May 7, 2024 - Food and Drink

😋 Sips & snacks: Mexican lunch spot

A chicken and rice bowl with mango salsa and a bowl of soup on a table at a restaurant.

The Brazil bowl and chicken pozole soup at Barrio Starr. Photo: Kate Murphy/Axios

Andy and I recently met up at Barrio Star's "Mexican soul food" for a working lunch that was more delicious than productive.

What to try: The Brazil bowl ($20) with chicken is a hefty, tasty lunch choice that will provide leftovers to be excited about.

  • It's served with coconut rice, black beans, steamed kale, a coconut chile sauce and fresh pineapple, papaya and mango salsa.
  • Order the chicken pozole soup ($11) for something on the lighter side that packs just as much flavor into each bite.

The latest: Last week, the restaurant started a daily social hour with food and drink specials, including $20 margarita flights and $5 tacos.

Stop by: The restaurant on the edge of Hillcrest and Bankers Hill is open for lunch and dinner, plus brunch on weekends.

  • Social hour is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30-6pm; Tuesdays, 3pm to close; and weekends, 4-6pm at the bar only.

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