Fodor's Expert Review Barrio Café

$$ North Central Phoenix Mexican Fodor's Choice

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has taken Mexican cuisine to a new level, routinely winning accolades for modern specialties such as cochinita pibil, 12-hour slow-roasted pork with red achiote and sour orange, and chiles en nogada, a delicious traditional dish from central Mexico featuring a spicy poblano pepper stuffed with fruit, chicken, and raisins. In short, this is no taco joint.

Mexican Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2814 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, Arizona  85006, USA

602-636–0240

www.barriocafe.com

Known For:
  • Extensive agua fresca (fruit water) menu
  • Fine Mexican cuisine—not a burrito stand
  • Exterior covered with murals
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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