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El Barrio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
“quesadilla” (35 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

20 minutes wait was ok for Friday night Waitress was friendly and suggested good options Food was tasty and good

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delicious. However service lacked - no offer for chips/salsa, etc. Very small compare to its clientele

Thank hvdesai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Birmingham and are in search of VERY good Mexican food, you have to go to El Barrio. It was recommended to me by a co worker and it did not disappoint. Great atmosphere, friendly staff...and the food is incredibly fresh and...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really a great experience...food, drink, service hits on all points. Innovative, interesting, taste! We had to wait 1-1/2 hours for a table and - I can't believe I'm saying this - it was worth the wait!

Thank ggilbs
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Loved it!! Our server Kevin was awesome and the food was amazing!! Meatloaf is a must and the braised pork tacos with tomatillo sauce were very tasty. THE CORN!! OMG!! No words

Thank Jamie N Ike B
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Don't let the long red curtains or drapes hanging in the doorway fool you. High quality Mexican cuisine is just a few steps away. In other words don't t let the entrance convince you not to enter. Once inside you see a more industrial atmosphere/setting....More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Where as many people seem to rave over this restaurant, I just have a hard time showing any love. It has "trendy" Mexican cuisine which is often ones first clue. My thing is if you are going to change classic taste and cuisines you need...More

Thank Speedracer61
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with my wife on a Saturday nite just after they opened and didn't have to wait long for a table. We started with a drink at the bar where we got chips and salsa and moved to a booth. My wife and I shared...More

Thank japerl
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Visiting from Phoenix, I was reluctant to try this restaurant. After all, we have some of the greatest real Mexican cuisine right in the Valley of the Sun.... but after seeing the rave reviews at TA and also being urged to try El Barrio by...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Stop in after many recommendations from friends, guac was good. Tacos were excellent and full of flavor. We arrived early around 5pm for dinner and got seated right away. By 6pm they were very busy. Great flavors.

Thank vetfun98
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Questions & Answers
15 April 2017|
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Response from Kyle P | Reviewed this property |
No reservations and check their website for daily hours. I know they're closed on Monday...
20 December 2016|
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Response from Tkdpal | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-868-3737
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