El Barrio

$$ • Mexican

2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham
(205) 868-3737


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for El Barrio

This has been one of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham for many years and my go-to spot for good food and outstanding service. In past years, I would have rated El Barrio with 5 stars. However, POST COVID, after my recent experience with the owner and the hostess group, I will NEVER visit again. I can forgive occasional bad food or poor service by waiters, but never the RUDENESS I experienced upon arriving to put my name on the waiting list. I have traveled around the world...read full review
So very good! We got here right before they opened for lunch and it was a good thing as the restaurant filed up quickly. Service was friendly and prompt and we were checked on several times during our meal by several different people. The grapefruit margarita was refreshing and delish. We sampled the queso, salsa and guacamole before (and during) our meal and all three were tasty. The highlight of our meal were the tacos. We had both the Al Pastor and Al Carbon tacos and shared...read full review

I really enjoyed my time here hanging out with coworkers! It was a nice evening so we sat outside under a tent that had a picnic table underneath it. We had margaritas and I preferred the Delgado over the strawberry, but both were very good. The salsa and the queso tasted freshly made, which made a big difference in taste. I had the Beef Barbacoa Quesadilla and was very happy with it along with the salad that came with it. I wish I lived closer so I could go more often!

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:30AM - 8PM
Wednesday 11:30AM - 8PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 8PM
Friday 11:30AM - 9PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9PM
Sunday Closed

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