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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” (55 reviews)
“meatloaf” (29 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 weeks ago

Very busy and popular restaurant. We were there on a Friday night and had to wait a while for a table, but the bar area, although busy, was friendly and serving good drinks. The food was delicious. Some interesting twists on classic Mexican cuisine and...More

Thank joanneh2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing positive reviews from family & friends, I️ decided to visit. I️ have a small group of 20+ international people coming to town for a technical class. I️ found the service to be poor, drinks extremely inconsistent, but food to be good. This is...More

Thank jrob320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had business dinner here with 7 colleagues, and we had an outstanding experience. Service was prompt and friendly. The food had great taste. For appetizer consider the plantains. For dinner consider the flat iron steak. Everything was served just right for our entire party.

Thank AlfredoMartin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their al pastor taco is perfection. I travel weekly for work all over the US and eat a lot of tacos so I’d consider myself a subject matter expert.

Thank ladyrbeatty
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking local and quaint before a SEC football game. We picked a winner!! The food was 2nd only to the service which was 1st class!!!!! The dishes on the menu can scare a person who likes traditional dishes but our server said “trust...More

Thank nsmcdonald
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A local recommended this place... we weren't disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive. The food all tasted fresh and was a unique spin on Mexican. We enjoyed the grapefruit sangria with brunch and the staff did not balk when my daughter asked for something...More

Thank Evelyn W
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

What a treasure in downtown Birmingham. Everything served here has a fresh l, authentic taste. Their vegetables and fish are incredibly fresh and flavorful. Be sure to order the Gulf fish. Freshly caught from the AL coast. Served on a bed of green rice and...More

Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Anytime I have friends in town I take them to El Barrio. The food is amazing and it has a great atmosphere. Definitely a must-try whenever you're in town.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

This restaurant was one of my favourite parts of my trip to Birmingham. We experienced brunch, and dinner, and both were awesome. The food and cocktails are so well done, and original. The ambience is unique, and I would highly recommend sitting at the bar...More

Thank tripeeCanada
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Six Middle Aged Women...And No One Complained! Hallelujah!!!! El Barrio was packed last Friday night, so we waited until 9pm or so to try to get on the list. It was more like 930pm when we arrived but we were happily greeted and added to...More

1  Thank sherrybO3815GX
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Questions & Answers
14 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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