El Barrio is a unique combination of a bar and grill and a Mexican restaurant. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, El Barrio has an element of something new and exciting that most restaurants don't possess. Customers have the option of enjoying one of the many Mexican dishes while seated in the vibrantly decorated dining room or partaking in drinks and banter at the bar. El Barrio offers a comprehensive dining experience that is both different and engaging.

In some ways, El Barrio is like the Mexican version of a restaurant and lounge. Sometimes customers don’t really know if they want to have a good meal or simply toss back a few cocktails, but at El Barrio, customers don’t have to choose. They can enjoy a full menu of Mexican cuisine while also lounging at the bar. There are several options at El Barrio, and this is one reason why customers continue to come back.


El Barrio does not accept reservations. Customers are seated on a first-come first-served basis.


El Barrio features cuisine from various regions throughout Mexico. The menu also includes a number of vegetarian as well as gluten-free options for those with special dietary requirements. All ingredients are locally sourced for optimal freshness. The following is a sample of some of the menu options at El Barrio.

· Brunch - Breakfast tacos, warm tortillas, a.m. burrito, shrimp and grits, Oaxacan donuts, breakfast sopaipillas, Cuban madam, chilaquiles, chopped romaine salad and more; sides: cumin grits, fruit, cornbread w/jalapeño butter, black beans, bacon, red rice and more; drinks: sangrias, Bloody Marys, Mexican coffee, freshly squeezed juice, and more.

· Lunch/Dinner - Soups and salads; an assortment of dips; snacks: pozole, ceviche, elote asado, plantain nachos, black bean tortitas and more; big plates: chile relleno, red chicken mole, grilled flat iron, chorizo meatloaf, Gulf fish, enchiladas; tostadas: spicy chicken, vegan or ahogada; tacos: carnitas, al carbon, pollo adobado, al pastor; quesadillas: veggie, beef, Gulf shrimp, bacon; sides: red rice, charroo beans, black beans, guacamole, grilled veggies, cornbread.


Add some Mexican flavor to a private party or event with El Barrio’s catering service. El Barrio offers a complete catering menu that allows customers to choose applicable quantities based on the number of people being served. The catering menu also features alcohol-free margarita mix and dessert. Customers interested in utilizing El Barrio’s catering services can view the complete catering menu on the El Barrio website.

Gift Certificates

Gift the taste of Mexico with an El Barrio gift certificate. These gift certificates are available for purchase online via Instagift. These certificates are sent to the recipient via email or text message, or they can be printed out for hand delivery. Gift certificates are available in denominations in $10, $25, $50, and $100, and they do not expire.


El Barrio, 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: 205-868-3737

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