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C$20 - C$41
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Bar, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, South American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 8, 2023

We were in town for a soccer tournament and needed a place to eat on the Wharf. They totally accommodated us by giving us our own space. Great food and great atmosphere! Thanks again for making our experience memorable!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 4, 2023

Interesting and delicious taco choices, decent service, good prices ($32 for six tacos and a rice bowel before tip), and a nice outdoor seating area.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 8, 2022

It was crowded when we went. We were able to beat the 45 minute wait by moving some bars at the stool. I loved the lively atmosphere. Service was a bit slow, but the tacos were sooo flavorful. I had oyster, duck and carne asada,...I think, They were all absolutely delicious. Two of us had the corn, which was great, too. For some reason, our third person was very late getting her corn, but to make up for it, we all got complimentary corn. That second serving was even better. Something about free add to the flavor. I have no idea what that flavor that tea was that they brought out in the carafe, but it was the best flavored tea, I've ever had. The staff was friendly. It is just a fun place with a lively vibe, a great staff and amazing tacos. You have to go. I command it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Bar Taco’s pork belly is the best! Very flavorful, tender and cut in perfect bite size pieces for tacos. The Baja fish was crispy. Portions are not large though. We ordered their margaritas to go and they were surprisingly good! Employees were friendly when we...picked up our order.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

We had two orders of the taco samplers delivered and they were excellent. I only wish I had order more .

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2020

This restaurant- and its other location in the Mosaic District are my favorite restaurants. Paco is great too. The staff is great, service is wonderful, and the food/drinks are awesome. As a vegetarian, I have many options. I could basically be their unofficial brand ambassador....I've tried everything (vegetarian) on the menu and have never had a bad meal here. The vibe is beachy and laid back. With COVID, they also have done an exceptional job keeping me feeling safe. They've put up plastic dividers between their tables (which I have not seen any other restaurant do), deeply sanitize everything, social distance, and have hands-free ordering. Would highly, STRONGLY, recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020

Went for lunch with my son, the restaurant was empty and we wanted to choose a different table. Administrator refused to accomodate our request since we were a party of two and the table was for four. They coupe have separated the table or make...other arrangements since there were not that many customers, nothing was offered, so we just went to have lunch in a different restaurant in Reston town center. The administrator was very unprofessional and rude. Will not come back again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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annabridgetg, Owner at bartaco, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2020

Hello Chukcha, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I would love to speak to you about your experience and make this right. Please give me a call at 424.200.5925 or via email at dhaley@bartaco.com. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, Domonique...More

Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

I don’t give many (any?) Five star reviews, but this place was more than exceptional. The food is somewhat of a tapas style and, as such, we ordered a lot of different things. I can honestly say that not a single order was less than...exceptional. Everything, from the salsas, to the tacos, to the specialty drinks, to the sides, to the guacamole was simply fantastic. I like to think of myself as a bit of a foodie and can say that the seasoning of everything was just spot on! Additionally, great service during these Covid times, left my family very very happy after this meal. Finally, the prices were very reasonable. My highest recommendation.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

My first experience with BarTaco was at King of Prussia during the holidays. And I enjoyed the concept. Fast forward to now. And I just don’t see the appeal of the concept working. I see the convenience of using the app, but if I want...to order more, I have to get back on my phone. When I go out, I want to stay off my phone. Then it’s multiple charges on my credit card. Kudos for trying to make it work during the pandemic, but for three extremely small tacos and a alcoholic beverage, I would’ve gotten my money’s worth had we gone to Taco Bamba. The service was good, Paco was really great.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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annabridgetg, General Manager at bartaco, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2020

Hello, Thank you for reviewing us. While we are trying our best to keep everyone safe and take every precaution possible, we are happy to take your order verbally. Unfortunately we would not be able to keep a running tab and would need to bill...More

Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

My favorite taco was the chicken and the fish! Great lunch spot. Was fairly crowded but we were seated quickly!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

I have patronized bartaco for a few years. When it first opened, it was a novelty and it attracted a cult-like popularity in the heart of Reston Town Center. The novelty has long won off, however, and the menu ha snot been undated much at...all. I still resent the small size of the tacos that require a customer to order a few of them to satisfy even a small appetite.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

This was truly a hidden gem. The food is fantastic, the flavors incredible and the prices equally savory. It is crowded, it is loud, it is not a comfortable space, but it is worth it to enjoy the food!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Bartaco goes with the small plate concept where we ordered the Miso Cod Taco and our server suggested we order more as the servings are small. I usually don'tn like the small plate concept as we usually over order. However, since Bartaco serves different kinds...of taco, this concepts allowed us to sample different ones. The food was very good but not a "wow"!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Very delicious food , nice ambience, excellent service and very friendly people . Tasty Mexican food

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

I’m an international airline captain, and I’m more than 20 years traveling worldwide I’ve never encountered such a bad customer service experience like at Bartaco. I arrived with some of my colleagues after a long haul flight in Washington, I called from my hotel made...a reservation (which was already an hassle to do, the staff over the phone refusing to accept my reservation at first). Upon arriving at the restaurant, and told to wait at the bar for at least 30 minutes, when we requested drinks we were told we needed passports and stamped by customs to be served drinks! First, I have NEVER been requested that before, any bar in USA or abroad just requires any proof of ID, such as a drivers license, etc, nobody carries a passport to a bar, and there’s no such law written anywhere, otherwise most foreigners would require bringing their passports. Second, even if I had mine, there would be no stamps since as a crew you don’t get those. After several attempts trying to explain it, we simply gave up and moved to the next bar/restaurant around the corner which happily served us drinks and food. My advice: DON’T BOTHER going to this place, the overall service destroys any possible experience, regardless of the food quality or not.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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denisehb2016
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Response from kona5150 | Reviewed this property |
Please ask in advance. For a larger group there need rearrange of seating plan.
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Response from Sarah_jr23 | Reviewed this property |
You can call ahead. They tell you to call half hour ahead of time but call closer to an hour. The staff is amazing and service is fantastic.
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The menu seems to be happy hour oriented always.. I found no time sensitive items during our visit..
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bartaco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4