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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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Brooklyn
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our dinner here and although it was loud and crowded, we enjoyed the atmosphere. Our waiter was very good and we had the best beer on tap here. The food was good, but not great. All in all, I would go back and I would recommend coming here for dinner.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We are locals and this is our favorite place to have dinner out. They have delicious smoked pork ribs every Friday and a great deal on 2 for 1 burgers on Tuesdays. Also love their chicken wings. The chef does great seafood specials depending on what is fresh. The menu is small, but has something for everyone and it changes... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This place felt a little touristy, but it was a fun first night meal. The ceviche was great, but I would have preferred tortilla chips instead of fried plantains.

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Herndon, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is not a fancy place, but the food was amazing. On Fridays they have ribs and they were among the best I have ever had. And they have a great view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a place to eat one night in Manuel Antonio. We met another family who recommended Barba Roja. At first it looked like a so so bar from the road. But we decided to try it out. We weren't disappointed. The restaurant is just behind the open air bar. Best hamburger I have had in years. It... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I wanted to inform all travelers of my experience at Barba Roja in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The view is amazing and this is a place to enjoy a great glass of wine or beer with your significant other. The service we had at the restaurant was very good! I ordered some sushi, thinking we were right on the Pacific... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our fish was delicious, some of the best we had on our trip, but we couldn't finish it (late afternoon snack and ceviche appetizer did us in), so come hungry! We came after dark, but I hear the sunsets here are beautiful. The Mahi Mahi and Trout were excellent!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Tuesday is two for one delicious hand crafted burgers, nightly two for one happy hour, great steak, amazing sushi, rib eye cheesesteak is also incredible. Beet salad delicious. Highly recommend. Say hi to Nicholas.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The view from the back patio was incredible - food was good - - food at our hotel - Arenas Del Mar, was much better!

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New York, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had very large group and were accommodated attentively with super service. Excellent drinks all around, although I tend to go for ice-cold Imperial which they had in abundance... Food was excellent, large selection of rolls, all freshly made at the sushi bar - most of us had seafood which was very good.

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