30 September, 2022, 20:19

El Charro & Barrio Bread’s “Barrio Charro” is now open on Campbell

In case you missed it, Barrio Charro quietly opened up its doors on Campbell and Prince — offering a new and exciting joint venture of two culinary powerhouses.

Local baker and owner of Barrio Bread, Don Guerra, and chef Carlotta Flores of the Si Charro restaurants are the two responsible for the delicious new restaurant.

Barrio Charro

Photo by Sam Jump

The two Tucsonans, who have both been nominated for the James Beard Award, have worked together on several projects in the past and announced the creation of Barrio Charro back in September 2020.

Barrio Charro’s menu is packed with select alcoholic and craft beverages that’ll pair nicely with Barrio Bread’s creations, and also some all-natural protein options found on such Si Charro menus, like the Carne Asada from Charro Steak or the Mesquite Grilled Salmon from CharroVida. Additionally, the new restaurant serves dishes like avocado toast, bruschettas, and their own versions of open-faced tortas.

Barrio Charro

Photo courtesy of Barrio Charro

“We both are excited for this new venture,” said chef Carlotta Flores. “Being able to work together is truly going to be so much fun as we have a great friendship and respect for each other’s work ethic.”

“As a baker, I am passionate about creating delicious food that fosters community and fuels relationships,” said Don Guerra. “I am thrilled to team up with Carlotta Flores to start Barrio Charro and celebrate the beautiful community and food culture in Tucson, and provide a way for people to continue to gather for meals and support one another in this great place we are blessed to call home.”

Barrio Charro

Photo courtesy of Barrio Charro on Facebook

The new concept is located near the Safeway on Campbell and Prince Road — a shopping center that currently houses Ghini’s French Caffe and the Mediterranean restaurant, Med Cuisine.

To keep up with Barrio Charro, follow them on Facebook or visit barriocharro.com.

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.