Pop's Barbacoa - Takes You On A Journey From Grill To Your Plate

In this blog post, I cover Pop's Barbacoa, a casual dining restaurant in Sector 66 Gurugram.

Pop's Barbacoa

The pandemic reared its ugly head last year, wreaking havoc everywhere with an unprecedented loss of lives, throwing people out of their usual gear, bringing global economies to a screeching halt. The F&B sector was particularly affected and many hotels and restaurants all over the world took a severe beating as customers stopped stepping out, preferring deliveries over dining. While some saw this as an opportunity to reprioritize and reinvent, others had to shut shop or reduce operations significantly, weighed down by huge overheads and losses.

Even though many F&B outlets are now open for business again, the truth is that the pandemic is far from over and a full recovery will be an awfully slow process. All restaurateurs know there is no room for complacency, so while making sure that their businesses stay afloat, prioritizing the health of staff and continuing to stringently reinforce safety protocols for customers remain mission-critical at this time.

Frankly, I have been refraining from going out much, given all the risks that still exist. But I also feel the need to help friends and folks from the community. 

I recently booked a table for two at Pop's Barbacoa, a new casual dining restaurant in Sector 66, Golf Course Extension Road, Gurugram. Located at the second floor of M3M Cosmopolitan, surrounded by a flurry of retail, F&B, and office spaces, Pop's Barbacoa seemed like the perfect choice for intimate dining with the Mrs. While the dimly lit ambiance of Pop's Barbacoa was certainly alluring, we preferred the open-air seating instead, dining under the stars.

The alfresco area provided just the perfect setting for a quiet romantic dinner. The restaurant has ample space indoors as well and you can be comfortably seated while maintaining safe distancing from others. Other amenities include a large TV screen, a live DJ, an open kitchen, and a vibrant bar area where you can sit and enjoy your favorite signature cocktails such as the Pop's Wedding (a unique concoction of vodka and red wine, with elderflower and orange juice) or Pop's Sour (bartender Rakesh Sati's take on the classic whiskey sour with Bourbon whiskey and maple syrup).

Quick tip if you're heading for the bar. Cocktails galore at Pop's Barbacoa - with Vodka as the base (Cosmopolitan), White Rum as the base (Mojito, Daiquiri), Whiskey as the base (Old Fashioned), or Gin as the base (Help Me Out, South Side). Mocktails lovers can try the Orange Peach Punch, Spiced Virgin Mojito, or Golden Tall.

Pop's Barbacoa is popular for its Bar, Barbeque, and Keg Beer, but you can expect a variety of grilled and smokey food options to go with. If you're a vegetarian, try the Achari Paneer Tikka, Chili Paneer Dry, Dahi ke Sholey, Jalapenos Cheese Balls, and Cigar Rolls. For non-vegetarians, go for the Mutton Gilafi Seekh, Chili Chicken Dry, Cajun Fish Fingers, or Ajwaini Fish Tikka.

Dimsums

The kitchen is in the capable hands of Consultant Chef Anil Dahiya (popularly known as Chef Adi), who has more than two decades of experience, having worked for reputed names like The Oberoi Group, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group, Lemon Tree Hotel, among others.

Chef Anil is an expert in Modern Indian and International cuisines and is instrumental in designing the elaborate menu at Pop's Barbacoa.

Shahi Tukda
Shahi Tukda

With food so delicious, you simply can't resist ordering more. For the main course, we ordered the Daal Barbacoa, Khumbh Do Pyaza, Thai Curry Red, and Subz Biryani. Other favorites include Grilled Fish with saut├ęd vegetables, Barbacoa Special Chooza Makhani, Mutton Rogan Josh, and Chicken in Black Bean Sauce.

Chicken Tikka

From grill to plate, Pop's Barbacoa menu did not disappoint. I'd love to visit again.


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Comments

  1. Just another great restaurant in Gurugram, I am so impressed by the pictures and the menu of them.

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  2. Wow this is great that pops barbacoa has great option for vegetarians too. achari paneer tikka is my all time favorite.

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  3. Another lovely blog on a worthwhile restaurant and your pictures make it all so inviting. I've a list of all your recommendations.

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  4. Manisha - The lockdown has affected the F & B industry a lot.
    This place looks a good choice for an outing with family with perfect ambience and great food will keep in mind.

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  5. The place looks fantastic! I think dining there is whole new experience! Everything looks so delicious as well! tempting! especially Shahi Tukda

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  6. Pops Barbacoa promises some great times. Liking the look of it and it seems to offer some great fare apart from nice ambience.

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  7. The food and drinks look great! The ambience is good too! Thank you for sharing about this!

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  8. The chicken tikka looks so tempting and shahi tukda is weakness. It's great to have all these and more alongwith some drinks under one roof with perfect ambience.

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  9. The pictures you have on your blog get me hungry every single time. I thoroughly enjoy your writing.
    And it is so true that we need to do our bit to help the F&B industry given the trying times we are in. It's devastating to see few of my favourite outlets shut shop because of the losses they're incurring.

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  10. I think Gurgam has some great eating options and I have to make a list for my next visit there. This place looks really nice with a good menu for its customers.

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  11. The food looks so beautiful and delicious. I think Pop's Barbacoa is a great hang out with friends. Love it. I will add it to my list of places to try.

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  12. One more restaurant that steals my heart. Ambience looks perfect to go for. Will recommend my friends there

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  13. These pictures are actually next level Rahul! This place looks impeccable and you have brought that out so perfectly!

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  14. Shahi tukday is just so tempting.. Seems like a truly awesome place with just amazing food.

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