Barracuda Bistro & Bar

4.4
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Named one of the top Latin American restaurants in the state by Connecticut Magazine, Barracuda Bistro & Bar is a Latin American Gastro Bar nestled in the Chapel West section of New Haven, CT. The owner & chef of Barracuda, Sonia Salazar, grew up in Colombia but trained as a chef in the United States. The food & drink menu she has cultivated combine the authentic flavors and ingredients of Latin America with traditional American comfort food. The food, the drinks & the casually sophisticated ambiance is perfect for happy hour, dinner, mimosa brunch or a late night affair.

Experiences

  • Latin American Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Tired of the usual egg breakfast? Join us Saturdays & Sundays from 10am - 3pm to enjoy a Latin American fusion brunch complete with authentic options such as the Columbian breakfast with huevos pericos, arepas and chorizo, The Calentado skillet with steak, eggs, rice & beans, yuca home fries as well as American favorites like a breakfast burger with fried egg and bacon, lobster benedict, and don't forget your mimosas available in mango, guava, passion fruit and orange. Mimosas are available by the glass or by the pitcher. When your table finishes a pitcher you can receive glass refills for $1 each. Voted best brunch in New Haven!

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 people are saying
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MannyG9978
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great service,nice atmosphere,yuca chicken nachos are ridiculously good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, just hard to hear each other talk because it was very loud. We were seated for our reservation immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is was VERY good. I am in love with the yuca Fries🤤. It was very loud but in a fun lively way. Only con was the the servers continuously offered us the wrong food.

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Iancarm
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Took a long time to receive food and drinks. Been here before had better experience

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LMarie
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waiter was rude and barely attended to my table. Food came out later than usual.

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EvaP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service good food good drinks really good I love it

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Elise
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love barracuda. This was my first time having brunch there but everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. Great time.

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mrst914
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-recommended by our server at another restaurant in the area. Delicious brunch! Yuca fries are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The waiter was not great, we moved to the bar and the bartenders were

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PaulR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Happy Hour ! The selection and food and drinks are great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall & delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it. They were able to accommodate our large group and the service was excellent.

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LizCas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and customer service. Drinks are okay. Tables are wobbly so my water spilled a little a few times (they should fix that). I actually really like Barracuda’s because of the food and atmosphere.

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CoreyW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Atmosphere, Service, and Food! Definitely worth the money and time! Will be back!

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NicInNewHaven
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best brunch in New haven. The Chicken Breakfast Burrito with guava mimosa is what we prefer.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic. The quantity of food is large and the drinks were reasonable and delicious.

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BobB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was very good. Music blaring you had difficulty having a conversation. The server was terrible . It seemed like she did not want to be there. Simple requests like more napkins , more water and milk for coffee were difficult and unreasonable requests. Finally a gentleman came to table to help us. Very engaging employee. As mentioned the food was very good. However I would think twice about going back to try other items on the menu. Lots of potential for this establishment.

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good music, nice atmosphere.

Seated as soon as we sat down, offered water / drinks.

overall experience great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food. I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Horrible wait staff, tables way too close together and way way to loud! Extremely loud music for a restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food and drinks. Yuca fries are exceptional. Service is slow, probably due to less staff.

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Yaya
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. I love coming here it never disappoints.

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PhillyD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it … food was amazing

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WayneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great.

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food. Lots of choices that every member of our party enjoyed. But we went on Happy Hour on a Friday and it was too loud to have a conversation.

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CharlesS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, attentive staff, and good music.

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MariVee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Overall bad&too pricey for quality of food&service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Food was amazing as usual and the waiter was so nice and friendly!

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SeanB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice low key bar with good food and friendly service.

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ChristinaR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Last week we went to Te Amo for my birthday and it was delicious. So good that I had to give their sister restaurant, Barracuda, a try. Barracuda did NOT disappoint!!! Omg. From the chicharrones appetizer to the churros for dessert - each and every bite was mouthwatering!! The portions were huge and priced very reasonably ($10 for 3 packed tacos; $25 for lomo saltado with a ton of steak). My only complaint was the noise level - it’s a small place and the acoustics are horrible, not the place for quiet conversation. But if you want a great meal I highly recommend!!

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vipEmilyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bomb food, so delicious and inexpensive

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ReeseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Noticeable in changes staff but I will always LOVE Barracudas.

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Cassandra
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to frequent this spot while at Yale with the Latina Affinity group. It never disappoints!! I would recommend ordering several appetizers if it’s your first time and oh go during happy hour for $6 apps. Nice vibe, great food!!#sliceofNYC

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ChrissyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour. We had the barracuda yuca nachos, the pork arepas, and a million margaritas. Fast service and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER fails ! Everything is always perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service just wasn't good at all. We went to this place a before covid and couldn't wait to go back. But was easy disappointed with not only the service but the food. We came from east hartford and honestly should have stayed local.

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vipFredI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 Stars if I could.

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IleanaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Colombian breakfast was so good! Yuca fries are so so good. Wonderful, authentic atmosphere.

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vipElise
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried something different and LOVED it. The street corn quesadilla was delicious.
Always a good time

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MerrileeT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This place was better a fee months ago. Now the mussels are more expensive and slightly overcooked. Ourdrinks were pure sugar. From mojito to margaritas and the lady forgot about my last order.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barracuda Bistro & Bar using the Order Online button. Barracuda Bistro & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Barracuda Bistro & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 691-5696.

Barracuda Bistro & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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.