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El Barrio

) #2 of 726 Restaurants in Birmingham $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3880
+1 205-868-3737
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (26 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 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a late lunch here. The food was incredible. Service was wonderful. We had the grilled corn and shared a taco plate. We will visit again on our next trip.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Docked points because I didn't understand how the hosts were assigning seats. There was an epic wait time when I went one Saturday evening in June. This was THE place for Mexican food so I waited as I wasn't too hungry. 90 minutes (I know)...More

1  Thank GeorsanC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to classify, as it seems to be a blend of Mexican, Costa Rican and Tex-Mex. Unique plates and very nice presentation. Very loud, chic kind of place. Half-priced wine on Weds for $4.50, so normally $9, which waiter confirmed. Ouch.

Thank kurteg
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super YUMMY! Do go early or you may have to wait (but it's worth the wait)! Chicken enchiladas, go for the red sauce! Carnitas tacos, add a side of Crema! And, ABSOLUTELY save room for dessert and coffee!! Keith is an asset to El Barrio,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch while visiting downtown around 2nd Street. Although the meal was a bit too pricy, the food was very good and so was the service.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, however I wouldn't recommend this for a family outing. We had been walking downtime and were starving, and based on the reviews we thought this was the best place to come. Once we walked in, the only seating available was at...More

Thank jlgrayson35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to Birmingham I knew I had to stop at El Barrio and boy am I glad I did. This restaurant is, by far, the best I tried in Birmingham and the meal ranks as the best restaurant meal I have had in 3+. It...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food and a great value. The specials are a must try. They are very busy all hours. Get there early for dinner if you don't want to wait.

Thank kquinn88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try a local spot I had no been to before and this place was good! They use all fresh ingredients which I enjoyed. We got to sample the beers and I loved their lager! Superb. Definitely would come back.

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there visiting family and were taken to El Barrio for dinner. It was really good and the staff was a lot of fun and intermingled with us. The good was served quickly and hot. We all had great dishes and had plenty to...More

Thank Val A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Will you be open Sunday Evening? Do you take reservations?
15 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...
Is there a kids menu?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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