Bar.bacoa

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Tapas / Small Plates

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Tapas, tacos, 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 out, celebratory event, or post-work happy hour spot.
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CS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Love the atmosphere. Sat at the bar and the bartender was not very attentive. Not that friendly. The rest of the staff was awesome.

A
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. We have tried everything on the menu and they are all delicious . Killer cocktails too

TJ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations. The restaurant is advertised as Small Plates and Tapas, but the portions were substantially larger than most tapas restaurants. Started with the ceviche- one of the best I’ve ever had. Carne Asada has a savory balsamic preparation and was cooked exactly as we ordered. The server recommended the Barbacoa Nachos which was huge. Lots of perfectly seasoned beef and all the right ingredients. The Soprano Margarita was a great accompaniment.

Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Great ambiance, tasty food, and exceptional customer service. Definitely will be going back

RC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything i had was delicious. the small bite of carne asada was incredable.

E
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice of food. Service was excellent. Don’t recall servers name, but he was great.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance!!

L
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good and nice wait staff.. food is great especially the chicken

EM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent. free valet - it in a great area. i thoroughly enjoyed myself

LC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy both the bar and the restaurant on a regular basis. Great owners and staff. The food is very high quality at an inexpensive price point, drinks are a generous pour, service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious!!! Great food and great staff!! We will be back.

p
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Restaurant is very fun. However, service was slow.

KN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar.bacoa has the tastiest little tapas. I went a few weeks ago, but had to go back because there were more things I wanted to taste. The waiter was so cool and personable. My son had surgery on his finger 2 days prior and the waiter kept encouraging him that it would be okay. It's so easy to be nice - more folks should try it!
I was there a few weeks ago with friends who came into town. We were so loud, it's amazing they didn't quiet us or ask us to leave. It's my new favorite spot. It's not close to my house at all, and as much as I hate the Atlanta traffic, i'll make the drive!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummmmmm! Will come back soon!

A
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bar. Bacoa! Amazing food and excellent service and staff. There is not one thing on the menu that we do not love. Paella , goat cheese balls and garlic shrimp are a must. They also have a fantastic cocktail menu, I highly recommend Bar. bacoa to anyone looking for a great meal and fun atmosphere

C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was pretty good. The drinks were bad aside from the sangria. The service was mediocre - had to flag down the waiter after 45 mins to take our order.

YM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My server Emma was outstanding. She suggested drinks and food to us that we're wonderful. She was attentive but not annying. The food and drinks were great!!!!!!! Only thing I would say is the have the music a hint louder

K
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We grabbed a table in the patio-seating area. It was just perfect! Soft breeze on an extremely hot evening, sipping cold beers and eating some delicious tacos!! I would rate this place 5-Stars easily. :)

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic margaritas!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at a great price. Fun for large groups. Bartenders know what they're doing.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at this restaurant/bar. We all really enjoyed it. Wish they had jugs of margaritas though!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

There was a band waiting to play the night we visited. I felt like the entire main dining area was inundated with the bands entourage. They were knocking into our table and invading our personal/dining space. We ate, we paid, and we left. This was our date night and we were really excited about this restaurant. We could even enjoy our meal nor our time. We will be back. The next time, we'll just have to check their schedules for the bands.

MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff. Love the new menu! Everything is always very delicious (even getting the tacos with lettuce wrap).

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service at affordable prices. Can’t beat that.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Will definitely return

c
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. Great menu and EVERYTHING was delicious. Nice, Strong hand crafted cocktails and just a fun, tasty menu! Love the concept, the back patio was 👏

DM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful time. Love the tapas menu! Will go back

LF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great. Our family's favorite.

r
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Bar.bacoa is in a great location, with a nice patio. The service was excellent, but the food was only so-so. The chicken tinga quesadilla and seared scallops were outstanding, but the garlic-chile shrimp had no flavor and we were served spoiled mussels.

TT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great tapas option in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood - terrific menu and drinks - love the covered, elevated patio away from the street.

M
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch on Sunday. Minimal brunch menu but interesting choices. You can also order off the regular Tapas menu. Service was very good and all items ordered were fresh and cooked properly. Sat outside on the patio. Nice ambience but a bit warm because of the weather. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is consistently fantastic. The food is of the highest quality while the staff is friendly and accommodating. There are always great specials and tasty libations!

CJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST TACOS IN TOWN! I love this place. The food is incredible, the staff is great, and the prices are inexpensive. A+ on all levels!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed myself very well. Will definitely tell people to enjoy a nice date night there!!

K
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I went to Bar.bacoa with three friends. I ordered the skinny margarita. It was very tart and sugary and tasted like it came from a mix. You had to buy chips and salsa because they didn't come with the table. The salsa was average, nothing special. For dinner, I ordered the chicken tinga quesadilla. It was very tasty and crispy- the best part of the entire dining experience. The service was average. The hostess didn't know I checked in for my reservation and called me to ask if I was going to come to for my reservation, meanwhile I was sitting on their back patio eating my meal. Overall, it was casual and quick dining experience.

OI
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable meal. The bacon wrapped dates were exceptional. As were the lamb tacos. Loved the thick cut house-made tortilla chips & guac. A nice date night for my wife and me all around.

KJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Interior dining room had several ceiling fans on high, which was uncomfortable and kept causing menus to fly onto the floor. When I asked the server if she could turn them down, she informed me that the air-conditioning was broken. Also, many of the menu items were not available, and the server informed us that it was a "work in process".

d
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, and great prices. I was blown away by some of the food that this place has. Service was excellent to. I will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and great drinks. Calm atmosphere.

MJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

It was my party’s and my first time dining there. We had positively had a great experience!

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