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Casa del Barco

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320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
+1 804-775-2628
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good food, great guacamole and chips and a menu of Tequila that will make you go cross eyed..!!! I enjoyed the visit.

Thank DFWAndy
little town sc
Level Contributor
67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little noisy, yet food was well served, unlike most Mexican restaurants that put it all in a mush plate. Manager checked in and talked to us. Service not rushed, like most every other Mexican restaurants! When Anthony stated that the hot sauce was not, believe him..... my 11 year old grandson found out the hard way -- so much... More 

Thank travelerLittleTownSc
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you back again! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live nearby and am a frequent happy hour patron. Definitely the best margarita in Richmond- I'm determined to try every flavor they have! The prickly pear is my favorite. The service is slow and generally inattentive if you are sitting anywhere other than the bar, but I would still recommend going for the drinks and food.

Thank Kate B
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to get the queso, mushroom empanadas, fish tacos, and try the pickled cactus! This restaurant is great, with excellent service and a really novel chips and salsa serving style.

1 Thank terrarimor
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your food and experience. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there with a group of 12. Expected slow serves due to the number of people, but it took way too long. Everyone switched, I mean everyone, due to the high cost of mixed drinks and there was not much alcohol in the drinks. Food was nothing special and expensive

Thank William K
Glendale, California
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916 reviews
596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place and great location...nice that they take reservations...menu is not very large however the taco's are great and the fresh guacamole with large fresh chips were awesome

1 Thank travelshooter71
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We had a party of 8 tonight a Casa del Barco for a going away party. Our server Joe was really good and our food was great. We had an assortment of dishes, I had the chorizo tacos: best anywhere. The quality and taste of the chorizo was better than any of the Austin,Tx or Phoenix restaurants. Great job Chef!!!... More 

1 Thank Bill R
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the going away party and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Gresham, Oregon
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our waiter Joseph was very knowledgeable and courteous. Made great recommendations & explained the different salsas they served complimentary. Delicious! They had a weekend brunch special Bloody Maria for $3. Other drinks averaged $6. There were 4 of us and we each loved the food. Duck Tacos (Not something you"d expect to get in Mexico but evidently a house favorite),... More 

1 Thank KScatt331
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If I could do negative stars, I would. This is the third and last time I eat here. The margaritas were average and cost $11 each. The chips with salsa were fried tortilla shells. The service was painfully slow. When the food finally came out, it was barely lukewarm and inedible. The manager did not charge us for our meals... More 

Thank Robin P
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this review

We're so sorry that you had a disappointing experience at Casa del Barco, and that the manager was not able to turn the experience around for you. You are welcome to contact me directly at aroy@boathouserichmond.com if there are additional details you would be willing to share. We appreciate learning where we can improve. Sincerely, Anne Roy, Director of Sales More 

Princeville, Hawaii
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My family and I had brunch on Saturday at this restaurant and it was good. Portions were big as we could not finish them. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and efficient. We would eat there again.

Thank Carl L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-775-2628
Residing in the restored Italianate Building at The Locks on the historic Canal Walk (formerly the Reynolds North Plant), Casa del Barco is Richmond's singular destination for authentic Mexican cuisine.

Beverage Director, Michael Avery, has compiled the most extensive stock of tequilas in the region - over 120 varieties to entertain the palate. From rare Anejos to robust Reposados, the selection is sure to impress the novice as well as the most cultivated enthusiast.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?