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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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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The fish sandwiches were recommended to us by another traveler, so we stopped by to try them for ourselves. The fish of the day was mahi-mahi and it made an outstanding sandwich. We were just in time to watch the white-chinned monkeys in the trees off the deck - it was a wonderful experience. The setting is open air with... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

They have three or four drinks on happy hour special, which ends at 6. The staff is very nice, and the sunset view is perfect. Just not blown away by the drinks.

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Ottawa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

On Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm, you can get two juicy, tasty hamburgers with fries for the price of one ($12 US). Also, some mixed drinks including margueritas are 2 for the price of one at that time. This place is hopping with locals and expats who know about the great deal on dinner. Definitely worth going. Enjoy!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Went here twice. The food was very good & sangria was delicious. The price was expensive - so I think the food the really good just questioned the value compared to la cuenta- I would recommend

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Columbus Junction, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The fresh catch was great, the service was very good as well. Have some wine, enjoy the view, have some more wine!

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our last dinner in Manuel Antonio and it was pretty good. It is no 5 star restaurant but there is a fun pirate bar vibe and the seafood is very yummy. They also have some more options alcohol wise then other places and it overlooks a beautiful view of the water. Go for sunset and enjoy some mahi... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff as a place locals frequent. We had a burger and beef on a bun both with fries. Both meals had stale, hard buns. With 1 beer cost nearly $40 with all taxes. Service was good but meal very disappointing and over priced.

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Lafayette Hill, PA
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I had been here twenty years before and thought it would be fun to go back to what we learned was the oldest restaurant in Manuel Antonio. The food was really good. Our kids had the sushi, not terribly Costa Rican, but a welcome change after all the beans and rice on the trip. I had a... More 

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ran out of the special, and they just randomly chose another fish to deliver. Comped us with a free dessert. Service a bit disjointed

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Sidney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

food is great an amazing sunset, drinks are fine! love the happy hour...and the imperial beer of Costa Rica Pura Vida

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Address: 100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2777-0331
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD 5 - 38
Cuisine: American, Sushi, Seafood, Costa Rican

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