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“Great coffee and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Barrio

El Barrio
101 Winifred Ave, Whangamata, New Zealand
7 8656400
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Whangamata
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great coffee and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Good value breakfast and would like to come back and try the tapas on the menu which sound very tasty.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice location, shame about the coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Popped in with friends for coffees. Ordered latte and others asked for flat whites. Ended up with all flat whites and waitress didnt seem to know difference

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Great new restaurant and bar. The owner, Charlie, is a gem. A great chef who also takes the time to chat to the customers, and who has an eye for details. Set back from the road, it's the perfect spot for lunch or an evening tipple. We went here several times last summer.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great coffee and sound service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

great courtyard dining - the tapas menu is a little strange. Prawn Toasts?? Willing staff and tasty food

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Millers coffee done poorly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Opening hours are erratic and difficult to work out when it was or wasn't open.

Most importantly, the coffee. We particularly like Millers coffee and the espressos that were produced were well below par. On this basis we would never go back. This is a new business, a reincarnation of the Whanga Bar, and we respect that they are trying something new. However, we are coffee drinkers rather than alcohol drinkers and their focus is more as a bar rather than a cafe.

Visited March 2012
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