September 26, 2007
276 Bobwhite Court (East Boise)
Step into one of the swankiest restaurants this side of the Rio Grande for savory Latin-fusion cuisine and a sizeable wine and cocktail list (like the $25 Millionaire’s Margarita).
whitney says... The ultimate place to hang out with friends any night of the week. The atmosphere feels as though you are in a hip New York restaurant. The drinks are awesome, the service is great, and the food is to die for. I would recommend this place to all of my friends. ★★★★★
Wing lover says... I must say that Barbacoa is an excellent upscale restaurant. I'm sure it is as hip as Boise will get. Very modern LA type of place where the food and service is awesome! ★★★★★
thebaldgourmet says... Rarely do I find a restaurant with expensive decor and stylings, pricey menus, and “gourmet” claims which actually impresses me and leave me walking away having greatly enjoyed the experience of dining there. Barbacoa in Boise is one of these rarities. Upon walking in, you are immediately taken back by the beauty of the design work. Local paintings, sculptures and glass work are tastefully combined with beautiful woods, stained concrete, water features, and fire. The concept is sophisticated south desert with modern European accents. The details are impressive, right down to the leather and metal strapped wood doors. No expense was spared to make this an upscale venue. The menu certainly has plenty of Latin American influences, but don’t take this to mean that it is Mexican food. The bulk of the menu seems to be dedicated to high-end steaks which are dry aged onsite for over 30 days and then grilled over open flames and served in a variety of ways to choose from. However, there are several seafood dishes to choose from, including paella, as well as a nice assortment of pastas, including BBQ Chicken pasta and Short Rib Ravioli. Perfectly delicious. Read the entire review at http://thebaldgourmet.com/review-barbacoa-… ★★★★★
Prior to Barbacoa's opening, Reef held the title here without much competition. The tropics, however, have been usurped by an environment that is two parts art and antique collection, one part local artist and a whole lot of gaudy. Barbacoa's mission is to more or less wage aesthetic war on each of your senses. In so far as the decor is concerned: mission accomplished with a leather ceiling, water feature and hanging shipwreck. The most striking piece of atmosphere, however, is Boise Art Glass Filip Vogelpohl's dining room ceiling centerpiece.