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Barba Roja Restaurant

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American, Sushi, Seafood, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 49
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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
Most recent review
Favorite Place in Manuel Antonio

We've been coming to Manuel Antonio for four years and Barba Roja is our favorite restaurant. Whether it's fresh fish, ribs or 2 for 1 burgers the food is always great. You can't beat the ocean view sunset while having happy hour drinks.But even better is the staff who treat you like family. We've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
MelKansasCity
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Manuel Antonio for four years and Barba Roja is our favorite restaurant. Whether it's fresh fish, ribs or 2 for 1 burgers the food is always great. You can't beat the ocean view sunset while having happy hour drinks.But even better is the staff who treat you like family. We've been home two weeks and are... More 

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Virden, Manitoba, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

went here for dinner on our first night in CR, after 16 hour day this place made up for all the hassle of our day. We had the snapper and the fish sandwich, excellent quality the snapper was done to perfection and tasted like snapper. The service was second to none and I would recommend this place to anyone. We... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

What a jewel this place turned out to be! YES, the view is stunning, YES the flavors were superb and YES good value but it's the service that made it just perfect! Personable, funny, attentive without being overbearing. I wish we had more time to get back again!

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MDUSA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

After ceviche and a "small" salad we were full ... Followed by a big hamburger and fried snapper. Quality high. The sunset view over water is primo! We would return and split the burger or fish!

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Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We are expecting a Gringo like , noisy and over priced restaurant and instead found a jewel. The views were awesome , service spectacular and food quite good. We made reservations and had a beautiful sunset view. My wife was in the mood for a burger and I had a steak, both were very ,very good. We will be returning.... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our hosts invited us to join them here for the the best 2 for 1 burgers in Manuel Antonio. They seemed to know almost everyone there, so it must be popular among the locals. We enjoyed it so much we came back on our own another night.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Family of 6 ate here one evening. We had a reservation but when we got there it didn't seem as though they were ready for us. The place was huge - a big patio overlooks the ocean and we were there in time for sunset. They found us a good table and we were served in decent time. Obviously a... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal at Barba Roja. Mahi mahi was great, dessert was awesome. Sangria wasn't the best I've had but still good. But the view was spectacular!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The good- View and sushi. A good place for a couple of drinks, outdoor seating and pretty good sushi. My kids wanted a burger and nachos and both were not very good. The service was polite but rushed us out the door. I have never had a Tico bring the check before you asked for it...waiter seemed a bit rushed... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The atmosphere here was very casual and fun. The outdoor dining was lovely and the service fantastic. All of the food that the 7 of us had was tremendous and presented beautifully! Give it a try you won't be disappointed!

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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, Sushi, Seafood, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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