Barrio Star

Bankers Hill

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In a Nutshell

Pomegranate margaritas wash down a choice of chile relleno, grilled chicken with pumpkin-seed mole, or squash-and-cheese tamale

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Promotional value expires Oct 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Valid only for one person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$39 for a Four-Course Day of the Dead Meal ($80 Value)

Choose from the following dates:

  • Sunday, October 28
  • Monday, October 29
  • Tuesday, October 30
  • Wednesday, October 31
  • Thursday, November 1
  • Friday, November 2
  • Saturday, November 3<p>

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Barrio Star

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.

Customer Reviews

Good food, friendly environment, eye catching atmosphere
Kristine V. · November 4, 2012
I was skeptical about this place because it had things like "soy chorizo" on the menu, but I was pleasantly surprised. The pozole was delicious! So was the carnitas chile relleno. It was different from your typical mexican places but I liked it and would definitely go back.
Jaime A. · October 31, 2012
Good food , great service
Alan P. · November 14, 2014

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