A Terrible Meal!.
We decided to eat at Baca Restaurant for Thanksgiving
dinner. The place is attractive/tastefully decorated, wine list is good and reasonably priced, but
that is where anything positive about the place ends!
The service was spotty; after we were seated, it took a waiter 10-15 minutes to come ask about drinks; then, we couldn't get rid of the wait staff, with somebody always hovering at our table. Food was horrible. Salads, entrees, and desserts were "skimpy" and tasteless. It's hard to mess up a dessert, but this place did! We couldn't even figure out what the desserts were.
Price $35 per adult but that was not so out of line with other places serving Thanksgiving dinner.
Baca must mean overpriced in Spanish.
Atmosphere was nice (a little dark, but romantic). Good service, but restaurant was virtually empty. My friend and I went in expecting gourmet food with a Spanish flare, but really didn't get it. We ordered "Moroccan prawns" --- they brought boiled shrimp covered in tomato sauce ($11). We both ordered beet salads....they brought tiny beets plated with a few leaves of arugula and minimal goat cheese ($9 each). I ordered scallops, my friend ordered beef.....scallops were great, save for the pickled mushrooms, not a good compliment to the delicate flavor of the scallops. My friend's beef was severely overcooked and the bleu cheese mashed potatoes were not pleasant...overpowering bleu cheese, NOT GOOD!! We wanted dessert, but figured it too risky after the first few courses. After all that and wine (no dessert) we spent $160. Long story short, not worth the money.