Barrio Cafe: Happy Hour Report Card

The Spot: Barrio Cafe
2814 N. 16th Street, Phoenix
602 636 0240

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Catherine Slye
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The Hours: Happy Hour Tues - Fri 3 - 5pm 

The Details: 8 different tacos for $1.50 each, 50% off ALL drinks.

The Cost: One Organic Margarita, one Lowrider Margarita, one Cadillac Margarita and 6 tacos = $26 without tax or tip.

The Interior: Saltillo tile floors and white painted brick walls. Painted tile and local art with white linen tablecloths. 

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Catherine Slye
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The Conclusion:  Everyone knows Barrio Cafe, how can you not? They've been around since 2002, been a local and New Times favorite for most if not all of those years. Known for their succulent Cochinita Pibil and their extensive tequila menu -- and now they'll be known for their Summer Happy Hour, launched just recently, where ALL their drinks, all their tequilas, all the wines are HALF off. Yes, it's true they're loco. But, it's summer in Phoenix and that'll make anyone go a little loco, or do we mean local? Perhaps both.

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Catherine Slye
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We tried all but two of the taco offerings; the Poblano Pepper was our favorite. Smoky, hot and spicy -- grilled peppers and onion with a mild Mexican white cheese, the grilled juices and heat..oh my. It was so good we had a second helping. The next favorite was the Cochinita Pibil, the house signature dish, marinated pork slow-roasted, n street taco format for $1.50, you can't go wrong with this. Specially when paired with by far the best of the three we tried, the Cadillac Margarita. Chunky salted rim, lime and tequila. Makes us almost happy it's summer....

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Catherine Slye
Overall Grade: A

Location Info

Barrio Cafe

2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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