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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch

Went with a large group for lunch. This restaurant had a great view to enjoy while eating. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. Lunch portions are large enough(budget friendly) that we didn't even eat dinner that night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Natalia0102
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Went with a large group for lunch. This restaurant had a great view to enjoy while eating. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. Lunch portions are large enough(budget friendly) that we didn't even eat dinner that night.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We just came here in a storm in happy hour. We had a few drinks, including great margaritas, and chicken nachos which were probably the best nachos I've ever had. Service was good and it was a nice place to be in the storm! Meals looked great, next time!

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The friendly staff here made it a pleasure to eat here. They helped us choose locally inspired food and explained what we needed to know. Sunsets here are amazing as well as the monkeys that inhabit the surrounding trees. A must visit in the afternoons for 'happy hours'!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This place rules! The bartenders are genuine and lovely. The owner is generous and dedicated. The food is scrumptious and the cocktails are the best in town. The ambiance is dreamy and the service is accommodating in every way! If you want the best of the best, rent the house next door, the Casa Barba Roja is 183 steps (my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really enjoyed this restaurant both times we visited. Great pork ribs and cuban bun. Guaro sours went down well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

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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