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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$20 - $60
Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood


Table Side Guacamole
House made at your table. Serves two to four
USD 14
Kumamoto Oysters
Half dozen oysters on the half shell served with roasted jalapeño & tomato relish plus cocktail sauce
USD 18
Wood Stone Oven Firebread
Brushed with olive oil, herbs & parmesan
Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo U-8 wild Mexican shrimp with diced celery & cocktail sauce
USD 17
Cancun Style Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp in garlic achiote sauce served with flour tortillas
USD 16
Calamari Fritti
Cornmeal and chipotle calamari steaks with jalapeño tartare, latin marinara, chipotle ranch & smoked chili vinegarette
USD 12
Yellow Tail Crudo
Sliced Hamachi served carpaccio style, seaweed salad, avocado, cucumber, roasted corn ponzu & spicy lime vinaigrette
USD 12
Habanero Tequila Ribs
Half rack of ribs with signature smoked pineapple slaw
USD 16
Tuna Tartare
With avocado, capers, onions & mango sorbet
USD 16
Hibachi Chicken Wings
With polenta logs & latin dipping sauce
USD 14
Calamari Latin Salad
Calamari steak strips with cilantro, apples, plantains, iceberg lettuce & green cabbage, served with smoked chile vinaigrette
USD 10
Grilled Caesar Salad
Grilled romaine hearts, rosemary polenta croutons & toasted pumpkin seeds
USD 10
Spanish Salad
Romaine, roma tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion, & feta cheese with chimichurri
Orange Fennel with Poppy Seed
Fennel, butterleaf lettuce, blue cheese, pine nuts, green & red peppers, mandarin oranges & poppy seed vinaigrette
USD 10
Spinach Salad with Strawberries
Poppy seed vinaigrette with crispy bacon, large curd cheese, red onions & almonds
USD 10
Green Salad
With smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, julienne carrots, cucumbers & chipotle ranch
Barbacoa Chop Chop Shrimp Salad
Iceberg lettuce, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, avocado, salami, shrimp, blue cheese, bacon & vinaigrette
USD 13
Beet Salad
Slow roasted beets with greek yogurt & peanut brittle
USD 11
Ahi Caesar Salad
Cajun ahi, chopped romaine, tomatoes, feta, parmesan, avocado, paprika croutons & traditional Caesar dressing
USD 16
Sweet Corn & Crab Bisque
Generous portion of dungeness crab with jalapeño pancake smothered with our house made sweet corn bisque
USD 10
This & That
Chicken mole with Chocolate chile sauce & pork carnitas tamale with Barbacoa sauce
USD 29
Chicken Pot Pie
White meat with fresh vegetables & mushrooms in a rich broth
USD 27
BBQ Chicken
Grilled barbecue whole half chicken served over bowtie pasta in a sundried tomato sauce
USD 29
Mixed Seafood Grille
Marinated shrimp, scallops, swordfish & ahi served with coconut rice
USD 35
Prawns, clams, mussels, fresh fish & scallops in a spicy tomato broth
USD 35
Baked Salmon
Served with vegetable escaveche, saffron rice & dill chimichurri
USD 32
When Pigs Fly
Kurobuta pork chop plus apples with hibachi cherry wood smoked quail & house made fig jam
USD 34
Braised seafood, chorizo, chicken, prawns, mussels, clams & tomatoes with a saffron rice
USD 32
Ocean scallops on mini tostadas with grilled corn relish, pico de gallo, chili aioli & serrano salsa
USD 35
Idaho Trout
Rosemary cedar planked pan seared boneless trout with caper lemon sauce, chipotle rice & broccoli
USD 29
Barbacoa only features Certified Angus Beef® or Prime Steaks. All steaks available on our "Hot Rock". All steaks available with 6oz Canadian Lobster Tail, two U-8 Prawns or two Ocean Scallops.
"Hot Rock" Filet
Our signature 10 oz. filet mignon with flamed cognac sauce
USD 42
New Zealand Grilled Lamb Chops
Rosemary marinated with house made mint pesto
USD 39
New York
16 oz. boneless NY with Barbacoa's signature dry rub & side of serrano chimichurri
USD 39
Rib Eye
16 oz. Rib Eye Steak with Barbacoa's signature dry rub & side of tequila habanero barbecue sauce
USD 42
Cowboy Rib Eye
27oz. bone-in Rib Eye chop with chipotle onion strings, borracho beans & an additional side
USD 52
Latin Steak
Grilled Flat Iron steak, served with chipotle rice, borracho beans, avocado salsa & tortillas (no side)
USD 34
BBQ Ribs
Full rack of pork ribs served with proprietary tequila barbecue sauce & signature smoked slaw
USD 32
Coulotte Steak & Cajun Shrimp
10oz. Coulotte topped with cajun shrimp presented over with garlic mashed potatoes
USD 34
Argentinian Lomo & Chorizo Kabobs
Tenderloin pieces, spicy chorizo sausage, peppers, onions & served with Barbacoa sauce Kabob style
USD 31
NY Steak Sandwich
Open face sandwich on a baguette topped with manchego cheese, grilled onions & chipotle mayo
USD 25
Filet Mignon Tips with Fettuccine
8 ounces of beef medallions with wild mushrooms, fettuccine & a marsala gorgonzola walnut cream sauce
USD 32
Pasta Primavera
Linguine pasta with artichokes, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, spring vegetables, roasted garlic & feta cheese in a chipotle cilantro pesto. Topped with a sunny side up egg
USD 28
Short Rib Ravioli
Porcini marsala cream sauce & broccoli
USD 28
Seafood Mixto
Jumbo Mexican prawns, scallops, crab & spinach linguini pasta in a spicy cream feta cheese sauce
USD 37
Your choice $8
Barbacoa Herb Fries
Zucchini Chips Sprinkled with Cheese
Jalapeño Green Rice
Sauteed Wild Mushrooms
Sauteed Spinach with Garlic
Arroz Con Crema E Rajas Risotto
Mash Potatoes with Garlic
Onion Rings
Chipotle Grilled Corn on the Cob
Fried Ice Crema Lollipop Tree
USD 16
Half Tree
Hazelnut pastry cream with a warmed chocolate sauce
Triple Chocolate Mousse
Semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate mousse. Layered over chocolate sponge cake & served with raspberry sauce
USD 10
Lemon Lavender Tart
Lavender cookie shell with lemon custard & raspberry sorbet
Bananas Foster
Bread pudding with currants presented with a whiskey butter sauce flambé
USD 10
Coffee & Donuts
Pipin' hot home made creme filled bunuelos and mini churros, served with leche & espresso ice cubes
USD 10
Coconut & Pineapple Flan
With toasted macadamia nuts
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
With spiced pecan crust & rosemary mango chutney
Strawberry Mousse
With hot bunuelo lace
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Reviewed April 15, 2020 via mobile

