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Barba Roja Restaurant

100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
506-2777-0331
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $38
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Learning Barba Roja was one of the oldest restaurants in the area was what brought us there. Issa our server was great; answered our questions, had great suggestions and was attentive to my allergies. We ordered the specials and were very pleased (beef ribs and tuna). The portions were generous, Issa brought out half my meal and packed half to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stayed at Tulemar for 8 days this past August and can't help but go to Barba Roja ..... not just because it is convieniant but it really is a great all around bar / restaurant.... top notch american food ( burgers and wings) local fare and fresh sushi . Can't forget the view and the 2/1 drinks......Great kids menu as... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our paddle board guide recommend Barba Roja. Came on a Friday night maybe an hour before sunset. Had a few rounds of drinks (delicious mojitos by the way), watched the sunset, and then devoured the nachos (yummy!) and ribs. Great service.

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Ancramdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our meal was sufficient, but not impressive. Cool view - overlooking the ocean, and great casual vibe with an open-air concept. The staff was very kind, as well. It just wasn't our favorite meal of the trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Best Sushi, very fresh. The fish was fantastic, just caught. Friendly staff. Happy you choose there to eat, some places we did not get that warm and welcoming feeling.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant gets a bit noisy, as it is also a bar. It has a rustic feel with a nice view of the sea. All of our dishes were good.

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Clovis, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fun place to eat in MA! The staff was very attentive and while busy the service was still great. If you love ribs, plan to eat here Friday night, definitely a memorable rib experience!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Best food my family and I had in Costa Rica by far. Beautiful scenery and great service, the waiters were so nice and caring. The dessert was excellent, best dessert I've ever had. I would definitely recommend going there, best restaurant out of any others in the town by far.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

the food was amazing drinks too and the staff was very very nice! bathrooms were very nice. they have awesome two for one drinks some days.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited on an early Tuesday evening and had their wonderful two for one burgers. Great food and great service. Beautiful view of the water with the food to match!

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