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Bar.bacoa

4.7
431 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

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Casual
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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 431 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TinaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
5 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.

JR
JoseR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
1 review
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?

JK
JasonK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Bacoa is my favorite local restaurant. They have a large menu with many delicious items, many of which are small dishes, which allows the ability to try several different things. Always an excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. I have been a few times before but it was my boyfriend's first time and he really enjoyed the food and himself. Thanks for a wonderful date night!

JS
JannaS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many yummy options! Great food and service and handled social distancing superbly.

JS
JordanS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food.
Fast service.
Have never had a bad experience here.

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viptylka5
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to visit bar.bacoa again. Good to be back!

KC
vipKirstenC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our waitress, the food and the drinks!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was really awesome, great location, great service. Definitely will be back!

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Readayberg
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service very friendly, but the food was subpar. Nothing was hot and it was a far cry from authentic Mexican food.

CW
vipCarolynW
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was just so-so on Monday night. This was surprising as we’ve had two great dinners in the past. Not sure what was happening but every dish was mediocre.

MM
vipMichaelM
Atlanta
177 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with lots of great Tapas

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parents visiting

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Will be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and it’s a great place to spend with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Could eat here more often if they would be kind enough to offer a Veterans discount. Guess I’ll eat across the street at Murphys instead.

MK
vipMasonK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall it was a decent experience, and I would go back and give it another try. 15 minutes before my reservation the manager called to tell me there was an issue with the grill and they could only serve food that wasn’t grilled. (It was a Friday night so I had no time to make a reservation elsewhere) I arrived and the server didn’t explain well what could and couldn’t be cooked, and honestly the server wasn’t great. The food we did have was good and the cocktails were quality. (Skillet Queso is great) Overall it was pleasant, but needs some improvement. Better service, less noise would have improved the overall experience.

JM
JMitch26
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance, very cozy feel. Small restaurant so not too loud but loud enough to have a conversation without the group next to you overheating everything. Food is decent. Not bad, not the best for the price but all in all a great experience with tapas and drinks.

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melbee07
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The goat cheese fritters were delicious but my favorite was the fried avocado taco and the bbq salmon and grits. Portions are perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the back patio was awesome!

MC
MelissaC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely phenomenal. My friends and I had never been here before. We were looking for a nice spot with great food and service and we found it!

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Jadakay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, favorite day is taco Tuesday. Service is fast, food is amazing and everything is always great. I’m excited that they have impossible tacos now and salmon tacos. Great options for everyone and can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Great food. Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great evening. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and really helped make the night fun. The food was incredible. We will be back soon.

FAQs

Bar.bacoa does offer 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 4.7 stars by 431 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.