It's only acceptable to sweat in public when eating a spicy Mexican dish, playing sports, or being proposed to on live television. Feel the heat with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$16 for a taco meal for two (up to $32 total value)
$30 for a taco meal for four (up to $64 total value)
Each diner receives the following:
- Two tacos (up to $4 value each)
- One house margarita ($8 value)
$11 for $20 worth of breakfast or lunch until 3 p.m.
For Barrio Star's owner and chef, Isabel Cruz, her Latino family's large, frequent gatherings have always revolved around food. She taught herself how to cook with help of friends and family from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico—and growing up in Los Angeles, she was also influenced by Japanese, Korean, and Thai flavors. Today, she infuses her global, modern recipes into five eateries spanning two states.
Within the vibrantly painted, chandelier-lit confines of Barrio Star, Isabel and co-owner Todd Camburn incorporate unexpected influences into the menu of Mexican soul food; wild blackened-salmon tacos are adorned with thai slaw, pineapple, jicama slaw, and chipotle aioli, as well as cilantro and lime. Coconut permeates her Brazil bowl, loaded with rice, black beans, mango salsa, steamed greens, and a choice of meat. Isabel chooses local, organic ingredients whenever possible to forge her modern, healthier versions of traditional dishes. Her chefs make all the salsas from scratch, rather than rehydrating astronaut salsa, and hand press tortillas from just-ground corn. Meanwhile at the bar, guests gather to sip speciality margaritas such as roasted jalapeño blackberry and classic lime and salt. Craft beer pours from 11 different handles while the Barrio Star brand booms into a vibrant party that now spans across two states in five restaurants.
92% of 104 customers recommend
“Charming place, excellent service & delicious food! ”
“Great location and amazing food ”
“Great staff and excellent food. No sweet/sour mix used in their margaritas!”
2706 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103