Chaoyang District, beijing
Description: The masterminds behind Bottega turn their hands to Mexican food.
The result: El Barrio, a restaurant that prides itself on serving Mexican comfort food like tacos, fajitas, nachos, as well as various sharing plates and a number of suitably requila-heavy cocktails.
El Barrio has two terraces, one that lies in wait for tequila-fueled summer parties, the other an outdoor dining area fashioned with Mexican baroque and ornamental arches. Expect both to be packed all summer long.