Bar.bacoa

4.8
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 454 people are saying
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TiffanyB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great! Tapas is on point. My bf and I got small plates and 2 margaritas($8 piece served in a whiskey glass) . Total cost not including tip = $80. Personal favs were the barbacoa nachos, bacon wrapped dates, barbacoa quesadilla, and the mac and cheese brisket taco is worth a try(it's 5 per taco).

All in All if you've never had tapas it's definitely a good spot for either date night or a nice dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good experience! There is complimentary valet parking behind the building. We made reservations and sat on the patio which was heated. Good service. Tasty food - we ordered a little of everything. Loved the seared scallops and the grilled shrimp tacos. The bar.bacoa nachos were a great starter. The “as you wish” is the perfect cocktail- taste just like a spiked strawberry lemonade.

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Mary
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I decided to try Barbacoa for the first time as we explore new restaurants this year. It did not disappoint. I do recommend making a reservation as COVID has made seating limited. We came at 6:30 and they had a table ready for us at least 6 feet from any others. The staff were wearing masks and gloves and we felt super safe and taken care of.

The drinks were super yummy, highly recommend the Risky Business for something sweeter and seasonal, and the Stay Classy for something refreshing. The ambiance was also nice with good music and dim lighting (date night vibes).

Everything we ate was 10/10!!!! I wasn't expecting the portions to be so generous. We definitely over ordered and over ate! My favorite was the Chile rubbed bbq salmon. Not sure what was better, the grits underneath or the salmon!! The chicken Tinga taco was also delish. We had the impossible, cauliflower and Baja tacos (both 10/10) and patatas bravas and street corn.

We will be coming back :)

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AliahT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great servers, heated outside patio!

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Mazell
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here! The food is good and the vibe is right ! Not too crowded (Covid obviously). Enjoy this place every time!

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BrigidE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is great and service is usually very good. But there doesn't seem to be any social distancing for tables and the place was packed.

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vipJTRM
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...another great experience at Barbacoa!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Wish the patio was a little better ventilated.

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vipBhamReviewer
Atlanta
131 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent as always. The drink are great. I suggest the margaritas.

This is one of our favorite places to go.

JT
vipJTRM
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall! Food was great, as was the service. We sat outside, so it was cold, but the staff was extremely accommodating ensuring we sat under the heaters, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Barbacoa didn't disappoint. The scallops are my absolute favorite in town. Service from Matt always great.

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vipGreat
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised as this wonderful little restaurant. Food and Bar is a gem

MP
vipMarinaP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not recommend Bar.bacoa enough! This has become one of our favorite places and our go to for solid drinks and tapas style shareable food. Service is great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Lol. Server was attentive, food was really good too.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this spot as a quick rendevous with a friend who was visiting from out of town. The environment was chill and inviting. The food was delicious - we had guacamole + chips, Mexican street corn, Spanish potatoes, and Shishito peppers as appetizers and barbacoa nachos, with a couple of buffalo cauliflower tacos and impossible tacos. Cocktails were tasty too! Our server was very attentive and helpful. Our food came out quickly and tasted fresh. Can't wait to visit again!

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PHNNTM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We come here often. You’ll absolutely LOVE the braised quesadillas. They’re our favorites.

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vipFranklin
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and favorite tacos in Atlanta. Especially the lamb bar.bacoa

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vipLocal
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating... and good value for neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever. Scott and James are awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a good menu! Great staff to couple with such a delicious dinner

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AntBoogie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool spot, you can sit indoors or outside. The food was pretty good and the ambience was calming, my only thing was that the lighting. It was a little too dark for my liking, could barely see the menu and I wasn't the only one, other patrons had the same trouble. The tacos and tapas, on point.

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EmmittR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food wonderful service, family friendly

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one awesome restaurant...you must try it ASAP. Just remember you do need a reservation if you plan on dining in...great patio space.

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DLKincade
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The customer service was excellent. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening out!

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vipjustformomma
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Social distancing enforced and food was pretty good. I did not care for the goat cheese balls but everything else I ordered was pretty tasty.

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vipJoseR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, flavorful drinks, a small but varied menu.

KA
vipKenA
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here but not our last. The staff was great the food was simply amazing and the ambience incredible. It was a very very pleasant dining experience. We eat out often but we will be back here many times!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time! Something on the menu for everyone and we loved the bacon wrapped date tapas so much we had them twice! Very delicious drink menu with nice staff made for an awesome overall date night

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vipBrandtnew
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A really good mix of food options! Loved the authentic tacos paired with the more "America" versions: see the chicken tender taco:)

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Jadakay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place, fast service and great food. No complaints ever. Always consistent and always leave full and happy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Was a great experience, definitely recommend!

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Macadon
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it a we would visit again! The location is idea.

MD
MikeD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall really enjoyed the food. Queso had stale chips, which they corrected but second round of drinks was not what we ordered the first time. I would definitely go back again.

JB
JanineB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! My husband and I come here all the time! The food is great and the value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Outside seating was amazing as well. Food outstanding!!

CL
CutLee
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and more importantly the food!

BH
vipBHamstarr
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We eat here frequently because it's very consistent - food, service, ambiance etc. We love that they've gone back to more of the type of food it was back in the old Noche days. The service is great, and they've done a great job of managing operations with COVID in mind.

JD
JessicaD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

amazing dinner! service was slow to start, but once you start tasting the food and smokey tequilla...you cant stop ordering more. We will be back!! Compliments to the chef and cooks!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This as always is the best restaurant in Atlanta. Best non fine dining experience in Atlanta!

MB
MarcB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had a reservation, but when we asked to sit outside was told it was a 2 hour wait. Food was good , could not afford to try any tequila $$. Maybe could be fortunate to enjoy the patio next time?

FAQs

Bar.bacoa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 815-9155.

Bar.bacoa is rated 4.8 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Bar.bacoa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://barbacoaatl.com/atlanta-virginia-highlands-bar-bacoa-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.