El Barrio

79 reviews


Tapas/Small Plates
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35 Dixon Street
Wellington 6011


04 333 0261

A hidden gem nestled between Cuba Street and Courtenay Place, El Barrio embodies the passion, food and culture of Latin America.

Located upstairs from Eva Beva, you've got to be in the know when it comes to this eatery; welcome to the club. If you're struggling to find it, the catchy live music will be a dead giveaway. Inside it's snug and secluded... call it a lively Latino bubble if you will. And yes... the staff speak fluent Spanish and Portuguese!

In true Latino style, the food is sumptuous, theatrical and fun. If you want a bit of this and that, opt for their tapas plates which include patatas bravas, pincho caprese and buttermilk chicken with a blue cheese sauce. And their tapas sliders bridge the gap between sharing plates and individual mains. Take your pick of the veggie burger, crispy chicken or beef sliders.

If you want a plate to yourself, we don't blame you. With offerings like chimichurri steak, Cuban sandwiches and sassy, sizzling fajitas, Latin America awaits you with open arms, jazzy cocktails and a pair of salsa shoes (should you wish to take to the tiles later on...)

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