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Barbacoa

276 Bob White Court, Boise, ID 83706
2083385000
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Ranked #7 of 664 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
Eagle, Idaho
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed and greeted with enthusiasm and gracious service. We odered from the appetiser menu and the dishes were perfect! The large shrimp cocktail was the most delicious I've had in years! And, the shrimp are truly LARGE! Tableside guacamole was so delicious, trumping any we've had in Mexican restaurants! Also, ordered... More

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Calgary
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The quality of the food was good. The real value was in the way the restaurant presented its menu in a fun, relaxing and entertaining way. Yes, the guacamole was homemade, fresh to order and great tasting. The main entrees were tasty but not "4 star" creative or different. The ice cream tree was a great treat for our teenagers... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

First off let me say that the happy hour here rocks! Buy one get one free...check out the raspberry mojitos!! We had to make reservations here. We went for dinner and there were a lot of us so we got a pretty good sample of the menu. Appetizer menu much better than dinner menu. The FLIES were horrible in this... More

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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

So I have had a lot of great meals but this one was right up there with the best ever. I usually take clients here when I am in Boise on business but this time I took my family and my brothers for a nice dinner. My wife and kids said this was one of the best meals they had... More

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Bangalore, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent food, excellent variety, excellent ambiance, excellent service...Unbeatable ambiance, especially the sea serpent like looking creature's statue, had the most different steak (Steak on the Rock) and Vodka in Ice Glass. Must go place if you are in Boise.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's rare I go somewhere and then hunt for a recipe afterwards but this guac became an obsession for me. Spicy with tomato, lime and cilantro -- it cannot be beat....a meal in its own right. My steak was good (though the rock thing seemed a little gimmicky). The cotton candy and whatever those dough balls with chocolate were (someone... More

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Madison, WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Restaurants that sell t-shirts, CDs and souvenirs and look like theme parks should be judged in a separate category, and in that category I'd give the food at Barbacoa above-average marks. I like Barbacoa the way I'm a sucker for the burgers at Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jimmy Buffet's chain. Go for the over-the-top environment and ambiance. Service was good and... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited with our relatives (7 in all) last Sunday evening. The place was very busy, and although we had reservations and had requested an inside booth next to the window, the only option provided to us at arrival was an outside table under the mist jets. Since it was very hot that evening, the jets helped eventually but the... More

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Orange, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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