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bartaco West Hartford

971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
+1 860-586-8226
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (116 reviews)
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“plantains” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First, the service. Servers seem genuinely pleased to be there. Attentive but relaxed- which is an indicator of good management. Each table has a card to place in a holder to signal need for server to come by. GENIUS. Food delectably fresh and thoughtfully prepared....More

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit and we sat outside. We visited around 7.30 and the place was packed. Very few options for menu choice but food was Good, small servings though. We ordered the small tray for my 4 year old and she loved how...More

Thank sudha k
Bartaco W, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sudha, Thank you very much for taking your time to give us feedback on your recent experience. I am very sorry that we did not exceed your expectations. That is our goal. We want families to come in and have a great time, especially the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hit this place for an early lunch - it was quiet, but it took some time for us to get attention. Nobody explained the menu. I was with people who had been there before and I guess the process our waiter (when he showed up)...More

Thank KFerg
Bartaco W, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

KFerg, I am very sorry that I did not provide you with a great experience on your last visit. I also wanted to thank you very much for your feedback. It is by listening to our guests (even if it isn't good news) that we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the service. Sat just about lunchtime and restaurant was largely quiet. Ordered and food took a good bit of time to arrive. One order arrived quite behind and manager thoughtfully took it off tab and offered dessert. Kiddos were thrilled. Table sat dirty,...More

Thank Kathryn O
Bartaco W, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kathryn, I am terribly sorry for the experience you had on your last visit. It is not who we are or what we are about. Our goal is to have our guests come in, feel welcome and have a great meal and a great time....More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Sitting outside in a busy restaurant on a happening Saturday evening. We shared tacos that were filled with a variety of treats from duck, to minced steak, shrimp and pork. Accompanied by margaritas full of house signature tequila. And served by a pleasant and attentive...More

Thank Nicksswilson
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice location. Good excellant service very good. Managers very friendly. They walk around making sure that everything is OK

Thank Beachlove37
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Bartaco was a great restaurant with a vibrant, lively ambiance, friendly staff, and delicious food. The music was wonderfully selected, but a bit too loud. Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience! One waitress in particular (Melissa) was very lovely and did an exceptional...More

Thank opatt101uk
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Upon entering this aesthetically pleasing establishment I was pleased with the place. I arrived with a group of 8 people and the staff was accommodating. The nice part of our evening stopped there. Besides the terribly confusing menu and selection, the waitress could not help...More

Thank Lauraglog
Bartaco W, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Laura, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your most recent visit. I am truly sorry that it didn't meet your expectations. We are in the people and hospitality business and when I hear about us missing the mark I want...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit and we were very happy! We sat outside on a Saturday night with a group of friends. The best was the duck tacos- following in close behind is the oyster taco and pork belly. The margaritas were awesome too- we...More

Thank Sunshinedreamin
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We stopped on our way home to check this place out - it's more of a casual tapas bar, instead of the higher end Barcelona next door. We sat at the bar and got fantastic service from Nick. The drinks were made with fresh juice...More

Thank Laura L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-586-8226
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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.
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