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Barrio Star

2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
+1 619-501-7827
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Wednesday evening dinner at the Barrio Star. Our server, Jessica, was adequate, but not overly friendly. My wife's wine was served promptly, but not the usual complimentary chips and salsa. It took some time to get our taco plates from the kitchen...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My companions wanted Mexican food - me, not so much - but all of us were very happy here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. They loved their tacos, and my chocolate chip pancakes were exactly what I wanted. It's located near Balboa Park, it...More

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We heard about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We went on a weekday and the restaurant was pretty full and on the loud side, good sign seeing the crowd. We tried the weekly special margarita (raspberry) and the margarita sampler. Talk...More

Thank MelroseSD
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our tacos and quesadillas. The food arrived quickly and the environment was fun. My son left his backpack behind and they were quick to put it into safe keeping. Thanks!

Thank mireille5353
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Get there early as it's hard to hear when it gets crowded. The tacos are my favorite (salmon) coupled with a draft Negro Modelo.

Thank Jjjeeefffeee
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

High end Mexican wannabe... No heat, muted flavors, mushy tortillas and stale chips. Anyone who loves this place must not get out often to San Diego's better Mexican eateries. Honestly, the average food truck has better tacos. Prices? Outrageous. You can do better.

Thank JDLFL7
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is our local go-to Mexican place... it's a great fusion style-- amazing drinks, and the chile Releno is amazing-- but be aware sometimes the chilies are spicy, some are not. Either way, it's delicious! Tortilla soup is good, it's a smoother type rather than...More

Thank Travelling_Bubbies
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the cucumber jalapeño margarita. Nice flavor and a little heat. The cucumber helped to diffuse the flavors. We started with the queso fundido made with soy chorizo and it was actually very good. Our food was fast in getting to the table. I ordered...More

Thank Klawonn
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Came here on Cinco De Mayo so it was very busy and loud. Luckily, we had reservations and were seated in the corner next to the window, so the noise level was not so intense. I ordered a blood orange margarita, it was very refreshing....More

Thank 7Bluefield
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My friends and I tried this place a week ago and it was easy to find, and once we got there - you can smell the great food. Great customer service and incredible tasty foods.

Thank Faith C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
  • Public Transportation: Close to downtown and all major bus routes.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-501-7827
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