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$20 - $60
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Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my dad’s 80th. Could not have chosen a better restaurant! He was enthralled and the entire experience was absolutely perfect and wonderful. Excellent service; our waiter Jeremiah was a gem. Delicious food; presentation unmatched. What a memorable evening and great celebration!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

This was by far the best dining experience I have had! Upon arrival and throughout the night, the staff was nothing but classy, professional, and welcoming. We could tell they really cared about our experience! The service was quick and efficient, and they answered all...our questions perfectly. The ambience itself was incredible. I felt as though I was eating in an art museum! As for the food, I’ve never been sadder to have a meal end. Everything was cooked to perfection and I cannot think of what more I could have asked. It was all extremely reasonably priced and specially for what we got. Overall an incredible experience! I wish I lived in the area so I could return more often!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022 via mobile

The service and the food were excellent! We enjoyed the table side guacamole, grilled Caesar salad, hot rock filet and asparagus…shared by 2 of us. The food was great, and the service was the best we’ve had in a very long time! We look forward...to coming back more often!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

Excellent dining experience! Food & service were amazing. Restaurant was very busy and seemed to be handling it well. Presentation of food appears to be their specialty with some items prepared table side. We shared the calamari appetizer with a nice assortment of sauces. My,...“Hot Rock” steak was cooked to perfection and tender (sauce was delicious). Drinks were prepared professionally with a nice presentation. We enjoyed the outdoor patio. Our servers (Nick & Jack) were on top of it. All food arrived quickly and served hot. Nick was especially personable and knowledgeable of menu items. The chocolate flourless cake was rich and moist. Hostess was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

This place is amazing. From the crazy fun menu to the ambiance to the service. If the weather plays ball, sitting on the outside porch is the place to be, what a view. Came from Seattle/Bellevue area and this place no doubt could be a...top 1-3 restaurant there. Only problem I see (actually not a problem at all) is that you'd have to visit a number of times to try everything you want to on the menu. Good problems to have! Top tip: Get a reservation in advance, line outside the door when they opened at 4pm.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

I can't say enough good words about this restaurant. We went there for my son birthday while traveling through the state. The stakes on the hot rock were amazing and the whole presentation of the food. The servers were beyond attentive to every need. My...son said this was best experience so far for him. Wish we would live closer !More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

We were there for my birthday...I had the hot rock steak..they set it on fire at the table...awesome. The restaurant is so beautiful..even the bathrooms are extravagant. The birthday cotton candy was super cool..wouldnt definitely go back..big hit!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

We had a reservation and got there a few minutes early. They were packed, but we got our table right on time. The food is amazing and they make you feel welcome and wanted.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

The restaurant is stylishly decorated, beautiful setting on the water, excellent food and wine choices. My favorite is the ribeye on a hot rock.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

We were just passing through Boise and saw this restaurant near where we were staying. It was such a great find! Fun atmosphere and the food and drinks were absolutely amazing. Our server was Andrew and he, along with the rest of the staff were...friendly and relaxed and made our experience memorable.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

I live in California and called the restaurant to purchase a gift card for my brother in Idaho. I spoke with Kate she was also helpful and friendly. Can't wait to visit Idaho and go to the restaurant in person.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

I frequent Boise at least once a month for meetings with customers. This is our preferred location to go. They can easily accommodate a group of up to 14 with ample notice. The ambiance is very unique for a steak house. The food options are...very diverse and appeals to everyone. Definitely recommend this place and highly recommend securing a reservation to avoid a long wait! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 25, 2022 via mobile

Terrible experience. One of the waiters stole money from my wallet. I had $100 in there. I prefer fogo de chao more than this place

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

Co workers hot together for holiday fun. Happy hour do 2-1 drinks huge variety. Appetizers for good is plenty. Their pizzas are great and a huge fowl of queso fundido for all was tasty. It does get very crowded so either reservations or plan to...waitMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 24, 2021 via mobile

We went to Barbacoa on Christmas Eve and had an amazing dining experience. Everything we ate and drank was exceptional. Theo was very helpful and Summer provided 5-star service throughout our meal. Special thanks to Summer!! We can’t wait to return for another great dinner!...-Nick, Margaret, Nana & EZ <3More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Response from lovefood4 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so , but you could call restaurant to ask
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Yes absolutely. Their menu has numerous items that would fill your request.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barbacoa Grill

Yes, Barbacoa Grill offers takeout services.

Barbacoa Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5