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276 W Bobwhite Ct, Boise, ID 83706-3966
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting Boise and ended up on my birthday. A good friend lives here and highly recommended we go. Absolutely PERFECT evening, even without reservations. Settled in at a high table near the bar. Service and wait staff friendly, funny, and 5 star. Did a app dinner and all were great! See the birthday "cake"....cotton candy with brownie and candle in... More 

1 Thank richrick
San Francisco Bay Area
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants we have ever visited, and being from the San Francisco Bay Area this is saying something. The interior decor and lakeside setting are spectacular. Even the restrooms are a visual treat. Our servers were courteous, prompt and very knowledgable about both the menu and the Boise area. I ordered the "Mixed Seafood... More 

1 Thank woodsway
Nampa, Idaho
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

it was a great experience. service is great, the place is gorgeous and food is delicious. we will definitely come back.

Thank Korina P
Sonoma, California
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a spot not to miss. The atmosphere, the location on a lake, the FOOD and the service. The eclectic atmosphere keeps your eyes searching. Ask for an outside table giving you a serene lake as it can be a little loud inside. The table made guacamole is a must. We had the evening specials of lamb shank that... More 

Thank ilava
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Think eclectic food, drink and decor with a Latin American flair. Menu leans toward steaks but offers a wide variety of options. Never make a decision until you hear the nightly specials! The vibe is a cross between a lively "in-crowd" club and an upscale restaurant. If you want a quiet dinner for two, it may not be your best... More 

Thank Bill L
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great decor and best table side guacamole that I have ever tasted! Nice specialty drinks. The hot rock steak was so very tender, cooked to melt in your mouth perfection.

Thank Mary G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just didn't get it. The ambiance was more Cheesecake Factory than upscale dining. The service was friendly but not exactly professional. We tried all of the so-called must haves. The guacamole was fine but it had garlic in it which isn't an ingredient in true guacamole. The first course was just awful & the main course (their signature steak... More 

Thank Laurie S
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I always looked forward to our dinners at Barbacoa. Family members and friends always knew what to give us ( when it came to an anniversary or birthday ) ............... a gift certificate to Barbacoa. The food is still great and the location has the same attraction ............ so, what's the difference. A rougher crowd ...... at... More 

Thank gniazdowski
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous drinks, great food, wonderful atmosphere, and amazing service. This is my favorite place for happy hour.

Thank Bonnie R
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Business dinner that was very enjoyable. Nice selection of wines, extensive menu and nice setting for dinner. Excellent service. Highly recommend

Thank Jerry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 W Bobwhite Ct, Boise, ID 83706-3966
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 12083385000

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