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Barbara Rosa

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195 Calle Escudero, Puerto Rico
787 742 0773
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Dining options: Dinner

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
More than we expected!

Let's be clear: this is no 5-star restaurant. You are literally eating at a picnic table on someone's front porch, and the meal is self-bussed. The menu is short, you bring your own drinks (unless you want a bottle of water), and there could be a long wait. But we found it a great experience to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Rickf902
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Let's be clear: this is no 5-star restaurant. You are literally eating at a picnic table on someone's front porch, and the meal is self-bussed. The menu is short, you bring your own drinks (unless you want a bottle of water), and there could be a long wait. But we found it a great experience to sit among the breezes... More 

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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food is perfect. I especially liked the crab cakes. They contained lots of crab and were crunchy but not over cooked. The Key Lime pie was excellent. Barbara Rosa obviously takes a lot of pride in her cooking and it shows. Currently open Sun and I think ever other day after that starting at 5:00 but it's worth stopping... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved this place. Great fish and chips ! Prices were great! Barbara and her husband were wonderful and welcoming!

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Antwerp
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217 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Barbara Rosa is a very simple restaurant with only 6 tables on a roofed porch. In the evening colourfull lights are lit so the restaurant gets a pleasant atmosphere, but it also seems to alert the mosquitos that it's feeding time for them. :) So if you're prone to get bitten, bring lots of bug spray ! The friendly restaurant... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Barbara is pretty strict on what she will and won't do for her customers - like you have to bus your own table. But the food is wonderfully seasoned, lots of it, and is worth being there when she is open (which is sometimes only Thursday, Friday, and Sunday). Went there twice and loved the view from her porch and... More 

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Lynchburg, VA
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food here was fresh and simply prepared. It is understandably slow as the owner is doing all cooking and serving herself. Eating on the porch was pleasant (The mosquitos weren't bad when we were there, but it's worth bringing bug spray.) It's BYOB, which makes the already reasonable prices even better. We mixed up some drinks and got ice... More 

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Packer Town
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you see the 'Open' sign stop in immediately! Don't come back later, because it might not be open and you will miss out on some really amazing cooking! Barbara is a wonderfully friendly lady who you can talk to while she cooks in her kitchen. There are only a few tables and chairs on the front porch that fill... More 

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Jeffersonville, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ordered the grouper, large piece of fish cooked to perfection, moist and tasty!!! Came with salad and potato wedges which were also delicious. You can bring your own alcohol, we will next time. Thank you Barbara Rosa for an excellent meal.

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Calgary
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I'll never understand why this place isn't rated in the top three. Barb is a great cook, and the prices are affordable. Put in your order at the counter, wait at your table until she calls your name, pick up your meal. When you are done return your plate and they pay for your meal. Bring your own beverages. There... More 

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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a delicious fresh grouper dinner here. It came with homemade French fries & a salad. Dinner for 2 came to $30 without the tip. It was a fabulous fresh dinner here. Better than most of the other restaurants in town that charge twice as much! We will definitely be back.

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Address: 195 Calle Escudero, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 742 0773
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 Calle Escudero, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra
  • Phone Number: 787 742 0773

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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