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Bartaco Reston

12021 Town Square St, Reston, VA 20190-6025
+1 703-787-8226
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (171 reviews)
“pork belly” (26 reviews)
“guacamole” (41 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12021 Town Square St, Reston, VA 20190-6025
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Street tacos (two bites) in a variety of meat or vegetarian options. We had falafel, chicken in lettuce wraps, and fish and pork in tortillas just to change it up. Falafel was very spicy but all were very tasty. We also had the small guacamole...More

Thank tracylynh
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some restaurants that have a menu going on for pages and pages. Bartaco shows what you can do with a small menu if the food is just that good. The street tacos can be ordered a la carte. The carnitas and short rib...More

Thank slovaktoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar Taco serves super-fresh ingredients in both their drinks and food. Super-friendly staff (and a lot of them!), who always make sure you've been helped. Their margaritas are to die for, made with fresh-squeezed lime juice...such a difference it makes! The guacamole is amazing, and...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are not sure what you want to eat, Bartaco is perfect - small plates with lots of options and the food and service are always excellent!

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very good. However, don't be fooled when ordering. One would think a couple of tapas are filling --- definitely not - you will be hungry soon. Every order could fit in the palm of my hand but very tasty. We had the...More

Thank Juli226
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday evening and the place is busy. Nice mixed crowd of younger adults at the bar, families with smaller kids in booths, & older couples. This is no free chips & salsa type of taco place. You order alacart everything. We...More

Thank Girlk5
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I came to Bartaco Friday 14 Sept 2018 at around 1150. Was seated with my team of 8 promptly. However, it took 40 minutes to serve us our tacos, salads etc. This was way too long to get our food especially since we were on...More

Thank tstre
Bartaco Reston x, General Manager at Bartaco Reston, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Tstre, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so sorry this happened to you and your team. Its deeply concerning that you waited this long and I'm not only sorry but embarrassed. Your time is very important to us...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Went here with my bf a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I love restaurants that serve small portions at reasonable rates so you can try a lot of different things without stuffing or bankrupting yourself, or having a ton of leftovers. Bartaco definitely...More

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We showed up hungry and were not disappointed. The tacos are bite sized, almost tapas style, but every bite was delightful. The spicy chorizo, Baja fish we even tried the falafel! All were wonderful. Put Bartaco on your “to do” list!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Mojito drink (non-alcoholic) for $3.00 didn't have a good recipe. Sent it back, and upon return wasn't any better. Didn't have any sweetener, and the club soda was flat. We sampled a variety of menu items. Started with the Chicken soup. It was hot...More

1  Thank Michael G
Bartaco Reston x, General Manager at Bartaco Reston, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hello Micheal, Thank you for taking the time to review us. A few things mentioned are very concerning and I want to apologize for such an experience. Chicken soup with bones and over dressed tacos aren't OK and I'm sorry that we failed to address...More

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Questions & Answers
29 September 2016|
Response from kona5150 | Reviewed this property |
Please ask in advance. For a larger group there need rearrange of seating plan.
maria P
13 February 2016|
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Response from Sarah R | 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.
Charles M
4 November 2015|
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Response from Charles c | Reviewed this property |
The menu seems to be happy hour oriented always.. I found no time sensitive items during our visit..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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: 12021 Town Square St, Reston, VA 20190-6025
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-787-8226
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nspired 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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