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Jun 21, 2012 03:47 PM

Bar Taco in Stamford

I had a nice lunch today: A set plate with six tacos, two tortillas. Sides of chips and salsa were standard, quac, too.
Overall quality of the tacos (beef, chicken, pork...) was pretty good, not LA quality but pretty good. The tomales had flavor and a bit of spice. I liked the set plate. It ran $22 and was worth every penny. The plate fed two no problem. Beer selection was decent, margaritas were very good. Staff was engaging, friendly without being cloying and helpful when I needed, well, help.
In short, I like this place. I'll be back.

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  1. I don't know, I was expecting better. When the server has to come over and take 5 minutes to explain the "system" I get annoyed. Just give me a drink! And $9.50 for a watered down margaritas? The tacos were ok, but the Chicken Rice Bowl?? No flavor!

    Overall, it's a too cool, overpriced hipster hangout. I'd rather get the real deal from the South Americans a couple blocks over at 1/4 the price.

    One disclaimer: I went for dinner, so the lunch experience may have been much different.

    5 Replies
    1. re: bewley

      I really like the drinks and always have found mine strong and not watered down. I like that they are made from real ingredients, no nasty fake mixers. I've only had tacos and some of the sides, I think the food is good but not great, I'd call it really good bar food.

      1. re: WhatsEatingYou

        I think you're right. It's a bar first with pretty good food.

      2. re: bewley

        Which South American place, and where?

        1. re: yngvai

          I'm sure the OP was referring to the peruvians over on Atlantic across from the mall.

          1. re: stamfoodie

            If he meant Chavin, I haven't been there for awhile, but aren't they closed?

            (edit - 1 minute later)

            Ah, OK. Fiesta. Haven't tried them yet.

      3. We enjoyed a great meal here on Saturday night. Yes, the margaritas are pricey, but they're made w. all fresh ingredients and good quality tequila. We shared the sampler taco platter, which was delicious.