Barrio comes to Brixton


Barrio Brixton

Barrio Brixton
Barrio Brixton

About two years ago I stopped briefly at Bairro Soho, for a very quick drink while waiting for a friend. It was late afternoon, sunny and I promised I would go back. As life goes, I never did. The decor was very colourful, and the drinks were very enticing indeed!

Fast forward and two tears later, Bairro comes to Brixton. I was invited to review it for the blog. The vibrant brand Barrio began in 2007 and the family still growing serving Latin-inspired drinks and food. The Brixton branch was just opened in March 2016.

We went on a Thursday early evening 6 pm, and it was already in full swing by 8.30 pm, when we left.

The menu is a mixed bag of Peruvian, Nikkei and  Mexican flavours. From homemade marinades, ceviches with delightful Leche de Tigre (tiger’s milk), to grilled and barbecued Anticuchos (Mi Corazon on the menu)  and other meats, to Fried chicken with a secret aji panca sauce, that sauce should be bottled and sold on the premises – amazing!

I need to go back and try the one desert in the menu – Peruvian mess, the pork and steak sanguches,  Pork & Chican Bun, Grilled pork belly,chicharron, coriander, red onions, rocoto chilli & sweet potato jam,  they all looked incredible.  It’s food to share; I would say 2-3 plates a person if you are ravenous.

Food at Barrio Brixton

 Ceviche amarilllo and Guac & Chips – great corn chips!
 che guava cocktail and nibbles


Mi corazon and lamb rocoto cream served with mint and coriander dip

Cocktail at Barrio Brixton
green grocer
Ol’ dirty bastard
Serving cocktail at Cocktail at Barrio Brixton




making the Brazillian Lady

The cocktail menu consists in ten concoctions, using herbs and exotic fruits. Price varies from £8.50-£9/each. My favourite was the Brazilian lady: cachaca, passion fruit, Cointreau, lemon, and egg white – this combination is heavenly. The second favourite was Che Guava:  Rum, Mezcal, guava, passion fruit, and lime. Ol’ Dirty Bastard was a hit too, bourbon, rum, orange and angostura bitters. The least favourite was Port of Call, not sure why…

They have an extensive and affordable wines, beers, and cider list if you don’t like cocktails. Wines start at £4.50/glass and £18/bottle. Beer bottle at £4, draft from £5 and one cider in the menu at £4.50/glass.

The decor is fun; there are lots to see and admire including a painted wall by Brixton local artist. Bright interiors take upcycling to the next level. They have an outside area excellent for the Summer months. The staff was nice and polite; some of them didn’t seem to know the menu well.

Such a good vibe and best of all local, walking distance from home and Brixton station. Highly recommended if exploring the area or live locally.

Open seven days a week and until 2 am on the weekends while offering brunch from 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays.


decor at Cocktail at Barrio Brixton

Barrio Brixton
30 Acre Lane, Brixton
nearest underground: Brixton

Disclosure: I was a guest at Barrio Brixton for review purposes. All views are my own.
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  1. May 11, 2016 / 7:42 am

    Those cocktails look delicious. It's funny how things happen, isn't it? I've been invited to a restaurant that opened locally, but I've been to another one in their chain, in another country, a few years ago. I love this little coincidences. Glad you had a lovely time. x

  2. Rhian Westbury
    May 11, 2016 / 9:27 am

    The cocktails look great and it's nice to know the food is also good. I love places where you order lots of smaller dishes x

  3. Vai Chin
    May 11, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Those cocktails look delightful! Must check to see if there is one local to me.

  4. Sarah Mumx3x
    May 11, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    The cocktails look amazing! Yum! The interior looks fab, too! It looks like it has a nice vibe. Good to know the food is lovely, too. 🙂 xx

  5. May 11, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I have never heard of this chain – I love the look and vibe of the place. The food and drink looks amazing too. Great review. Kaz x

  6. George@CulinaryTravels
    May 11, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Looks like a great place. I wouldn't say no to one of those lovely looking cocktails.

  7. Corinne
    May 11, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Ohh I love how this bar is kitted out. The colours are amazing. The cocktails look lovely too. I hope they open one in Leeds!

    Corinne x

  8. Zoe Lester
    May 12, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    That food looks lovely, and those cocktails! Amazing