Barraca
Barraca

Barraca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barracanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124620080x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Picoteo Firdays: -2pm - 4pm
    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jesus Nunez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bank Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barraca
Barraca is a Spanish Restaurant that celebrates the various Regions and Provinces of Spain through its Tapas, Paellas & Sangrias. Chef Pep, a native Barcelonean, brings authenticity to his kitchen: allowing diners to enjoy a unique and genuine Spanish Culinary Meal will sipping on one of Seven Seasonal Sangrias.

Come to our a Spanish Oasis designed to mimic the back stage of the traveling theater founded by Dali, Lorca & Bunuel-Barraca.

Now debuting our Private Dining Room; the perfect way to dine and mingle for up to 65 guests sitting down or 110 guests standing up!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Barraca reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (34)great for brunch (25)romantic (22)great for lunch (21)special occasion (16)hot spot (11)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is not terrible, not fantastic. Go to tia pol, soccarat, abc cocina. Service was horrendous. Absolutely terrible. Had to find the waiter myself to get orders in.
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  • Great brunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The unlimited brunch was amazing...7 different types of sangrias! My friend and I were thrilled with our entree selection. The food was very good, the sangrias delicious, the service was good...a bit slow on the refills but other than that it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite good, except the noise
    Capu
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food is very tasty, although I wish the had more vegetarian and vegan options. The waiters were very kind. However, because they were understaffed that day, the service was extremely slow. The mushrooms were superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soberbio
    NYCTourist
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All three dishes and the sangria that I had for dinner Saturday night were excellent! I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Sangria Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place has 8-10 different varieties of sangria! HOWEVER, the two sangrias we tried were a lil watered down for my taste. The Tapas were tasty but were a lil bit pricey for the sizes. I would say they should be around more the $6-10 range than the $8-14 range we paid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, solid tapas
    TapaLvr
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love tapas and I was looking for a restaurant that served authentic spanish tapas and wine. Barraca comes close. The service is superb. We had a pleasant server who gamely went along with my terrible jokes. He helpfully suggested staggering dishes so that they were still hot and made a very nice wine recommendations. We ordered several tapas. The gambas and meatballs were very good. The bombas needed more meat filling, less potato. Desserts: the churros were well done except they had too much sugar which drowned out the nice chocolate sauce which accompanied it. Sitting outdoors was pleasant except that the street view is not that great. Inside decor is nice, but the music was very loud when we arrived. I would eat here again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood Paella & Sangria
    F2554
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I highly recommend the seafood paella and red Sangria
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was spectacular
    Luvs2eatgood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everyone was friendly. We had reservations at 10 and arrived at 10:30 and they were still able to accommodate us. The food was delicious and thr Bombas are perfect! We had the Rioja sangria by the pitcher and needless to say we kept ordering more!!!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas Place
    KatyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Decent tapas although i wouldnt say they were the best ive ever had but the paella was good tho here. All seafood included in it was flavorfuland not bland as if it was cooked altogether.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry I went
    Blessedmommyof5
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not impressed, service was not great. Food and sangria left much to be desired.
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  • A little dissappointed
    foodie11VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I'd been trying to try this restaurant for a long time (because the menu looked so delicious), however it didn't quite match my expectations. The place is really nice, but the food was OK. The tapas were really good, but the meal itself (I ordered a paella) was very bland and dry. In all fairness, I visited the restaurant during Restaurant Week, which I've come to realize is an awful way to try new restaurants because the prix fixe menu doesn't always represents the best food of the restaurant and with more dinners than usual, I feel that both food and service get compromised. I may give it another shot and go back for drinks and tapas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Won't go back
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was unexciting, the drinks were OK, the decor was nothing special but the most frustrating: the service/server was non-existent. We waited 20 min just to pay our bill! We won't be going back and I won't recommend it to anyone.
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  • Mediocre
    A58390203
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went here for restaurant week and looking at the prices I'm not sure we really saved much money. All the food was good but nothing to write home about. The service was friendly but extremely disorganized and not very attentive. We sat outside which was fine but again nothing special. The one thing I wish I had taken advantage of is the unlimited Sangria for $15. I think you just need to buy an entrée. I don't have anything horribly bad or good to say, I don't recommend this place but also wouldn't discourage someone from going.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Dinner
    girlsnight
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Almost everything we ordered was extremely salty and the seafood paella was terrible. Favorite dishes were the goat cheese and artichoke flatbread and the garlic shrimp. There are so many other restaurants in the area. Will likely not ever return and would not recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bottomless sangria brunch...
