Barrio was born in Madrid and began cooking at the age of fourteen. After studying, he traveled to countries such as France, Switzerland, the UK and the US for thirteen years to cook.
Barrio died in a BASE jumping accident on 6 June 2014 in Segura de la Sierra, Jaén, aged 42. The act was supposed to be a tribute to Álvaro Bultó, who died under similar circumstances in August 2013.
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