Barrio Comida began as a monthly pop-up in the North East of England as a labour of love. Growing up in California, Mexican food and culture became a big part of our life, but after moving to England 10 years ago we craved those flavours and so eventually Barrio Comida was born. We cook food inspired by the thousands of amazing Taquerias dotted all over California and Mexico and want to share our love of this food and Taqueria culture with the people of Newcastle. Taquerias to us are about eating with your hands and sharing food and memories with friends and family.
Our Taqueria consists of two shipping containers on Newcastle's Quayside with seating for around 30 people. We run on mostly natural fuel consisting of a large custom charcoal grill and wood oven and therefore many of our tacos and dishes revolve around this style of cooking which we feel makes all the difference in flavour. We take ingredients very seriously and source from what we believe are some of the best producers in the country. We use multiple Mexican importers to ensure we get the best chilli's, Masa, Beans and Mexican products we are able to get our hands on. All our Cheese is made by the Gringa Dairy in Peckham London which is the only Mexican Dairy in the UK. Our rare breed beef, Pork and chickens come from Taste Tradition in North Yorkshire and are outdoor reared and free range and all our Dayboat Fish and Shellfish comes either from our business partner Adam Riley Via North Shields fish quay down the road or Kernow Sashimi Based in Cornwall who deal in some of the best day boat fish in the country.
Newcastle upon Tyne
We are located on the Quayside Seaside just in front of the Newcastle Law Courts. Closest parking is 2 minutes walk at the Sandgate car park. Closest Metro is Central Station and about a 10 minute walk. Q3 bus also stops just opposite the Restaurant.