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El Barrio

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“quesadilla” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (62 reviews)
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 yesterday via mobile

Stopped in here late on a Tuesday night. I was on my own and all the tables were taken, so I ate at the bar. Ceviche was diced finely and served on three mini soft tacos. Very well done. Chips and salsa very good as...More

Thank sipleb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this place. The food is great and the salsa/dip is wonderful. If you are looking for more authentic Mexican, this is not it. It is great at what it does though.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch the other day with a Senior Citizen group and so enjoyed it. We had Angela E. as our Server and she was fantastic.!! I had the Queso Fundido which has Tequila in it and it was extremely tasty! I then...More

Thank PennyW5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been cooped up after an auto accident for months. My wife and I have had very few "dates" but brunch was in order last week and we chose El Barrio. Why? Because every time we go, we are not disappointed. That's not easy to...More

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there several times and it has always been great. One of my favorite places to go. You better get there early because it seems to be a lot of others favorite places to go as well

Thank CRTerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is DELISH! Service is great also. One of my favorite places to eat. Veggie quesadillas are loaded with roasted vegetables covered in cheese with great dipping sauce. Mmmmmmm good😎

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite casual restaurant! It is consistently Delicious. The food is fresh, unique, and always good. I have never had a had meal here!

Thank aubie82
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went on Saturday night at 630pm. Was told 30 min wait. Were seated in about 35 min. All good so far. Ordered chips w queso and salsa and the street corn app. Called something different on menu. Queso was decent. Salsa was fresh. Chips...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Hands down, my favorite place to grab Mexican in bham. I highly recommend the tacos. And their cheese dip is to die for!

Thank Lara C
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We dined here again within the last week and were pleased to find things have not changed. El Barrio is one of the top rated restaurants in Birmingham for several reasons. The location is "cool" (in the downtown 2nd Avenue district). The service is simply...More

Thank Jay B
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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