Barteca, the Norwalk, Connecticut-based group behind Barcelona Wine Bar, is planning yet another location of its new bartaco concept. Current plans are to open late this year at Powers Ferry Square in north Buckhead. The hip restaurant will replace the shuttered Dunkin' Donuts with an additional 2,000 square feet being added to the existing space. Plans also call for bartaco to have a cool outdoor patio.
Bartaco Buckhead could provide nearby Tin Lizzy's with some serious competition.
Bartaco currently has four locations: three in Connecticut and one in New York.
Bartaco is described on its website as:
"Inspired by the beach culture around the world, bartaco brings upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed and stylish environment."
"Served in small plates, the cuisine is rooted in the Mexican tradition but pulls from a broad palate of bold, spicy flavors from Asia, the Mediterranean and beyond."
Bartaco's beverage menu features
"state of the art juicers that ensure freshly-squeezed juice in all of the unique cocktails, over 25 tequilas."
Bartaco's main menu features a number of tacos ranging in price from $2.50 to $7 with virtually nothing on the menu priced more than $10 for an individual serving.
A unique aspect of the bartaco menu is that it's entirely gluten free. With celiac disease at record levels, and others jumping on the bandwagon for heath reasons, more and more restaurants are offering gluten free options.
Barcelona opened in Inman Park in late 2011 and has proven extremely popular. Barteca is clearly banking on similar success with bartaco.
Bartaco should open its westside location in late June / early July followed by the Buckhead location late this year. The 280 Elizabeth Street location in Inman Park will mark the group's third and likely final Atlanta area location when it opens Q1/Q2 2015.