The Barteca Restaurant Group, the owner of the chain of Bartaco restaurants, has an ambitious plan to offer its customers the best dining experience in its restaurants. Such ambition appears realizable considering the increasing popularity of the Mexican-style restaurants with an upbeat feel and an upscale look.
The Bartaco prices may not be as affordable as the prices in, say, a hole-in-the-wall Mexican eatery but there are plenty of things going for it, too. The dishes are delicious, the desserts are luscious, and the drinks are the perfect complement to the food.
Below are the latest Bartaco menu prices.
Choice of 4-inch corn tortilla or bibb lettuce shell, topped with cilantro.
|Mojo Pork Carnitas||$3.96|
|Portobello with Queso Fresco||$5.07|
|Crispy Rock Shrimp||$3.50|
|Carne Asada Taco||$3.25|
|Glazed Pork Belly||$4.67|
|Guac + Roja + Verde||$11.00|
|Street Corn Fritters||$6.00|
|Crispy Fish Taco||$2.00|
Steamed brown rice served with sliced bell peppers, onions.
|Fresh Pineapple with Lime||$2.53|
|Black Beans with Sofrito||$2.57|
|Spicy Cucumber Salad||$2.53|
|Steamed Brown Rice||$2.53|
|Key Lime Pie in a Jar||$6.00|
Food - Kids' Menu
|Guacamole & Chips||$6.00|
|Oaxaca Cheese Snack||$1.50|
Drinks - Kids' Menu
Established in 2010, Bartaco is the brainchild of Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer, two restaurateurs with a grand vision of bringing authentic Spanish and Mexican cuisines to the United States.
What They’re Famous For
Bartaco, also styled as bartaco, is a restaurant inspired by the laidback beach cultures in Brazil and Uruguay, as well as Southern California, a fact reflected in its interiors, menu and service. The menu features street food given the gourmet treatment and infused with a coastal vibe, as well as a wide range of fresh juices, beers, and specialty cocktails.
Why Eat Here
There are plenty of reasons for the abundance of social media posts about Bartaco – from its simple yet sophisticated Mexican style to its impressive menu. The restaurant has a laidback vibe reflected in its woven baskets chandeliers, whitewashed wood, and bright blue-and-white cushions, even in the bar made with reclaimed wood. The feel is of a space that seems to have been there for a hundred years without being dated, as well as a place with a comfortable and cozy ambiance.
Of course, each Bartaco restaurant has its own unique feel and look. This is because the chain’s management, especially the co-founders, emphasizes the importance of catching the local heart and soul of every place while still being quintessentially Bartaco. The open secret to its success in this regard: The chain has its own in-house design team that includes architects, carpenters, and interior designers, thus, ensuring that there’s a unified look to the restaurants.
The welcoming atmosphere doesn’t stop with the interiors either. The employees are just as welcoming, thanks partly to their training where the focus remains on the guest. The result: Customers enjoy friendly, efficient and courteous service from every member of the staff.
The ambiance is casual yet trendy so the crowd usually consists of young professionals, businessmen and entrepreneurs, and couples on a date, as well as a few families with their kids in tow. The noise level ranges from average to loud but it’s a lively vibe so it’s tolerable, too.
Customers obviously patronize Bartaco because of its delicious food and you have to taste it for yourself to believe it. The tacos are inventive yet still provide familiar flavors that Americans have grown to love, such as fried oysters, wild boar, and curry shrimp. The tamales aren’t your usual ones since these are infused with gourmet flavors, and we highly recommend the mushroom mole for people looking for something new.
The party platters are perfect for sharing with family and friends, perhaps even with business colleagues you want to impress with your culinary tastes. These are also great for taking picturesque photos for your social media accounts, and you will get more likes than you expected.
The drinks menu is just as impressive as the food menu. The drinks are handcrafted, such as the CLT with chorizo-infused tequila and the watermelon sashito, although there are also from-the-bottle beers and wines available. There’s happy hour, too, at the full bar so you don’t have to spend all your money on booze.
The success of Bartaco is also because it resonates with the customers. Yes, you will have your stomach full and your cravings for great Mexican fare satisfied here. But the Bartaco experience goes beyond the food and drink – you can just pop in for an appetizer before hitting the party or you can also hang out all night here.
While Mexican food may be known for its meat-centric dishes, Bartaco restaurants also have their fair share of dishes liked by vegans and vegetarians alike. You can ask the waiters for their recommendations if you’re into these lifestyles.
For now, the Bartaco restaurants don’t accept reservations and delivery; just pop into the door and find a table or order your food to go. Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment while parking is usually available outside of the storefront. There are also facilities for people with disabilities (i.e., wheelchair ramps) and well-maintained restroom amenities.
Every day is a great day to be at your nearest Bartaco although many customers consider Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as the best nights to indulge in its delicious fare. Most of the restaurants also have outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi access for customers; there are no televisions and pool tables but it’s to be expected as these aren’t sports bars.
To learn more about Bartaco or to find a location near you, visit their website at bartaco.com.