El Barrio

Mexican

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

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THIS PLACE DIDN'T HAVE THE ENTHUSIASTIC TASTE OF MEXICAN FOOD I'M USE TO. THEN THEIR'S NO MEXICANS PREPARING THE FOOD. THE DAY MY PARTNER & I DECIDED TO EAT HERE IT WAS A WAIT. BUT IT WASN'T A LONG WAIT GIVE OR TAKE IT FELT LIKE 15 MINUTES. THAT WAS SIMPLE A CALL TO LET YOU KNOW YOUR TABLE WAS READY. I WAS PLEASED WITH THAT. I WASN'T PLEASED WITH THE QUESO & CHIP. MY PARTNER ORDER SOME NACHOS & TACOS(SPICY) WHICH WAS OK. I ALSO GOT RED WINE WHICH WAS GREAT THE FIRST ROUND THE...read full review

This is one of Birmingham's most popular restaurants and it's easy to see why. It's not huge and the wait on a Saturday evening can be long, but the ambiance is casual, fun and appealing in general. It gets crowded and the seating is close together. Some low tables have a bench seat with wooden boxes opposite. It can be quite loud inside. The service is great and the food is amazing! Highly recommended.

Somehow this was my first time to El Barrio. I had tried to eat here several times over the years, but they always have a wait for a reason. It didn't take too long before we were seated. We were quickly brought chips and salsa to eat. I enjoyed my margarita and tasted someone else's and enjoyed theirs as well. For my meal I got the chorizo meatloaf. It's a huge portion and is such a unique item to order. I've never had anything like it before. The flavor was great and I happily...read full review

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