Barrio Cafe, which has draw plenty of accolades for its Mexican fare, has been named the best Mexican restaurant in the U.S. by Tabelog.
Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has drawn plenty of attention to her central Phoenix restaurant and even branched out into other location, including a new one along Grand Avenue. Tabelog recognized Barrio Cafe for several things, including its Guacamole del Barrio, which is prepared tableside, as well as several dishes.
Barrio Cafe, which is located on 16th Street just south of Thomas, opened in 2002. It has a spinoff at Sky Harbor and a recently launched sibling, Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva, in west Phoenix.