It’s been a while since we have wrote a post but we are back and boy do we have something exciting to share with you. I want to share with you about Bartaco located in Inman Park. Bartaco has upscale street food inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay, and Southern California. This is not your traditional Mexican restaurant (no queso *sigh) but that’s okay the food they do have certainly makes up for it. One recommendation when going to Bartaco is make sure you go with a few friends, that way you can order a bunch of stuff and try different things.
First, let’s highlight some drink options. If you aren’t feeling adventurous and want to stick with an original, I would recommend the bartaco margarita. Keeping it simple in this case isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, this is one of the best margarita’s around! If you are looking for a refreshing summer cocktail I would recommend the sashito. It includes flor de cana silver rum, lemon juice, angostura bitters, combier liquer, luxardo aperitivo and is finished with a fresh piece of watermelon. We also sampled the spring caipirinha + the frezcal. All their cocktails are phenomenal and you can’t go wrong (plus the servers are very knowledgeable) so feel free to ask them.
Now the FOOD!
One of my favorite things about Bartaco is that each month or so they release a “secret taco” all you have to do is ask your server for the Bartaco secret taco. I have had their secret taco 3 or 4 times already and it has never disappointed! There are so many other yummy options in addition to their secret taco. Some of my personal favs are the baja fish, sesame ribeye, and pork pastor just to name a few. In addition to their delicious hand-crafted tacos they also offer some incredible rice-bowls! My favorite hands down is the sesame ribeye bowl, not only are they delicious but the vibrant vegetables in them make them very aesthetically pleasing! Bartaco also has a few different dishes you have to order for the table. A few of these items include: plaintains (it comes with this AMAZING sauce!), grilled corn (get one on and off the cob), guacamole (what’s Mexican food without amazing guac??) and finally last but not least the rotisserie chicken. Now before you go saying “Are you serious, a rotisserie chicken, at a Mexican place?” Yes, I am very serious, it is seriously amazing! I did not expect it to be either, but the server told us to trust him and boy am I glad we did! Also, be sure to ask for the same sauce that comes with the plantains, it’s a game changer. After you order ALL of this (or just come back, I know I will) make sure you get dessert. All of their dessert options are amazing, you really can’t go wrong. From the churros served with a chocolate sauce, to the key lime pie in a jar. Like I said the more people you bring along the more things you can try!
Bartaco certaintly knows how to do things right, from their amazing drinks, to their handcrafted cocktails, I 100% reccomend you coming to try for yourself and don’t forget to ask your server about the Bartaco secret taco and tell them eatyourheartoutatl sent ya!