Bar.bacoa

4.8
595 reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 595 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Flo12
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tapas and tacos were amazing. Full of flavor! The lobster taco is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

small plates at a good price, tasty food and great drinks! friendly staff and a cool vibe. bonus points for good music too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great first time. Terrific service though very busy

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EllieFB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this Bar.bacoa, enjoy the food and the beautiful patio.

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Disappointed
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We used to come here when it was called Noche. Food still just as good!!

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PrettyLady
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, will definitely return!!
Food came out quickly, was fresh and flavorable and a good value for the price. I love the patio; perfect time of year to truly enjoy! Jake was attentive and pleasant.

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ashanddoug
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met one of the owners, James. He has an amazing story. Won’t spoil it for you. The selection is vast which we loved and everything was delicious from the basics to the more elaborate dishes. Added to the the “Keeper List”- check!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I came for a late Birthday dinner with my Aunt, Matt was our waiter and he was amazing!! We really enjoyed the food, the fried lobster tail was amazing!
Will definitely be returning 😊

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TreyH
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Attentive server. We’ll go again!

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CoraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance! Will definitely be back

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vipworldtraveller
Atlanta
172 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food, outdoor seating is great. Portions are small

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and excellent service!!

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Ally1055
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time and delicious meal - the ceviche was fabulous!

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KateH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great evening on the back porch. Service is friendly and efficient. Food is always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for a date night. Tried a lot of good food. Would definitely recommend trying all of the taco options!

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Tilly618
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a friends promotion and sat on the covered patio. Our server was exceptional. He made sure that we had some amazing meal options and our drinks were so delicious. Our experience was absolutely amazing.

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lvbrown
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Throughly enjoyed our dinner on the patio. We had goat cheese fritters, bacon wrapped dates and empanadas for small plates and the Chile rubbed salmon with jalapeño cheese grits for a larger plate. Everything was delicious!

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CamiloS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious tapas, great value!

SC
SusannahC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Food was sub par and greasey. Cocktails were great. Lovely back patio. Server let us know immediately that she had a reservation for our table so we'd only have an hour. Incredibly rude! If that was the case then they shouldn't have seated us there. Tapas take a while. That's the nature of the meal. It didn't matter, though. The food was not good, so we had little incentive to stay.

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vipDavidJ
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent experience. Love their outdoor seating.

JM
vipJennyMod
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was terrific, great atmosphere on the outside covered patio, wonderful service. Definitely worth checking out!

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Mary
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great , great customer service, amazing food, 10/10

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BarbaraM
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

So lovely and delish!

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BruceK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choices of tapas items and great margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious! It was our first time dining there and we will definitely go back and bring friends!

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LashondaH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The outdoor fan could have helped keep the flies at bay.

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AtlantaSteve
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is consistently good. The menu is diverse and accommodates many diner preferences. Staff are all friendly and helpful. COVID-19 protocols are being discussed implemented to keep staff and guests safe. Lovely outdoor patio area even though it looks over a parking lot. A definite favorite neighborhood spot of ours.

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vipJessyS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING. Service, food, atmosphere. Can't wait to come back!!!!!

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vipJTRM
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with friends. As always, the service was stellar!

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vipStevenAJ
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Awesome cocktails.

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Jason
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jake was an amazing server. The food was top notch as usual and I had another mind blowing experience. Highly recommend Bar.bacoa, and I do to my friends all the time. Keep up the good work everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food with fast service!

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! great variety, quality food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! This was my second time here and it has officially been added to my favorites!!

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Birthdaygirl
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had such a great time at Barbacoa celebrating our anniversary! The service and food both are amazing and they made us feel so welcomed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single thing we had was delicious! Calamari, meatballs, peppers…bomb. Margs are delicious and nice relaxing ambiance.

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gdlp
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor seating is a long balcony out back that is protected from sun and rain and has ceiling fans. It's a great atmosphere out there. Great place with a good variety of tapas. At $5 each for tacos, I might just skip those and order more tapas next time. Overall an excellent place to eat.

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cfm4
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit to Bar-Bacoa. Great experience both times. Good ambiance on the patio, good food and value. Staff was attentive. Will return.

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vipBrianD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks as always. A great casual, go-to spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, easy parking, delicious food and attentive service! 10/10 recommend!

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 815-9155.

Bar.bacoa is rated 4.8 stars by 595 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 bookings at the moment.