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Bar.bacoa, Atlanta, GA

Bar.bacoa

4.8
4.8
837 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

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • 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

What 837 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    Best Value

  • Atlanta Metro

    Mexican

  • Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

    Mexican

837 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food always! Quick service and enjoyed the happy hour.

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  2. katinaz

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barbacoa was hopping last night. My octopus was delicious. The Bad & the Ugly margarita was yummy and hit the spot. Still my favorite place to grab predictably great food and drinks in VAHI.

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  3. CurtS

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always - Matt is an incredible server.

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  4. JeeH

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful date night at Bar.bacoa. The food was all delicious, the house margaritas were both strong which was perfect and price was very affordable. Thank you for a great time.

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  5. Happy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was phenomenal, the staff is so friendly and helpful. Food came out very quickly, everything tasted great and they gave us a free dessert for a birthday celebration!

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  6. ShannonM

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We don't live in Atlanta, so I sent a message to ATLPEACHEATS on Instagram and asked her where to eat. We received a quick response, Barbacoa. It was a great place to try lots of different dishes and enjoy a great meal with great friends. I thought it was cool that each person had a favorite dish.

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  7. MelissaS

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Love the vibe! Best tacos around.

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  8. TommieR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had wonderful birthday party. Will definitely be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We understand that it was Taco Tuesday and a busy night, but service was exceptionally poor. We had a table of 11 guests. We ordered a bunch of food. We assumed that they were just busy and running behind, until a food runner came up to our table and asked us if we were missing anything. We stated that we were missing 10+ tacos that we ordered. We relayed this information 4 times to 3 different staff members (including our server). The first 3 times, they did not write down what was missing, and tried to memorize what we were missing. At the end, we never received 2 tacos. The server had an attitude and said we received everything, so we waited to see what the check said. We got the check and it still had the 2 tacos on it, which we never received. I approached the server, asking to remove them ($6 for 2 tacos). I was treated like I was lying to them over $6, when we had a check that was $260. The manager approached and was basically implying that I was lying to him about us missing 10 tacos, originally, and he did not believe that we were still missing 2 more. He was very unprofessional for a general manager. I, myself, work in the industry and was alarmed that this is how a manager would react. Practically no good service, though we understand poor service because of a busy night and short staffing, yet they still auto gratuity for terrible service and for treating you poorly, when they made mistakes delivering your ordered items. My group (11 of us) used to regular this place every single week. I’m not sure we’ll do anymore business with them. Note that taco quality is a little lower on Taco Tuesdays.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites. Wonderful cocktails, and consistently good food and service.

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  11. JimL

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ownership, bartenders and staff - plus the tacos are all fantastic.

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  12. Summz

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always good. Service is always top notch. This is our go to when we want to have a great meal for an affordable price. Didn't know about some of the weekly specials so, now will be trying out Taco Tuesday and others. Definitely try them out! Run don't walk to occupy indoor or outdoor (heated) patio.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Good atmosphere and down to earth staff. We go A LOT!

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  14. VictoriaM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food! They have a patio that must be very nice in hot season

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  15. ChandaS

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff went above and beyond to accommodate my personalized requests. The bartender also went above and beyond and creating a request for a particular cocktail… And nailed it!  We highly recommend Barbacoa!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is phenomenal, service is excellent (even in a tightly packed space). Some of the best tacos in Atlanta.

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  17. AnnaCarly

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and a good time. A good tapas place for the price, and a great place for a marg!

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  18. MarcM

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal and our server gave us great advice about what to order. Everything was delicious

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  19. JacquelineW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was prompt and attentive.

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  20. Betsy

    Atlanta Metro

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We so enjoyed our meal here. The sangria was very nice. We had avocado tacos and fish tacos, and a delicious chocolate orange dessert.

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  21. TaraN

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice time at Bar.bacoa - great seating outside, good food and Matt (our server) gave us some wonderful suggestions from the menu and was around just enough to meet our needs. Perfect evening!

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  22. SteveK

    Atlanta Metro

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fabulous food. superb service. fun & relaxed night out at one of our favorite go-to spots.

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  23. ChefRusty659

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delightful experience with quality tacos and drinks. Would recommend this restaurant.

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  24. KathyH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, it’s our place to go while in Atlanta

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  25. jayb

    Atlanta Metro

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Service was exceptional. Loved the atmosphere

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  26. ATL71

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matt server was great. And food is delicious. Recommend visit

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  27. PatrickB

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Bar.bacoa. Our server, Matt, helped make a milestone birthday special.

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  28. TeePaul

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks and food are awesome. Finding street parking was a challenge though.

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  29. Sophi

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing. The back patio is the cutest place to eat for a quiet ambience. Definitely recommend!!

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  30. Betsy

    Atlanta Metro

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the crispy Brussels sprouts (they were nice enough to skip the bacon) and the Spanish potatoes. Both great. Then had baja tacos. Delicious. I had a lovely sangria. I will definitely be back! Decent value and nice atmosphere.

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  31. VHNC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. Both our appetizers and our tacos were delicious.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Matt was great!! He was so lovely and attentive! We were celebrating a newly engaged friend and he made things so special for her. Great food, reasonably priced, yummy drinks, and fun atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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  33. ElaineM

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service… noise level got a bit elevated but overall we enjoyed it very much. Would definitely recommend

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  34. AnnaCarly

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a date night. I loved that it was elevated Mexican food.

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  35. MichaelB

    Atlanta Metro

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! We will return. Terrific service and food. Highly recommend.

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  36. Leslie

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at BarBacoa was one of the best dining experiences I've had in Atlanta in a long time. The patio was lovely (and we enjoyed a passing thunderstorm), the food was absolutely delicious, and the service could not have been better. The owner Scott could not have been more gracious, and our server Matt was excellent and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a new go-to favorite of mine!

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  37. TommyD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. Even though the restaurant was packed, the service was attentive and timely. We will definitely go back in the future.

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  38. NadiaR

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food was was good. Patio seating through reservation was accessible.

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  39. Local

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Matt is the best!! Knows what we drink and basically eat!

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  40. JoyceD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to eat! Feels like home. Brought my sister and her husband from Savannah and they loved it as well. Matt is awesome as well as the whole staff.

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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 837 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar.bacoa

1000 Virginia Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • 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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