With two Kansas City restaurants, Barrio is expanding again

During a pre-opening event, bartender Caleb Keith pours a drink while Emily Vosburg stands at Briarcliff Barrio, a Mexican kitchen + bar.

During a pre-opening event, bartender Caleb Keith pours a drink while Emily Vosburg stands at Briarcliff Barrio, a Mexican kitchen + bar.

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Locally owned and operated Barrio is expanding again.

Briarcliff Barrio, a Mexican restaurant + bar, was scheduled to open at The Village in Briarcliff at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22.

The new 5,000-square-foot location, at 4125 N. Mulberry Drive, seats 150 indoors and 100 on the patio.

Briarcliff Barrio will serve Cali-Mex dishes including shrimp tacos with mango relish, burnt nachos or quesadillas, Surf & Turf kebabs (with grilled vegetables and cilantro chimichurri sauce), birria tacos and southwestern chicken salad, along with an extensive tequila menu Range and margarita specialty.

“People ask what Kale Mix is. We use a lot of fresh fruit — a brighter flavor and freshness to it,” said Chris Riddler, one of the owners.

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Chicken nachos are served at a pre-opening event at Briarcliff Barrio. luke johnson [email protected]

It serves daily specials like pitchers of margaritas or sangria for $20 on Wednesdays, and chicken or steak fajitas for $12.95 on Thursdays.

Opening Hours: 11:30am to 11pm Monday to Friday; Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm; From 10 am to 10 pm on Sundays.

Brunch will be served with Mimosa bottomless from 10am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It also has happy hour specials.

It also has a private event space that can accommodate up to 50 customers or 75 people standing.

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Briarcliff Barrio, a Mexican Kitchen + Bar, is holding a pre-opening event on June 17. luke johnson [email protected]

Ridler and Luke Pickett opened the first Barrio in Brookside in early 2018. They expanded with a location in Red Bridge Shopping Center three years ago.

They spent a year cutting and remaking the Briarcliff spot. They installed three garage doors that open onto the patio in nice weather. They also doubled the size of the patio, moved the bar to a more central location, and put in new furnishings and fixtures from top to bottom.

The coffee shop in Briarcliff Village previously operated on the premises. It was then taken over by Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina, remodeling the space for its opening in late 2014. It closed two years ago, citing a loss of business from the pandemic.

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Barrio co-owner Luke Pickett is opening another location in Briarcliff. luke johnson [email protected]

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Joyce Smith has covered restaurant and retail news for The Star since 1989 under the Cityscape brand. She appreciates news tips.

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