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
97 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)great for outdoor dining (34)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (30)great for brunch (20)romantic (20)great for lunch (18)special occasion (12)hot spot (12)late-night find (8)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jane
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mislead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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  • Great Spot
    NotThatPicky
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I really enjoy this place - delicious food, good prices and super nice staff. Great for groups - very kid friendly (we had a 2 yr old who had a tantrum and they were still nice to us). The Kale Pizza is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant
    MannyL
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Consistency is the key to success. Barraca never disappoints. Food and the sangria variety are delcious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Barraca reviews archive.
  • Terrific tapas
    WestVill212
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have been here for brunch and tapas several times and it has been consistently great. The food is delicious and the service attentive and fast. The place tends to be busy but the tables are spaced sufficiently far apart that it doesn't feel crowded. It continues to be a neighborhood favorite for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    . This weekend we went to barraca, and were sat in Melibea, I knew they were the same owners, but did not realize that it was so connected. The service was terrible. The food was good, but not good enough to warrant bad service. Hostess forgot to seat us, resulting in us being sat in the sister restaurant next door Were given the brunch menu instead of the dinner menu (waited for 30 minutes) before even being brought water, or for us to ask for a dinner menu. Still waited another 10 minutes to order, which resulted in us ordering over an hour after our dinner reservation. Ordered drinks and one was forgotten, forgot other food we ordered. Service picked up once our food was being served... but it was truly terrible and I will not return
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  • ejanszk
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very delicious food, and our waiter helped us order everything. i think it was a little lacking for vegetarians, but I made do. Margs were also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    foodie90
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We came with a big group and had a great, large round table in the back. Sangria was excellent--especially the Valencia! And we were vegetarians, so there were lots of options. The kale salad and broccoli tapas were spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic every time
    rita
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Waiters could not be nicer! Food is delicious and environment is perfect for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I went to Baracca on Sunday, April 27, 2014 for brunch with a coupon deal I received from Urban Daddy. I ordered the steak off the menu and was surprised at how bland it was. I had to ask the waiter for salt and pepper to season it and it took some time before I received the salt and pepper. There was also too much of a time lapse between ordering drinks and receiving food and between finishing food and getting the check.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spaniorlisimo!
    Saberut
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Enjoy the black paella and patatas bravas. Staff very friendly. Pablo,our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sangria overload
    Lala
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food, yummy sangria ...over all great brunch spot .
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find!
    kerriT
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had Urban Daddy vouchers, but a friend didn't- and it was still a great experience. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the drinks were awesome. You can do bottomless sangria for $15 (1.5 hours)- well priced and great sangria!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Tapas
    evanm11
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Cute restaurant with good food. Stuck to the tapas menu and enjoyed what we ordered.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all about TAPAS
    YoRa
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I love this place. The Tapas and sangrias are just right. It never fails to satisfy!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    Mgh21
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Food took almost two hours to arrive because of an error in the kitchen. When it finally did, we only received half of the items we ordered. Waiter was unapologetic and evasive. Terrible experience all around.
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  • Fantastic!
