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Barrio Chino - 52 Reviews - 253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 228-6710

Barrio Chino

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253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002 (at nr. Orchard St.)
New York, NY 10002
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Best

This place reminds me of De Cero in Chicago... small contemporary mexican joint with delicious food. I had...

Worst

I was craving guacamole and came across great reviews for Barrio Chino so decided to go check it out with my husband. The ambiance was super cute, but the positive review ends the...

Extremely Disappointing 8/6/2011

I was craving guacamole and came across great reviews for Barrio Chino so decided to go check it out with my husband. The ambiance was super cute, but the positive review ends there. The guacamole came out very watery. My pollo tacos had the after taste of dog food (not trying to be dramatic, but that's all I can think to compare it to). It seemed as though they threw in some scraped up pieces of meat from a dirty grill. Very disappointed in my meal and definitely will not be returning. more

EXCELENTE 7/8/2010

This place is MUY RICO...aka very delicious. Go for any of the margaritas, the lime was beyond satisfactory and the jalapeno was a fun and spicy alternative. The pork and pineapple tacos were perfect, and the authentic guacamole and uber mexican-style tortilla chips are not to be missed. The salsa served on the side of the Guac was also exquisite, the perfect spicy-flavor ratio. Low key but very hip; great un-pretentious atmosphere, crowd and super nice (& cute!) servers. Need I say more?? more

Delicious food and margaritas 4/22/2010

Love the spicy margaritas, and every dish I've tried here. Wait times can be long though if you don't get there early. Packed every time I've left! more

BAD SERVICE 4/18/2010

We tried to make a reservation for Sat and were told it was a walk-in, we don't take any reservations. So we showed up early around 6:30 to go here for dinner and was told there was a 30-45minute wait, but nobody is waiting ahead of us. A table opens up and we ask him if we can take the table, he says no you have to wait 45minutes. We ask him why, and the host says well there are people on the list ahead of you and i'm going to give them a few minutes, we ask him how many more minutes? He says 5minutes. 20 minutes pass and the table is still free sitting there by itself. A couple seats open up at the bar and he asks us whether he wants us those instead. We tell him we want the table and give the bar to the people who are not here, and he says no I'm not going to do that even though it has been 30 minutes he has been saving the table for someone who is not there. He actually started shouting ""do you want the bar or not?"" in a completely inappropriate manner. It turns out that the host was actually calling his buddies to save the table for them, while they took their leisurely time, and making paying customers who were right then and there wait. I was a frequent customer here but never going to come here after this, they don't deserve any business with the cronyism shown by this this guy. Management should re-evaulate the types of people they hire over here. more

BAD SERVICE 4/17/2010

We tried to make a reservation for Sat and were told it was a walk-in, we don't take any reservations. So we showed up early around 6:30 to go here for dinner and was told there was a 30-45minute wait, but nobody is waiting ahead of us. A table opens up and we ask him if we can take the table, he says no you have to wait 45minutes. We ask him why, and the host says well there are people on the list ahead of you and i'm going to give them a few minutes, we ask him how many more minutes? He says 5minutes. 20 minutes pass and the table is still free sitting there by itself. A couple seats open up at the bar and he asks us whether he wants us those instead. We tell him we want the table and give the bar to the people who are not here, and he says no I'm not going to do that even though it has been 30 minutes he has been saving the table for someone who is not there. He actually started shouting "do you want the bar or not?" in a completely inappropriate manner. It turns out that the host was actually calling his buddies to save the table for them, while they took their leisurely time, and making paying customers who were right then and there wait. I was a frequent customer here but never going to come here after this, they don't deserve any business with the cronyism shown by this this guy. Management should re-evaulate the types of people they hire over here. more

HORRIBLE SERVICE 11/23/2009

I have been to Barrio Chino a few times and never had a real problem with the late and few is ok and reasonable. Nothing special. Went there on a Monday night and was told a 30 minutes. After an hour was told ""another 30"". After complaining to Joe was not given an apology and was told ""too bad"" Will never go back. more

HORRIBLE SERVICE 11/23/2009

I have been to Barrio Chino a few times and never had a real problem with the late and few is ok and reasonable. Nothing special. Went there on a Monday night and was told a 30 minutes. After an hour was told "another 30". After complaining to Joe was not given an apology and was told "too bad" Will never go back. more

This place reminds me of De Cero in Chicago...... 1/2/2009

This place reminds me of De Cero in Chicago... small contemporary mexican joint with delicious food. I had... more

