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Barbacoa

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican, American, Barbecue
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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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  • 239
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Definitely an experience

We were visiting Parkcenter Park and noticed this restaurant as we walked around the lake and thought we would give it a try. We were a bit underdressed to say the least but, Thomas, one of our waiters said the motto was "Come as you are". When we first walked inside, it was hard to see because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
bwdowhan
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Parkcenter Park and noticed this restaurant as we walked around the lake and thought we would give it a try. We were a bit underdressed to say the least but, Thomas, one of our waiters said the motto was "Come as you are". When we first walked inside, it was hard to see because it was so... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It's so fun to see newcomers enter the fanciful ambience of Coa. They are always mesmerised as they try to take in all the amazing points of interest. You won't believe the whole show. A double Medusa sculpture to blow your mind, glass work is world class, Martine's paintings are fun, and so much more. Oh yah, the food and... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The bar at Barbacoa is a must see. Be sure to go during happy hour. Don"t miss a visit to the bathrooms. Excellent food and service. Great patio during nice weather.

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Albany, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Order the steak on a rock. Or the filet mignon pasta. And make sure you experience the huckleberry martini. And while your food is cooking - take a stroll around the restaurant. There is SO MUCH to see there! Even the restrooms are artistic. Go! Eat! Enjoy!

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fun for a romantic evening, a celebration, or just a fun night out. Famous made-at-table guacamole- but tacky tip jar gets the idea across a bit crassly. There must be a better way to get the message across. Maybe raise the price by a buck and give it to the servers! Shishkabob was a bit tough (sirloin?), but frankly this... More 

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Twin Falls
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Never been offered two types of water before. That was new. Food is pricey but the portions are HUGE. I ordered a seafood type soup and there was plenty for two people. Ordered the bread as an appetizer and wasn't really impressed. It was blah, not bad but nothing to get overly excited about. The decorations were very beautiful. Had... More 

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Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The atmosphere is fun and a patio table would be the way to go, weather permitting. It was hard to hear our server and the room was pretty chilly. A staff person said the air flow hit the wall we were at kept it cooler there. We had guacamole at the table and it was good. My steak was good... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place has a great reputation in Boise, so I was delighted when my husband and I finally decided to try it. (It's expensive, at least by our standards, so we waited for a special occasion.) So how was it? The decor was very unique and impressive, which in and of itself made it a worthwhile experience. However, I was... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It's not often a restaurant that provides an experience also comes through with a delicious meal. Fun and fanciful describes both the atmosphere and the food. Our table had the guacamole, onion rings, hot rock steak, seafood grill, chopped salad with shrimp, sautéed mushrooms and garlic mashed potatoes. It was all very good! The presentation is fantastic and the service... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went for happy hour and it was fabulous! 2 for one cocktails....and not the crummy well drinks and cheap wine, it applied to any of their drinks under $15. Love the martini's served in a glass made of ice. Table side guacamole was fantastic as were all of the appetizers we tried. Great service, awesome ambiance.

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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: Mexican, American, Barbecue

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?