Bar.bacoa

4.8
599 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 599 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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ArcherC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food for both vegetarians and meat eaters! Great margaritas, although the ginger one has a little too much ginger. Service was fab & the food and drinks came out quickly. Also, the key lime pie is the best I've ever had. Fabulous! Love this place.

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viplcutter
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a great night! We had such a great meal. Service was excellent. Decor was great - so many nooks and crannies to sit in this place (or outside if you wanted!) Food was delish. We didn't feel rushed at all. So many choices. Wasn't loud - we weren't yelling to be heard. Restaurant took great COVID precautions so we felt safe. Drinks were plentiful. Food was great - did I say that? Def worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our server was friendly but not especially attentive. We had to constantly look for him to get new plates and silverware. The food was good but not great. Don’t know that I’ll visit this establishment again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was absolutely wonderful! We requested and were seated a table outside which was nice. We even brought my 4 yo daughter and she enjoyed the food and experience. A great dinner for our party of 6! Will def be back!

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Flo12
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 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 on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great first time. Terrific service though very busy

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EllieFB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Disappointed
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 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 October 9, 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 October 2, 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 October 2, 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 October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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

Amazing food, service and ambiance! Will definitely be back

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vipworldtraveller
Atlanta
172 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food, outdoor seating is great. Portions are small

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and excellent service!!

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Ally1055
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KateH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 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 September 18, 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 September 18, 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 September 10, 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
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious tapas, great value!

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SusannahC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 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 September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent experience. Love their outdoor seating.

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vipJennyMod
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 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 August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BarbaraM
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

So lovely and delish!

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BruceK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choices of tapas items and great margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 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 August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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AtlantaSteve
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 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 August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJTRM
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipStevenAJ
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Awesome cocktails.

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Jason
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 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 August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food with fast service!

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Dani
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! great variety, quality food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 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 August 8, 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 August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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 599 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.