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32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
09-534 4943
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
PERFECT MIDWEEK CHEAPIE!

When we girls have a weeknight get together we like to be able to catch up over an inexpensive meal and a glass of wine. Barracuda certainly fits the bill! The option of two courses of a main, and either an entrée or a dessert, from a "special" midweek menu for under $20 is just perfect - and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a disappointing meal very expensive and not well cooked not great. however I had a dozen oyster which were local and tasty. My husband had seafood chowder which was nice, my calamari arrived but it tasted like chemicals and had to be sent back. So i ordered the scallops....there were only TWO and they were rubbery...plus two prawns so... More 

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Thank GreerShanasa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very busy with a lunchtime crowd but service was good and meals arrived quickly. Marinated mushroom salad was delicious and fresh. Lovely beach views are a bonus.

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Thank Blake18
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

If you are after great food and remarkable service then this place is not for you. Very average apart from the great views. The owner staff sink of cigarettes and have an attitude to boot. There are much better eating establishments in this area that deliver service and food. A real shame

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Thank 163shaynet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Such an idyllic setting for a full service restaurant, serving really good food. Makes a trip to Eastern Beach more than worthwhile, and it's a swell neighborhood pub for those lucky enough to live on Bucklands Peninsula. Wonderful find!

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Thank twintx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When we girls have a weeknight get together we like to be able to catch up over an inexpensive meal and a glass of wine. Barracuda certainly fits the bill! The option of two courses of a main, and either an entrée or a dessert, from a "special" midweek menu for under $20 is just perfect - and can also... More 

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Thank Delreview
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Location is hard to beat, on an Esplanade opposite a family beach, food is very good, service is friendly and attentive. Always feel welcome. First time there for a year. We were not disappointed, The food is good not special but the whole package makes it very worthwhile.

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Thank GIDAYE
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife & I had an early dinner on a Saturday. The sun was starting to set and the view of Eastern Beach was superb. The waitresses were friendly & cheerful. We ordered our drinks, duck liver parfait with brie & crostini to share, pork belly with crackling and slow-braised lamb shank. Parfait was lovely but the side veggie was... More 

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Thank 1pochette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The service was excellent lovely people and wait staff were outstanding, the view was gorgeous looking out over the tamaki straight. The food was just felt with the eye fillet for the price it would have been nice to have something more than a couple of baked potatoes and a baked tomato. The pork belly was cooked beautifully just felt... More 

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Thank nzchick13
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been here several times since the move from Bucklands Beach and have never been disappointed. This visit was with overseas friends in a lovely setting by the sea and we thoroughy enjoyed our meals. They were made with beautifully fresh ingredients and we had a good selection between us - scallops, rissotto, pork and terakihi. No food or service... More 

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Thank Steve W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have a friend that worked there and just had to go to see how bad it was for myself. Get this: 1: The waiter stunk of cigarettes as did the oily haired owner sitting at the till 2: Most of the food is prepared elsewhere including the deserts purchased straight from the freezer at Pack n Save. 3: Flies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-534 4943

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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