‘City Gems’: Barrio Cafe

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza opened Barrio Cafe in 2002 in the “Calle 16” neighborhood. Located in Central Phoenix, “Calle 16” is becoming known as a cultural district filled with murals.

Esparza uses French technique and inspiration from regional specialties to create her own brand of Mexican cuisine. She has been a James Beard semi-finalist and has been inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame.

See more from season two of “Plate & Pour.”

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Restaurant address: 2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Website: https://www.barriocafe.com/

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