teresa E
Sammamish, Washington
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 5 was no problem, and generous booths are available. You pay for chips and salsa, which is odd at a texmex restaurant. The food was served quickly and the wait staff very attentive.

Thank Tradingcomet
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this gem while wandering in Seattle and we were so pleased we did. Amazing trendy vibe, cool decor and fantastic food and very attentive and knowledgeable server. I would recommend this to any one who wants a fun brunch spot for amazing food with modern Mexican flair! DELICIOUS! Thanks to all for our sunday visit a few... More 

Thank Britishgal1234
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for my girlfriends birthday!! The service was exceptional and the food was good. The lighting inside was beautiful as well. Parking is a hassle but loved the restaurant

Thank Yuvraj S
Medicine Hat, Alberta
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed happy hour here recently. The choices were great and the prices reasonable. The decor in this restaurant is aesthetically pleasing. My one problem with the place was the service, our server was mediocre at best and seemed annoyed to serve us.

Thank JoeBlow93
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Walked from Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, not to far and a good walk (even with light rain). First off, the entrance to the place is NOT OBVIOUS. We walked up and down looking for it looking foolish. The entrance is on the side of the building and has a ring pull on the front. It could use a sign or... More 

Thank AVILL907
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the Carnitas and Pancakes dish on the brunch menu. Sweet and savory with a hint of jalapeño to spice it up.

Thank Jim S
SLC, Utah
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We recently had dinner at Barrio with another couple. We had a bit of a hard time finding the front door, but were glad we persevered. The restaurant serves Mexican themed cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Our appetizers included the nachos and cauliflower. We had various tacos and enchiladas for our entrees and we ordered the churros, Mexican Sundae, and... More 

Thank Utah_Rover
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were there for Happy Hour. The House Sangria on the cocktail menu did not taste like the usual punch but actually had punch. My friend raved about the House Margarita. We shared small plates as follows: roasted beets taco (our favorite), carnitas spare ribs (4 large), and 3 cheeses. The guacamole (with chips) was quite tasty. For dessert we... More 

Thank Mattie S
Bend, OR
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I met some friends at Barrio at the suggestion of another friend. Our reservation was at 5 pm but we showed up 15 mins early. The hostess directed us to sit at the bar until our server clocked in for her shift. We weren't in a hurry so I ordered a red sangria. Our food and drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mexican, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3906
    (Madison or Pike)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 12065888105
Barrio is a restaurant that combines Mexican cuisine with innovative craft cocktails in an energetic urban environment.

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