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Barba Roja Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Sushi, Costa Rican
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100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
506-2777-0331
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local...
A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local hangout, as well as the best sunset view in the area. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Please join us for Happy Hour every day from 4-6. Every Tuesday and Friday we have live music, Wednesday is ladies night and karaoke. Enjoy our 5 big screens every day with your favorite sports programming. We offer a variety of cuisines from around the world at good prices.
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent LOCAL fare

I got a burger. It was HUGE!!! but the flavor was average. My husband got fresh-caught that day yellowfin tuna steak (the daily fish special) and he talked about it for days!!!! It was phenomenal. Go local. You won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I got a burger. It was HUGE!!! but the flavor was average. My husband got fresh-caught that day yellowfin tuna steak (the daily fish special) and he talked about it for days!!!! It was phenomenal. Go local. You won't be disappointed.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went there for an after wedding reception, it was simply great. The gorgeous views and the food (I got the grilled chicken dish) are well worth visiting this place!

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Northern VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I didn't expect to have such a great salad at this kind of restaurant but I have to say it was outstanding. I had the prosciutto salad with arugula, mango and avocado...delish!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had the red snapper and the shrimp arroze. The food was nice but nothing special and the waiter was ok but said he would bring us the dessert menu but never did so instead we just got the bill. Like I said, food was ok but nothing amazing.

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Recommended by our concierge. Local beer on tap. Went for lunch - Portion sizes were quite large and food was very good. A nice surprise! Friendly and attentive staff.

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Frisco, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Their seafood special is amazing. Drinks are a bit pricey but fresh seafood at a very reasonable price.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

All the food was great but the yellow Fin tuna was the best. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a trip to costaRica

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Halifax, Ns
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant is delicious and unpretentious. It is not fine dining but a perfect view coupled with friendly and relaxed service and yummy meals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Missed the view but a very lively restaurant with good specials, good staff, great fresh seafood and al fresco dining.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our group loved Barba Roja!!! We ate there as a large group and service was great!! Everyone enjoyed their meals and the drinks! I had the fried Snapper and loved every bit of it! Oh and the Ceviche was amazing!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506-2777-0331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local hangout, as well as the best sunset view in the area. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Please join us for Happy Hour every day from 4-6. Every Tuesday and Friday we have live music, Wednesday is ladies night and karaoke. Enjoy our 5 big screens every day with your favorite sports programming. We offer a variety of cuisines from around the world at good prices.

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