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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” (33 reviews)
“quesadilla” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (61 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 days ago via mobile

Best Restaurant in Birmingham, HANDS DOWN! They offer a Mexican/southern fusion that will blow your tastebuds out of your mouth. They also have some of the best cocktails I’ve had. Be prepared to wait though, especially on the weekends!

Thank mjackson19882018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are in town staying downtown and walked over for dinner. On a weekday night at 8:30 there was a 5 min wait. Service was attentive. The queso dip and salsa were excellent but the highlight of the meal was the Steak tacos. 3 of...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 1 week ago

All positive here! The food was fresh and some of the best ever and the drinks were just what we wanted. Along with the great food, the upbeat service and lively atmosphere make this place a winner.

Thank AtlantaAtlanta_Ga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific food, great ambiance and well priced. Get there early if you don’t like waiting. Margaritas and tacos are a must and the Mahi Mahi special taco was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely go back and tell others.

Thank BigDig781
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was awesome. Mexican type fare, very creative dishes. We came with another couple, all had differ not dishes and all dishes were delicious.

Thank MJ D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food and atmosphere at El Barrio but I highly recommend you go before the lunch crowd or the happy hour crowd or you'll have a wait.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the restaurant but my husband thought it was too loud inside. I would like to go back and try their quesadillas. They looked really good.

Thank PGM580
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things. Our family shared the chili relleno, carne Asada and shrimp quesadillas. We also got Mexican chocolate dessert and Tres Leches. The service was phenomenal! I would highly recommend this place. Oh and if you are there for dinner, arrive...More

Thank KathyJx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit for a birthday celebration and was blown away by the friendly service, pleasant ambiance, excellent service (thanks Philip S) and inventive and absolutely tantalizing dishes! The salsa, queso fundido, shrimp tacos (yummy lime crema) and the absolutely exquisite Pan Seared Gulf Red...More

Thank CatAtlanta07
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Wow! Just absolutely amazing! I enjoyed the meal, atmosphere and the customer service here. Attatched are some photos from my meal. I can't wait to return. :)

Thank Felicia J
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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