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Cleveland-Based Barrio Sues Condado Owners After Announcement of Cleveland Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Cleveland-Based Barrio Sues Condado Owners After Announcement of Cleveland Location

Build-your-own tacos, a checklist ordering method, and a Day of the Dead motif — Cleveland’s Barrio is accusing Columbus’ Condado Tacos of misappropriating these service marks in a recently filed lawsuit. The story starts back in 2012, when Condado founder and CEO Joe Kahn was co-creator at Barrio with Thomas Leneghan. Leneghan knew he wanted […]

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Barrio Restaurant Relaunched as Madrid

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Barrio quietly closed their doors around two months ago, and Madrid has just as quietly reopened them last week. This new restaurant at 185 North High Street in Downtown Columbus has a similar food concept, but new owners, new decor and a few other new twists. “We’ve fully gutted the restaurant and remodeled,” said Madrid owner […]


Review: Barrio Tapas

 Morgan Kelley Review: Barrio Tapas

Barrio opened three years ago in a former Downtown Wendy’s location, but unlike many fast-food conversion projects, you wouldn’t recognize it. During dinner, this two-story restaurant is dimly lit and swanky-yet-casual with its wood-crate-meets-rusty-steel decor. Barrio is equally known as a place to grab a drink for happy hour (I enjoyed half a pitcher of white […]


Show Your Love for Downtown Restaurants 2010

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Around this same time last year, the Downtown Columbus Blog posted up a bunch of video clips featuring Downtown restaurants. Well, they’re back with a bunch of new videos that feature Anna from The Plantain Cafe, Chad from J. Gumbo’s, Jeni at Dirty Frank’s, Joe at Caffe Daniela, Julie at Burgers Dogs & Fries and […]

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The New Columbus Chefs – Josh Murphey

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This week, Columbus Underground is taking a look at some of the amazing young talent in the kitchens of your favorite local restaurants. Josh Murphey moved back to Columbus after getting his foot in the culinary door out west in Colorado. He helped to open local restaurants Bluefish and Black Creek Bistro, and is currently […]


Barrio Set to Open Next Wednesday Downtown

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The latest entry into the growing Downtown dining scene is Barrio, a Latin & Spanish influenced restaurant scheduled to open on Wednesday. Barrio is located at the corner of Spring & High Streets in a building that formerly housed a Wendy’s restaurant. Over the past few months we’ve seen the exterior of the building slowly […]


Artists Wanted: Barrio Mural Design Contest

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Press Release: Barrio is a new restaurant opening in Downtown Columbus.  The restaurant is looking for an artist or group of artists to design and paint a mural for its vacant wall.  Barrio is located at 185 N. High Street on the Northwest corner of Spring and High.  The vacant wall is extremely visible from […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!