Barrio Cafe

Cuisine: Latin, Mexican

Price Range: $

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Since it opened, folks have been heading to Calle 16 in central Phoenix to sample James Beard Award-nominated chef Silvana Salcido Esparza's personal and creative spin on Mexican regional dishes....  Read More


  • Mexican: "Start with an order of the pomegranate guacamole, a Barrio Cafe specialty."
  • Southwestern: "A popular house specialty here is the slow-roasted cochinita pibil."
  • Best for Mexican Because: Creative, modern Mexican fare makes Barrio Cafe one of the city's most singular Mexican food restaurants.
  • Best for Southwestern Because: Barrio Cafe offers a creative take on Mexican and southwestern cuisine, making it ideal for foodies and fans of creative and modern southwestern cooking.

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