Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen opened its first “west side” location in Glendale.

Barrio Queen, the hip Mexican food chain that started in Scottsdale, opened its first “west side” restaurant in Glendale Dec. 26. (A second West Valley Barrio Queen is scheduled for Avondale in April.)

The Glendale Barrio Queen is in the old Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery near Arrowhead Towne Center at 7640 W. Bell Road.

The Glendale location opened in takeout/delivery mode. For more information, visit barrioqueen.com or call 602-287-8226.

“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. Now people in this area can just drive down the road to visit us,” said Barrio Queen co-owner Linda Nash. 

The Rock Bottom brewing tanks at the location were redesigned as a private dining/tequila room.

The location was designed with a similar feel as the other existing five locations—Scottsdale, Gilbert, North Phoenix, Tempe and Queen Creek. 

Barrio Queen Glendale features a 5-foot rhinestone sugar skull, two bars and a large outdoor patio. Mexican artist Genaro Garcia assisted in the design. His art, as well as art by other local artists, is on display.