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El Barrio

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“guacamole” (63 reviews)
“quesadilla” (40 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 4 days ago

After our great experience at brunch, I'm looking forward to going to El Barrio for dinner. If you've read any of my other reviews, you'll notice I'm a shrimp & grits connoisseur since I've ordered them likely at over 100 restaurants in my life. El...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

El Barrio is a unique Mexican restaurant with many different entrees...all are excellent. Service is good. Only drawback is no reservations and it’s extremely popular. It’s also loud.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TRTuscaloosa
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food, service, and overall energy of this restaurant is very good! We ate at the bar both times within a couple of days during our stay in Birmingham. The chicken tortilla soup and guacamole was very tasty. Their food included very fresh ingredients that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 488juliad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Too expensive, and the food is a weird take on Mexican or Tex-Mex. I lived in Dallas for 30 years and know good Hispanic cooking. I wouldn't recommend.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank morgahnna
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Even though there’s usually a wait, it is well worth it! Everyone at the table was super pleased with their meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I spent a lovely Tuesday evening eating at the bar at El Barrio. House margaritas were fresh, tasty sliding down dangerously. I interacted with both bartenders and the hostess and all were friendly, helpful and great at their jobs. I ate 3 menu items, all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Doug Y
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here many times with friends at lunch and a few for dinner. There is community type table setting in the middle with more personal tables around the edges. The food, service and like I said, the upbeat atmosphere is great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Love El Barrio. Food is great, if a touch on the higher side than my personal budget for a normal dinner out if you go with an entree. Great location, too. Bar always has something(s) tasty. Only issue (and really, this is their fault only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luke H
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Never fails to satisfy. Excellent food, especially the salsas available. Not a bad thing on the menu.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank tigercat24
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great alternative to Tex Mex. The menu is diverse and unusual. Atmosphere is fantastic. I always enjoy everything about this establishment each time I visit.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MRaley2004
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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