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“Sometimes great service makes ALL the difference”
Review of Bartaco

Bartaco
Ranked #7 of 464 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Inspired by a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, bartaco combines fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. bartaco is specialty cocktails crafted with fresh-squeezed juices, beer out of a bottle, and hand-held foods delivered on metal trays. The rustic beach resort design complements the spirited bold and bright flavors of bartaco’s eclectic menu. The stylish ambience, cocktails, and freshly prepared tacos and “not tacos” create an unforgettable experience.
Stamford, Connecticut
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Sometimes great service makes ALL the difference”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Without the great service we had at Bartaco (Bar Taco) Stamford last week, I probably would have rated this a 3. But the service was outstanding and friendly. Although I have to say, if you like Bartaco in Stamford, you should definitely try their sister bar/restaurant in Port Chester, which is definitely a "5". As usual, the food is very well prepared, from appetizers to main entrees (although with everything arriving on stainless steel platters - which I kind of enjoy - those of you looking for a white tablecloth experience need not try this great place. For those looking for a buzzing and active bar scene, this is a great choice. Booths are slightly elevated, so one actually feels "above" the craziness of the bar scene...nice. But (((sigh))), this Bartaco just doesn't have the wonderful outdoor seating like Port Chester, which is on the river.

  • Visited June 2014
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STAMFORD
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187 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Pretty good overall, though loud.”
Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

It's not traditional, but it's pretty good. Definitely trendy Mexican, not cheap, filling Mexican. It's tasty, but a little pricey. The combo platters are a good deal, though.
Really excellent fresh cocktails, juiced to order.
Nice casual vibe, fun decor.
Always seems loud, even when it's not too crowded.
I like it.

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Thank ofglass
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Greenwich, ct
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295 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Small tacos, but pretty good”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

I went there for lunch, and the place was not packed. The service was prompt (not fast) and the food pretty good. Bear in mind that portions (tacos) are quite small.

  • Visited April 2014
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US
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lousy service”
Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Cool restaurant that is always busy! The service at the bar is painfully slow and the bartenders are grouches!!!! Hard to tell if they don't have enough staff or they just hire grouchy bar tenders. The bar staff is so slow you need to order two drinks at a time

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Stamford, Connecticut
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1,743 reviews
1,058 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Great portions”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I went on Saturday night. It was packed! Don't be fooled by the word small plates. The plates are filling. We shared the rice bowl and tacos with sides. It was way too much food! The churros with chocolate were good!

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Thank Autumn M
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