503 Prospect Ave E Cleveland

Written By VAMONDE

Digital Storytelling and Visitor Analytics for City and Cultural Institutions


Barrio is a casual, upbeat, welcoming taco joint just around the corner from the East 4th Street restaurant row. Executive Chef, Nico Chesnick, is Cleveland through and through. His culinary journey began at the age of 15 when he worked at The Shoreby Club.

The customer knows best at Barrio, where they let you custom build your tacos. With over 1 million possible combinations of ingredients, you can let your creativity fly again and again. If you're not sure how to start, don't worry, you can simply choose from "El Jefe's Selecciones" a running list of the chef's favorite combinations. These include the Camarone Agrietado, with jalapeno lime shrimp, cilantro rice, napa slaw, and Barrio's crack sauce or the vegan favorite, Curd Ferguson, loaded with guac, thai chili tofu, queso fresco and pineapple salsa.

While tacos might be Barrio's bread and butter, so to speak, the menu doesn't stop there. They have a number of appetizer Especiales to explore as well, like the Italian-inspired Caprese Guacamole with roasted heirloom tomato, fresh mozzarella and a balsamic glaze.

The Happiest of Hours

In addition to the truly extensive food options, Barrio is known for its tequila and whiskey selections. There are plenty of margarita options to select from here, including the whiskey-based Jame-O-Rita. Stop by on weekdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for their Happy Hour Specials.

A Work of Art

When you walk into Barrio, the first thing you'll notice might be the unique muraled walls. Each location is painted by local muralist, Mac. The running themes are Day of the Dead and a couple in love. It's not surprising this welcoming spot is always buzzing with diners enjoying the food and the artistic atmosphere.

Cover image by Barrio Tacos.

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