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$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1341 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1036
+1 630-852-2333
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“ceviche” (18 reviews)
“taco” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1341 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess was friendly and my carne asada tacos were the highlights of my visit. The bartender was inattentive and when I heard him telling a regular they were closing for good on Sunday, it explained why they were out of certain spirits on the...More

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were disappointed, we had to sit in the bar for lunch which is quite different than the beautiful restaurant. We were on the far side and it smelled like sewer. No special decor. Our glasses were dirty. Just a mess. We were celebrating a...More

1  Thank jeanniewalton1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour with co-worker was fun. Food was good. Order 3 chicken tacos, filling!!@ And also ordered nachos off the happy hour menu. Bar area set up really nice, waiter David was very attentive and funny. Very good customer service!!!

Thank lakesha c
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I went with a friend for lunch, and ended up having a business dinner the next night. Both trips the food was good, I had the carne asada tacos for lunch, and the next day I had the cheese and onion enchiladas. We had the...More

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed March 27, 2018

My husband and I have been here several times for happy hour and enjoy the bar atmosphere, great specials on drinks and appetizers. We decided to try it for dinner we arrived on Monday at 645, the 2 hostesses did not even say hello, we...More

Thank Valleygirl517
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Seated promptly. Staff was friendly and polite. Drink and food order was taken in a timely manner. Food was delicious, very flavorful. Great decor and atmosphere.

Thank Arctic-Art
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited at 6pm on a wednesday, sat in the bar, very cozy & warm. We felt very welcomed by all staff, Happy hour chicken nachos were amazing, picadillo sopas were very good, also ordered off regular menu. $5 margarita was well worth it! The 2...More

Thank Brewgirl10
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice place. This was our 3rd visit.Food is good. Menu has a lot of options. Service always very good.

Thank Rich E
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I started with the ceviche, which was the best we have ever tasted! It had just enough spice to bring out the flavor of the shrimp, but not lose the taste of lime and cilantro. Our Casa Margaritas were great. We both...More

Thank HeleneBeisecker
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

First time to visit this restaurant. The margaritas are excellent. A nice variety to choose from. Fajitas, torta and tacos were all very good. The complimentary chips and salsa were enjoyed.

Thank Linda010659
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1341 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-852-2333
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Barbakoa is a modern Latin restaurant designed to give a contemporary appeal with an authentic Latin flavor! The premier spot for tacos and tequila in the Western suburbs, Barbakoa offers outstanding cuisine, an electric atmosphere, and exciting parties and events.
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