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 25, 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)great for outdoor dining (38)neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (37)romantic (21)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (18)hot spot (17)special occasion (15)notable wine list (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Love this restaurant
    iheartfoodVIP
    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch. Delicious Sangria!
    MattVIP
    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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  • 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
    VonatronVIP
    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
  • This is warm, cozy restaurant
    lmpb
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This is warm, cozy restaurant with great food and service. The Jengibre & Pimms cocktail is a must, and the Sangria de la Mancha is deliciously refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for brunch. I had
    jsalVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went here for brunch. I had the pan con tomate (good) and the hanger steak (the meat was tough, but the vegetables that came with it were delicious). Service was friendly but not very attentive. The place was ok.
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  • Decent tapas
    MaggieGVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I was underwhelmed by Barraca. The paella was bland and the other tapas were unimpressive. If you are looking for authentic tapas, I would not recommend Barraca.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed Bag
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had been to Barraca once before, so was looking forward to returning with a friend. The service here was great -- friendly hosts and wait staff and a nice, chic atmosphere. Also, the sangria was awesome! We absolutely loved our drinks. The problem was the paella. I have never had a paella that was more bland. The table to our left asked for salt and pepper; the table to our right did the same. My friend and I simply left 2/3 of the paella, eating the fish but figuring the rest frankly wasn't worth the calories. I would recommend this restaurant for drinks at the bar, but I can't commend the food. For a bill over $100, I really expected better.
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  • Restaurant week
    Terence
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Despite it was a restaurant week menu, food was very good and right amount of portion for our group. Amazing service, didn't have to wait long, wonderful hospitality. Only issue was the limited wine list, didn't have several wines that was on their previous list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas!
    Shaeking
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Loved my meal! Sangria, tapas and amazing dessert! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food ... Amazing sangria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Best sangria I've ever had.. Delicious tapas and the paella is good too, definitely a different take
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much food
    maz100
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Went for Restaurant week dinner. Group of 6, ordered 3 paellas because it's one paella for two people, but it's so big it could feed 3. My only complaint that it was just mostly rice and not much other stuff in it. I know paella is a mostly rice dish but this basically felt like all I was eating was just rice with barely anything in it. Tapas were amazing, Dessert was a sweet ending!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT boozy brunch! Interesting
    Katherine
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    GREAT boozy brunch! Interesting sangria choices. They were all delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood gem
    bluewhite
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Food presentable and tasty. Very friendly service, not the typical American friendly cold. Exotic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go here!
    Krystal
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Would not recommend this place to anyone! Had a reservation for 4 - and waited 30 minutes for a table - nothing offered to us to compensate us for waiting a half hour. Food was bland - no taste - service was poor. Dont waste your time or money on going here.
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  • great place
    joaguima
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    great place with a beautiful service.......food out stand, i recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Overall fair place
    NYCDiner
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Food was pretty good, the ambiance quite nice, but the service left something to be desired. The waiter was hardly paying attention to my friend and me as we ate. It took about 20 minutes to get a second glass of sangria and about 30 minutes to get the bill at the end of our meal. I did really enjoy the dates with bacon and the overall feel of the restaurant. Normally I absolutely love Brussels sprouts, but the ones here were bitter and not that tasty. There was a variety of Sangria to choose from which was nice, but I have had better elsewhere. Overall I'd say the place was about average. Not sure I would go back with so many fantastic places here in the city.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flavorful Food & Great Service
    Mmmm
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Everything ordered on the menu surpassed our expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some friends and I went for
    Goosecs10VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Some friends and I went for Restaurant Week for dinner. We hadn't heard the restrictions associated with RW being an all or nothing offer for each table (meaning everyone has to order the pre fix or no one can) but the manager Alfredo did a great job of explaining their policy and making sure that we had the best possible experience once we sorted out our order. The food was good, especially the dates! Overall it was a very good dinner.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Melz
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    They were out of red sangria, and while the white sangria choices were plentiful, it was still a disappointment. The paella was not good at all.
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  • Fantastic
    Joelaalex24
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    all around great! Friendly great brunch and yup sangria!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spotty results for Saturday brunch
    genem43
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went with high hopes. 2pm. 80% full. Here's the list: - Sticky table top, had surface that could be scrapped off with finger nail. - potatas served late at end of meal and were soggy, not crispy (looked like they had sat, waiting to be delivered). No spicy sauce. - roasted peppers w salt (very tasty) but no salt delivered with dish. Had to ask. - bacon wrapped dates did not have any blue cheese. - citrus flan delivered late and cold. (tasted good) bathrooms not up to par, no hand towels. Poor communication between waiters and servers. Roasted Kale flat bread was excellent as were roasted peppers. Shrimp was OK, par, nothing special. Sangria choices were good. All and all, a hot spot that did not deliver on expectations.
