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Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

#143 of 3,065 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)
10:00 - 22:00
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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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on a weeknight during happy hour with some colleagues to plan an event. The noise level was just right to talk with one another without feeling like we had to raise our voices to be hear. AND the food was amazing: I had butternut squash and kale enchiladas, and a margarita. Then decided on some churros, which... More 

Thank Lori K
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was delicious and the happy hour prices were great. I got the mango margarita, and it was rimmed with chile lime powder (YUM) and I also got a chicken taco which was $4. I thought it would be small but one was perfectly stuffed! The bartenders went above and beyond. 10/10 would recommend. Also the lighting and all the... More 

Thank Melyssa M
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have been to Barrio numerous times and each time we have been pleased -- until our last visit. Something was definitely different in the kitchen. But we will give them the benefit of the doubt and try again. Usually the nachos with smoked mushrooms and quesadilla cheese are to die for (this time there were WAY TOO MANY jalapeños... More 

Thank Claudia K
Vancouver Island
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Ate here last month, it was so good, if you like Mexican you have to try it when in Seattle. All 3 of us loved our meals and drinks. Service was spot on. Great vibe in the place as well.

Thank montana43
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, with excellent service. Very friendly staff and surprisingly quick food service. I will go back next time we are in town.

Thank glaucomaguy
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 26 November 2016

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 18 November 2016

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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?