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Barbosa's

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4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 232-0221
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  • 5
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Monday August 3,2015

I have been a constant champion of this place since I had my first taste when they were serving out of their house over 40 year ago. We wanted the order "to go" because we had places to go and things to do before we headed home. My daughter and I were the patrons. I I don't know if the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Becky K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been a constant champion of this place since I had my first taste when they were serving out of their house over 40 year ago. We wanted the order "to go" because we had places to go and things to do before we headed home. My daughter and I were the patrons. I I don't know if the... More 

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Saint Joseph, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

In former reviews, I did not read that anyone opted for CHICKEN tacos and enchiladas, which are my favorite. It is shredded lightly spiced pulled, chopped chicken in the tacos and enchiladas. The "choice of three" plate allows for any combination of tacos, enchiladas, tamale, tostada, beans, or fideo noodles. There has always been taco sauce with jalapeño seeds in... More 

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St. Jospeh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is not authentic. If you want authentic you have to go to Kansas City. sorry folks. I think people from St. Joseph like it because they've not been to a great authentic Mexican restaurant.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Having been to Barbosa ' s Castillo in Saint Joseph Missouri at their original location years ago, we decided to try the location on Frederick Street as the original is closed on Mondays. I don't know when I have been more disappointed in a restaurant. No complementary chips and salsa. Filthy surroundings. Our server had on a filthy apron. And... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We are not familiar with St. Joe so this restaurant was recommended to us. The only nice thing I can say is the staff is very friendly. The food was very bland it was lacking flavor. One of my items was a cheese enchilada that tasted very similar to a grilled cheese sandwich. Take plenty of cash with you. For... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This restaurant had a very poor atmosphere and even worse service. The food was very medicore and did not settle well in my stomach. The whole place needs to change 👎👎

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We sat down and I immediately realized we had to pay for our chips. Strike one. We get the chips and cheese sauce and the chips are the texture of a taco salad bowl. That could be their claim to fame. I then looked at the menu. There was little selection and everything was about $13 a plate. Not pleased,... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love going to Barbosa's every chance that I get. Nacho chips with the beefy cheese sauce is a good way to start off the meal but unless you have more than 2 in your group you may have to take some home. I have never been disappointed by anything I have ordered and eaten their. I love the combination... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A coworker and I recently spent some time in St. Joseph. We tried to eat at local establishments we won't see near our homes. Our fourth night here, we opted to try Barbosa's on Frederick since it was very close to our hotel. We sat down and were quickly greeted by our friendly server. We ordered drinks and reviewed the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm originally from St. Joseph, so whenever my husband and I are back, we HAVE to go to Barbosa's. On our most recent trip back, I ordered the nachos and they were just as wonderful as I remember. Barbosa's has a different style of chips and I've never had anything quite like them at any other restaurant. In previous visits,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: (816) 232-0221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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