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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 #53 of 745 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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English first
San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

WE had dinner here after our Fort Santiago tour. The place is like old Manila with antiques. The staff is quite friendly but food is average. The dance show is great! Costumes are beautiful!

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Good food,historical ambiance and fastastic cultural dance show w/audience participation made this Filipino resto differs from other.

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Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you want to experience living in the past and watch a very good culture show while having a tasty dinner.. This restaurant is for you..its like oldies but goodies. And its good to bring your foreigner friends here for them to enjoy a dance, tinikling..

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Singapore, Singapore
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156 reviews 156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was a highly recommended restaurant by the hotel. We could't get a dinner reservation so we went for lunch. They only served buffet during lunch. It was a very average meal and certainly not what we were expecting. The service was quite lay-back and staff mixed up our simple coffee order. It was a meal that we certainly wished... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I could have sworn I went back in time finding this quaint and pretty little cafe, tucked away from the busy streets of Intramuros. White tablecloths, gorgeously styled bar, stone walls and as fresh and clean as the day it was built draw you in for either a quick lunch or just coffee or a cool drink. The food is... More

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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