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“Awesome Food LACKLUSTER SERVICE”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen
Ranked #35 of 1,241 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$24
Cuisines: Spanish, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Best Mexican Soul Food in Arizona. Unique flavors of authentic Mexico City dishes. One of the Top Five largest Tequileria in United States.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Awesome Food LACKLUSTER SERVICE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here numerous times, the food is always excellent. The service is hit or miss. Margarita Monday and taco Tuesday are good days to come.

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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“Not a great value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Went on the recommendation of a co-worker for a special occasion. Was greatly disappointed. While the food was unusual and good, not great, it was overpriced and the service was slow. Our server kept telling us there was only one bartender. Really, on a Saturday night? I think a better restaurant is Jalapeño Inferno in North Scottsdale.

  • Visited April 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“High prices for mediocre food with fancy names”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Rather than a court queen, this is more of a jester. Let me start by saying the service was very good, but there it goes downhill. The tequila was overpriced, the heralded guacamole was
at best OK. Pomegranate seeds do not make it special. Entrees did not have all of the promised
ingredients and were cold. Mediocre food with fancy names dupes people.They should do patrons a favor and not make their own tasteless chips. The smartest couple were the ones who left without ordering. Do yourself a favor and go down the street to Frank and Lupes and get actually good food. There is absolutely no reason for me to return to the Barrio Queen, nor for you to ever go.

  • Visited April 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awesome service, the limon & coconut margarita is a must try!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We had an awesome waiter who really walked us through the menu. The tacos are tiny (size of your palm) but oh so good and all the varieties were excellent. Great atmosphere too!

  • Visited April 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

A friend recommended this restaurant to us. Great restaurant with an extensive menu. Outdoor seating available. I am a wus when it comes to hot spicy food but my husband really liked it. Wanted to try the conchinita pibil but was sold out already. My husband had made this dish before and wanted to taste test theirs. Oh well i guess we will just have to go back another time or make it again at home. Foods great!

Visited April 2014
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