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Barbacoa Opens For Dinner Wednesday

The restaurant offers beef brisket, Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken, pulled pork, fresh fish and more.

New Peruvian-style rotisserie restaurant, Barbacoa, opened its doors Wednesday night in Ardmore. Located at 64 Rittenhouse Place and previously located in Upper Darby, ("barbacoa" in Spanish), and is known for its juicy Peruvian chicken.

It sounds good, and it definitely smells good too. The aroma of rotisserie chicken was wafting through Rittenhouse Place on Wednesday afternoon, and people were taking notice: several curious locals stuck their heads inside Barbacoa's door in hopes of grabbing some lunch during Patch's brief stop at Barbacoa on Wednesday.

The restaurant made the move from Upper Darby in part because many of its customers hailed from Ardmore and Havertown already, owner Rob Hayes said. A franchise owner was supposed to take over the Upper Darby location, but it didn't work out.

"We're very happy being here in Ardmore," Hayes said.

Check out a few items from the menu:

  • Slow-roasted Pulled Pork with smoky barbecue sauce, slaw and cucumber wasabi spread, $6.95
  • Po Boy (Q-Style): barbecue beef brisket, onion chutney, Cajun dressing, $7.95
  • Grilled Norwegian Salmon, $9.95
  • Rainbow Trout Burger, $6.95
  • Filet Mignon with caramelized onions on a Sarcone roll, $9.95

Also on the menu are several salads, potato wedges (including sweet potato wedges), ribs, rotisserie chicken and other meats available by the ½ pound and full pound. See the full menu in the photo gallery above.

Barbacoa will be primarily sit-down, with takeout and catering available. The restaurant seats about 30, and is located at 64 Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore.

This week through next Wednesday, Barbacoa will only be open for dinner service (6 to 9 p.m.), but beginning late next week, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Other recent food news:

  • (June 9, 2012)
  • (May 4, 2012)
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Phillyjazz June 17, 2012 at 01:24 AM
DEE - licious ... Dirt Cheap. Took out a whole chicken (brined superbly .. a teeny bit salty, but so moist, and flavorful, you don't mind. Ribs were meaty and moist. Fall-off-the-bone the RIGHT way .. low and slow, rubbed with a bit of sauce. Even the brisket was excellent beef, though among all the meats, the most challenging to get right. It was very flavorful, and pretty moist. I think I do it better, but when I do, I am spending 12-16 hours fretting over it. This STAYS on the list. I didn't realize they had combos. For the $33 I spent a-la-carte I could have gotten cornbread, fries and slaw thrown in. Now I have a menu. They are still going through "opening" getting their legs, but my order was ready when I showed up at the door 10 minutes early. They seem to be pretty efficient, and will probably become more so over a few weeks.
Butch Sweaters June 18, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Ate here on Saturday night and it was excellent.
Amanda Mahnke (Editor) June 18, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Glad to hear it! I've heard good things from everyone else who's told me about their experience, too. Looking forward to trying it myself, hopefully this week.
Michael Alexander August 27, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Went here with a party of 4, and ordered the Lancaster combo. Delicious! The only shortcoming was the collard greens, which lacked flavor but were cooked well. Everything else was really really good. My favorite side dish was the creamed spinach.

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