Barcocina

4.6
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659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Barcocina is a progressive Mexican concept showcasing twists on original Latin flavors. The menu emphasizes shared plates to give our guests the ultimate Eat, Drink, and Socialize experience. Barcocina offers a one of a kind drink menu that features sweet, smoky, and spicy takes on classics, as well as innovative mixology.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tacos, great sangria and great vibes! Love coming back to Barcocina.

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vipAndreaB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience5

The drinks were mainly sugar. They charged us $12-14 a drink but there was no alcohol. Example: I had 7 DRINKS /‘d I got no buzz or anything. Same thing with the rest of my group. We asked our server for salt, and she said they didn’t have any.... a place that serves Mexican food and Tequila doesn’t have salt. We had to ask a wonderful woman names Cecilia (she was the brunch cook/server) and she was able to get us salt. Our server also didn’t explain to us what we got with the all you can eat brunch, so when we got the bill, she had over charged me for items she had said they were included. Unfortunately, my group and I will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

I used to love this place. I haven’t visited for about six months and was excited to go back for just a causal last minute night out. The music is now super loud, it’s like they can’t decide if they want to be a restaurant or night time bar. We ordered three types of tacos...and I’ll say I just felt disappointed. Everything was kinda blah tasting or overdone with sauce. I hate to say it but between the music and food quality, I don’t see myself wanting to go back here for a while.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing! I brought my very picky mom here for dinner while she was in town for the weekend and she can’t wait to go next time she’s here. Not too loud for a Saturday night and we were seated at our reservation time.

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MichaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here a few days ago. Cool atmosphere, friendly staff. Speedy service and the food is excellent! Highly recommend the guacamole/street corn and the pineapple pork tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch spot, great music and lots of food/drink options you can interchange!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and cocktails were delicious, but the service was above and beyond!! I’d go back in a heartbeat!!

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WilsonH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and are extremely glad we did. The food and drinks were great plus the atmosphere and staff were amazing.

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ChristinaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melissa was amazing!! Excellent Service! Can’t wait to go for brunch! Yummy tacos and Drinks!

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VLRD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal and our server, Sammie, was fantastic. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Fun restaurant with a good brunch menu. Got very busy for brunch, loud music and party atmosphere. Food was good but service was not good quality. Slow, lack of attention to detail, mistakes with orders that were not promptly corrected or reimbursed for wait time and inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everythting

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waitress was wonderful! We came for a small baby shower for a coworker, and they brought us an appetizer and celebratory dessert on the house. She also was great about reminding us of the happy hour specials, and made sure to take a last round of drink orders before happy hour ended.

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ShannelB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time dining at Barcocina, and although we ordered from the restaurant week menu. I felt like the portions were great. It was a party of three and we were able to share the dishes while still having enough to enjoy for ourselves. I will be coming back throughout the year. I really enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Presentation was perfect. Service was spot on!

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vipndm515
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great tacos and food with good restaurant week deal

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Had a reservation at 8. Waited 25 minutes just to have to ask the host again when our table would be ready. She forgot about us and ended up being seated 35 minutes after my reservation time. Was sat in the bar area where it was so loud you had to scream to hear your own party. Server was slow but friendly- she seemed to be the only server for the bar area on a busy Saturday. Food was decent but I won’t be returning.

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JillianG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Waiting for the entire party to arrive before being seated is very restricting

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time and the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience4

We waited over 30 minutes for our table. The hostess was not the friendliness. Our server was great, just a little slow. Food is always amazing.

KM
KevinM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The food is expensive and not very good. The drinks are expensive and small. The waitress was nice but seemed like she was covering way to big of an area. The food runners were a-holes. Do not recommend.

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SOSsammi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time here & it was amazing! Katie was fantastc!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had a reservation, but it still took a while to get seated. Our food came out pretty quickly, but it seemed like everything was pre-made and just waiting for someone to order it.

I had eaten at the Barcocina in Baltimore, so I was hoping the experience would be as good as that, but both my fiancé and myself were a little disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Great environment. Overall good menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience! The bottomless brunch is great and the food comes out quick and is delicious. I always recommend this place

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Marie
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was good, service was slow, however. We waited 25 minutes after being sat at a table to be approached by a server. We saw other tables wait similar amounts of time and proceed to leave because of the wait times. Once we ordered, our food came out very quickly and was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Waitress did not come over often. Had to call her over when needing assistance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Our overall experience was just mediocre. We visited barcocina for restaurant week. We were told by the server that the policy of the restaurant was that If one person at the table wanted to participate in restaurant week, then the entire table would have to order off that menu, and no one would be allowed to order a la carte. This is strange to me as restaurant week is usually an incredible value, why wouldn’t they want to make more money off of us? This really limited the options for my friend, and tainted the experience.
When we were ordering cocktails, my husband and I were ordering a pitcher for the table, and the server didn’t inform us that there were restrictions with the pitcher selection until we had ordered 3 separate times. It was ridiculous.
Two entrees came out 15 minutes after the first two entrees arrived. Needless to say, the first two entrees were cold by the time we all had plates in front of us.
Nothing was polished. The food was good, but that’s expected when you go out. This was a disappointing experience, and one that we were initially very excited for.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for our anniversary. Our server, Lauren, was awesome. The food was great and they had a surprise dish for us to help celebrate. Can’t thank them enough for the awesome experience.

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vipEricka
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I enjoyed the food at Barcocina. We considered doing the buffet and I’m glad we didn’t. Honestly the price they were asking for the buffet really doesn’t seem worth it. The portion sizes off the regular menu are large and 3x cheaper than the buffet. The noise level was pretty high but overall we enjoyed this restaurant.

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RaymondM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great experience! I would definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wish they looked at our notes in the reservation. We asked for an igloo and there were two open when we got there but they wouldn't seat us there. Food and service were good though

AM
vipAmyM
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we had was amazing. Guac, empanadas, hanger steak and three types of tacos (chicken tinga, Korean short rib and brisket). Highly recommend!

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REEG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Our servers suggestions were spot on. Drinks were refreshing and food was creative and delicious.

RG
RichardG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our elderly parents loved it. They wanted to eat in the igloo. Korean tacos were our favorite.

KM
KristaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lots of fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was great! Accidentally came during brunch but was still able to order off the main menu. Food and drinks were wonderful as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Well, let's just say that you could find better food at your nearest taco stand. It was mediocre at best, and definitely caters to the more established Lincoln Park crowd.

Also, I made a reservation and the hosts could care less. They rolled their eyes and didn't bother to recognize us. It took us 30 minutes to be seated, and I'm still unsure why we didn't leave.

That's a big thumbs down for me 👎🏾

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

They sat us 45 minutes late and didn’t even think to bring us any free drinks or food to compensate for lost time. Other than that, was a good experience

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Barcocina offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 687-9949.

Barcocina is rated 4.6 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

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