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4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 232-0221
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  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Muy Bueno!

We often eat at Barbosa's, and it is consistently wonderful! The food is in a category all it's own. Old-world family recipes are still being used and the quality is awesome! We love the flour chips with avocado dip, and I assure you that you will find none like these anywhere else! I also had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2014
Cindi K
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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KC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were attracted to the building and that is a multi generational Hispanic, family owned establishment. Having the chance to eat inside was the draw. We took a day trip to St. Joe nearly one year ago today. We only stopped by because we thought maybe our grandson was hungry and we didn't want fast food. We ordered the chips... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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152 reviews 152 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So glad we "had" to stop in St. Joseph on our road trip, and it just "had" to be about lunch time. Love this place, and only get there every few years. This time, I brought a cooler and bought a dozen extra frozen enchiladas to bring home. Yes, you have to pay extra for the chips and salsa. I... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We often eat at Barbosa's, and it is consistently wonderful! The food is in a category all it's own. Old-world family recipes are still being used and the quality is awesome! We love the flour chips with avocado dip, and I assure you that you will find none like these anywhere else! I also had the "choice of three" which... 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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