November 10, 2020

Experience AZ

Barrio Queen will open Glendale location in December

Barrio Queen will open its first West Valley location this December. Located 7640 W. Bell Road, it not only marks the sixth Barrio Queen location to in the Valley, but its largest—the new location will encompass more than 7,000 square feet.

In anticipation of the opening, the restaurant is currently hiring 300 people for this location—those interested should apply online at

“We are extremely excited to open our Glendale location,” say owners Linda Nash and Steve Rosenfield. “We had a lot of requests to bring the Barrio to the west side, and after looking for a while, found the perfect spot for our brand at this area of Bell Road.” 

The location was designed with a similar feel as the other existing five locations—Scottsdale, Gilbert, North Phoenix, Tempe and Queen Creek—but has a new, unique vibe. Elements of the location include a custom, 5-foot rhinestone sugar skull; a private tequila room; a tequila wall; two bars, a large outdoor patio; both indoor and outdoor dining; and a Mercado. As with the brand’s other locations, renowned local Mexican artist Genaro Garcia assisted in the design. His art, as well as art by other local artists, will be on display.

As Barrio Queen’s menu is always evolving, the Glendale location will serve the same authentic Mexican dishes the restaurant is known for, along with several new additions.

“We believe that the west side of Phoenix is ready for Barrio. We look forward to serving the people of the Glendale area with our great Mexican menu, our traditional Mexican culture, and our extensive tequila and Mescal list, as well as our craft cocktails.”

Since opening its first location, Barrio Queen has garnered numerous awards, including “Top 10 Best Table Side Guacamole” from USA Today, “Best New Restaurants in America” from Esquire’s Restaurants, first place in the nation for best tabletop installations from Table Top Awards, “Best Guacamole” from Travel+Leisure, “Best Tacos in Phoenix“ from 3TV and CBS 5 and “Best of Phoenix Skinny Chola Margarita” from Phoenix New Times.