Went to Barrio on their opening night and I must say I was impressed. Obviously they are still working out some kinks but all in all this was one of the best opening night restaurant experiences I have ever had. Lots of beautiful people eating beautiful food.
The space is fab-u-gorg. A beautiful wooden door with wrought iron details greets you the host sat us immediately in the most bouncy chairs I think I have ever had the pleasure of resting my tush on. (warning I did see the cushion on one of them pop out later in the evening.
The menu is high end Mexican served tapas style beautiful paper menu’s unfold to reveal a bounty of delicious sounding, and in our case tasting food. They have an interesting cocktail menu although the specialty cocktail I had, sort of a twist on a Makers Manhattan with the addition of absinth left we wanting a real Manhattan instead.
Our waitress had us start with 4 plates and then stow our menus in the built in cubby holes that are built into the table!
Started with the crispy masa cakes in ancho chili sauc, very tasty need a bit more salt and acid (a theme for the evening). Roasted mushroom tacos were tasty but at $4 it a bit expensive. Other stand out were the duck confit tamales, and shredded pork taquitos.
I can’t wait to go back and try the ceviches and more of the tacos.
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