Barrio Chino

Barrio Chino

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Terri R.
    Terri R1 week ago
    Guac is great (love the tortilla chips too)! Mole is delicious. I tried the habanero grapefruit marg, which was good but very hot! The plain grapefruit marg hit the spot.
  • Kayleigh H.
    Get the enchiladas verde and skip the tacos.
  • Laura R.
    Amazing margaritas, the lime mixer is made in house. Makes all the difference!
  • Katie d.
    So many margaritas to choose from 😍
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsFebruary 19
    Actually only had margaritas here and they are freaking amazing. The habanero grapefruit one is my favorite but it's so spicy. Go for the jalapeño lime if you want something a little less intense.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FergusonFebruary 19
    Get the grapefruit habanero margarita. It's very very spicy but delicious. Service was a bit slow, but not terrible.
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazJanuary 11
    The cactus tacos are always welcome. You can bring in your own coffee. Beware the sautéed spinach comes with mushrooms.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaJanuary 10
    Everything was spot on! Pork tacos, mole, and shrimp were all worth coming back for
  • Tipay C.
    Tipay CorpuzJanuary 3
    Great Tacos
  • Matteo V.
    Matteo Vesprini-HeidrichDecember 8, 2016
    The margaritas are good and the enchiladas Verdes. It is always loud and crowded
  • Carl Johan G.
    Carl Johan GustavssonDecember 1, 2016
    Amazing tacos! Might need 2 sets to get full. Great margarithas.
  • Chop Suey Club
    Chop Suey ClubOctober 25, 2016
    Mole is our go to dish. Free load of homemade tortilla chips and guacamole for every table.
  • Natasha R.
    Natasha RajpalOctober 24, 2016
    Bistek a la casa with some spinach on top...melt in your mouth delicious.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SavageOctober 14, 2016
    The soups!! Sometimes they do a pozole, which is the best.
  • Krystal V.
    Krystal VadharSeptember 21, 2016
    El verde! Bartender had us try the spicy margaritas first- beware it's extremely spicy 😰
  • Tom V.
    Tom VandenbogaerdeSeptember 11, 2016
    Great margaritas! Try the chips with salsa.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesSeptember 5, 2016
    One of my favorite Mexican places in nyc. Everything is good, particularly the enchiladas Verdes.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MillerJuly 16, 2016
    Best Mexican food in New York
  • Tim M.
    Tim McClureJuly 4, 2016
    Chicken enchiladas w/ mole are amazing.
  • alex r.
    alex rockJune 30, 2016
    Mole enchiladas and lamb Barbacoa!!!
  • Louis B.
    Louis BitskoJune 24, 2016
    The enchiladas verdes is unmatched
  • Simon S.
    Simon SteadmanJune 15, 2016
    Enchiladas verde, all tacos
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarMay 31, 2016
    Brunch is great here. Michelada, chips + guac, steak and eggs. Done. Breakfast of a champion.
  • Quinton M.
    Quinton MaMay 30, 2016
    So slow. So so slow
  • William H.
    William HoffmanMay 23, 2016
    The Barbacoa is absolutely delicious. Margs were pretty sour and tart and the tacos are very small.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenMay 11, 2016
    the habañero grapefruit margarita is incredible. fish tacos are good too. chill vibes here.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaApril 23, 2016
    Skirt stake taco omg.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaApril 4, 2016
    Huge variety of flavours for both mojitos and margaritas
  • Ruoyi J.
    Ruoyi JiangFebruary 26, 2016
    MOLE MOLE MOLE
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxDecember 8, 2015
    Yep. The Habanero Grapefruit Margarita is one of my favorite spicy cocktails in the city. The mole kicks ass also.
  • Hector
    HectorNovember 23, 2015
    Caipirinha > Margarita. Get the barbacoa if you like spicy.
  • Natalie A.
    Natalie ANovember 21, 2015
    The space is small, get there early on a Friday and you won't have to wait. Get the enchiladas de Mole!! Best mole I've ever had!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonNovember 19, 2015
    I take back my previous tip about the habanero grapefruit margarita. It's really spicy. Be careful.
    Upvoted Feb 1
  • Dan
    DanNovember 10, 2015
    The sharing platter is a lot of food!
