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Barrio Chino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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253 Broome St, New York City, NY 10002-3817
+1 212-228-6710
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
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17:30 - 01:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great guacamole, delicious margaritas. The hibiscus and tamarind margarita. Food was really good and tasty. We had the enchilada mole, the lamb dish and the camarones borrachos. All delicious.

Thank Maggs1976
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place is small and cozy but it's absolutely worth going to try the Mexican specialities. The guacamole is unreal and the enchiladas are exceptional Good Mexican beers too

Thank Alex H
Naples, Florida
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Would have never found this spot had it not been for a recommendation of a friend. This is the best Mexican food I've found yet. Its a small space but packs a big punch. The margaritas are off the chart. I recommend upgrading to "top shelf ". The traditional lime and jalapeno are great. Great in the summer when all... More 

Thank TravelistheGoal
Boston, Massachusetts
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422 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great place to eat, definitively overpriced considering the portion size and quality, even by NYC standards though. Would be 5 stars if the prices were 25% lower. Everything on the menu is great.

Thank David P
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled onto this place with a "Mexican food near me" search while visiting NYC. I couldn't have been more impressed with the choice to go here. Right from the beginning, entering into this tiny little jam packed place, without a reservation the gentleman at the door made space for my mom and I to sit. The staff was very... More 

Thank AB082212
New Jersey
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541 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Was here around dinner time. Short wait for a table. Must've been tail end of happy hour. The place was packed. It's not very big to begin with. Friendly staff. Close quarters seating-wise (typical NYC.) We both went with the two taco plate for $8. Both tacos have to be the same, which kind of stinks. I had Mahi they... More 

Thank Steve H
Milan, Italy
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Good food and cool ambiance for a more than decent price in NYC? Hit Barrio chino. The menu is very vast both meat and fish are served (recommended the steak and guacamole chips). Next time I would like to try the recommended drinks. Negative note: the service is quite slow and the space is limited so make sure you have... More 

Thank GioMilano76
Staten Island, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Saw this spot open so I went in. Sat at the bar. The bisteak sandwich was delicious. You have to try it. The menu had a good selection of food but went with the bisteak . My title was "try this place for lunch" Dinner here wouldn't disappoint at all. Bottled beer only. Good selection of Mexican brews. Be back... More 

Thank Vito980
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

we had 6 for lunch the other day. The menu looked fabulous and we got a table quickly. We ordered then waited almost an hour for our food to come out. Kind of a long time when we ordered burgers, salmon sandwich, shrimp tacos and a salad. When the food finally came it was delicious though! Our server was a... More 

Thank Kim W
Laurel, Maryland
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The restaurant: Small, crowded and LOUD, it is still a fun find in Chinatown. Who knew? (learned from a local) The service: Always smiling, quick to attend to us, despite a packed house. They made suggestions and helped us round out our meal selections. The food: Authentic and delicious. Combinations of sweet and savory, mild and hot, soft and crunchy...these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Broome St, New York City, NY 10002-3817
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-6710

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