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Barbacoa

276 Bob White Court, Boise, ID 83706
2083385000
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Ranked #4 of 662 restaurants in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Mexican
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Orange, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant might be aiming for a younger crowd, because the surroundings were completely unfamiliar to me. The building is reminiscent of a Mayan temple. There is a large sculpture of some sort of sea serpent in the dining area, and the artwork and fixtures were unusual. The food was quite good, but a bit pricey. I paid around $30,... More

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Never expected to find a place like this in Boise. The happy hour menu is great as well as the dinner menu - lots of yummy choices. Their drink menu has some real unique items that we enjoyed. LOVED the S'mores with bacon for dessert! If you are sensitive to salt, you might want to ask them to not use... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Let's see what to say about this restaurant well lets start with I can't say anything bad. Everything we had was top shelf and I really have to say this is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The service was wonderful , the desserts to die for and if u have had duck in the past or... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

After several meals here I have concluded that this restaurant definitely gets the job done. It is an enjoyable feast for both the eyes and the mouth. Eclectic and edgy in decor, the setting can cover for the very few shortcomings of the restaurant. Service was perfect...everyone is a pro. I had a martini from the myriad of offerings (presented... More

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Emmett, Idaho
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

OMG All I can say is the minute you hear about this restaurant you need to get down there and have a great time, and you wont be disappointed and will talk about it for a long time. bet you wont find another place like this anywhere. the food was the best on the planet..... thank you.

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Orange County, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The restaurant is a 5 minute taxi ride from downtown Boise. The decor is amazing. While the good was good - I wouldn't call it great. Although the table side guacamole was fantastic and my wife loved her martini that came in a ice molded martini glass. We shared a 16 ounce steak which was cooked perfectly but was a... More

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Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The decoration is great and the reviews is more the exaggerating! I respect all the reviews, but my opinion is the restaurant won't consider it as a fancy restaurant! because my rating depends on food value, food decoration, food quality, food combination, and the well knowing of mixing each ingredient. The decoration is great, food decoration is great, but the... More

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was staying nearby and had dinner at this restaurant. What a pleasant surprise! The quirky interior design involving natural wood and stone is complemented by the interesting lighting choices. Of course, who cares if the restaurant is nicely appointed if the food stinks, but that was not the case. Started the meal with the made-at-the-table guacamole which was delicious!... More

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Northern California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Five of us went for dinner here and I must say the ambiance and decor inside the restaurant is great. There is also outside seating with a river view. We had the guacamole table side service which was excellent. The main courses were all super good and desert (ice cream puffs on a "tree") was fantastic.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I went to Barbacoa tonight with friends. It came highly recommended to us (we are in town from Dallas). I made reservations for 6:30 we got there right on time. They tried to seat us outside at first, never asked if we would like inside or out. Considering it's 100 degrees out, I asked to sit inside.... More

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