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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Barbara's is a restaurant on two levels within the "intramuros" area of Manila. The first floor is an al a carte restaurant and the top floor is a buffet. We ate lunch in a group of four in the buffet area. The food is attractively laid out and readily replenished. There was a good variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Barbara's is a restaurant on two levels within the "intramuros" area of Manila. The first floor is an al a carte restaurant and the top floor is a buffet. We ate lunch in a group of four in the buffet area. The food is attractively laid out and readily replenished. There was a good variety of sweet and savoury dishes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were a group of five and went to Barbara's on a Friday evening around 19:00 local time. The restaurant only offered a buffet this evening, which was great as most of us didn't know what local treat to try - so we tried them all! Adobo, lechon, balut...it was all very tasty with attentive service for a fair price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a great way to end our morning at Fort Santiago. We headed over for the lunch buffet and and had to sit in the overflow room away from the food. It was more intimate but a little bit of a walk. Some of the food had been sitting out and was getting cold but they quickly brought fresh... More 

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Guam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have no idea what others write about this place, but we made an unplanned stop at Barbara's after touring Intramuros when we saw it as we passed. We were so happy with our choice. The restaurant is in a heritage building with great ambiance. They have a three man trio that sang during lunch and they were very good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place is very cozy but kind of small although they have outside dining. Food was so good and reasonable prices.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A lovely old colonial building that has a great courtyard for coffee or a lunch snack and a great restaurant for a full meal. the staff are extremely helpful and give explanations and suggestions from the menu. They also serve a buffet style meal which is reasonable priced. Right at the start of Intramuros in the heritage part of town.

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

it's all downhill from there! We were taken to Barbara's as part of tour from our cruise ship, what an insult. The concept was good - demonstration of cooking Chicken Adobo and Halo Halo a traditional dessert. Sorry, but the meal was terrible. Probably our cruise ripped us off - we payed plenty and there wasn't even a glass of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A seemingly good halt for lunch in the Intramuros area of Manila. The restaurant has a collection of mostly large tables, with formal and dated white tablecloths. The staff were friendly and helpful, which is where any good comment ends. We started with a barely adequate soup and then went for the buffet. In common with many restaurants out here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant especially for people with Balikbayan guests or foreign visitors. Its best to bring them for dinner esp during weekends where there is a Cultural show highlighting the Filipino cultures thru songs and folk dances. The food in the buffet table are all good tasting. The ambiance of this restaurant is perfect as it brings you... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The lovely ambiance, careful table settings, attentive service, and live music really set the tone for an idyllic meal in Old Manila. Their ala carte offerings, via their coffee shop menu, are a taste of old school catering for weddings and banquets of yore (which they continue to provide with their present-day catering services). Their lunch buffet, however, is watered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: (02) 527 3893

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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