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Barrio Cafe

Map & Directions 2814 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • Contemporary, Mexican
  • Sun 11am-9pm, Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Catering, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza brings magic to this art-filled hole-in-the-wall, with regional specialties of central-southern Mexico. For extra impact, she adds French accents, with marvelous results. Dishes change monthly, but highlights include posole verde, spinach-crab-mushroom-cheese crepes, fresh fish grilled in a banana leaf, and 12-hour roasted pork. Insist on desserts, like a goat's-milk caramel crepe with vanilla-bean ice cream.

Member Reviews

  • lorihickey100 wrote a review for Barrio Cafe
    on 12/13/13

    Had an excellent dinner at the Barrio Cafe on 16th Street when I was in Phoenix, AZ. The service was impeccable, and the food was delectable. Yummo! Best Guacomole I have ever had in my life! Couldn't stop dipping in it. The steak on the recommendation of my waiter, was Primo! Loved, loved, loved it, and will come back next time I am in Phoenix for sure!

  • naomiflores16 wrote a review for Barrio Cafe
    on 02/18/13

    HUGE disappointment!!! My sisters, grandma and mother(party of 9) ate at Barrio Cafe and NONE OF US liked our food. It was overpriced, over rated and the service was VERY slow. The waitress messed up our orders twice and we waited a while just to get our bill. Then, they messed up our bill. If your looking for flour tortillas, beans, rice or any sort of burritos, they don't serve... More >>

  • divinepd2 wrote a review for Barrio Cafe
    on 07/15/10

    The guacamole is tossed not mashed, the pulled pork and pulled pork tacos are amazing! If you like mole, you'll love it here. Cool vibe and interesting artwork. Nice top shelf tequila selection. Oh, and I've heard the coffee here is the best!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Phoenix New Times on 11/14/11

    Best of Phoenix 2011 Winner: Best Cochinita Pibil! At Barrio Café it's the complex and creative dishes like the cohinita pibil are what keep us coming back for more.

  • Phoenix New Times on 02/20/13

    Order the legendary guacamole, prepared tableside with cranberries or pomegranate seeds! They also have some of the city's best house-made horchata and 250 tequilas!

  • Visit Phoenix on 06/22/11

    Cool off with awesome happy hour deals 3 - 5pm, Tuesday - Friday! $1.50 tacos and 1/2 off ALL drinks! Order the guacamole - they make it fresh table side with seasonal ingredients. Fantastico!

  • Bubs on 07/10/13

    Fantastic! I would come back here again.

  • TR H. on 07/25/09

    Barrio Cafe is one of the best restaurants, and one of the best bars, in Phoenix. The food is fabulous: Mexico City and Oaxacan style, perfectly prepared. And the margaritas!

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