If your idea of a taco is ground beef, tomato, lettuce and cheese, listen up. Barrio’s tacos can be a true culinary work of art. Create your own masterpiece from a host of menu offerings, and Barrio’s kitchen will build it.
Barrio director of marketing Ashling Murray offers some suggestions from its sizable menu. Start with Barrio’s unique double shell — a soft taco, queso fundido and guacamole in the middle and a hard taco shell. Next, add protein. For a bit of a kick, Murray recommends the spice rub chicken or the jalapeno lime skirt steak. Less spicy options include pulled pork or braised short rib. Vegetarian options are also available. Or, add more than one.
The Chihuahua cheese is her next choice since this soft, mild, white cheese pairs well with proteins. Now, you’re on your own. With seven available toppings, pile on pineapple or corn salsa, cilantro, onions, lettuce and pico de gallo. Cauliflower or cilantro lime rice are also available add-ons. Typically, two to three tacos satisfy even the biggest appetites. Barrio also offers brunch tacos on Saturdays and Sundays.
2466 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-862-3498; 4061 Erie St., Willoughby, 440-856-1400; barrio-tacos.com