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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” (24 reviews)
“guacamole” (55 reviews)
“meatloaf” (27 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 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it!!! A must on the places to eat when in Birmingham, great waiter named Brad!! Got our food very quick

Thank conncindy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was great on our business outing for lunch. The service was very quick and the food was really good. It was something different than our usual everyday routine... which was very nice. I will be back.

Thank Beachin_B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have dined at El Barrio multiple times and every visit was first class. Food is original, different and very good. Neither of us have had a single meal that was not really good and one that would make us want to...More

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the popular places for lunch! The wait time was over 30 minutes and people were happily waiting, this was a good sign that this the place to be. Cool vibe & decor. Staff moved quickly to get customers through there lunch break...More

Thank stacey c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Upbeat restaurant/bar. I highly recommend the guacamole, the Gulf Coast Shrimp Quesadillas, & the Chocolate Chipotle Mousse!

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server assisted us with some of our dinner choices..and he was spot on! All four of us loved our meal..from the special pork belly to the gulf shrimp quesadilla.. delicious!! We topped it off with a pumpkin sopapia!!

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with business associates. Great atmosphere. Cool floor, tables, art on walls etc. Food was excellent, and service was awesome. Would definitely hit this again. Parking was a little tough at 12:30 in downtown Birmingham. Don't let that scare you away.

Thank Otisss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortunately, our schedule for the evening was such that we arrived only about ten minutes after they opened that Saturday evening. Even then, we ended up sitting at the bar rather than waiting for a table (there were just two of us and we like...More

Thank Kendra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have discovered my favorite Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately it's 800 miles from my home. El Barrio is located downtown in a redeveloping area. It has been discover by the locals - expect a 45 minute to an hour wait. Trust me it's well worth it....More

2  Thank Sarasotabob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my wife here for date night. We started with chips and queso (6.50) which was very good. My wife particularly liked the cilantro mixed in with the queso. We both ordered tea to drink (1.95 each). We ate all the queso and it was...More

2  Thank Toby F
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:00
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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