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Barbacoa

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Barbecue, Mexican
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276 Bob White Court, Boise, ID 83706
2083385000
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pick up joint

The noise level in the restaurant was on the loud side and the food was only just average. The people at my table had a good time watching guys and ladies try to pick each other up. We haven't been back since that one visit and will probably never go again. Just wasn't worth it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
GrandmaofK
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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365 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The noise level in the restaurant was on the loud side and the food was only just average. The people at my table had a good time watching guys and ladies try to pick each other up. We haven't been back since that one visit and will probably never go again. Just wasn't worth it.

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The atmosphere is always lively. The bar seating and drinks are great. You must order the table side guacamole, it is to die for. Make sure you have a reservation or you might not get a table. I have never had a bad meal there but the Hot Rock Filet is a must.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

No no no no no no. What a rip off. Tacky 90's ambiance. Cheap food marked up insanely. Service was the worst I've ever had, and I'm pretty tolerant. They need to hire some real talent. The drinks were weak and the restrooms were a mess.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Barbacoa is a great place to go experience the scene. The happy hour is wonderful. Guacamole and drinks are a must. Hot rock steak is fantastic and keeps me coming back but I am disappointed when I venture to other options. Stick with the hot rock or the happy hours and you'll have a great experience

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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food awesome presentation! The only negative thing is that if you eat inside it can get a little loud but truly my favorite restaurant!

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Boise, Idaho, United States
2 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to the Thanksgiving buffet because my neice researched it online and it was highly recommended. It was wonderful and fun to try all array of dishes.

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Boise, Idaho
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We usually head here for happy hour. The drinks are two-for-one and go great with the appetizer menu. The decor is great as well. Be sure to check out the "moving portraits" on the wall! The first time we saw those move was something of a shock. Fun!

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We joined a group of friends to celebrate a birthday last month and were very pleased. The service and presentation is probably the best I have experienced in Boise. Décor is amazing and definitely adds to the dining experience. Their martinis in ice cups are something you should definitely order, unique and well prepared. That said the food was marginal,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We celebrated our 37th Anniversary at Barbacoa and had a wonderful time. The food is amazing.. The drinks yummy and fun. I love the martinis in their ICE cups. Yes...the cup is all wonderful ice..every sip is icy cold. The steak was so tender and full of flavor. I had the zucchini and it was very tasty. I wish I... More 

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Dublin, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great atmosphere and service is good but need to add more items for vegetarian guest as well. Service is always good. Love my salad . It's expensive . Location is excellent right next to water .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 276 Bob White Court, Boise, ID 83706
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 2083385000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?