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Casa Del Barco

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320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
+1 804-775-2628
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Princeville, Hawaii
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had brunch on Saturday at this restaurant and it was good. Portions were big as we could not finish them. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and efficient. We would eat there again.

Thank Carl L
Hampton, VA
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some business associates for lunch this week. Hadn't been here before. It was ok, nothing special to me. I thought the dish I had was a bit bland. Maybe next time??

Thank HokieHoo
Henrico, Virginia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to rate this restaurant 3 and a half stars, but I rounded up because 3 would not be fair. My husband and I went during a super cold Saturday in December before going to see a play. We both ordered tamales because we love tamales. I ordered the shrimp and he ordered beef. They weren't traditional tamales wrapped... More 

Thank angelaoneye
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa Del Barco, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed most of your Casa del Barco experience. I have passed your feedback about the tamales along to the Executive chef and the Management. I hope you will consider giving us another try. Sincerely, Anne Roy, Director of Sales aroy@boathouserichmond.com More 

Newport News, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant service Mexican food with a twist. The service was ok but the food was not. No flavor. I have never had such yucky Mexican food. I am from California and I know what good Mexican food tastes like and this is "No Bueno"

Thank kimberlyf175
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous place. But it's appeal stops there. The food just wasn't good nor was the service.In a Mexican place and we had to ask for salsa...three times! The menu brags of fancy briskets, winter vegetables and other pretense. But, it was all just another enchilada and taco platter. The rice was awful...dry and tasteless. And very overpriced. Just a really... More 

Thank G4017XMsue
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch for the first time because the menu looked interesting; and I'm a sucker for homemade tamales. Naturally, I ordered chicken tamales. I was disappointed; the chicken was laid on top of the corn tamale instead of inside, and the tamale itself had no flavor. The plating was pretty though; I got the impression the chef... More 

Thank birdlover153
Lorton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My wife and I discovered this restaurant when we went into Richmond to walk on the Canal Walk. We parked our car at a parking garage, and learned that we could get our parking ticket validated if we dined at the Casa Del Barco. We had lunch at the restaurant and were delighted with it. The food was excellent and... More 

Thank John K
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa Del Barco, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad you discovered us on the Canal Walk and that you had a great lunch experience. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Richmond Virginia
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Maybe a fun place for kids to go drink tequila but it does not have a serious menu. It is a big space and the food is tasty but the emphasis clearly seems to be on drinking.

Thank Dougthelebaneseguy
Midlothian, Virginia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and location, and food was 'ok' but service was very slow and drinks overpriced. Not worth the trip downtown. Will not go here again.

Thank Gerry L
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa Del Barco, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed in your experience. We have passed your comments on to the management team and will use them to help our team improve. More 

Chesterfield, Virginia
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278 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Sitting outside on a warm September Saturday evening is hard to beat. The drinks were good and our food -- Buffalo Tacos and Shrimp Tamales -- were good but the service was slow....and confused. I don't know if they were in the middle of change of shift or if the servers have tables both inside and outside, but ours was... More 

Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa Del Barco, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and drinks. We do often have a different server run food in an effort to get everything out as quickly as possible, but the crew should communicate with each other and you, so that this kind of confusion does not happen. I will pass on your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-775-2628
Residing in the restored Italianate Building at The Locks on the historic Canal Walk (formerly the Reynolds North Plant), Casa Del Barco is Richmond's singular destination for authentic Mexican cuisine.

Beverage Director, Michael Avery, has compiled the most extensive stock of tequilas in the region - over 120 varieties to entertain the palate. From rare Anejos to robust Reposados, the selection is sure to impress the novice as well as the most cultivated enthusiast.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?