    Stephurnee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Decided to go for brunch after going there for dinner and loving the sangrias, at brunch they have the bottomless sangria special for $15. The sangrias are a little less potent than during the evening, but no less enjoyable. The food was your regular brunch fare, which makes me wish I had done something more Spanish inspired, because the tapas I had had at dinner the visit before were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great everything but poor service.
    torTour
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I dined here with 2 girlfriends last Thursday night. I had heard great things about it and we wanted to try it for Restaurant Week. We sat outside and ordered a big mix of tapas and a pitcher sangria. Everything was excellent until we wanted to order another pitcher and one of the managers, Loyda, came over to our table and asked us to leave. We had been there just over an hour and it didn't seem crazy busy. Either way it was the weirdest and rudest experience I've had in a restaurant to date. I've worked in restaurants and been to a plethora and have never experienced that. Our waiter was great and I felt bad because he didn't know what was going on. I would have recommended to friends if it wasn't for the rude manager at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey but tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went during the restaurant week, but still it's a bit pricey comparing to some other tapas restaurants. Service is really really good. Overall I liked it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy but Fun
    TastefullyTact
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lots of girls! Tables of women everywhere makes for fun times but also for loud nosiy chatter. The industrial style decor with exposed brick and exposed steel dont absorb noise well. The food was delicious and the food portion size plenty. Enjoy the sangria with tasty tapas in a dimly lighted setting. The waitress was authentically Spanish and charming. Try the Gazpacho and the lamb albondigas! Definitely going to return to get my Spanish fix! Muy Bien!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place for authentic Spanish food
    QCumber
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great sangrias and Spanish wines by the glass, the cheese plates are very tasty, interesting tapas. I must go back and try their signature dishes, the piallas, before I give my final judgement. The place has a good vibe, the clientele are a nice mix, but the music will suddenly get too loud to talk for awhile, like they can't decide if they should be traditional or hip. While the service is polite when they're there, they will disappear for long intervals, or if in sight you still have to wave them down to come over. And don't try to order a martini! A guess that makes them authentic since I couldn't get one last summer in Barcelona.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food-Awful service
    mijulu
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Five people had no negative comments on a variety of food. All well prepared and tasty. However the abysmal service ruined what should have been a good experience. There was no wait staff to service our table. The servers and bus people did their best but their lack of training and poor english skill made it difficult for them to be affective. Go for good food if you have a ton of patients.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very bad experience
    SMFL
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Poor service, end up leaving without being served. Waiting times: water took 10 minutes, order another 10 minutes to find out you must order from the same menu (NYC weekend specials) otherwise they cant serve you because of restaurant policy. No manager onsite to handle the situation. Very rude waiter. Next door I enjoyed a wonderfull BBQ.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was good but I was surprised the waitress didn't ask me how I wanted my salmon done. It was like sushi in the middle. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish Brunch Spot!
