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Barbara's

Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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Ranked #60 of 741 restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manila, Philippines
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I been here several times with my foreign guests and they all enjoyed the cultural dance show and even experienced dancing tinikling which is our national dance. Buffet food is just okay over all I would highly recommend this restaurant for its dinner with cultural show.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was not great, but the show was wonderful. It's a shame with all the great local food that the buffet was rather bland, dry, and tasteless

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were looking forward to eating here after our Bambike Tour, but ended up (mistakenly and unfortunately) at the cafe....which is close-by. We had lunch here and it was pretty bad. Salads were embarrassing and overall quality was the complete opposite of what we have read about the restaurant and buffet. We will be careful to get it right next... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's one of those days where I feel like venturing around Metro Manila revisiting places where we use to go with my Parents, and I have thought of going to Intramuros to see how it looks like now. I realized that I have not been there for several decades already! As I was enjoying the site of that old familiar... More

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China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Barbara's is inside the lovely San Luis complex, right across from the San Agustin church. The evening meal starts at 6:30pm and the dance and music starts at 7:15pm. The food is mostly traditional Filippino food, and it is a buffet so you can get as much as you like! I enjoyed the food, but I wasn't overly impressed by... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My most favorite restaurant in Intramuros! It has been 4 visits and counting, I've been there solo to do my ocular inspection last 2013, with our visiting Japanese Aikido Sensei & fellow Aikidokas, with my travel buddy/bestfriend Iza, and with friends and colleagues just last April 2014. The place exudes the old Spanish charm & elegance from the thick wooden... More

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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is the perfect place to sit, relax, and enjoy a Halo Halo. Each time I bring friends to Intramuros we always stop at Barbara's.

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Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I've read about Barbara's online thru different blogs and Tripadvisor. I booked thru phone about two weeks prior to our anniversary and the staff who answered the phone was very courteous. Upon our arrival, we were ushered by the friendly lady at the front door, too bad I forgot her name. But she was very warm and welcomed us like... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Well Well Well..... Talk about local delights My My My.... It's one if he beat meals I've had in Manila.... Hope to be back again.

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Shenzhen
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Food is so so. but if you want to get to know more about Philippine Culture. then this place is a must visit.

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