Welcome To Barbacoa

Barbacoa is a multi-dimensional concept that is more than just a restaurant. Designed by Robert and Martine Castoro in conjunction with Thompson Interiors (2005 National Award Winner for Hotel and Restaurant Design), it’s a museum, an art gallery, and a promise to all of your senses that they all in turn will be touched and stimulated.

Menu Of Barbacoa

Chef Enrique Martinez designed and inspired the flavors and dishes of Barbacoa. Enrique has been with Castoro as Executive Chef since shortly after opening Ti Amo in 1994. Also to his credit, Enrique hailed as the executive chef of “Towers” restaurant in the five star resort, The Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

Robert Castoro was born in New Jersey and grew up in a harbor town of Maine, farming and trapping lobster. He started his professional career in California importing art and has been a restaurateur for the past 20+ years. His last restaurant, Ti Amo Ristorante, an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA he owned for 14 years.

The Beginning

Stuffed Poblano Chile

Barbacoa beef and sweet potato stuffed poblano chile with cilantro cream and feta cheese


Kumamoto Oysters

Half dozen oysters on the half shell served with roasted jalapeño & tomato relish


Yellow Tail Crudo

Sliced Hamachi served carpaccio style with seaweed salad, avocado, cucumber & roasted corn.


Firebreads (Pizzas)

Chicken Tinga

Marinated shredded chicken, marinara onions & mozzarella.


Carne Asada

Caramelized onions, jack cheese, arugula & balsamic dizzle.


Braised Short Rib

Barbacoa signature BBQ & cheddar mozzarella blend.


Saul Bernstein

A native to Lithuania, arrived to the United States at the age of 16 and began to paint in his spare time as a clerk at a general store in West Virginia. He later studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and at the Art Students League in New York.

Saul in known for his figure and portrait painting. Barbacoa exhibits Saul’s famous “digital redraws”, or videos that recreate famous works art by showing stroke by stroke the genius process and eventually coming together right before our guests eyes.


Gift Cards

Gift cards may be purchased in person at Barbacoa or over the phone with a member of our hostess team.

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How much do I have to pay for a table booking?

You do not have to pay anything for a table booking at Barbacoa. All you need to do is call ahead and make a reservation. Our staff will be more than happy to accommodate your request and ensure that you have a pleasant dining experience. You can also check our website for more information regarding our reservation policy.

What modes of payment are acceptable?

Our restaurant accepts cash, debit card, and credit cards. We also accept Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, as well as other digital payment methods. It is ideal to check with our staff before ordering to make sure that we accept your preferred payment method if it is not listed here.

Is there parking nearby your restaurant?

Yes. Barbacoa is located right next to the lake at Parkcenter Park. We feature a large parking lot that offers ample availability every night of the week. There is also ample parking across Parkcenter Boulevard as well as nearby at the Holiday Inn Express if our parking lots are full.

Do you have vegan and gluten free options?

At Barbacoa, we feature an expansive menu of delicious items, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. If you have special dietary requirements, simply let our staff know when you order so that we can make all accommodations to cater to your needs. For some menu items, we may be able to make them vegan or gluten free depending on ingredient availability.