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Barbakoa

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Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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P.R.- 191 Km 1.1 | Bo. Mameyes, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
1 787-415-2317
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Barbakoa it is on the main road to the Rain forest on Puerto Rico Road...
Barbakoa it is on the main road to the Rain forest on Puerto Rico Road PR-191 Kilometer 1.1 You will see BarbaKoa Restaurant as you go up to the left side on your way to the Rainforest El Yunque PR. BarbaKoa Opens from 12:00 noon until 8:00pm Thursday thru Monday. A pleasant beautiful outdoor area with a river view while you eat and a relaxing Rain Forest atmosphere. We have great friendly service and we have taken our food to a diferent level. Come and experience Barbakoa is an exceptional restaurant!
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Perfect setting

First off, the lady waiting on us was probably one of the owner and she was super. She advised us individually on what to eat and she was right on. The rum and coke drinks didnt hurt either. We ate outside where there was a cool breeze blowing and a stream next to us where the kids played in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Robert B
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

First off, the lady waiting on us was probably one of the owner and she was super. She advised us individually on what to eat and she was right on. The rum and coke drinks didnt hurt either. We ate outside where there was a cool breeze blowing and a stream next to us where the kids played in it.... More 

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Millburn, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice lunch here after visiting the rain forest. Nice and casual. Food was very good. An added bonus was the live music which they have on Friday and Saturdays.

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Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Such a special dining experience in Rio Grande and SO much better than a lot of the restaurants in Rio Grande. My husband, 4 year old son, and 16 month old daughter had a wonderful experience here. The fish I ordered was the best I had our entire vacation (mahi mahi), and my husband’s ribs were off the charts. It... More 

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Babylon, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Along with the help of the owner Janet I was able to plan a Team Dinner for my daughters gymnastics team at Barbakoa with the utmost of ease. Along with Janet and Victor's help I arranged a dinner party in advance from New York for our trip to Puerto Rico that including a full dinner drinks and DJ for a... More 

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Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We saw the signs and stopped without knowing anything about the restaurant. There is covered seating as well as picnic tables with umbrellas arranged alongside a small river. We were there in the late afternoon/evening and the setting was so nice. The have lights strung up between the trees and live music. The service was excellent, very friendly, and we... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from swimming in the waterfalls of El Yunque and it was perfect! The staff were so friendly and helpful, food and atmosphere were amazing. Just perfect. Music playing, sitting by the water enjoying the house drinks, exactly what we were looking for. The food and house sangria and house melon drink outstanding! Will... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

After our visit to the rainforest we just found this jewel at the side of the road with a beautifull setting by a river. The service was fast and efficient, but the food is incredible! We ordered the ribs with tamarindo sauce with the yellow rice with chorizo and this was delicious. This place is great, a most.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We live in San Juan and after visiting this restaurant a year ago, we showed up today again. We met the owner which is a great chef and we tried all appetizers from menu. The experience was great, service was excellent and location was unbelievable, as a local resident I fully recommend this hidden place on the way to the... More 

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in here after an afternoon of visiting the rain forest. What a find. Place is located along a nice river so has some great scenery for your dinning experience. My kids played down by river as the adults had drinks. Ordered 5 different dishes and all were outstanding with huge portions. Service was great. Highly recommend

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been here 3 times. I come with a group of nine people, five are kids. The kids love the small shallow stream running behind the restaurant. The adults love the atmosphere, the food, and the staff. Go here! Everything is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.R.- 191 Km 1.1 | Bo. Mameyes, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: 1 787-415-2317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

Description

Barbakoa it is on the main road to the Rain forest on Puerto Rico Road PR-191 Kilometer 1.1 You will see BarbaKoa Restaurant as you go up to the left side on your way to the Rainforest El Yunque PR. BarbaKoa Opens from 12:00 noon until 8:00pm Thursday thru Monday. A pleasant beautiful outdoor area with a river view while you eat and a relaxing Rain Forest atmosphere. We have great friendly service and we have taken our food to a diferent level. Come and experience Barbakoa is an exceptional restaurant!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?