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Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

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2171 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
858-454-7373
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Nice place, the food was very good and the staff was very friendly. Excellent risotto, pizza and ice cream

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2014
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Heraklion, Greece
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Looks like the owner must have written the last two reviews, trust me, this place is terrible, home made bread, right? Stay at home and make your own salad or sandwich over-rated, I can't believe they are in business.

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Houston, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visit the area at least once a year and make it a point to have dinner at Barbarella and have never been disappointed with the food. The service is friendly and they remember us from year to you. I finally tried their pizza this year and love it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went there for a memorable evening menue- all staff was very nice & helpful, git an outside table next to the entrance. Food was of excellent quality, very tasty and served in no time. Special recommendation- if the Chef is asking you if you'd like some freshly baked bread- just say yes- this was the absolute highlight.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had lunch on 8/6/2014, the floors are so dirty, their are so many flies around the table, food is not very creative, they obviously have a cook, not a chef. Nothing special, waiters are stressed out obviously they hate their job. Would recommend trying Romantica on the corner, it looked clean and like the owner had passion, which is... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice place, the food was very good and the staff was very friendly. Excellent risotto, pizza and ice cream

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Charming staff, freshly prepared food and a good wine list. This small restaurant at La Jolla Shores is a delightful place to eat and deservedly popular with locals and tourists alike.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our waitress, Erica was fabulous and smart. All the best to her. Food was great! Service good and we were able to get a reservation immediately for 6 of us on a Wednesday night.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate lunch outside on a perfect SoCal day. the outdoor seating is very comfortable and the birds aren't too aggressive - but they are aggressive. our server was lovely. very attentive. they had stone on tap. we had a caprese salad and some sort of tempura-like halibut and veggies that was real good. nice and light.

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La Jolla, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Barbarella's the LJ go to for fresh California cuisine. In summer count on Chino's farm fresh veggies; in the winter the best soups in town. Steak with pomme frites, pastas, fresh fish can't be beat but don't forget breakfast: best huevos rancheros ever. A classic that never dissapointes.

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Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a kayak and snorkeling trip. Sitting in the shade on the patio, enjoying the sangria and tranquil setting was perfect. The food was fabulous- every ordered dessert afterwards, there was not a crumb left!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2171 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 858-454-7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?