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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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good friends in Boise took us to dinner at Barbacoa. What a wonderful evening in a very eclectic restaurant with very good food, great wait staff,wonderful wine list,yet casual and fun atmosphere....suggest a steak, I had the ribeye served on a " Hot Rock"..yes you can order your steak ,say med.rare and if under cooked you can slice off a... More 

Thank Thomas T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is fantastic. The restaurant has ambiance, the lights are low and it is very romantic. I would highly suggest the table side guacemole. Not only is it scrumptious it is so fun to watch them make it right by your table. The food is higher end and so it will have a higher price, so be prepared.... More 

Thank Kendra H
Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The evening was windy & raining outside - our reservation for dinner at Barbacoa was a safe haven. Our waiter was Andrew who was polite, well versed in the menu, and very attentive. We ordered the special as well as other meals from the main menu. Every meal carried to our table was hot and delicious. The presentation is always... More 

Thank 991eugenet
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Boise visiting friends and he choose to take us to dinner at this great restaurant. WOW are we glad he did. When you first walk up to the restaurant you know it's going to be a different experience. When you go inside you are convinced it's going to be a fun evening. The decor is very unique.... More 

Thank OCGordon
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 15 year old daughter chose this place for her birthday and to my surprise, it was very good however I don't care for the ambience but the food is too good and I can overlook it.. we started with the fresh table side guacamole and I have never liked this before today WOW it was really good and highly... More 

Thank troy f
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very disappointing: noisy, very pricy, crowded, offering wacky menu items with hyped up dishes that disappoint. Example: Ordered chicken pot pie expecting savory dairy-based dish but got more of a wine/mushroom based stew, It doesn't work. Surprises can be fun, but not this time.

Thank Wizardo Z
Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't care for the decor and the food all tastes smokey. Table side guac is pretty good and the drinks in the ice glasses are novel, but not worth the trip.

Thank Sharon M
Portland, Oregon
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were visiting friends in Boise and they took us to Barbacoa for a 2 for 1 drink and an order of Guacamole and chips. Fantastic. Wanted to stay for dinner as everything looked so great, but we had reservations elsewhere.

Thank stevemarilyn2013
Hartland, VT
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat on the porch and enjoyed views of birds flying over the adjacent lake as we had dinner. The hot stone filet was quite an experience and the calamari appetizer was excellent.Check out the over the top bathrooms too!

Thank Susan G
Hudson, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there early and gained a high top outside by a heater! Happy hour fills the place early. We all ordered salads. The two that had dressing added prior to service were watery and were not appetizing. The *Chop chop?) salad was like a slaw with the dressing on the side. Quite appealing. Our hostess had been there before and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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?