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För att göra innehållet personligare, anpassa och mäta annonser och erbjuda en säkrare användarupplevelse använder vi cookies.Genom att klicka eller navigera på webbplatsen godkänner du att vi använder cookies för att samla information på och utanför Facebook.(I wanted more of that octopus.) I chose the smoky skirt steak — delicious with a dollop of melted cheese and an onion relish wrapped in a sturdy blue corn tortilla.But the price seemed steep for what essentially was a small plate. It was a generous sandwich, the grilled chicken topped with, among other things, pickled red onion, orange and avocado crema on a crusty roll. Barrio was bustling on a recent Friday afternoon, and I guessed there were two reasons: Maybe the crowd was pumped with that end-of-the-week-holiday-season vibe or maybe it was buoyed by a sense of expectation (or already knew what was coming).
The regular red hot tamales () come three to an order and are astoundingly tender, all without a trace of grittiness.
From the exuberantly ornate dining room to the best dishes on the menu, the West Loop restaurant delights in serving up layers upon layers of style. A beet hummus kicked off a recent meal with sparks of citrus zest and dusky notes of clove, offset by the crunch of fried chickpeas and the salty tang of blue cheese.
Other highlights included a side of broccolini, which combined fish sauce, puffed rice and pomegranate seeds to offer a smoky, umami crunch; curry meatballs, served on a pillow of mashed peas and punctuated with a nice dose of heat; and a near-perfect apple cake, as interesting as it was comforting, spiced and studded with tender chunks of warm apple, melted meringue and crisp tuiles.
The cornbread arrives in a cast-iron pan, is firm enough to slice neatly and eat in-hand, yet sports a texture so delightfully loose and crumbly that you may worry — needlessly — that it will fall apart.
Barrio offers a selection of tacos both traditional and “deconstructed” (that means you get to build them yourself). Sadly, you have to have the same filling in all three.The fries, seasoned with togarashi and sprinkled with cotija cheese, are sturdy and crisp.