Bartaco, Moja, and Safita to Open in Westport at National Hall Complex! Yeah Variety!

8 Oct

Porkslap Ale (it’s boss) with tacos at Bartaco Stamford

Update:  Moja is now open and bartaco is having a soft opening this week, 4 pm until closing with normal hours start with lunch on 6/17 at 11:30!


Located at 20 Wilton Road in Westport (the old Peter Coppola space & next door to Save the Children), bartaco opens its doors to the public today after 4pm for a soft opening. The 4pm opening time will take place all week and we will begin lunch service next Monday, 6/17 at 11:30am.

It’s been spinning around the rumor mill for over a year, but just a few days ago there was confirmation from Vanessa Inzitari of Westport Daily Voice:  Bartaco is coming to Westport.  This will be the fourth Bartaco to hit the streets, with one in West Hartford, one in Stamford, and the other in Port Chester.  The lease is now signed, so you’ll be able to get your drinks and get stuffed on tacos at 20 Wilton Road.  Although we were critical of Bartaco in our last review, we can always give the Westport location a shot.    

Moja sake, from their FB page

According to Vanessa’s article, Bartaco will open in the spring, perfect timing for the margaritas and drinks that lots of people rave about.  But, even if Bartaco isn’t your style, there will be two other choices of restaurants.  You could check out Moja:   Asian fusion with Brazilian flare.  Another great piece of news here is that it looks like they will have lots of custom and unique sakes!  According to their FB page (website is down right now), “Our mission at Moja is to deliver a healthy, fresh, unique eating experience based on asian cuisine with flavors from around the world, served in a vibrant, upbeat environment.”  We’re all on board with that.  

And, then we have a new restaurant coming from Safita, a favorite of people seeking out genuine Middle Eastern food.  Their location in Fairfield has become a great place to go, garnering a 93% Urbanspoon rating with 89 votes.  This isn’t a done deal, though, because they are running into some problems with the town.  For the sake of all people nearby and in Westport, this needs to get approved so they can move ahead with construction.  People need their food!

So, all in all, great news on this fine day.  What do you think?  Are you excited for these three new restaurants?  They’ll be adding more variety and spice into Westport life, without a doubt.


20 Wilton Road

Westport, CT


12 Wilton Road

Westport, Ct


6 Wilton Road (was the Vigilant Firehouse)

Westport, CT

4 Responses to “Bartaco, Moja, and Safita to Open in Westport at National Hall Complex! Yeah Variety!”

  1. RK October 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Glad to see Bartaco there. They have good food and are reasonably priced with a relaxed atmosphere. Something sorely missing in Westport. 2 other restaurants though?! Where will people park? Glad I work next door.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro October 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      Park in Norwalk! :P



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