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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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Ranked #83 of 775 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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Singapore
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We lunched here as part of the half day tour - conveniently located opposite San Agustin Church. It's like dining in a friend's home - the decor & ambience was excellent & that was further complemented by the soulful string trio who had beautiful voices as they serenaded every table. The soup was served to the table - one dumpling... More 

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France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

LOCATION – It is quietly nestled in a colonial style building complex so you will really get the feel of the Old Manila during the Spanish era. There are 2 restaurants with the same name in the area and we actually tried the smaller one in the courtyard. Its open-air concept is welcoming so it’s really tempting to have a... More 

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After a day of wandering around Intramuros, we decided to have an afternoon snack at the locally renowned Barbara's. We were ushered into coffee shop because the restaurant was closed. The cafe is towards the back and is tiny. There were 5 of us and we only ordered drinks and some bibingka. The bibingka was lovely, not too sweet and... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

the restaurant offers a lunch buffet what is great and include severals menus with fish, meat, chicken salads, rice and dessert. the waiters are very attentive and guest oriented. there is life music. the interior is in spanish style. the restaurant is situated in the heritage place of Manila (Intramuros). the price for the lunch buffet is low. I have... More 

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Shanghai, China
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10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed our show at Barbara's but they wanted lots of audience participation and offer strange photo sessions at the end which we were not prepared for. The food was average and a little cold, but since you are paying for the atmosphere and the show it doesn't matter.

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Manila, Philippines
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I brought friends from abroad in this heritage restaurant, for dinner and cultural show. The restaurant, inside the Wall of Intramuros, is in front of San Agustin Church, very Old Manila, very impressive. The buffet dinner started at around 630pm, was not great, just ok. The show started at 715pm. It basically showcased the traditional Filipino dances. The most enjoyable... More 

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Nakskov, Denmark
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109 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quality was in top, and variety was adequate. We came across this great buffet almost by incident and were lucky to have the last table for two. Then the cultural show as a nice surprise. Some guest were invited to try the Philippine national dance which will crush your feet if you are not fast enough. Good fun (even though... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Food was not particular good, but the heritage building is beautiful and the cultural show during dinner is also worth going there for, at least for overseas tourists.

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Makati, Philippines
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went there for a buffet. Price is very reasonable. You will also be treated with Philippine folk dances. So refreshing.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

great environment with a feeling of old spanish architecture. Prices are fine, food is nice. And you also have more eating options since the place has a 3-4 more restaurants

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

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