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Barrio Star

2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
+1 619-501-7827
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (37 reviews)
“chicken” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the cucumber jalapeño margarita. Nice flavor and a little heat. The cucumber helped to diffuse the flavors. We started with the queso fundido made with soy chorizo and it was actually very good. Our food was fast in getting to the table. I ordered...More

Thank Klawonn
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Came here on Cinco De Mayo so it was very busy and loud. Luckily, we had reservations and were seated in the corner next to the window, so the noise level was not so intense. I ordered a blood orange margarita, it was very refreshing....More

Thank 7Bluefield
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My friends and I tried this place a week ago and it was easy to find, and once we got there - you can smell the great food. Great customer service and incredible tasty foods.

Thank Faith C
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Just finished my lunch here at the Barrio Star Mexican restaurant and couldn't be happier. Very open and casual this place is a MUST, if you're in the Hillcrest/Balboa Park area. My order of Tamal de Pollo (Chicken Tamale) was outstanding! The Masa was perfect...More

Thank BigKev395
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Greeted with a smile and seated promptly. The service was very good. We made a reservation during brunch hour, but we didn't need it. The restaurant is within walking distance to Balboa Park, so crowds could vary depending on events at the park. They have...More

Thank mishywishy2016
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent food and drinks! The guacamole is top notch and the jalapeño infused pomegranate margaritas are unbelievable. We also enjoyed the street tacos and cucumber appetizer.

Thank lennygee2015
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is not really an "authentic" experience but is ok for dinner and drinks with friends. If you are looking for an authentic taqueria experience you will need to look elsewhere. However, that said, this place has a nice location and is a comfortable place...More

Thank troutbum2
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Limited menu but what they do is extremely tasty. Best guacamole ever with chips & salsa. Stand out margarita with anejo tequila to order. Really impressed with the quality of food and the excellent service. Tuesday of course is taco night but I had the...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food located in nice neighbourhood ! I was visiting San Diego from east coast and one of my good friend who lives in San Diego took us here. The margaritas with twist (blackberry, guava ) was amazing ! I ordered chicken, shrimp and...More

Thank gowdas75
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The margarita flight is excellent (but a little pricey). The traditional Margarita is very good. BlackBerry jalapeño is not to be missed. The spiciness hits you at the first sip, but by the last sip, it's just a lovely little addition. Blood orange is nicely...More

Thank Lauren W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
  • Public Transportation: Close to downtown and all major bus routes.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-501-7827
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