Barrio

The Heavy Restaurant Group—that is, downtown's, Kirkland's, Woodinville's, and Bellevue's Purple Cafe and Wine Bars, as well as Lot. No. 3 in Bellevue—created this upscale Mexican restaurant on Capitol Hill. The concept is "a Northwest approach to Mexican-inspired cuisine," with house-made salsas, short rib quesadillas, chipotle-seasoned scallops, and so forth. Also on offer: "creative, classic, and Latin-focused" cocktails and weekend brunch. The tiled bar resembles a swim-up one at a Mexican resort, but alas, there's no water around it; the rumor that there's one staffer solely dedicated to keeping the wall of candles lit is not true. (Bellevue's branch of Barrio closed in July 2011 after two years because it "wasn’t succeeding at the same rate as our other restaurants," according to the H.R.G.)

Barrio

1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
206-588-8105
Hours: Fri-Sat 11:30 am-1 am\nSun-Thurs 11:30-Midnight
Restaurant Details
  • Features Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Late-Night Dining, Lunch
  • Cuisine Latin American, Mexican
  • Price $$
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
  • Scene Cocktail Lounge, Themed