Barbacoa refers to a style of slow-roasting meat that results in moist, tender barbecue. For Main Line-area eaters, it also refers to a popular eatery on Rittenhouse Avenue.
Barbacoa is on the small side, so the place tends to fill up quickly. Leave Radwyn Apartments early enough to snag a spot for dinner and your forethought will be well-rewarded. The barbacoa meats are said to be so succulent that they fall from the bone, whether you order a platter or a sandwich. The Rittenhouse meal, however, is a popular option. It consists of an entire chicken, half a rack of ribs, your choice of brisket or pork, half a pound of coleslaw, fries, and four pieces of cornbread—enough to feed the entire family. BYOB to this fun spot in Ardmore (it's near several liquor stores).