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First Look: Barrio

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: BarrioBarrio officially opens at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 - All photos by Susan Post
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Just in time for Taco Tuesday, Cleveland-based Barrio opens the doors to its first Columbus location today, Tuesday, September 8.

The build-your-own-taco joint took over the former home of Winking Lizard at 1416 W. Fifth Ave. in Fifth by Northwest. Options abound on the menu that features a little something for everyone, from the carnivore to the vegan. There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to the salsa, queso and guacamole selection, either. Diners can wash it all down with margaritas available in over a dozen flavors, or a traditional Mexican cerveza.

Barrio’s hours are 4 – 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour runs from 4 – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and a brunch menu will make its debut in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit barrio-tacos.com.

All photos by Susan Post

A large Frida Kahlo mural by local artist Carlos Roa on the outside of the building
Barrio’s Day of the Dead theme carries to the outside of the building
Outdoor seating facing Fifth Avenue
Barrio added custom signage and a custom bike rack
A skeleton couple rides across the ceiling
Indoor seating
Stained glass hangs above the center of the bar
An ode to Amy Acton featured in Barrio’s Day of the Dead murals
The inside bar
Barrio has set up dividers in between tables as a part of its coronavirus safety precautions
Local sculptor Steve Bush is responsible for the metal work around the building, much of it featuring bicycle parts
Barrio will open as dine-in only, but soon add carryout
Another skeleton couple oversees the dining room
The fire pit on the patio
A mural adds some color to the patio
Barrio’s large patio is dog-friendly
Queso ahead!
The Tres Amigos with Traditional Guac, Queso Blanco and Salsa Verde
A variety of build-your-own tacos
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