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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Barraca reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)fit for foodies (38)great for outdoor dining (38)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (21)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (18)hot spot (17)special occasion (15)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Service letdown
    onefishtwofish
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I visited on a quiet Tuesday evening. We were looking forward to having tapas and trying Barraca's sangrias. We ordered four tapas - the ham croquettes were good with a crispy shell and light filling which was nicely seasoned - the monkfish stew was tepid when it arrived and needed to be returned for reheating. This must have bothered our server because he never returned to our table with the reheated dish, to see how we were doing, or with our fourth dish. Our fourth dish never arrived so after more than an hour we left. The manager was little help at in getting the servers, who wears clustered around the bar gabbing, tO do their jobs. What a shame - it looked like a ice place.
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  • Fun place good food
    M10S
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We enjoyed the food, the wine the sangria and the ambiance. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cakes
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    first time dining here. food was excellent and service to match. will definitely be returning
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep going back!
    Neighbor
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Have been to this restaurant many times for both business and personal lunches and dinners. The service is always excellent, the food great and the ambiance good. When the restaurant is full, it can get a bit noisy, but there are tables better placed fo conversation and the staff will accommodate you if you let them know you need a quiet place. The entire package keeps me going back and everyone who has shared a meal with me at Barraca raves about it!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sangria is a must
    Mcoz
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They have great sangria! For food, picked a few tapas plates and the spare ribs were the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had the paella and some tapas for dinner all beautiful food and would highly recommend to anyone who loves spanish food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun for a night out with good food
    JjnycVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and sangria choices were really good. Portions are large for tapas. Servers were really pleasant but we didn't receive all of our dishes. When we were billed for it they took them off without a fuss. THe portions were large so we didn't notice we didn't receive everything. WOuld definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drinks were good...food was okay
    maryjaiden
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Barraca was a very nice place, great atmosphere and friendly staff. We were disappointed by the food, the paella was overcooked and the serving was very shallow in the dish it was served. We were most looking forward to the paella. The skirt steak and the croquets were the best of everything we tried. The sangria and cocktail drinks were very good!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • helpful staff great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had some changes to our reservation and the staff was very accomodating. The food was delicious and all in all we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lots of choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The different types of sangrias gave lots of options to choose from, our waiter even brought me a few taste of the different kinds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a place if you're too hungry.
    Korki
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My friends wanted to try something new and I picked this place because it had an outdoor seating and good reviews. Two of us had seafood paella which was decent amount but nothing special in quality (it had a bit too much oil), two male friends ordered a steak and it was not enough at all. It came with 4 little potatoes and a leaf of kale. They ordered calamari which we never received. Overall, place is nice just because of the outdoor seating and nice atmosphere (not too loud). It also has a decent sangria choices (6-7 different kinds). So, if you're not too hungry but want a casual comfortable place to hang out with your friends I'd recommend it for sure. If you're craving for a big meal, I'd skip this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of Spain in the West Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very tasty tapas, pitchers of sangria that are very affordable during happy hour and good service. Worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    boom2x
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
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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!
    hbpread
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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