West Hartford Flavor Fusion

bartaco a friendly, hip dining experience
bartaco in West Hartford offers friendly service and its menu incorporates elements of diverse cuisines.

The Best Tacos

Bartaco is a West Hartford, Connecticut hot spot where diners of all ages stop for a cocktail and one of the restaurant’s famous tacos. Your mouth will water when you taste the Baja fish, a tempura-battered cod with a spicy chipotle slaw and the chile-lime shrimp topped with a jicama escabeche and zesty pepita salsa macha. Add the spicy cucumber salad with garlic, rice wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes as a refreshing side dish.

Whether you’re traveling on nearby 1-84 and need a lunch, dinner, or an anytime break in your daily activities, bartaco is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown close to the shops. Parking is available behind the restaurant and there is also limited on-street parking,

Once inside, you’ll feel the welcoming casual dining style with the white-washed interior that’s a perfect blend with the downtown and its upscale shops. The framed photography denotes a nomadic, carefree lifestyle that’s reminiscent of a Friday afternoon where friends gather to celebrate the beach cultures of Brazil, Uruguay, and Southern California.

This West Hartford dining hot spot speaks of the Brazil, Uruguay, and Southern California beach style.
Ordering made convenient at bartaco in West Hartford, CT

The menu selections are indeed light, lively, and laced with a variety of flavors that whisper “street food” and “sophisticated food truck.” Some of the tastes you’ll encounter in the “chopped salad” and the “spicy cucumber salad,” are citrus and mild spices. Order those on days when you want a different spin on vegetables.

bartaco flavor fusion
The bartaco cucumber salad unites tastes from various cuisines. Photo by Manny Vargas. 

bartaco’s kids’ menu is reasonably priced. Some of the choices available are guacamole + chips (not spicy) $6; quesadilla, $2; corn wheels $2; and beef, chicken, and fish tacos $2. A large tray of quesadilla, guac + chips, three tacos, corn wheels, cucumbers, and fruit skewers will feed three kids for $14.

Specialty cocktails, freshly-squeezed juices, (Aguas Frescas, pineapple chicha, ginger grapefruit and pomegranate limonada)  and beer out of a bottle are among the selections on the drink menu.

You can’t beat the bartaco menu, atmosphere, and staff. Click on this link to find bartaco locations in AL, CO, FL, GA, NY, NC, TN, CT, and VA.


Looking for lodging near West Hartford, Avon Old Farms Hotel offers classic New England hospitality. Check out my coverage here or book your stay.


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