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Posted by Marie D on 10/25/2012
My friend and I were there late on a Wednesday evening. The paella mariscos was excellent, tasty, did not scimp on seafood. Grilled vegetables were also well prepared and had a good sauce. Restaurant was noisy but that's New York. We will definitely add it to our list of local good places to eat.
Posted by Gabrielle on 10/24/2012
I went to Barraca over the weekend with some of my girl friends looking to grab a drink at the bar. After a couple of great cocktails (We loved the one with ginger and sage), we decided to get a table. It was about a 45 minute wait, which is understandable considering we were a walk-in and this was a busy saturday night. Once sat, we ordered a pitcher of the sangria valencia (delicious) and a couple of tapas (the pimientos with oxtail, the chicken and oyster mushroom croquettes, the mollete with pulled lamb, and the veal osso buco). They were all so wonderful we ended up ordering another round of the oxtail and croquettes. We then had two of the cocas (one with salmon and the other just with vegetables) that were amazing! Everything was so good we decided to listen to our Spanish waitress and get the paella negra. The dish competes with one right out of Spain; seasoned and salted perfectly without going overboard. I felt like I was back in Valencia. Definitely recommend if you're looking for authentic Spanish food in a trendy, warm atmosphere!
Posted by Hannah on 10/14/2012
We had 8 different tapas and only 3 were good. If you're willing to take those odds, then go ahead to Barraca. However, I will never be back. The service was good but the food was just a huge miss. I'd rather go to somewhere else over Barraca. The tapas that were good were the chicken & mushroom croquettes, the piquillo peppers stuffed with osso buco, and the lamb sandwich. Everything else was actually just inedible. If you're going to be a tapas restaurant, you have to get at least the pan con tomate done correctly.
Posted by andrea on 10/14/2012
If you are with a group and drinking heavily, I am sure you would have a great time, but if you are there for the food, maybe not so much. The staff is cheerful, but amateurish. They try but should have had more training. The food is expensive and in an area replete with great eateries, it can simply not compete for value. The paella was uninteresting, oversalted and not much of it. Portions in general are skimpy. Maybe the place will improve. With the coming park nearby, it is a great location and I would like it to be a better restaurant. There are several nearby that I can recommend. Disappointed in this place. I was looking forward to it.
Posted by P.Arthur on 10/05/2012
Finally I have found in N.Y. ub restaurant in which I sit down like in Spain. The menu of degustation with three classes of paellas, many lids and bleeding of 5 classes is worthy of mention. We will repeat more times this menu of changeable degustation. The restaurant recreates an ambulant theatre with his stage and lights and evokes to the workshop of theatre created by Federico García Lorca: "Barraca". The owner of the space, Héctor Sanz, said to us that "hut" is also the typical house of the Valencian garden in Spain, famous for the paella, and the title of a novel of the Spanish Vicente Blasco Ibañez. The service, attentive and refined. Definitively, we will return much more to eat the Iberian (exquisite) Iberian ham and sausage and salami.
Posted by Jean on 10/03/2012
So excited about Barraca! This area needed a bit of authentic Spanish flair. It's exciting to see a menu so devoid of the staples of every other NYC restaurant. This place is anything but boring and the ambiance is hip and sexy. I recommend the tapas but my neighboring tables seemed to enjoy their paella. Good stuff.
Posted by Katherine on 09/30/2012
Delicious sangrias and tapas, great attentive service, and sexy atmosphere. Just needed flamenco dancers to complete the scene - hot!!!