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We say…

Secretive bar serving quality tapas for a steal of a price in Sherwood.

You’d be forgiven for walking past Barrio without giving it a second glance. There’s no signage to indicate that behind the plain black exterior of a dusky-looking bar opposite Daybrook Street on Mansfield Road lies one of Nottingham’s most in-demand eateries.

Indeed, with no phone number to its name either, Barrio’s a bit of a one-off. You have two options for booking: 1. send a message via a rarely-updated Facebook page or 2. rock up at the door in the hope of finding a free table.

Needless to say, Barrio has a loyal fan base. The food on offer is tapas in its purest form: cheap, simple dishes that stay true to classic Spanish flavours with smoky paprika, punchy garlic, zesty lemon and savoury olives never far away. The Barrio twist is a dash of something different like Asian soy and ginger every so often.

Each dish features just a few flavours carefully chosen to complement – rather than overpower - the main event, such as mussels steamed in their own juice with lemon and paprika and Padron peppers flash fried in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

The menu at Barrio is constantly evolving and the ones we’ve listed are samples only. There’s no telling what treats you’ll be in store for on your visit.

Luckily the team at Barrio are brilliant at catering for different dietary needs, with a separate gluten-free menu offering plenty of choice and a really accommodating approach to vegan diners. A heads up to all who visit: remember to stop by an ATM on your way to Barrio; they only accept cash!

The bar itself is snug and homely, hidden in plain sight on Mansfield Road’s main parade, just down from Newstead Street. Head to Barrio today to get your fill of Sherwood’s coolest taperia


last updated: 22 Aug 2018

last updated: 22 Aug 2018

last updated: 22 Aug 2018
584 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2FS