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Barbara Rosa

195 Calle Escudero, Puerto Rico
787 742 0773
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Ranked #4 of 25 restaurants in Culebra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place feels like mom and pop decided to go to a garage sale and open a restaurant with the items purchased. Slow service decent food but nothing to rave about. Awful decor and furniture. Trailer park meets island setting! Daddy works the bar and should probably pour a little heavier. Drinks there are for sissies! Another meh place on... More

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Barbara P, Owner at Barbara Rosa, responded to this review

This review is for El Eden NOT Barbara Rosa's Barbara Rosa's We are not trailers - Barbara Rosa's has no table service, waiters etc Only counter service We Do Not have a "Daddy works the bar and should probably pour a little heavier. Drinks there are for sissies! " We have NEVER served liquor ! El Eden Is built on... More

Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Barbara Rosa is an excellent one lady operation with home cooking Island style. Walk inside to order, enjoy a good conversation outside on the porch while your food is being cooked especially for you. BYOB if so inclined. Everything we had was wonderful and you cant beat the quaintness of the place. Just like at Mom's house you bring your... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great home cooked food! Period. In fact, it's exactly like stopping by mom's to have dinner. In fact, if I were her son I would be 40 and still living at home. She will stand and talk with you if it's not too busy and will give out some pretty good advice as well. Fortunately, the mosquitoes weren't bad when... More

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Phoenix
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The restaurant isn't open every night, so you should call before you go (or have a Plan B). On different occasions we had fish and chips, grilled fish and a breaded pork loin. The food is simple, more like home cooking than fancy chef preparation. However, everything we had was delicious and the portions were quite adequate. Prices are between... More

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Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

OK, Barbara Rosa plays a little hard to get. She's closed most of the time, she doesn't advertise, and you just have to believe that it's worth your time to keep checking to see if she's open. How you know is that while, normally she hangs a blanket over the restaurant sign, when she's open, the sign is uncovered. So,... More

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Redding, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Cool place I have nice woman serves food right out of her house. It's very unique experience but be open-minded and you will have a great treat. The food is good. Like a grandma's homemade meal. It is located on the main road coming to or from flamenco beach into town. Easily reached on foot from the town center. Hours... More

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Midland, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Barbara covers up her sign when she isn't open. You park on the rutted area that is where a lawn might be if it were not a parking area. The night we ate at Barbara's there were several parties that appeared to be friends/regulars along with us. Barbara cooks in a room in her house, you eat on the front... More

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Morgantown, WV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We arrived on Culebra late Sunday afternoon with no groceries and no golf carts were available. Thankfully, Barbara was open on a Sunday evening and in walking distance from where we were staying near the airfield. What a happy experience and a great way to begin our time and get settled into how things work on Culebra. We loved being... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Food was great, funky atmosphere, BYOB, Barbara is amazing doing it all, literally. She only hangs her sign out when open so it is easy to miss, but don't. It is so worth it.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We saw the lights on at Barbara Rosa's after walking past it for a few days, and finally was able to eat there on a Thursday and Friday night. This is my favorite place to each at Culebra. Barbara is a great hostess and cook - the food was authentic and tasty and her porch (and Carly the Cat) made... More

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