Barrio Barrio

Barrio Menu

1420 12th Ave. (E. Pike St.)
Seattle, WA 98122
Cuisine: Mexican / Northwest
Traditional Mexican food and drink get the serious and upscale treatment.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly


  • Parking garage
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested
Barrio, Seattle, WA

Barrio Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant: Taking the opposite approach from light-hearted, fun cantinas that paved the path for Mexican food in the U.S., this Capitol Hill restaurant boasts concrete floors and heavy metal chairs, plus a wall of 200 flickering candles.

Food & Drinks: Owned by the masterminds behind Purple Café & Wine Bars, Barrio offers creative Mexican cuisine with Pacific Northwest twists. Dishes include a Dungeness crab chile relleno stuffed with butternut squash and chorizo; a trio of sliders, brioche buns topped with grilled beef, tinga de pollo and chipotle barbecued pork; and grilled prawn and rockfish ceviche. Inventive taco combinations fill house-made tortillas with roasted beets and crunchy pumpkin seeds, or pork plus caramelized pineapple. Desserts include smoked salt caramels and churros. Wines, beers, specialty cocktails and tequilas are available.