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“A fantastic authentic Mexican restaurant”
Review of Barrio Bonito

Barrio Bonito
Ranked #2 of 233 Restaurants in Ko Chang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Nice restaurant with beautiful terrasse, modern Mexican decoration, authentic cuisine prepared by a Mexican chef, nice imported tequila list and signatures cocktails...
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“A fantastic authentic Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Although we ate here in the low season there was a good selection of food to choose from. What we ordered was really tasty. One of the best mexican meals we have eaten. We could not have been made more welcome by the friendly owners. Well worth a visit.

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jubarrio, Propriétaire at Barrio Bonito, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you at the Barrio Bonito, we're happy you found what you wanted in our low season menu, even if it's smaller than the high season we try to put a little bit of all kind of meat or seafood that we use to satisfy all the taste. And we're very happy to provided you the best mexican meal you've ever had, but again it helps to have a mexican chef (gracias mi esposa)... Thank you again for your review, we hope to see you again.
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“¡Miraculoso!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Barrio Bonito is simply a must if you're in Koh Chang for more than 10 minutes! I came with a group of 4 of my friends, most of whom are British, and therefore don't have the true appreciation for Mexican food like a Southern Californian does. Needless to say they were shocked at how delicious each meal was, AS WAS I. The owner Julian is a great guy who is willing to have a friendly conversation in the middle of a busy night at the restaurant, and because his wife Mariana is Mexican, I got to practice a little Spanish with him as well. I can't tell you how much I'm going to miss Barrio Bonito, and am highly anticipating their new opening in Bangkok, since no other Mexican cuisine in BKK compares at all. In short, if you are in Koh Chang, consider it an absolute necessity going to Barrio. We went twice in 4 nights and our only regret is not going all 4. Julian, if you're reading this, thanks again for some great company, fabulous food, and an overall unforgettable experience. ¡MUCHO GUSTO a tí y su esposita bonita!

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jubarrio, Propriétaire at Barrio Bonito, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much Ryan, muchas gracias !!!! Very nice review, and i know that coming from California you know what you re talking about when you talk about mexican food. We really hope to see you in koh chang again if you have more holidays otherwise as you said we'll meet again in Bangkok next year!!! Thanks a lot again, un abrazo de mi parte y de la parte de esposa tambien, hasta luego!!!! Julien y Mariana
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We went after seeing the reviews on trip advisor. Our first attempt didnt work as we found a bar with a similar name who seem to be playing on this restaurants popularity. When we found the right place we werent disappointed...great hosts, delicious food, great atmosphere. If we ever visit Koh Chang again this will be our first meal stop!

Visited August 2014
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jubarrio, Propriétaire at Barrio Bonito, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Muchissima gracias!!! And coming from a mexican make us even more proud of this review. Thanks a lot we had a very good time too with your family at the restaurant... and also after, good party. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we really hope to see again. Muchas gracias otra vez chiquita, hasta luego!!!!
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“Excellent every time! Best Mexican outside of Mexico!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We were sooooooo excited to have found Barrio Bonito. I am Mexican and can truly say that I can't find food this good outside of Mexico so finding it in Koh Chang was the most pleasant of surprises. We were told that their menu was smaller due to low season but there were new things on the menu every day for us to try (imagine what the larger menu would be like!!). Mariana and her husband make the most delicious drinks, salsas, appetizers, mains and desserts! So much so that we went back 3 times! Yummmmmmm!
Even if you have never had authentic Mexican, you have to give it a try because the chefs are extremely accommodating and have great service. I am sure you will fall in love with the food! Can not recommend Barrio Bonito enough!

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jubarrio, Propriétaire at Barrio Bonito, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Muchas gracias chiquita!!! Coming from a mexican it's even better, this is what's happen when you have a mexican chef. We had a very good time with you and your family, even after closing the restaurant, good party... We really hope to see you again here. Take care y otra vez muchas gracias, un abrazo a tus papas. Hasta luego!!!
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“Best Mexican food ever!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Here in the heart of Koh Chang, Kai Bae Beach, you"ll find Barrio Bonito. Its situated close to the 7-11 store. It's a new fresh, clean and modern restaurant. First this restaurant was situated in Lonely Beach but they have moved. The staff is very kind and helpfull. The owners, a Mexican woman and French guy, really understand how to make the customers feel 'at home'. They understand how to run a restaurant. The food is excellent, the drinks are great, the atmosphere is very nice. So no more words needed. Just go there! This is a place you realy have to visit when you are on the island Koh Chang. Soon they also are goiing to open a restaurant in Bangkok (same name), so whatch their website carefully.

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jubarrio, Propriétaire at Barrio Bonito, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Thanks a lot Rays, we do also have a very good time with your family, we re happy to make you change your mind about tequila, now you know that tequila can be amazing as a cognac. We really hope to see again, it was great meeting you, so as you say even if the next time you won't come to koh chang we'll receive you in Bangkok with pleasure. Take care, we wish you the best for you and your family. See you
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