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Barrio Chino

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  • Mexican, Nuevo Latino, Cocktails
  • 253 Broome St, New York NY10002 40.7180434 -73.9900264
  • (Btwn Orchard & Ludlow St)
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  • (212) 228-6710
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User Ratings (Based on 31 reviews)

3.805
Food 4.0 Value 3.7
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 228-6710
Website:
www.barriochinonyc.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-1am Fri: 11:30am-2am Sat: 10am-2am Sun: 10am-1am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Open Late, Trendy, Bar Scene, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2006

    Amazing Mexican

    This place is small, but a bargain for the amazing food-and really good fresh fruit margs! BTW Chino in the name is because of the location (China town) not because they serve chinese food....

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/13/2006

    Pricey, tight, good food, iffy service

    Place gets packed on weekends. Service can be very slow. Tacos are super tiny (another one of those places) and not per se special compared to what you get elsewhere. Best advice is to order the chips and salsa - they have three different dips and guacamole to fill up at the bar. Staff is nice, but slow. Suspect kitchen, not staff is the issue. However, they accidentally short-changed me $20, but refunded when I caught the mistake.

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by lady di on 02/05/2006

    Viva Barrio Chino!

    This place is absolutely great! The food was delicious and the margaritas are too die for. As for the other reviews stating that it lacks asian influence, I think it's intended to be mexican food, not chinese. "Chino" is a nod to the neighborhood, as in Chinatown or Barrio Chino, which it was before the LES sprawl started.

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by svan on 02/01/2006

    Not good

    While most people coming to the LES for dinner are pretty lame and want a trendy restaurant to make them feel cool, i live down here and as such want something that is tasty and cheap. Barrio Chino is neither of those things, the food is mediocre and overpriced for either the quality or portions and the place is way too tiny for how many people they pack in there. If you want good Mexican, try La Magua y el Tuna on Houston and Attorney. Its authentic, delicious, cheap, and most importantly, keeping it real.

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by furryonnorfolk on 01/16/2006

    Where's the Chino?

    My conclusion from one visit: Barrio Chino is a good place to get brunch food/mexican on those days when the idea of waiting to eat somewhere is too much to handle. The three people in my party each ate different things, and none were really spectacular. All were okay, and a bit salty, however... On the other hand, the relaxed vibe and fact that we didn't have to wait hours to eat some weekend brunch made up for it. I'd say prices are average for brunch. One question: where's the Chinese influence?

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by FooDee on 11/05/2005

    Fantastico

    I cannot fathom thinking this place is overpriced. The food was awesome, on all counts. As for portion size, we all left a little bit on our plates, solely because as is normally the case with Mexican, the flavor and ingredients satisfy and fill you without exhorbitant quantities. I had the camarones (opted for beans instead of rice; a request that was flawlessly executed). The spinach and mushroom side was perfectly cooked... not too much, not too little. Their mole is some of the best I've ever had. Fresh chips, terrific guac, and the salsa I wish I could buy by the gallon! Yeah, it's a little hot, and crowded and busy, but it's exactly what a off-the-beaten-path Mex. joint should be. Ole, over and over again.

  • Barrio Chino

    Posted by desol81 on 10/06/2005

    Expensive, tiny portions

    The food here is very tasty, but you need a magnifying glass to see it on the plate. Even the steak. And way too expensive. A friend took me here for my birthday and we had to go elsewhere, because we left still hungry. But they have about the hottest waitress in NYC. Grrrr!

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