Barrio - Lowertown
Service was terribly slow and very poor. It took nearly 30 minutes to put our first drink order in, then took another 25 minutes to get the drinks. We ordered food when we ordered the drinks and the food came in about 10-15 minutes, so we ate most of it before the first drinks came. We have been there before and the service is usually slow, but it was slower than usual that night. Had difficulty getting water too, all around a difficult night there, I won't go back for a while for sure.
There was a large party & the bar was backed up & food slower to come out.
Our waiter asked us if this was our first time at the restaurant & we said yes! He explained how everything gets broken down & he was super nice about our first experience eating here. I would definitely go back! The tacos were amazing, as well as the chips and salsa!
Great food, great drinks, great service from our waiter, Andrew, and a couple blocks from a parking garage! Certainly a commendable experience.
Food was amazing! Wait staff was kind, fast and overall great! Highly recommend!
We were there to celebrate our son’s birthday, but had a less than desirable visit. The kitchen seemed to be having difficulty getting the food out in a timely manner. I think it had to do with some of the items ordered being more in the “appetizers” category, so they came out first. By the time my “large plate” order of chicken arrived, everyone else had finished eating and I was no longer hungry, so I had it boxed to take home. Our server was lots of fun and very attentive, but the problem in the kitchen was out of his control. I will say, however, that they took my chicken order off the bill, so that was good. I guess I wouldn’t go there again if it was for dinner, rather than drinks and appetizers.
We enjoyed our visit to Barrio. Food and drinks were excellent. Will visit again.
Great margaritas and tapas, wouldn’t recommend if you wanted a dinner entree
The service was slow, server was rude and the food was overpriced and awful. Will not be returning.
Food was great as usual, but service was extremely poor. We had tickets to a show, and had to rush through our food in order to attempt to get the check and attempt to make the concert on time.
solid spot, with an inventive menu. great if you like small plates. superb location
Birthday, the waitress knew it was his birthday; it would’ve been nice to offer a dessert for him.
The food was very good. We were confused by the way our meal came out. We all ordered 2 tacos and got them randomly and not all at once.
Food and service were fine, albeit somewhat overpriced, but the noise level was ridiculous ... and NOT due to a crowded dining area. The music level made it difficult to have a conversation, and ultimately drove us to leave early.
Great customer service. delicious food. Will be back soon! Thanks!
Nelson was a wonderfully server!
Great service -- accommodated our need to be finished by a certain time -- attentive staff, good testing food, wonderful suggestions - we will go back -- thanks!
Date night: food drinks and service were great!
Great food, service, and value!
Service was slow. The food was great, but the portions are small. Incredible margaritas.
Good food reasonably priced. Friendly and attentive staff
Excellent place to relax and enjoy some cocktails and a bite to eat. Great happy hour. Their Paloma is excellent. As well as their tequila flights. Cozy atmosphere. Will be back.
Based solely on my experience I have to say no. There were issues with our drink order which took an unreasonable amount of time to arrive and was also incorrect and our food order, which was lost in the kitchen and then never completely delivered to us. We had to remind the staff repeatedly of what we were missing. Everyone in our party was disappointed by the whole experience.
The food was great, but I’m pretty sure our server forgot about us. We only saw her when we placed our drink order, food order, and when we asked for our check. We had to ask the food runners for things that she should have been available for. The chair that I was given was not very sturdy, it seemed like one of the legs was loose or shorter than the rest.
There for happy hour. The margaritas were tasty but small. Food was good.
Service was good at first, then seemed to be spotty for the rest of the evening. The food was brought out at various times, with some members of our party finishing their tacos before others had any food delivered. Our second drink order took so long we thought the server/bartender had forgotten us.
We love the food and Nelson our server always is fantastic.
Hanger steak with yucca fries was amazing and perfectly cooked. Pork Belly and Ahi tacos were also delicious bit the carnitas taco was dry and unappetizing. Salsas and chips were worth the price as was the guacamole. It is not a kid friendly place but we were on vacation with kids and decided to try it anyway. They did a great job of trying to accommodate kids that are adventurous eaters but still don't handle super spicy well.
Server Bailey was wonderful.👍
Great selection of tequila good margaritas. Shrimp tacos were good and the guac. Service was a bit slow.
Nice atmosphere, excellent happy hour before going to the excel for a concert. Loved the assortment of appetizers on the menu, much preferred from some of the other places we checked out in downtown St. Paul
Using Open Table was seamless! Barrio is a pub that I keep going back to...it’s consistently excellent! I recommend it to everyone who wants good ambiance, terrific service, and delicious food.
The food was good. Service was excellent. We went there for a birthday. This place doesn’t offer anything for spending your birthday with them, which is fine but I would have chosen somewhere else if I’d have known that. We told the waiter that there was a birthday and he said “ great - happy birthday. Let me get you a dessert menu.” Which usually means they offer a free dessert. He charged us for it. No big deal, but misleading. It’s a good way to raise the tab so he could get a bigger tip, I guess.
There was an issue with the food not tasting good and missing chicken but the waitress handled it very professionally and she exceeded our expectations!!
Fabulous trinity margarita
We just went for a happy hour after work, and loved it! Food was awesome, server had a great personality & was fast, drinks were great and never empty. Definitely going back.
Food was subpar
The staff continued to tell us how busy it was. The tables were full, but nobody seemed to be waiting. By the time we left after the slow service, the restaurant was half empty. I agree that it was busy, but don’t complain to the customer and learn how to handle it.
Nice tapas selection. Good wine. Great servers. Parking is a little funky. They have a nice patio across from Mears park.
I prefer the Edina location's set up and atmosphere but I am thrilled to now know that St. Paul is an option. The service was actually perfect for our needs (party of 3) and our waiter, Cardell, was attentive without being overbearing. Good drinks, great food...the only downside was the restaurant seemed so narrow and cramped that it was difficult to move around without brushing into others. Overall, Barrio in Lowertown will be my local go-to for this Latin influenced cuisine!