All around this place is awesome. Great staff, food, drink and atmosphere. Anyone visiting Boise Idaho should with out any excuses eat here if your that close.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Loved Barbacoa Grill! We sat in the bar. We had great food and wonderful service in a vibrant setting. Highly recommend. Shane was our waiter. He was a pleasure, his excitement about the food and the restaurant showed through.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

Wonderful meal properly prepared and hot. Great portions of quality food. Service super for party of 6.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

I had heard good things about this place. Went here for my anniversary and the service was fantastic. The food is wonderful not to mention the dessert. We will be back again, perhaps for my next anniversary.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Great location get the flaming steak for a first Timmer. Went with a group everyone enjoyed it. I will return.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Some restaurants seem to go downhill or lose quality after a while. Definitely not the case at Barbacoa. The food and service was just as good if not better than before. Hot Rock and Guacamole for the win!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

A unique and wonderful dinning experience the service is exceptional. The food is amazing. Our favorite restaurant when we go to Boise

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

The most amazing Valentine’s Day dinner/experience we’ve ever had! Not only did you get an appetizer, salad, main course and dessert you also got a tray of chocolates and a dozen roses of your choice when you walked out! The food and the experience was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

We were having date night and decided to head to Barbacoa. We arrived to a full restaurant but the hostess assisted us in getting a table in the bar. By the way people will sit before you have completely gotten up. Our server was super...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

The “hot rock filet” is spectacular! Also by far the best calamari in Boise.. and Candi cotton dessert for birthday kids. Just a great place with unique food options and unique decor - love it..

Date of visit: October 2019
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