Barrio to Barlow: New Gourmet Mexican Coming

High end chef does authentic, organic Mexican at forthcoming restaurant in Sebastopol

Wine writer Sarah Stierch shared this exciting tidbit with Biteclub: “Mexican food will finally be coming to the Barlow!”

Tis’ true!  Marin farm market faves “Barrio Contemporary Mexica Cocina” will open their first brick and mortar this fall at the Sebastopol food, wine and art destination.

Though the food is simple, Chef Carlos Rosas is an accomplished chef with stints at Jardiniere, Kokkari, Slanted Door, Lark Creek Inn and Cavallo Point.

Described as a “mix of street food with a gourmet edge,” by Maya Rosas, Barrio makes their own tortillas with GMO-free corn and uses organic and sustainable products from nearby farms and ranches. “We do believe that Mexican food can also  be healthy, fresh interesting and beautiful,” said Rosas. More at

In 2015, Bay Area restaurateur Jorge Saldana, who owns Tlaloc in SF and Cancun Taqueria in Berkeley was slated to open a Mexican eatery called Cinco in the Barlow. Saldana runs a 130-acre farm and retreat near Guerneville that supplies much of the produce for his restaurants and line of salsas. The restaurant never materialized after months of negotiations.