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Casa Del Barco

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
+1 804-775-2628
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
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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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank G4017XMsue
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank birdlover153
Lorton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

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Thank Dougthelebaneseguy
Midlothian, Virginia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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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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255 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

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Thank DONNAandJANET
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 

Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I came here over the weekend for a friends birthday dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is right on the canal walk and convenient to other downtown locations and nightlife. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the décor. Our waiter was very helpful and made our experience very enjoyable. I ordered the avocado chicken Caesar salad and it was very... More 

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Thank EscapeSeeker28
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa Del Barco, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your friend's birthday with us. Love the photos you posted! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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151 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great food and drinks. We were a large group and they were really accommodating. Wait staff were wonderful. The view is worth it.

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

We love to hear that our crew did a great job! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. More 

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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very good location. Staff extremely friendly. Food was good. Has a nice outdoor area on the canal to sit and eat or just have drinks.

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Thank Eddiep63
Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The menu is small and does not have my typical favorites when I am looking for Mexican food. The drink menu is larger so I am sure that it is a great drinking scene. The tacos were good but nothing to die for. The prices are rather high as well. The service was good and the environment is nice but... More 

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

You're definitely right that it's not a typical menu! We pride ourselves on the reinvented traditional Mexican cuisine that our chef creates. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?