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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ambiance for lunch with band

I was guest of my American dentist / friend, who happened to be Filipina, her brother and his wife. So I had great guides for Intramuros, Fort Santiago, and then they treated me to lunch at Barbara's. Food was partially cafeteria style for salads and sides and then a la carte off menu. I had a cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joe L
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was guest of my American dentist / friend, who happened to be Filipina, her brother and his wife. So I had great guides for Intramuros, Fort Santiago, and then they treated me to lunch at Barbara's. Food was partially cafeteria style for salads and sides and then a la carte off menu. I had a cold San Miguel and... More 

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Thank Joe L
Tacloban, Philippines
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around Fort Santiago and Intramuros works up an appetite, that's why Barbara's lunch buffet was so inviting. As we went up the stairs of the restaurant, I was still amazed at how beautiful hard wood floors and banisters could be. It's something that I never see in my friends or relatives houses. But as hungry as I was I... More 

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Thank Kethry
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and theatrical, culturally relevant experience. Amazing dancers, music and customer service.

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Thank Eric F
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portions were rather small and the service was slow that night that we were there. We spoke to other people staying in the accommodation and they were raving about the place. I guess it was probably a bad night.

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Thank DaffyT55
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by just for two fruit milk shakes (average) and one portion od Spagetti Carborana (very poor, small and not really carbonara) and we paid extra 125php as a couvert! I didnt understand at all why for one meal worth 190php is such a big couvert. On the other hand the staff was very good and the location beautiful... More 

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Thank Vendula H
Pasay, Philippines
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's a one of a kind buffet restaurant. They share Filipino culture through Filipino Music and Highly Talented Filipino Folk Dancers. Desserts are 2-thumbs up. Food is Good but I think they offered fewer than I expected.

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2 Thank Geneicent
Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Upon the recommendation of a Philippino friend four of us strolled Intramuros on a hot Sunday afternoon, then relaxed at Barbara's over their evening buffet dinner and cultural show. Both were first class value. We were all complimentary about the buffet. And even more complimentary about the show. A small band of plucked instruments played enchantingly. The performer's costumes were... More 

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1 Thank ROBIN B
Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Their cafe is just so tempting. You can smell whatever is cooking or brewing from Casa Manila. We had a light snack and everything tasted so nice. The ambience was also very relaxing and reminded me of old Manila, which is just fitting as it is located right smack in the middle of Intramuros. Their staff was also friendly. I'll... More 

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Thank ReenFab
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is ideal for a group or for festivities. My friend and I found the price a bit out of our budget. However, if you have an average-sized appetite, one meal would be enough to fill the space in your stomach. I couldn't even finish the piece of cake I ordered. I wish I just stuck with my pesto... More 

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Thank Geraldine F
Cebu City, Philippines
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Good location and the staff are friendly, and the food was okay and reasonable price, drinks are okay

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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: Asian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?