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Casa del Barco

) #72 of 1,268 Restaurants in Richmond $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
+1 804-775-2628
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“empanadas” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4060
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I and our dog were in Richmond for the weekend and found Casa Del Barco on the "Bring Fido" website as a restaurant that is dog friendly. Casa del Barco was also walking distance from our downtown hotel. We went for dinner...More

Thank mikjep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is in an old warehouse: brick walls, recycled wood for tables and decor, recycled bottles for lighting. Good tacos. A little disappointed that guacamole and sour cream weren't included items on the taco buffet for our large party. I would have thought those were...More

Thank LisaBTaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After roaming along the James River and visiting several attractions, we were ready for a light lunch. It was Margarita Monday and we enjoyed their excellent Margaritas at a very reasonable price.

Thank Barbara O
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Margarita Monday. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on a previous visit to Casa del Barco, we were eager to introduce our daughter and grandchildren who were visiting Richmond. The restaurant's setting reflects an emerging new downtown. Our previous meal had been excellent. We were ready to return and sense the new...More

Thank wlsachs
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I shared your comments with the Executive Chef and the General Manager. We are following up with the server and the manager who was on duty about communicating better about a situation with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

18 of us descended on this restaurant ! We were treated very well and the food was great! Not an easy task to handle a big crowd but they did it very effectively and friendly Would definitely recommend

Thank MyrnaMary
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review. We are so happy to hear that your party enjoyed their food and the service they received. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is now my favorite spot for Mexican food! My family brought me here for father's day and was one of the best experiences I've had. Chef Zach Wingold is amazing on what he does and the staff is super friendly. The Manager was on...More

Thank Mario D
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable Father's Day at Casa del Barco and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Walking down the hill to the canal and the sites of Richmond's art murals and history, it's good to know there is a place we can kick back for lunch, dinner, or drinks and guacamole. Have been here twice in the past month, once for...More

Thank Ann D
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed both lunch and dinner at Casa del Barco. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had dinner here on Wednesday evening and had an excellent experience. Our server was Lauren and she was superb from start to finish. Casa del Barco is located in an old R.J. Reynolds tobacco building very close to the riverfront. The décor retains much...More

1  Thank James R
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for the feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of your food as well as the experience and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We visited because my daughter was in the mood for Mexican food. The atmosphere is pretty cool. The menu was a bit limited, which was a disappointment. I ordered the empanadas. They were tasty, but I will say they are small. The rice was more...More

Thank Tasha E
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for the feedback! Your comments have been passed along to the Chef!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Quite a fun place with friends, as the tequileria theme far exceeds the restaurant function. Crowded almost all the time, but reservations are available. So, pretty loud, plenty of boisterous groups, and overall just plain fun. Every tequila imaginable, available in flights, and many specialty...More

Thank Jesse W
Anne R, Director of Sales at Casa del Barco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Casa del Barco and taking the time to write a review! We are glad that your server quickly replaced your cold appetizer. We hope to see you back again soon!

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Response from travelerLittleTownSc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Brought our young grandchildren. No problem and server did a good job of involving them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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