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Place has great margaritas and tasty tacos
  • Gonzalo F.
    Gonzalo FiorinaOctober 24, 2015
    Cool spot ran by an argentine guy. Fun and great selection of beers.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 24, 2015
    Arrachera tacos are simple but delicious!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteOctober 18, 2015
    Tasty Mexican
  • James M.
    James MarshallOctober 16, 2015
    Best Mexican on the LES.Mole is super good. Tacos. Margaritas. Guacamole. All are top notch. The space can be a little cramped but worth it. Food is tip top. Never had a thing I wouldn't order again.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Carmela S.
    Carmela SgalambroSeptember 7, 2015
    Food. Drinks. Service.
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren ElizabethAugust 5, 2015
    Margaritas are incredible but beware of the jalapeño and habanero margs if you're sensitive to spice. They are delicious but VERY spicy. Taco plate is a little small but very good.
  • Blixt
    BlixtJuly 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best chicken tacos I've had in NYC.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneJuly 25, 2015
    Are you a level 7 out of 10 hungry? The steak tacos are out of this world, get those with a side of green rice and multiple margaritas.
  • Stephersan
    StephersanJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing is better than a grapefruit habenero marg, quesadilla with chorizo and enchiladas verses
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJuly 8, 2015
    The server might try to warn you that the habanero grapefruit margarita is really spicy but if you like spice it's very much tolerable, so don't be afraid
  • Jen C.
    Jen CallowayJuly 4, 2015
    The chips and salsa comes with three different salsas - all really delicious!
  • Mischa
    MischaJune 26, 2015
    Do not duscuss with me about the tacos, just go and order the sopesitos with a mix of the toppings, I promise you won't regret it. I'm seriously curious about the large selection of tequila.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SJune 23, 2015
    Mole enchiladas
  • Tules Y.
    Tules YeginJune 14, 2015
    I think it's been 7 years now and this is still my favorite Mexican food spot. Mole is out of this world and the sopa is a hangover cure.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarMay 23, 2015
    The spiciest, most delicious margarita award goes to this place. Don't sleep on their chips and salsa or full menu either. But the margs keep me coming back.
  • Ana Marie
    Ana MarieMay 12, 2015
    The tacos for appetizer are amazing
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerMay 4, 2015
    mexican $8-14
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanApril 17, 2015
    Super yummy Mexican food with an Asian twist. The spicy margarita is super spicy.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CApril 15, 2015
    Get some margaritas to start the night here.
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CodegaApril 11, 2015
    Meh. There are much better Mexican options in the hood.
    Upvoted Jan 28
  • April T.
    April ThompsonApril 9, 2015
    Get the guac and Verde enchiladas
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadApril 3, 2015
    Enchiladas verdes were pretty damn good, and I had a hefty elderflower margarita to go with my meal. Definitely VERY loud and crowded, but if you can ignore that it's worth the visit.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesMarch 11, 2015
    Really delicious mexican spot. Kitchen open late. Stop by 10 PM and on - no reservations. Try the Grapefruit Habanero Margarita!! 🔥
  • Sonia G.
    Sonia GrobmanMarch 5, 2015
    Micheladas are very acidic
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get at that spicy margarita.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyFebruary 22, 2015
    The drinks are excellent. Very authentic. If you're into spice, get the habanero-grapefruit marg. Also tacos, soup and chips are awesome.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HaskelFebruary 19, 2015
    Spicy margaritas 👌
  • Mikael K.
    Mikael KopteffFebruary 17, 2015
    Enhiladas!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 30, 2015
    Chile En Nogada, Habañero margarita & churros for a complete meal
  • Tori M.
    Tori MathesonJanuary 13, 2015
    Coconut margaritas and the shrimp tomato dish. Would not get the chicken enchiladas.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimJanuary 7, 2015
    The mole was meh, I've definitely had way better
  • Jari M.
    Jari MäkeläDecember 14, 2014
    Guacamole, cheviche, service, athmosphere!
  • billy c.
    billy caeserDecember 7, 2014
    Enchilada verdes and the ceviche are killer. Charles the batman is gone so not sure who's doing the playlist but not what it used to be-- which WAS dope!
