Barrio Chino

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77 Solid

A snug Lower East Side spot for margaritas and Latin-inspired bites.

253 Broome St., New York, NY, 10002


Known For

The lowdown

Located on a nondescript stretch of Broome Street, Barrio Chino sits on the part of the Lower East Side where the Chinese and Latino communities intersect. The décor incorporates Asian accents like colorful hanging paper lanterns and Chinese portraits in an airy space with exposed-brick walls, dark-wood bar, and open shelves filled with tequila. The agave liquor is the main draw here; they’ve got dozens, and each shot comes with a peppery sangrita chaser. If it’s a mixed drink you want, choose from a list of house specials, including a fruity, red sangria, and three varieties of caipirinha. Need something to absorb all that hooch? Try one of the “antojitos,” or appetizers, cooked on the spot in a little side kitchen — especially the salted-jicama-and-watermelon spears.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recommended DishesMargarita; mole poblano; jicama-and-watermelon spears.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized