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Bar.bacoa, Atlanta, GA

Bar.bacoa

4.8
4.8
743 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mexican, Spanish

  • 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

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What 743 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

    Best Overall

  • Atlanta

    Best Value

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  1. S

    Scotty

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Discovered this place after visiting the Italian place next door many times. The service has always been attentive and friendly. The food is incredible. Have never had a bad dish. The house margaritas have always been good(one last night was just a little off but still above par.). We stop by here each time we are in Atlanta.
  2. BR

    BhamReviewer

    Atlanta

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great local place in Virginia Highlands. The drinks and food are always spot on. This is a go to place when we are in Atlanta.
  3. S

    Ssatlanta

    Atlanta

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food I’ve had in a LONG time. The barbacoa tacos and quesadilla are excellent. As good if not better than any machaca in AZ. Salsas, baked queso, tortilla chips and guacamole are all fresh and very tasty. Loved it and will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time and we had a ball! We arrived to a welcoming staff and relaxing ambiance. We were seated promptly,I would recommend reservations, they get busy quickly. The food was delicious, Shaolin (hope I spelled it correctly) was amazing. She was definitely versed in the menu to provide recommendations and the drinks were delicious. For dessert, the bread pudding and churros are a must, so save room. The food came out extremely fast, so order at your own pace, our table was full of food before we new it, lol. We will definitely frequent this place again. Sorry no pics, we just dug right in.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food!
  6. JN

    JessieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a rush and the food came quicker than we ever expected. The food and drinks were amazing. Best margs I’ve ever had
  7. F

    Foodlover1954

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner- Bar.bacoa is always a favorite spot. Great food, love the variety.
  8. JB

    JB2021

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great times!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Atlanta.
  10. MR

    MauriceR

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Date night spot
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service! Great food, comes out fast. Perfect casual first date or a place to meet with friends.
  12. MW

    MarissaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had the salmon and Peruvian chicken tacos, fried chicken tapas, and Spanish potatoes. We sent the potatoes back because they were coating in a raw spice that was very off putting. The fried chicken was accompanied by mashed potatoes that tasted like a bowl of sour cream and an unpleasant sauce. The salmon tacos smelled fishy in a bad way. We had stomach upset and gas immediately following this meal. Needless to say, we will not be back.
  13. SR

    ShannonR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, relaxing atmosphere!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner
  15. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Recommended to me but I would say the food was hit or miss. Standout item was the salmon taco and steak tapas; they should probably leave the fried chicken tapa for someone else. This is Atlanta and we know fried chicken! The service was meh but the atmosphere was very pleasant!
  16. E

    Enjoyit

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    #greatallaround Loved the tapas and cocktails. Service was excellent. Very reasonable prices.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience here has always been great.
  18. C

    Chris

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar.Barcoa continues to provide awsome food, great drinks and quick service in a very cool location.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Ordered just about everything on the menu and it was all fabulous! Will go back often!
  20. FF

    F1Fan

    Atlanta

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were fabulous. We enjoyed drinks, tapas and tacos. The three of us ordered many tapas and tacos. They were all great. The only slight negative is most of the food was a little spicy, not an issue for my daugther but my wife and I would have preferred less spicy food.
  21. MR

    MarciaR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Carne Asada is terrific as well as the burrata. My best friend ordered gazpacho but didn't like it and they refunded that item. To me that is a sign of a good class of restaurant. Also, I thought the wedge salad was very good. We didn't order them but the goat cheese fritters looked really good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  22. SG

    ScottG

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. There was a group on the patio from another restaurant next door that was obnoxiously loud. No fault of barbacoa.
  23. Z

    Zeke

    Atlanta

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it when we’re pleasantly greeted by the hosts. The service was wonderful and not rushed. The food was delicious. We dined outdoors, which was very pleasant. Nice ambience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always quality in everything offered here.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my best friend were just going out for a late lunch and found this place online. Everything we ordered was great. Fresh veggies and authentic food. Will have to come back because there is so much more we wanted to try.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for tacos, food comes out fast, always great service and a great time. Plus they have vegan tacos!!! Win win
  27. LH

    LauraH

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, server was great, drinks were super great! Kinda loud but that is too be expected with brick walls and concrete floor and the fact that it is a very popular restaurant!
  28. DT

    DavidT

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service. Liven the new peach tapas.
  29. K

    Khaluaverse

    Atlanta

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing and service is on point
  30. KK

    KatherineK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so good! Group of 8 of us got drinks apps and dinner and throughly enjoyed it! I’d recommend the barbacoa quesadilla
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! We love Bar.Bacoa. Highly recommend!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Nice little place with excellent slow brazed meats. Good service, good drinks, and good value. Recommend.
  33. KH

    KirstieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice for date night, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable
  34. SL

    ShanderayL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    We went for a birthday brunch to celebrate my daughter’s special day. Matt was our server and he was excellent. Very friendly and pleasant staff. And I can say the drinks were amazing. We will return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake was an outstanding server and the food was wonderful!
  36. H

    Hannah

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I made a reservation to sit inside and they bypassed an available two top inside when we arrived and insisted on seating us outside because a party of 6 was coming in later. It was hot outside and not the most comfortable dining experience and I was a bit annoyed that our reservation made almost a week in advance wasn’t honored. Food and service were good. Reservation didn’t mean much.
  37. FN

    FoodNerd

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have to get the queso. Such a great time and such great food
  38. h

    healthyitalian

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food - large and interesting selection. Service is always on point. Great drinks, and a good vibe! Excellent neighborhood hangout...
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are great for the pricing and they still taste great! Good drinks, nice ambiance with indoor/outdoor seating options.
  40. PL

    ParkLO

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Highly recommended for a casual night out. Lots of outdoor seating, great cocktails (tasty and not overloaded with syrup), food was fresh, and service was spot on.

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 743 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Bar.bacoa

1000 Virginia Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mexican, Spanish

  • 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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