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  • Best Sangria in the City
    AmedeoVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Really solid tapas place that we've been for dinner three times. We decided to catch brunch there for the bottomless sangria. Plain and simple my favorite sangria in the city, variety of concoctions including the de la Mancha, Barcelona, and Compostela favorites. The food from reliables like patatas bravas, pimientos de padron, tortilla and so on all deliver. Good crowd but not overwhelming and not a tough reservation yet. Go enjoy the $15 bottomless sangria deal while it lasts. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Boozy Brunch
    Tanvi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great for boozy brunch with friends. Not too loud, but right ambiance for a group of 10. Service is great, and the sangria variety and quality is incredible. On top of all of this, the food was delicious and different! Not just your typical omelette/pancake place. Highly highly recommended, especially if you're able to snag the Urban Daddy deal for $25 unlimited brunch! (Otherwise, unlimited is $15 for sangria + your entree order.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Great Surprise
    Boogie1014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a great find for a late night valentine dinner. Excellent and courteous service, perfectly cooked food, and a generously designed menu with enough options to satisfy all parties. This is a venue worth a second and third look on different occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Solid
    ln83
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great sangrias and the service was on point. Ordered 4 dishes, two were very good and 2 were average. Will return.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy yet cozy brunch spot
    Antoinette
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This place is great for groups. It would be a good spot for a birthday celebration or reunion among friends. I went for brunch. My order was cold, and my sister's order was extremely hot. We both got the skirt steak, which was not very flavorful. The dessert was awesome, and the service was great, so I would be happy to return to try something else off the menu. Also, the seven sangrias were all very diverse and delicious.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A piece of Spain in the Village!
    MannyL
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I enjoyed the tapas and Sangria and it made me reminisce of my trip to Madrid. Alfredo who comes from Valencia was the perfect host/waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas in the west village.
    carlapa
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great tapas in the west village. This was my second dining experience and I was very satisfied. I took my friends for the first time and they loved it as well. Seated quickly and all the food was great. Great ambiance but drinks could have been prepared a little faster. Overall great experience and will definetely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Authentic Spanish Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Having lived in the Andalucia region of Spain for a few months, I am always on the search for authentic tapas - and I am happy to have finally found Barraca. Favorites were jamon de serrano, manchego cheese, croquetas de jamon, bombas, and albondigas (Spanish meatballs). Lively, rich ambience/decor and good service. Will be returning.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go somewhere else
    RaviVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    the service was good. the food was horrible. i've been to spain - i get that they use aioli a lot - but holy moly every dish we had was doused in that heavy, gross, chipotle aioli that tasted like it came out of a subway bottle. i wish it were appropriate to ask for your money back at a restaurant like this. here's a description of three tapa dishes we had: (i) "chickpea cake": fried chickpea with layer of aioli on top; (ii) chicken and chorizo flatbread; thin crust pizza dough with chicken, arugula and layer of aioli on top; (iii) spanish omelette: some potato/egg hashbrown with layer of aioli on top. Do you see a pattern forming? Not to mention the meatballs, which were served lukewarm and dry as beef jerky. waste of time/money/energy.
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  • Food wasn't that good
    cnicks
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We dined here Saturday night for dinner and tried the Croquetas de Pollo and they came out room temperature/slightly cold. The Patatas bravas were good and came out hot. We ordered a lamb dish and instead they served us short ribs. We also tried the mussels and they were just alright. We liked the wine list but the tapas are not worth trying.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    The service was excellent. Very attentive but not overbearing. The kind where your water glass is never empty but you never notice it being filled. Ambiance is very cool. Light wood, modern. Soft but not too soft lighting. Music is a great level. The tapas are excellent. There were 6 of us and we ordered a lot of them to share for the table. Portions aren't the best for sharing with six, but we made it work. Come here to order a ton of tapas, get some main dishes to share, and enjoy the authentic Spaniard cuisine. The paella is good, but If you want paella there are other places. Also the sangria is worth trying.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a wonderful restaurant
    MeitalbsVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Would defiantly come back for more The payella wasn't that great though each of the many starters was delicious The service and the staff were very nice and professional Highly recommended
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Walker
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I was looking for a last minute boozy brunch reservation and stumbled across this place. I wasn't sure what to expect since it was pretty empty when we walked in, but it was a great experience. They never tried to force us out and were generous with the unlimited sangria. There was also a variety of sangrias available as we were there. The menu options were varied and everything was good and moderately priced. It was a really nice time, and I'd definitely go again!
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Great food, great drinks, great service. Have been there a few times and am never disappointed. One of my favorite tapas places in the city.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Nice Find
    CanbridgeRoVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Booked this place at the last minute. Was pleasantly surprise with the restaurant. Food was ok, not bad, but not amazing. The cocktails were fun and interesting. Service was excellent, Eugeny was attentive, friendly while giving the proper space to clients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Sangria. :) Tasty Tapas.
    julzabeeVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    GREAT Sangria. :) Tasty Tapas. :) :) Overcooked Paella :( :( :( While very flavorful, the shellfish was overcooked and I ended up having very chewy bits of mussel and clam. A diner I was with said it was better the last time they were there, so maybe this time was just a fluke. I hope so!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic