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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 #693 of 1,318 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went to Barracuda Restaurant for lunch as part of a family group celebrating a special birthday. It was a sunny day, the tide was in, and the atmosphere inside the restaurant was as warm and friendly as the weather outside. There were a number of patrons, plus our group, but the staff seemed to handle it all very well. Our... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place has unfortunately gone down hill since dinning here last,the food quality was very poor with small portions and very over priced.the desserts are not chef made but supermarket quality and embarassingly over priced.the staff seem to be fearful of the male owner who gets angry with them in front of customers??? He needs to not do this,its very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Owners not interested in their business. I heard him yelling and threatening the staff. The wait stash are not trained and do no t know how to serve. The chef doesn't know how to cook either. Bland tasteless and over priced. Stay away

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

To be honest, the food and service was good, but the heat and flies made it unpleasant. The meals were well priced and this would of been 4 stars if there was air conditioning

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting a local restaurant but the experience we had at Barracuda was disappointing. It was very noisy which made it difficult to have a conversation. The wait staff were obviously not trained and didn't seem to know much about the food or wine. We were not given the opportunity to taste our wine before it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our family dined here for my Daughter-in-Laws birthday last week. There were 6 x adults and one child in our party. The service was friendly and prompt. The food however was disappointing. My wife and I had the Tarakihi. It was a very small serving, bland, and largely tasteless. This is the only restaurant we have visited in a long... More 

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Overlooks beach Inside/outside dining Great menu using all fresh produce Great ambience Very knowledgeable and helpfull staff Good wine list Good prices Well worth a visit

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It has been a while since we last ate this restaurant. We did not have a booking but that was not a problem but restaurant was not full. The service was fast and friendly. The food selection was good and enjoyable but not wow. We would however be happy to eat again here.

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Manukau
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had lunch at Barracuda and sat outside in the sun looking at the beautiful view across the ocean to Waiheke and beyond. Service was very friendly, good & fast - food was fantastic, I had the herb crusted fish and my partner had the scallops and both were divine. Pricing a little on the high side but worth it... More 

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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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Additional Information about Barracuda Restaurant and Cafe

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

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