About Barrio Quintana and the 7 different options you can try
Tired of searching different food trucks? Barrio Quintana is the perfect place for you! Located in Queretaro, Mexico in one of the main streets of the city, this place is well located and easy to access. If you still dont know what to order, you have plenty of options to choose! Whether you want to eat:
- Tacos – Don Lechon
- Hamburgers – Oso Burger
- Hot dogs – Sr. Perro
- Chicken wings – Worila Wings
- Sushi – Sushi by Arroz Arroz
- Seafood – Rocamar
- Desserts – Cero Grados
Barrio Quintana will blow your mind! You dont have to worry about what to drink, it offers beers, sodas and even cocktails to spend a nice evening with your friends and family. Are you worry to leave your dog at home? Bring your furry friend to Barrio Quintana, this place is pet friendly!
Schedule: Opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 14:30 pm to 23:00 pm. You can walk by or leave your car in the Valet Parking.
Social media and delivery apps
You can see the menu’s on the webpage https://barrioquintana.digitalmenu.cc/ or maybe you want to do a check in and give a like so your friends will know you are in Barrio Quintana, just follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
However only one food truck has a delivery app, Oso Burger is the only one you can find on Uber eats, DiDi food and Rappi.
Beginnings of Barrio Quintana
Even though I wanted to check and try a real Food truck in the city where I live, we dont have it yet, the closest I found was Barrio Quintana and I loved the thematic! Once you enter this place you will find 7 different food trucks all around you and a bunch of tables where you can sit to enjoy your meal.
Started in January of 2019 in Queretaro, Mexico, Barrio Quintana quickly became famous for its food variety and nice atmosphere. People spread their comments and more locals beginning to visited frequently. However everything changed in 2020 when the pandemic hit all over the world. They were forced to be closed for 7 months but they reopened in September of 2020. Since then, everything has returned to “normal” just following the health protocoles, according by Jesus Gonzalez which is one of the chefs of Barrio Quintana (Worila wings food truck).Safety first
Due to Covid19 every customer must follow the rules since the moment they arrive. A hostess will take your temperature and write your full name on a paper, if your temperature is lower than 37 degrees you are welcome to enjoy your stay, the only thing you should do is wash your hands at the beginning of the entrance in order to go inside.
All of the menus are available with QR code, if you dont have internet you can connect on their wifi network.
It can be overwhelming if its your first time there and you dont know where to sit or even worst, what to order. But no worries! The servers will assign you a table and ask you if you want to walk to check the different food trucks or if you want to download the QR menu on your phone, in that way you can review all of the options this place has to offer without waiting the queue.
Once you pass the filters, another hostess will wait for you to assign you a table. If you still dont know what to order, you can go directly to the bar which is located at the bottom of the place and take a sit in one of their main tables. The 7 food trucks will be all around you. Each truck has its own sign to be easily locate it.
Just a couple of minutes later, the waiter will ask you if you want to drink something from the bar, it could be a lager beer, light beer, a cocktail, or a glass of water fruit. The waiter will bring your drinks in approx 5 minutes and will ask if you are ready to order.
The winner Food truck was …
Arroz arroz (translation rice rice), it was more like Asian food. Due I wasnt sure what to order, I asked the waiter for recommendations or specialties from the house and the winner dish was Pad Thai with schrimps.
Pad Thai with schrimps, the ingredients were: rice noodles, carrots, broccoli, soy, tamarind, oyster sauce, peanut and dried chili. Price? Was ok, you pay exactly for the amount of food you receive, my dish cost $5.78 usd.
What my friend ordered was the Special Yakimeshi, made with: fried rice, broccoli, soy, ginger, chicken, avocato and sesame. Same price $5.78 usd.
Drinks: What we both had was a glass of pineapple and lemon water, it was refreshing and the most important is that it was homemade. Price: $1.52 usd each.
Moment of truth, the food was ok?
Surprisingly the taste was not what I was expected, even though the presentation and amount was generous, the flavor was missing. I had to order salt and the spicy salsa made with jalapenos just to add more ingredients to the dish. The waiter will ask you if you want to eat it with chopstiks or fork, so its opt to you how comfortable you are eating your meal.
Food truck for desserts
For me it was the first time that I saw a Food truck only for desserts, even if I was full, I decided to take a look on their menu. They sell ice creams and the options are great and unique. Just to mention some flavors of ice creams are: mezcal, margarita, vanilla/whiskey, brownie or mango. Thinking of maybe you want to take it home? You can pay one liter of your favorite ice cream and enjoy it later. Price $12.17 usd per liter.
Is your dog with you? This Food truck sell strawberry ice cream sugar free for dogs, the best part is that is made for humans as well, so both of you can enjoy it together. Price $2.13 usd each (which I founded overrated).
You want to bring your dog while you are eating? Bring your furry friend to Barrio Quintana, this place is happy to interact with your pet, you will find a stand where you can buy some treats, beds and toys.
Atmosphere & Service
This place will impress you on how quickly the staff is willing to help you and fulfill your wishes, food trucks and area is well decorated. Near the tables hanging out the ceilings are some plants that creates a peaceful and calm atmosphere, they have some nice graffitis on the walls that matches perfectly the green scenario. On the terrace you will see little lights hanging on the corners of the Food trucks, making the environment warm and cozy.
Just in case you want to watch a movie, a music video, or even if you dont want to miss a football game you can take a look on one of the 3 TVs they have. The style of music they play is contemporary, sometimes you can sing your favorite pop music or just listen house music while you are eating your food.
Having second thoughts to go out on a rainy evening? Barrio Quintana have heaters all over the place so you can enjoy the food without thinking of the weather.
Payment method & sustainability
What if you are super hungry and want to eat a little bit from all of the 7 Food trucks but you dont want to pay each time? Barrio Quintana thought about this and offers you a perfect solution. Every Food truck has its own Chef so you just have to go to the Food truck and the Chef will take your order, he/she will pass it later to the Waiter, whenever you decide to ask for the bill you will receive only one check with all of the meals you had on the different Food trucks.
Payment methods accepted are VISA, Mastercard or cash.
If you decided to eat there, food will be presented in pottery bowls and crystal glasses. However I cannot say Barrio Quintana will take care of the environment, the Waiter brought us straws without requesting them, since we didnt use them, once he cleaned the table he throw out the straws into the bin. I’m aware we still need to deal with the pandemic and for safety purposes they cannot reuse plastic stuffs, nevertheless we can save a lot of plastic if only the Servers listen carefully what customer request.
If you want to take away your food, it will be served in plastic containers and plastic bags, such a waist for our environment!
Overall I had a nice experience in Barrio Quintana, it exceed my expectations since the moment I arrived. The staff is always happy to help you and to suggest their most sell dishes. Despite my meal was a little bit lack of flavor, I will definetely give a second chance and try other Food trucks since you have plenty of options. For sure you have to be hungry, so prepare your stomach whenever you decide to go there! The value for the money you spend its okay, atmosphere and hygiene of the place will keep you satisfy. It doesnt matter if you just want to go out with friends or even have a date, Barrio Quintana will be the perfect place for you.
Written by Ana Beatriz Moreno Figueroa
HOSP 1235-002 Food & Beverage Service Operation
1.- Barrio Quintana digital menu. Retrieved from https://barrioquintana.digitalmenu.cc/
2.- Facebook Oso burger (2021). Facebook profile. Retrieved from https://es-la.facebook.com/Osoburgersqro/
3.- Facebook. (2021). Facebook profile. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/barrioquintanaqro/