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Bar.bacoa, Atlanta, GA
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Bar.bacoa

4.8
4.8
757 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Tacos, tapas, mixologist cocktails and —of course— authentically-prepared barbacoa in the heart of Virginia-Highlands, Atlanta. An eclectic-chic, Spanish vibe accented with warm copper and rich textiles, mood lighting and local artwork plus a comfortable covered patio make bar.bacoa the perfect date night, girl's night, celebratory night, or post-work happy hour spot.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 815-9155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Raul Hernandez

  • Catering

    Bar.bacoa provides a vast menu for offsite catering-whether drop off or full service. From Tacos to tapas, Bar.bacoa delivers a tasty alternative to traditional catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a girls luncheon for 20 or a private party for 80, the culinary team at Bar.bacoa will make your event special. Choose from a variety of special menus; sit down dinners or passed plates, Bar.bacoa can accommodate your party.

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Highland

  • Cross street

    North Highland & Virginia Ave. NE

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet is available behind the building. Enter via driveway off N. Highland Avenue across from the fire department. Ample street parking may be found throughout the neighborhood.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 757 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Mexican

  • Atlanta

    Best Value

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  1. DJ

    DavidJ

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food, good value and fast friendly service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service! Food comes out fast. Perfect casual spot for a bite to eat with friends.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely wonderful. The nachos were some of the best I’ve had
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  5. Z

    Zeke

    Atlanta

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food was absolutely delicious. Service was on point. It was a cold and windy night. So, it was a bit chilly on the porch.
  6. B

    Bill

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! We ordered so much and enjoyed everything. The Chile salmon was wonderful. Definitely will be back!
  8. B

    Bruncher

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was amazing and so helpful with recommendations! The food was delicious (beef and potato empanadas being the least delish and Mexican street corn was the best!). Music was awesome mix of 90’s and 2000’s. The Soprano was top notch.
  9. TS

    TianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tacos were delicious and the service was fast and friendly!
  10. TA

    TheATLKing

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have been here before and had a great time! This time was no different the food and drinks are always a hit. I will always be back. A friend of mine dined who is pescatarian and he loved the avocado taco!
  11. L

    Love2eat

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very good food. Really enjoyed everything we had. Service was a bit slow and it was extremely loud. We will return, though, as we enjoyed our meal.
  12. L

    Lisa

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Bar.bacoa the last evening of a 4 day trip to the Atlanta area and we all agreed that it was the best meal we had on our trip. From the incredible queso to the quesadillas, cauliflower and mexican corn, we were incredibly impressed. We would recommend to everyone!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. I had the steak taco, scallops, ceviche, pork belly, queso and guacamole, goat cheese fritter, salmon…not one thing I would change!
  14. SF

    SherriF

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great variety to satisfy all diets.
  15. S

    Scotty

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Discovered this place after visiting the Italian place next door many times. The service has always been attentive and friendly. The food is incredible. Have never had a bad dish. The house margaritas have always been good(one last night was just a little off but still above par.). We stop by here each time we are in Atlanta.
  16. BR

    BhamReviewer

    Atlanta

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great local place in Virginia Highlands. The drinks and food are always spot on. This is a go to place when we are in Atlanta.
  17. S

    Ssatlanta

    Atlanta

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food I’ve had in a LONG time. The barbacoa tacos and quesadilla are excellent. As good if not better than any machaca in AZ. Salsas, baked queso, tortilla chips and guacamole are all fresh and very tasty. Loved it and will be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time and we had a ball! We arrived to a welcoming staff and relaxing ambiance. We were seated promptly,I would recommend reservations, they get busy quickly. The food was delicious, Shaolin (hope I spelled it correctly) was amazing. She was definitely versed in the menu to provide recommendations and the drinks were delicious. For dessert, the bread pudding and churros are a must, so save room. The food came out extremely fast, so order at your own pace, our table was full of food before we new it, lol. We will definitely frequent this place again. Sorry no pics, we just dug right in.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food!
  20. JN

    JessieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a rush and the food came quicker than we ever expected. The food and drinks were amazing. Best margs I’ve ever had
  21. F

    Foodlover1954

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner- Bar.bacoa is always a favorite spot. Great food, love the variety.
  22. JB

    JB2021

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great times!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Atlanta.
  24. MR

    MauriceR

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Date night spot
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service! Great food, comes out fast. Perfect casual first date or a place to meet with friends.
  26. MW

    MarissaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had the salmon and Peruvian chicken tacos, fried chicken tapas, and Spanish potatoes. We sent the potatoes back because they were coating in a raw spice that was very off putting. The fried chicken was accompanied by mashed potatoes that tasted like a bowl of sour cream and an unpleasant sauce. The salmon tacos smelled fishy in a bad way. We had stomach upset and gas immediately following this meal. Needless to say, we will not be back.
  27. SR

    ShannonR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, relaxing atmosphere!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner
  29. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Recommended to me but I would say the food was hit or miss. Standout item was the salmon taco and steak tapas; they should probably leave the fried chicken tapa for someone else. This is Atlanta and we know fried chicken! The service was meh but the atmosphere was very pleasant!
  30. E

    Enjoyit

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    #greatallaround Loved the tapas and cocktails. Service was excellent. Very reasonable prices.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience here has always been great.
  32. C

    Chris

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar.Barcoa continues to provide awsome food, great drinks and quick service in a very cool location.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Ordered just about everything on the menu and it was all fabulous! Will go back often!
  34. FF

    F1Fan

    Atlanta

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were fabulous. We enjoyed drinks, tapas and tacos. The three of us ordered many tapas and tacos. They were all great. The only slight negative is most of the food was a little spicy, not an issue for my daugther but my wife and I would have preferred less spicy food.
  35. MR

    MarciaR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Carne Asada is terrific as well as the burrata. My best friend ordered gazpacho but didn't like it and they refunded that item. To me that is a sign of a good class of restaurant. Also, I thought the wedge salad was very good. We didn't order them but the goat cheese fritters looked really good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  36. SG

    ScottG

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. There was a group on the patio from another restaurant next door that was obnoxiously loud. No fault of barbacoa.
  37. Z

    Zeke

    Atlanta

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it when we’re pleasantly greeted by the hosts. The service was wonderful and not rushed. The food was delicious. We dined outdoors, which was very pleasant. Nice ambience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always quality in everything offered here.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my best friend were just going out for a late lunch and found this place online. Everything we ordered was great. Fresh veggies and authentic food. Will have to come back because there is so much more we wanted to try.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for tacos, food comes out fast, always great service and a great time. Plus they have vegan tacos!!! Win win

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar.bacoa using the Order Online button. Bar.bacoa also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bar.bacoa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 815-9155.

Bar.bacoa is rated 4.8 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Bar.bacoa

1000 Virginia Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Highland & Virginia Ave. NE

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Highland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet is available behind the building. Enter via driveway off N. Highland Avenue across from the fire department. Ample street parking may be found throughout the neighborhood.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raul Hernandez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 815-9155

  • Catering

    Bar.bacoa provides a vast menu for offsite catering-whether drop off or full service. From Tacos to tapas, Bar.bacoa delivers a tasty alternative to traditional catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a girls luncheon for 20 or a private party for 80, the culinary team at Bar.bacoa will make your event special. Choose from a variety of special menus; sit down dinners or passed plates, Bar.bacoa can accommodate your party.

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