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Barbara's

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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Huge Buffet - I ate too much

It was not cheap but it was a very good lunch. I was with 2 Filipinas and they enjoyed the food and went back for more. I love desserts and I was not disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Perry A
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Costa Mesa, California
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Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were assisted to our table even when we arrived before their restaurant opened. The waiters were very attentive. The food prepared, even if the choices were few, were delicious. The appetizers were good. The miki bihon tastes yummy that I went back for more. Chicken, fish and kare kare were delicious. The chocolate cake tastes really good and the... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was not cheap but it was a very good lunch. I was with 2 Filipinas and they enjoyed the food and went back for more. I love desserts and I was not disappointed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We dined at Barbaras on May 13. It was a Saturday night and the place was crowded, but since there were eight of us, the staff seated us at a large table near the stage. Dinner is a buffet that combines classic Filipino dishes with some American ones and everything we tried was very good. At 7:45, the show began.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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151 reviews 151 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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
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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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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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31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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114 helpful votes 114 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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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: Filipino, International

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