    BrunchforDinner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Barraca was a nice find for Restaurant Week. The 3 courses plus a few tapas left me full and happy. Although, my main entree (Salmon), was a little bland, the meal was still delicious, overall. I would recommend the croquettes and garlic shrimp, Spanish Tapas staples!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner or brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been here a couple times and have found it to be a great restaurant that works well for both brunch and dinner! The sangria is exceptional and was a fun "boozy brunch" option and the tapas on the dinner menu were excellent: nice variety, good flavors and filling. I will definitely be back here again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good
    nycdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The main complaint is that I had hard pieces of rice in my food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clean but Rustic
    romanpanda
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The decor is tasteful, organic and earthy feeling. The food was interesting and tasty. My husband and I went during Restaurant Week. I loved my grilled chicken salad, salmon, and roll cake (aka Brazo Gitano). My husband loved his cheese platter and berry flan, but his skirt steak was disappointingly overcooked. Their grilled scallions were amazingly delicious with the roasted potatoes. There were friend duos, couples, and groups all present when we were there, the noise level still managed to be pleasantly low. The bathrooms were clean, but a little strange. Overall, I was very happy with my experience at Barraca!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Cuisine
    DodgersWillVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Best gazpacho soup I've had in quite awhile: vivid red color matched its flavor. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love this place, I've gone three times and each time it is absolutely delicious and fresh. The Sangria La Mancha is absolutely fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • London visitors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was a great find- Felt like the places in London when we want to eat with friends
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OhBarraca
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Arrived at Barraca with a friend for NYC Restaurant week for lucnh and was seated right away. The waitstaff were on point! My beet gazpacho, Salmon and Flan were heavenly. So full of flavor. The sangria - although was good - was packed with ice which if I did not remove would surely have diluted the flavor.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Incredible food, vegan options
    racaustin
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Amazing. I had the vegetable paella, and a couple of tapas appetizers. Tip: the paella has a minimum of 2 servings but if you have 3 people, they can make a single dish with 3 different paellas. Perfect for a vegan eating with 2 non-vegans. :-) I can't remember the last time I was so stuffed. At my paella and much of the rice from the other 2 sections!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    Littlelady419
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I tried this place during nyc restaurant week and now I am adding to my list of special places!! Looking forward to returning. Drinks were great!! Food so yummy and ambience sexy, chic and romantic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service and Fair Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food took a very long time to come out. Shrimp dish was incredibly oily and not very good. Steak is overpriced for an entree that should be an appetizer. We saw our waitress twice and then she disappeared. We had 30 minute periods of no attention. No one asked if the food was okay or if we needed anything. We wanted dessert but after I requested a desert menu, it took another 25 minutes for anyone to come talk to us about dessert. At that point we were ready to go. We paid for our food, which took another 30 minutes to process and effectively left unhappy and not full whatsoever. We spent more time waiting around than eating and talking. Overall review: 2/5 stars. Poor service, overcharged mediocre meals and just a bad experience.
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  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    After sitting for 20 mins the waitress finally came over and took our order. We then saw the table next to us getting our food with the waitress nowhere to be found. 20 mins after that (now sitting for 40 mins) we flagged her down to get her know we hadn't received ANYTHING yet. The main course came out before the apps. and the food was just okay. This was an awful experience and we were really looking forward to it.
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  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Selection of sangrias was fun. Staff was so friendly and nice, even though we changed the reservation time on short notice AND a friend was late, they were very nice about and let us sit (some other restaurants don't let you sit until everyone is there). When we said it was someone's birthday, they offered a recommendation on which dessert would work best for a candle. Very lovely waitress and other staff.
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  • lakeshoredrive
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Sangria was really good. One of the flatbreads with eggplant and peppers was really bland. otherwise all food options were great.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food OK bad service.
    valueformoney
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Service was bad. Waited to order drinks and 3 cocktails were brought one at a time with long intervals between each delivery. They waited 30 minutes for the paella to arrive and they forgot one of the orders. Restaurant was not particularly busy.
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  • A good dining experience
    LazySundays
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I researched this on Trip Advisor and the paellas had mixed reviews so I stayed away from them. The tapas were well presented, tasted very good and very generous portions, in fact, four tapas were more than enough for two. I enjoyed the Serrano ham, the mushrooms were delectable and as was the potatoes. The rioja sangria was a bit disappointing and I do not think I would order sangria again as I have had much better at other places. Overall however the service was great, the food delicious and in a perfect spot in the village. I would revisit Barraca so I can try other things on their tapas menu as overall it as an enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Birthday dinner at Barraca
    nychic
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food - good, but many things listed on menu were unavailable (we were told in the first 5 min), even classic tapas items (calamari, octopus, peppers, mushrooms) & no daily specials in a half empty place at 7pm (I would have understood if it was a busy late night, and they ran out of supplies). Service - decent. No birthday perks provided. Issue with the cake we brought (+ our own knife, platter, candles) & asked them to refrigerate - without giving us a chance to agree, they cut the cake & tried to charge us $5 fee each x 5 of us = $25 (silly for a $25 cake). We asked to speak with the manager, the waitress checked & waived the fee. I would not return unless they have a full menu. And don't bring a cake - they will want to charge you!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mislead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The reviews make the place looks better than the real thing. The place needs to redress itself, it looks very modest for what they charge foe dinner. The service is attentive but they should improve the way they dress(too casual ) The food is rely below par. I hope other people read this and goes there knowing what to expect
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