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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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Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Lazy sunday visit

The yuca appetizer was delicious, as well as the freshly caught yellow tail tempura with tartar sauce.... Asesomeness...My hubby ordered the ribs and Barbakoa's criollo rice with sausage. If visiting El Yunque pay a visit to Barbakoa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
MonVilla
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The yuca appetizer was delicious, as well as the freshly caught yellow tail tempura with tartar sauce.... Asesomeness...My hubby ordered the ribs and Barbakoa's criollo rice with sausage. If visiting El Yunque pay a visit to Barbakoa.

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stopped by for lunch. The server offered us a three meat plate with Churrasco, gallina and ribs and let me say it was delicious. Also ordered plastelillos made with beef and mashed banana. Blew our minds. Never had before but now Love Puerto Rican food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food and drinks, loved it that the chef came out and talked to us. Huge portions. Had steak skirt, ribs, and house sangria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice cozy little place, with a wonderful view of the river! All dishes ordered at the table were just perfect, could not have gone better. I only have two things too warn you about: Outdoor eating only, so expect a couple of fly's around and no coffee; but besides that, definitely recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice stop conveniently located on 191 north of the rain forest. Live music, good food, definitely worth a stop.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great restaurant coming down the mountain, they serve great BBQ and Puertorican food, good for families and large groups of people, food and service are great, definitely would recommend.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped here from our way back to El Yunque National Forest. I got ribs with fried yuca and my husband got the pork loin with filled with yuca. The service was great!

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Owensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were looking for a good place to eat during our stay on the east end of the island. We looked at the reviews and decided to try this restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was awesome and the service was excellent. When we go back to Puerto Rico we will definitely go back.

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Somers, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Would normally never stop in a place like this but I read past reviews. Seating outside is a blast and the ribs were the best I ever had (I am not a rib expert) Food and drinks are real good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Beautiful spot, great food, super service. Higher end, Best food we had on our trip, and our server was terrific, friendly and helpful, plus the rum shot at the end didn't hurt! Gorgeous location and convenient to the rain forest

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Additional Information about Barbakoa

Address: P.R.- 191 Km 1.1 | Bo. Mameyes, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 1 787-415-2317
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican

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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: Scenic view, Romantic

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