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Barrio Star

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
+1 619-501-7827
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2706 5th Ave, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA 92103-6329
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with a Groupon.... A friendly waiter, clearly enjoying his job with a good knowledge of the menu. A relaxed place with plenty of draught beer options as all the usuals including margaritas. A tasty entree with good service. A place to return to....check...More

Thank drdanielmacdonald
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is stellar and the waiter was perfect. There when you need him and not there when he isn’t. Everything is good. The guacamole is spectacular but for $8.50 the serving size is incredibly small. To soyrizo taco plate is great. All in all...More

Thank ConVivo
Reviewed 9 April 2018

we went there on a Tuesday and had great service. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had the margarita sampler and really liked 3 out of the 4 samplers.

Thank 200foodfan
Reviewed 1 March 2018

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 15 February 2018

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 22 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 1 January 2018 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 jjkwave
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
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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, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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