    Hellas3457
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    My experience at Barraca was definitely worth it. I was with a group for a friend's birthday and everything went perfectly. We all had an amazing and memorable time. Our server Eugene made the day what it was. The food and drinks were great. Very tasty Spanish food with a unique twist. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for great food and a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad I chose barraca
    YoRa
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    When Barraca started to follow me in Instagram I knew he was the one! I needed a spacious locale for a brunch date with a couple friends. We loved it so much we were there from 2-8. Quiet a brunch eh? The music was energetic just like the ambiance. The food was superb. The staff was a bit slow but considering the amount of people this place generated , its understandable. The sangria were to die for. We will all definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    emichelson
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I purchased the unlimited sangria brunch deal through Urban Daddy and it was great. Definitely got a good deal out of it (at least 4-5 drinks and anything off the menu). Food was good but nothing incredible and the many sangria options were fun and not overly fruity. Good atmosphere and space. Service was good except took a while to get a couple things (another drink/straw etc).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sangria just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Two pitchers of sangria and seemed like we were drinking juice. Didn't taste like there was even any wine in it. Also the eggs benedicto was pretty dismal
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  • Great food, but we had poor service
    Jamie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I visited Barraca last Sunday for brunch with friends. We had bought a deal on UrbanDaddy and it was a $25 bottomless brunch. We could pick 1 entree + bottomless sangria for 2 hours. We ordered a couple of tapas as well - the dates wrapped in bacon & the bruschetta (my favorite of the two). I ordered the Huevos Benedictos, with Serrano ham, and it was really good! The sangria was amazing too. I tried a few different kinds and they were all really fresh. Unfortunately, our service was lackluster. Our waitress was covering the outdoor space as well and barely came back to check on us. So we had to ask other servers for more sangria and only had 3 drinks each in the 2 hours we were there. I'd go back for the food, but the service was poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Selection
    dfauerbach
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great selection of crafted sangria's and paella that was amazing...... great location will be back again soon
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot Seat
    Eric
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Although it was a relatively warm evening (around 45 degrees), they had the heat pumping through the hot bench which was practically cooking our bottoms. The waiter confirmed the hot air emanating from between our legs and it was shut off temporarily. It went back on and became so uncomfortable that we had to leave. Several tapas were good including tomato bread and Serrano ham. The meatballs were wimpy. We shared a paella which was very disappointing. I have been to Spain many times and have eaten good (and bad) paellas. For 50 bucks (for 2) I would expect something more than some burnt rice and a smattering of sorry looking shellfish. Despite leaving a paella pan three quarters full, no one bothered to ask her about our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Decent food & sangria but service needs an improvement. The wait staff failed to check up on us throughout the meal - we had to flag people down as they were constantly forgetting things. It took forever for us to get our food & drinks. The staff continued to open the door right in front of our table despite us repeatedly asking for them to close it as it was relatively windy and chilly out. There are too many other great places in the city to go to - I wouldn't recommend this place
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food experience
    Kjell
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Brought my friends from Europe to have a nice tapas meal, and they were trilled by the food and drinks. Highly recommended for a nice meal with good friends.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This place never disappoints! The food is awesome (especially the paella) and the service is always exceptional! I have been here for numerous dinners and love coming for special occasions (birthdays etc.) because it is always a memorable night. This time, we had ordered some appetizers and when our paella didn't come out right away (20 minutes tops), our attentive waiter brought us two extra appetizers on the house! This is truly one of my favorite NYC restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapa Place
    suki
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Yummy food & 8 different sangrias. Love their fruity ones, with elderflowers, guava.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Fabulous brunch place
    r2ro
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Will definitely go back. Great selection of food. Sangrias are most excellent and so many varieties to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great paella
    mjmdiner
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    on friday night the music inside the restaurant was too loud otherwise the food and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    iheartfood
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Brunch dishes are delicious; add $15 to your main brunch dish (11:30-4pm) and get unlimited sangria! Great service, delish food. Great prices..... love this place. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch. Delicious Sangria!
    Matt
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Went here for brunch with a group. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the sangria selection was extensive and great! We also got great service. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went with a group of friends
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I went with a group of friends for brunch and the food and drinks were good. The waitor was new and didn't know much about the menu and didn't seem to try and find out any answers to our questions. We went a little later in the day and they ran out of some of the different sangrias and didn't seem like they would be making any more. We used an urbandaddy perk and the check came to us messed up then once fixed and paid the manager came back to us to say we still had a balance because the waitor did not add his tip. The check already had a tip included and I have never heard of a restaurant messing up a check then making the customer pay a balance as it was their fault. Minus the these issues and food and space was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch deal
    Vonatron
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great brunch offerings, went with a group of 10 and they had no problems accommodating us. Add $15 to your entree for unlimited sangria during brunch. Tried multiple flavors and they were all delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive for Middle of Road Tapas
    Ottozap
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    First, to be fair, we went during restaurant week. Table all the way in the back, no view, kitchen noises and smells. Service wasn't very good because the place was crowded. All of that's forgivable but the food was just mediocre. Not a single dish was memorable and several were weak. Walk into any tapas place in Spain and you'll get better food. The wine list is good, but it's also pricey. I expected a lot more from the former chef of Gastroarte uptown, which was delicious and inventive and sophisticated. There's nothing inventive, delicious or sophisticated going on at Barraca unfortunately.
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  • Excellent Dinner Spot!
    Dinner
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The food was excellent. Great for groups because you get to share all different tapas! Sangria was to die for. Service was great and really great atmosphere! Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate