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“Loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barba Roja Restaurant

Barba Roja Restaurant
100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
506-2777-0331
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Price range: $5 - $38
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local hangout, as well as the best sunset view in the area. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Please join us for Happy Hour every day from 4-6. Every Tuesday and Friday we have live music, Wednesday is ladies night and karaoke. Enjoy our 5 big screens every day with your favorite sports programming. We offer a variety of cuisines from around the world at good prices.
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate there for 4 of the 6 days we were in CR. Loved it. The food portions are huge and the drinks are just right. Live music is great as well. Not to mention the view.

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed in Manuel Antonio for 2 weeks. We ate here 3 times. My first meal was ok. They have since changed their menu and that item was no longer there. One night I had a burger. It was fantastic. Service is spot on. William, our waiter the first time, even recognized us when we went back in the 2nd and 3rd time. We went on a Friday night for the ribs. Very tender w/ a great smoked flavor. I finished them up for breakfast the next morning. We were due to leave town and I couldn't bare to let them go to waste. We went during the rainy season but were lucky enough to get a sunset here on our last night. All around a great place. I will say though, that I didn't much care for the live music. All 60's gringo music. Oh well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highland, California
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57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Gorgeous view & good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We just missed sunset by 10 minutes, but what a view! This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Chico, our waiter, took great care of us. Two of us had the mahi-mahi which was delicious. One of us ordered the burger. Our waiter said it's the best burger in town. He was right. It was huge and tasty. We weren't expecting to order sushi, but it was 2 for 1 so we went with just the basic California roll. Would like to go back to enjoy the view seeing it was dark.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Nice place, great burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had an awesome burger here in May. They also had a guy playing classic rock who was very good. Definitely worth a visit if you're hanging out in Manual Antonio.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, mediocre food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Service was great and nice open air feel. Live music was great. We had the shrimp and it was so-so. We had 2 sushi rolls - if you're picky about sushi, don't get sushi here. I wouldn't go back.

Visited June 2013
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