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Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about this place from the parking lot. It's in a nondescript strip mall. However, from the clang of the cowbell above the front door as we entered, I knew El Barrio would be a winner. The entire staff was attentive...and helpful throughout. Chips and fresh salsa were brought to the table when we sat down. Soda was served in the can, and the Margarita was potent. I ordered the carne asada burrito and it was delish. We will definitely make a return visit.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was a very good experience except for the fact that their air conditioning was not working (upper 80's outside) and they had a run on tortilla chips and we had to wait 15 minutes for them to make more. All said, the food was...very good and the value is great. They could use some updating on the interior but their friendly service and good food will have us coming back again.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Small place, that makes me feel like I'm back in Mexico! Great service, food preparation made in view, behind glass. Friendly staff members were a team, and Refilled our chips & salsa & drinks without us asking. Prices are cheaper than others nearby. Pastor y...cheese dinner was very good. Lean cuts.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed 12 August 2016

we love this little Mexican restaurant. We always get excellent hot food and the workers are very friendly. Even though there could be some work done to the place the food is excellent.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The food is authentic, flavorful, fresh, served by a friendly, cute little gal. You get to see the whole food-making and cooking process right in front of you. The prices are good, and I always order ahead because it takes time to make it so...good and right.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This placed is packed at lunch time, and its because the food is prepared right in front of you, fresh, delicious, and well-priced. Large portions, friendly service, and great location.

Date of visit: May 2015
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Discovered Elbarrio a few months back. Best Tacos around, hands down. All food is prepared fresh (by the owners and family) and feels like I am eating in a friends kitchen! Preparation of the dishes takes a while, but keep in mind - whether you...order a SOPE or Bistek Mexicana - it is all freshly made from scratch! Two dinners and four beers can be had for thirty bucks - great deal! Owner and staff treat you like family!More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I was hooked on my first try. This is where Real People go for Mexican food. It's small and clean, very friendly and accommodating server and order taker. And the prices are reasonable. 5 Stars!!

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Authentic, tasty, generous portions of food. GREAT salsa, This is where you go when you know good Mexican food! It's a small, mom-and-pop place, and you will DEFINITELY make this your weekly takeout spot.

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed 3 December 2014

They have wonderful authentic food. The people who work there are the nicest people i have ever met in the restaurant industry!

Date of visit: December 2014
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