Barbacoa

Venue Info

Part restaurant and part whimsical art gallery, this Boise eatery is as theatrical in its food presentation as it is in décor. Table-side, servers mash fresh avocado with onions, tomatoes and cilantro before serving house tortilla chips, soups and bisques are poured over rice cakes and steamers while hungry patrons watch, and rustic paella pans corner each of the dining room's dark-wooded tables. The place is somewhat reminiscent of a movie set with a hand-blown antler-like chandelier that extends its arms across the entirety of the ceiling, walls plastered with rows of framed portraits, and delicate sets of bone-handled Spanish silverware. With a specialty in open-fire grilling, the kitchen offers things like 31-day dry-aged certified Angus beef steaks, and four-cheese Serrano ham macaroni, while sides like the seven-herb wood-grilled corn on the cob are equally hard to forget.

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Barbacoa

Barbacoa, Boise

Part restaurant and part whimsical art gallery, this Boise eatery is as theatrical in its food presentation as it is in décor. Table-side, servers mash fresh avocado with onions, tomatoes and cilantro before serving house tortilla chips, soups and bisques are poured over rice cakes and steamers while hungry patrons watch, and rustic paella pans corner each of the dining room's dark-wooded tables. The place is somewhat reminiscent of a movie set with a hand-blown antler-like chandelier that extends its arms across the entirety of the ceiling, walls plastered with rows of framed portraits, and delicate sets of bone-handled Spanish silverware. With a specialty in open-fire grilling, the kitchen offers things like 31-day dry-aged certified Angus beef steaks, and four-cheese Serrano ham macaroni, while sides like the seven-herb wood-grilled corn on the cob are equally hard to forget.