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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely place

the restuarant in the frank knight hotel in intramuros is a wonderful place. it retains the old world charm. the spiral stairs at the entry reminds you of the bygone eras. The restaurant retains its old furniture and settings and continues to give the diners the feel of the good olden days. the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Sneha S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We had a coffee in this historical small hispanic patio (in one of the only Spanish building left in Manila), and we really felt in South America :)

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

My sister used this place for her Wedding Reception before, but never did I know that this place is an Entertainment Place as well. Anyone can taste the Filipino food, hospitality & experience the different songs & dances while having their Lunch or Dinner. A truly great place I must say. I am now planning to reserve the place for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

the restuarant in the frank knight hotel in intramuros is a wonderful place. it retains the old world charm. the spiral stairs at the entry reminds you of the bygone eras. The restaurant retains its old furniture and settings and continues to give the diners the feel of the good olden days. the food spread was nice with good option... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I came here with my hosts. The place looks like an old spanish testaurant and a babd playing south american music gives nice ambiance. The food, at lunch, is not very appealing but overall its a nice tourist experience

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a light lunch in this really nice spot. Quite a little gem Nice food, fascinating surroundings...service cheerful but painfully slow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A good alternative to experience native Pilipino food and dancing. Funny show and cool to be able to try on Tinikling! Barbara's is located at the Plaza San Luis Complex in Intramuros, Manila. Interior draws to the Spanish colonial era. The only thing that did not work perfectly fine was the staff. Friendly but slow and inattentive.

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Scotland
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185 reviews 185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited this restaurant chosen by our local agent but it was not a good choice. The food was bland and not very warm. The only high spot was the spring rolls. The drinks service was a bit erratic. The music was a nice touch but we were asked for requests and when we asked for something Scottish we got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is my 3rd time in this restaurant in the walled city. The food is good. But the main attraction of this place is the cultural show. great for people who wants to know our native dances. Also u can participate and they can teach u some steps in tinikling. The food is very Filipino and the ambiance is quite... More 

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Cardiff
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38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?