After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disc with today's Groupon to Barrio Star. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of brunch or lunch fare.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner fare.
Chef-owner Isabel Cruz creates plates of flavorful, modern Mexican fare with health-conscious flair at Barrio Star. The thoroughly modern menu boasts a full wardrobe of fresh, savory taco accessories to dress up marinated chicken, grilled tofu, or oven-baked carnitas ($9.50+ lunch, $13+ dinner), alongside Barrio bowls ($9 lunch, $14 dinner) and tamales stuffed with heart-healthy steamed greens and salsas made from scratch ($8.50+ lunch, $14 dinner). Freshly ground corn tortillas lend spicy soups and cheesy quesadillas an air of authenticity, and intimate lighting and exquisite presentation augment Barrio Star’s full sensory experience.
- Isabel Cruz, the owner, argues that Mexican food can be upscale, fresh and healthy. After honing that argument at her Asian-infused Isabel’s Cantina in Pacific Beach, she’s given it a creative spin here…Above all, that the food is terrific. – Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune
- I thought the quality, and the service, was outstanding. – mika b., Yelp