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bartaco West Hartford

971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
+1 860-586-8226
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2151
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm fairly new to the area and this was my first time at bar tacos. The service was terrible and the tacos were okay. Maybe we would have enjoyed ourselves if the server was not so mean and was trying to get us out as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Emilyboston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time ever going into bartaco the atmosphere was wonderful felt very welcome. Sat down at the bar immediately enjoyed the way they have their menu setup not the same as most restaurants. I ordered a few different tacos and the duck...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Gregory G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, awesome atmosphere, and the food is priced well for the quality. My wife and I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FGiordano0211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor hostess, poor service and poor food. No reservations, so you have to wait whilst an inattentive hostess finds a dirty table. If it weren't for kids, this place would go out of business -- which wouldn't be a bad idea.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jet12105781615
West Hartford B, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to give us your feedback. I am very sorry that your experience was not a good one. I take all comments very seriously as they are a way to praise as well as teach and coach our...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

When I come to town I love to hit up this unique establishment. Variety in food is great and the trendy decor is spot on for the location. Service is good as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 29 September 2018

My host was a Mexican national and was so disappointed that we had to leave after our entree. Overly spiced, poorly prepared and served, unauthentic and overpriced, bartaco is one step down from Taco Bell. Kids seem to like the tacos and don't seem to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Walter K
Bartaco W, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Walter, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that your experience was not a good one. It sounds like it was everything that we are not. I would love to hear more about it so that I can make sure it doesn't happen...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

My son and I had lunch prior to a college visit nearby and friends recommended bartaco. My son was still raving about the tacos at dinnertime to the point my husband wants him to re-visit the school with him instead! DELICIOUS tacos, and we had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Racwoh
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit. The staff is friendly and the menu is great with a nice variety of taco fillings. The wait staff is attentive and our food was served quickly. I would definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank terria131
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Extremely limited selections that are not fried. Don't like that one person's meal was served well before the others. They over-do it with the spices, the type that burn, which included the salad dressing. I didn't like their ordering system where you fill out a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank CONNvacationers
Bartaco W, General Manager at bartaco West Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear CONNvacationers, Thank you very much for your comments. The only way we are going to make sure our guests are having a great experience the way we intend, is to listen. We missed our goal on your experience and I am truly sorry. You...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I always have a good time at Bartaco. This was my first time going at 10 pm on a Friday night and boy, was it fun! We were at a table, but there were a lot of people just chilling and drinking at and around...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eec335
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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