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Carr. 191 Km 1.1 | Barrio Mameyes, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
+1 787-415-2317
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Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Rio Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Barbakoa it is on the main road to El Yunque Rain forest on Puerto Rico Hway 191 Km 1.1 You will see it as you go up on the left. 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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  • English first
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed a beautiful day at El Yunque trails and waterfalls. Our guide told us about this location and boy were we happy we stopped. First off, the view and tranquil sounds of the river in front of us was amazing. We ordered some vegetarian dishes and I had the grilled chicken - everything was so fresh, amazing flavor, and... More

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were a party of 8 and arrived about an hour before closing. They said not to rush they would stay open as long as we needed. The service was excellent and the food delicious!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We arrived a little late for lunch and early for dinner on a weekday-- easy to do when you have hiked into El Yunque rain forest with young children and underestimated how long it would take. But after our awesome chilly swim in La Mina Falls, we were ready for a hearty meal. Barbakoa did not disappoint. The folks there... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped at Barbakoa after visiting the rainforest just to get a drink. We decided too eat there because Janet, the owner, was so cordial and accommodating. Behind this roadside restaurant lies a most beautiful rock stream that you can wade in while waiting for your food! What a nice surprise that was! The food was delicious and you couldn't... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We came here after we found the name online, the river is right here and is the closest way that you can have a meal Yunque style. The food is five star ( I'm a chef) believe me is 5 star they used the island ingredients in a different way and new styles. We had the surf and Turf, having... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I am still thinking about their ribs and chicken wing u got to try it river front was awesome also our kids played outside and perfect on a way back from rainforest

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McLean, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stopped at this place on the way out of the El Yunque Rainforest. The restaurant has a definite island feel. The food we had was good - wings with guava sauce, beef pockets, and rice with sausage. The beer was really cold and refreshing. The restaurant is situated alongside a scenic river. While we ate, we also enjoyed watching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

My aunt and uncle took us to el yunque and on our way back they decided to stop by Barbakoa..best decision EVER!! I've never experienced such hospitality and the food was like nothing I have ever had!! When I come back I'll make sure to stop in again!! :) you will fall in love with this place <3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

In use of trip advisor , i seriously say this is my top of list to eat .. ask for Eric . Great server! He will tell you specials .. Thats not on menu.. Sit back relax and enjoy the river stream and music and drinks!!

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Altadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was excellent, our server Eric was knowledgable and did a great job. The ambiance was amazing, we ate on a small table next to a stream while it showered on and off. It was awesome. Probably more than I wanted to pay but most P.R. seems to overcharge for food.

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Additional Information about Barbakoa

Address: Carr. 191 Km 1.1 | Barrio Mameyes, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-415-2317
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican

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