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Baca

535 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
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Ranked #60 of 92 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Cuisines: American, Asian
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

These folks seem to be in transition. Service was indifferent. Most menu items were not available, just siushi. We ordered and eventually could see our food on the counter but had trouble interesting the waitress to bring it to us. Need to get their act together.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I was there for lunch today. Boy has this place gone downhill. Nobody in the place and still waited 10 for a waiter. The waiter takes our drink n food order and then we wait...I can see my beer on the bar waiting for the waiter to pick it up for delivery...we wait..we had ordered two bar pies but only... More

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NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I would say go Monday night drink specials are great and all night I get the hummus platter,which is so filling its my meal it comes with there own made pita chips,feta cheese,olives,roasted red peppers and yes hummus plenty enough to share:) very pretty place,nice to the eyes and the bartenders are lovely:)

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Brick, New Jersey
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We arrived there were multiple open tables inside and out and were still told it was a 20 minute wait. Tables did not get cleaned for long periods of time. When finally seated we ordered a sandwich and salad - no cooking involved waited over 45 minutes. Asked waitress she said she told her manager - unlikely. Asked her again... More

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Asbury Park
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have to say up front that Baca is a really nice place. It's just not my scene. On the last visit one of the bartenders was dressed so unprofessionally that I actually thought she might be a stripper. Poor taste for a high end establishment. I really enjoy the outdoor sidewalk seating area, its perfect for enjoying a drink... More

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Ocean Grove, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We decided to try Baca for this Friday Food Night. We had been to the bar before but now we wanted to sample the food. When you walk in, you're first aware of the bar. The base is lit with a nice-shade-of blue and it was fairly full when we arrived. It looked like an after work crowd who were... More

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Ocean, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Not sure how they are staying in business since this chic, cavernous restaurant/bar was empty. We came for sushi happy hour which was a good value. The drinks are fair. There are too many bars in the area that are offering happy hour martinis using premium liguor. Baca could do better. The atmosphere is fabulous but the bar scene was... More

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Suuuuuper trendy spot to enjoy some late night drinks. If your lucky enough to get a table you will get great service. If your stuck standing you will have trouble getting rounds at the bar. Good thing about this place is that it makes sense in a t shirt or a suit.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Visited sunday night about 5:30pm. Not busy, and idle barkeeps standing around. Ordered lettuce wraps and korean bbq wings. What arrived was spicy chicken nuggets and wraps were three tiny chicken pieces with iceberg lettuce. WRONG! Bartender swore they were korean wings. We flagged manager who confirmed they were spicy chicken nuggets. But he did nothing to resolve it. Cold... More

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were only there for drinks, but it was a great place to have a few drinks, Very chic! Try the Pink Lady!

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