Casa del Barco’s Short Pump Spot to Open This Month

by | Dec 15, 2017 | GOOD EATS

Tequila bar and Mexican restaurant Casa del Barco has expanded out to Short Pump Town Center with a second location-which is slated to open just in time for the holidays.

The restaurant, which originally opened on South 12th Street in 2012, is operated by the people behind HOUSEpitality Family, who own The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Midlothian, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, The Boathouse at Short Pump, The Boathouse at City Point in Hopewell, and outdoor dining concept, Dinner in The Field.

Casa del Barco at Short Pump Town Center, located at 11800 W Broad St, will serve up a similar menu as the Canal Walk spot of Mexican comfort food such as street corn, tacos, pork belly tostones, empanadas, tamales, and more along with its extensive cocktail menu and over 120 varieties of tequila.

The 8,400 square-foot Casa del Barco in Short Pump has a modern look with inside seating for 185 and additional outside seating for 60. La Galleria, an open-air rooftop tequileria unique to this location, will be open for guests to choose from 200 tequilas and mezcals while they enjoy lunch or dinner.

“With each new restaurant we open we try to bring something new and spectacular from a design and experience standpoint and Casa del Barco at Short Pump Town Center is no exception,” said Paige Healy, Chief Creative Officer of HOUSEpitality Family in a statement. “We are all so proud of the work that has gone into this restaurant.”

Short Pump Town Center’s Casa del Barco will open for dinner at 5 pm starting Dec. 22 and Christmas Eve Dinner reservations are available from 3 pm-8:30 pm. On Monday, Dec. 26, the restaurant will open at 3 pm for happy hour and specials and lunch will launch on New Years Day followed by brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

The HOUSEpitality Family restaurant group, which is headed up by 30-year veteran Kevin Healy, is also planning a third Casa del Barco location for Chesterfield Towne Center along with a new seafood joint called Shrimp Shack, which will both open sometime in 2018.

Photo Credits: Housepitality Family

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.

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