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Barrio Star

  • 2706 5th Ave. Map It
  • Bankers Hill
  • Mexican

Known for

  • All-day Taco Tuesday
  • Unique margarita flavors like roasted jalapeno blackberry

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

At this colorful neighborhood cantina in Bankers Hill, classic Mexican “soul food” gets a refined spin. Everything is fresh here; the tortillas are hand-pressed from freshly ground corn and the salsas and margaritas are made from scratch. Mexican favorites, including chicken, steak, and carnitas tacos, chili rellenos, tamales, and guacamole, are served, but the menu gets interesting with dishes like rice bowls with organic steamed greens, salmon tacos, or soy chorizo tacos. Sweet endings include creamy coconut flan or flourless chocolate chipotle cake; both are muy bueno. On weekends starting at 11 am breakfasts of scrambled-egg burritos, avocado scramble, and cinnamon French toast are served.

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2706 5th Ave., San Diego, California, 92103, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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