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Dec 10, 2008 09:50 AM

Edmonton: Is Julio's Barrio WestEnd Closed?

I know that the food isn't all that wonderful, but my project team has been working their butts off and would like to go to the Julio's West End location to celebrate.

Does anyone know if it's still open? I hear some rumours that it's closed.

And - if it's closed, where else would you recommend on the West End that has some vegetarian options?

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  1. According to the website there is only one on whyte. So I guess the one out west is closed. It was surrounded by other chains so I'm not suprised.

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    1. re: Bryn

      for west end vegetarian you are probably going to have to hit a chain. that is pretty much all that is in the west end. or ethnic. New Asian Village would be a great option if your group likes Indian.

      1. re: cleopatra999

        Thanks for you advice!

        Half my group is indian - the other half is chinese and pakistani. We're just sick of the new asian villiage, as we end up there at least once or twice a week... We'll probably end up at moxies or some place like that.

        1. re: kali_MM

          i have heard good things about Chop for lunch. I don't know about the vegetarian options, but I suspect that it would be similar to a moxie's or earls, just a little more upscale. or what about Italian, Tasty tomato's or Picco LIno? Delux burger bar has a veggie burger, but that is about the only option there.

          1. re: cleopatra999

            Chop has a portabello "burger" and if your vegetarians eat seafood, there is an ahi tuna salad. Check this out for a list of not so chainy restaurants by area of the city:

            There is not a lot in the West End :-( I work there too.

            I am totally pimpin' my own site, but it also has links to the restaurant web pages if they have one, and I made it because I am always looking for restaurants to go to, and I love being able to check out their menus before I make a decision. A link to Chop is on it so you can see the menu. Should make your search a tiny bit easier.

    2. If there was a god, who liked good food, all the Julio's Barrios would be closed. I can not understand how the first one was so popular that it spawned others.

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      1. re: pengcast

        Take a central location on Whyte, add alcohol, add mediocre food that doesn't offend anybody, and you have the ideal place for a group of 3+ to meet. You don't have to be that good, as long as you can avoid being bad. There are lots of unadventurous eaters out there.

        My biggest frustration on Whyte is the mediocre restaurants that are consistently packed (Julio's, Yianni's, Chianti).