Barrio Urbano Closes; What Does It Mean For 7th St. Restaurants?

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:54pm
Updated: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:35pm
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Dominic Armato

One of Phoenix’s most well-known chefs — Silvana Salcido Esparza who owns Barrio Cafe — announced that she’ll be closing her restaurant Barrio Urbano on Seventh Street just south of Bethany Home Road.

She told The Arizona Republic, "It's a great concept for the space, given its limitations, but I knew it was coming. (Seventh Street) is imploding on itself. It's too much for the area."

Here to talk with us about the restaurant’s closing and what it could mean for the future of the trendy stretch of Seventh Street is Dominic Armato, dining critic for The Arizona Republic.

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