Barrio Cafe – Phoenix, AZ


Barrio Cafe
2814 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006, United States
(602) 636-0240

“Don’t always believe what you read”. This oft-uttered comment, and a refresher lesson we have learned from the recently reviewed Sun Sui Wah, applies to many aspects of life, restaurant reviews included. All reviews, ours included, are really just the opinion of an individual, or a small group of individuals. You’re better off finding someone’s opinions and tastes who match your own, and trusting them, than taking someone’s opinion, no matter how knowledgeable, as gospel when your taste buds say otherwise.

Barrio Cafe has received many accolades from local reviewers. “Best Modern Mexican Restaurant”. “Best Tequila Selection”. “Best Mexican Restaurant”. “5 stars”. “Top Ten Latino Chef”. And many many more. Based on Arizona’s proximity to Mexico, I was hoping for some fantastic mexican flavours paired with some modern techniques. Based on geographic proximity, acclaim, and yes, the reviews, I was expecting something great.

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