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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 #196 of 1,192 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was a fan of the owners previous incarnation of Barracuda on Bucklands Beach and was delighted to see they have maintained their standards on my first visit to the new premises. All four of us had excellent meals, I had a perfectly cooked fillet steak, and despite having a full licence are the restaurant is happy with BYO wine.... More

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Auckland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Facing Eastern Beach, this venue has a really lovely aspect - particularly if you sit by the window. This Restaurant has recently been taken over by a couple who used to have another Restaurant, of the same name, not far away. It is Licensed but is also BYO on wine. The owners are delightful, the food is excellent, and the... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Arrived at Barracuda hoping for a lovely atmospheric experience but we were in for a disappointment.The restaurant seems to not know wether its a cafe or a bar or what.The tables were really sticky and the chairs made it feel like we were eating in a school staffroom.The owner didnt come near us which was surprising seeing that i mentioned... More

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auckland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This was our second visit to Masala ex Barracuda. Meal was very good first time . Second time not as good our entree of the onion dish not hot and cooked through in fact the whole meal was not as I had recommended to the friends we took as we raved how good it was to them .Staff did not... More

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