This place reminds me of De Cero in Chicago...... 1/1/2009

foodlover1015 Provided by Partner
This place reminds me of De Cero in Chicago... small contemporary mexican joint with delicious food. I had sopa de polla, steak tacos, and the choc... more

best Tequila list in town 12/28/2008

This tiny little LES staple is my favorite Mexican place in NYC. Sure, its crowded, and you always have to wait for a table; i saw Sofia Coppola and her entourage turned away because the place was so full. But give your cell # to the friendly bar staff and head across the street to Little Giant for a warm up cocktail. The freshly prepared sangrita served with your Cazadores is worth the wait. Pros: perfectly poured margaritas & amazing tilapia tacos Cons: waiting for a table more

best Tequila list in town 12/28/2008

This tiny little LES staple is my favorite Mexican place in NYC. Sure, its crowded, and you always have to wait for a table; i saw Sofia Coppola and her entourage turned away because the place was so full. But give your cell # to the friendly bar staff and head across the street to Little Giant for a warm up cocktail. The freshly prepared sangrita served with your Cazadores is worth the wait. Pros: perfectly poured margaritas & amazing tilapia tacos Cons: waiting for a table more

Perfect! 11/28/2008

After eating here, I actually feel I may have given other restaurants I have reviewed too high a rating. This place is perfectly sized to feel intimate and exclusive without feeling boxed in. It has the air of a secret find and there is no pretentiousness to be found. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly... And the food and drinks are great. I'd recommend the steak tacos and the habañero/grapefruit margaritas (althought the standard ones are just as tasty). The tequila selection is awesome. The ceviche is authentic and good, but I've had better. I'd also recommend getting there early as I'm not the only city dweller who has discovered this excellent place. It get's packed. more

mmm jalapeno margaritas 11/24/2008

Crazy... i've been asked to wait an hour on a Monday night for a table at this place, and I would have done it if i didn't have to get up early for work. That's how good the drinks are- the jalapeno grapefruit margaritas are my favorite.The food is consistently good, and the atmosphere is always cozy and fun. more

mmm jalapeno margaritas 11/23/2008

Crazy... i've been asked to wait an hour on a Monday night for a table at this place, and I would have done it if i didn't have to get up early for work. That's how good the drinks are- the jalapeno grapefruit margaritas are my favorite.The food is consistently good, and the atmosphere is always cozy and fun. more

Fabuloso 11/6/2008

You may have to wait 20 minutes to be seated at a table (I recommend a seat at the bar) after 6 o clock, but for a place thats packed every night of the week in an area off the beaten track- there's a good reason. Don't be fooled by the cardboard drinks menus. The grapefruit margarita is a gem as well as the dark ginger mojito. To absorb the alcohol- I recommend the steak tacos and calamari salad. more

killer margarita. 5/25/2008

I didn't sample the food, but they sure make a killer habanero grapefruit margarita. more

Love the drinks! Good food & service 11/16/2007

Went with a few friends for a low key weekend night. Knew the wait would be long, but persevered and whiled away at near by happy hours. Once seated, the staff were accommodating, courteous and efficient for the bustling pace & small space. Drinks were served quickly despite the crowd. The food and coconut mojitos were delicious! Also sampled a few of the magarita flavours and were not disappointed. Overall had a great night, recommended! Pros: Drinks & atmosphere Cons: the wait more

Love the drinks! Good food & service 11/15/2007

Went with a few friends for a low key weekend night. Knew the wait would be long, but persevered and whiled away at near by happy hours. Once seated, the staff were accommodating, courteous and efficient for the bustling pace & small space. Drinks were served quickly despite the crowd. The food and coconut mojitos were delicious! Also sampled a few of the magarita flavours and were not disappointed. Overall had a great night, recommended! Pros: Drinks & atmosphere Cons: the wait more

Amy+Coconut Mojitos+Bistek Torta= Happy Customer! 8/22/2007

Drink: Coconut Mojitos\r Eat: Bistek Torta\r Sit by the bar and let Amy serve you!\r And you will walk out of there with a full tummy and a big grin on your face (after drinking alot of Mojitos and having Amy serve them) :) Pros: Good staff & Food! Cons: Small Place (but worth it) more

Amy+Coconut Mojitos+Bistek Torta= Happy Customer! 8/21/2007

Drink: Coconut Mojitos Eat: Bistek Torta Sit by the bar and let Amy serve you! And you will walk out of there with a full tummy and a big grin on your face (after drinking alot of Mojitos and having Amy serve them) :) Pros: Good staff & Food! Cons: Small Place (but worth it) more
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Editorial

  • Latin food and drinks dominate the menu, while Chinese fabrics and lantern lights add a touch of the Orient. Despite the bar's small size, the high ceiling gives an open feel, while an impressive...

  • 4/3/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon, 5:30pm-1:30am; Tue-Thu and Sun, 11:30am-1am; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-3am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Lower East Side, Downtown
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