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChanNovember 27, 2014
    The barbacoa was awesome.
  • Frisia S.
    Frisia Shui-uhNovember 13, 2014
    "Chinese Hood", very small and gets crowded in the evenings easily, food is not cookie cutter Mexican. The shrimp dish has really tasty sauce! I miss this place so much!
  • Doctore A.
    Doctore AguacateNovember 11, 2014
    Guac rocks. Good and onion-ey w solid fried chips. Tacos don't live up to the hype
  • Erika G.
    Erika GrijalvaOctober 15, 2014
    The mole is the best in their menu. For brunch the huevos rancheros hit the spot.
  • Goran P.
    Goran PanovOctober 12, 2014
    Steak tacos
  • Margarita K.
    Margarita KrupOctober 7, 2014
    Steak tacos were great! Chicken was on the dry side with little flavor.
  • Leah M.
    Leah MaloneSeptember 24, 2014
    Mole enchiladas are rich and totally worth it. Start with the ceviche.
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsSeptember 24, 2014
    I absolutely love their mole it's for sure the best I've had. A huge variety of margaritas for really good prices. Really everything tastes good here. Gets loud,
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineSeptember 3, 2014
    You've seen it before but we'll say it again: Habanero Margarita.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DavisSeptember 2, 2014
    Mole enchiladas are delicious, but skip the watermelon margarita.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Barrio Chino as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Daniel Holzman, chef of The Meatball Shop, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Calamari ensalada. Read more
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerAugust 22, 2014
    Avoid the crowds and sit at the bar for lunch. Tacos and margaritas. All awesome.
  • Alyx C.
    Alyx CullenAugust 20, 2014
    Habanero margarita and the michelada were the best renditions I've had in recent memory. Enchiladas de mole were fantastic too.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VillarAugust 15, 2014
    Not that great. Better Mexican food at other places for better prices.
  • Mike K.
    Mike KremenAugust 12, 2014
    Grapefruit margaritas!
  • Jack N.
    Jack NobleAugust 10, 2014
    Get the jalapeño Margarita. If you like more spice, get the habenero version.
  • Taimi S.
    Taimi SAugust 8, 2014
    Margaritas are great. Great vibe, great tacos
  • Mel
    MelAugust 8, 2014
    Apathetic waitstaff. Sangria was poor, food was good.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChinAugust 7, 2014
    The grapefruit habanero margarita is awesome.
  • Steve A.
    Steve AndroulakisAugust 6, 2014
    The cocktails, entree platter (to share) and lamb with tortillas were all fantastic. Worth the price.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    You have to get here early to get a table at this tiny spot! Start with the Habanero Margarita! We’re big fans of the Enchiladas Verdes and the Chili En Nogada.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • iOS T.
    iOS TesterJune 13, 2014
    Tacos are outstanding!
  • Shane A.
    Shane AntonyMay 16, 2014
    So don't listen to all the recs and get a grapefruit habanero margarita. It's just heat with no flavor. Get a tamarind margarita if you want something new and good. Al pastor tacos are good too!
  • Noora
    NooraApril 27, 2014
    Loved the tacos and cocktails in this Mexican hipster spot!! Come early for dinner as it will be packed (we waited 45min to be seated). Worth the wait as also service and atmosphere are superb.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CMarch 17, 2014
    Fish and pork tacos were tasty
  • Taco E.
    Taco EkkelMarch 10, 2014
    Pollo Taco + Grapefruit margarita = one of the best things I've had in NYC.
  • The Lo-Down
    The Lo-DownFebruary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Damn good churros.
  • David H.
    David HuJanuary 6, 2014
    Not really sure what's chino about this place but the fish tacos are pretty good (little small for a meal though)
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 23, 2013
    Wow, worst restaurant I've every been too. Their fish tacos taste like rubber a**
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LOctober 27, 2013
    Grapefruit margaritas are delicious!!
  • Nora G.
    Nora GrenfellOctober 24, 2013
    Get the grapefruit margarita!
  • Beatriz G.
    Beatriz Garriga RamosJanuary 17, 2015
    Cocteles, nachos
  • Vida E.
    Vida EhnApril 13, 2014
    Mmmmmm, si !¡
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