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Barbara's

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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 5274086
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great for entertaining foreign visitors and guest. introduction to our native dances and songs. a cultural travel

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Thank wallygdeleon
Bacolod, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You go here for the experience and cultural presentation, not for the food. The food is mediocre (some were bad) but the ambience, decor, shows etc. are worth the visit.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbara's is located on the upper floor of that white walled building fronting San Agustin Church. It is an effort to climb those stone steps but when you get inside, its like being transported to a 19th century saloon.. The main offering is the dance presentation which showcase the major cultural dances from the northern to southern parts of the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this attraction as I had heard the folk dancing and costumes were wonderful. Congratulations to all the dancers and musicians as they truly put on a great show and are very inclusive welcoming visitors from around the world. The buffet is not great and given the choice again I would attend the show but eat... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my title says, the food is an average buffet barely worth mentioning. What you come here for is the after dinner show focusing on the culture of the Philippines. The show is energetic and very well done with fantastic costumes and presentation. If there is one recommendation it would be to turn the volume down as once the show... More 

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Thank MandWS-MN
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating our 50th high school reunion, this was one of the highlights of our 3-day event. The buffet selection of Filipino dishes with Spanish influence was outstanding! It was followed by a cultural show which brought back memories of practicing and performing the same dances in school.....many, many moons ago. For fun, some of us even dared to join the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambience is that of an old Manila house, with solid wood floors, wooden details on wall mouldings and staircase. Service is great, and the show is festive and lively. The tourists who went there seem to enjoy the show, which lasted for about an hour. The musicians are very talented, although the sound amplifier can be improved. After the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

two in one. fine dining while watching a series of traditional Filipino dance. barbara's is the only restaurant in town i know that offers this kind of entertainment. their food is a smorgasbord of Italian and Filipino dishes. I liked their carbonara even if it has not enough sauce but it did not lose the creamy taste that I often... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We visited barbaras while in Manila on a business trip. I didn't know what to expect but it really was amazing. The dancing and the music was really enjoyable. We even got called upon to join in on the dance and we had our photo taken. Also they welcome each group individually. The buffet food was delicious so many choices... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The food is good but shouldn't be the main attraction. Go for the cultural dance show - they have excellent musicians and dancers and they go all out for costumes. Buffet Dinner is at P710.00 but if you just like to grab a drink or desserts (Below P200) you have to pay additional P350 for the show. