2814 North 16th Street
1 1/2 Blocks South of Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
+1 602 636 0240
NileGuide Expert tip:
Try the fresh, table-side guacamole.
While other Phoenix-area Mexican restaurants continue to labor under the premise that all dishes must be drowned in yellow cheese, Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of the Barrio Cafe knows better. Come here for fresh, inventive takes on old classics, as well as traditional, vegetable-rich Mexican dishes that usually don't get the menu space they deserve at more mainstream chain restaurants. The ambiance is cozy and friendly, perfect for a night out with friends or a significant other.