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Barracuda Restaurant and Cafe

32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
09-534 4943
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Ranked #251 of 1,209 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a most enjoyable lunch here today. Good food and fast and polite service. Very reasonable prices and the seafood chowder which was on special was wonderful.

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Reading previous reviews I am surprised by the meals we had when we visited. Firstly where we were sitting, the restaurant itself was cold despite heaters going. Everyone in our group kept their jackets on the whole time we were there. My squid entrée was luke warm, almost cold and my eye fillet that I had requested to be cooked... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were a group, and had earlier made a reservation. I wasn't sure that Barracuda could serve 35 meals at the same time, but they did! We had earlier arranged our own menu - Scotch Fillet, fish, chicken or pasta, and none in the group had a bad experience. My steak was perfect. We had a choice of two deserts,... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My two daughters and i had a meal last night at Barracuda,it was exceptional,i had the duck with plum sauce,the portion was huge and it was cooked perfectly,the apple and rhubbarb crumble was home made and i can safely say it was the best ive ever had.we have really only just started going hete despite literally living a two minute... More

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KENT
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99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This has become a lovely local restaurant that has very friendly service (the owners are normally there cheerfully working away) and very good food in a great location, right on the beach. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day coffees (closed on Mondays). I visit NZ every year for a few weeks and stay nearby. Over the years this... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

After booking a table for 8 we arrived finding that its now an Indian Restaurant. The nice staff there advised that they had shifted to the esplanade (the opposite side of the peninsular down Eastern Beach Road to the right by 300m). As we had booked (I actually felt like Indian but 6 of the 8 didn't :( ) we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My family booked this restaurant for 14 people for a family occasion. Past experience gave full marks to the food, service and ambience of the restaurant. The menu is extensive with a good variety of appetisers, mains and desserts. The seafood, fish and meat menus are ample to serve any taste I ordered the lamb shank (available as 1 or... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stunning location, enjoy the beautiful view of Hauraki gulf. Haven't tried the food, but coffee is xcellent. Come and enjoy!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

(Some of the previous reviews are confused with the previous Barracuda at Bucklands Beach which is now the Masala Indian restaurant). 12 of us ladies decided to have our Christmas lunch here as they do $12.00 fixed menu lunches. For $12, they do quite a good selection of meals which are really tasty but in rather small portions. (but then,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nice food, friendly staff but way over priced for a tiny restaurant. Quantity of food for what you pay for is not what I expected. Beverages are more expensive than the food you order.. Other than that, it's a good place but I wouldn't dine there again.

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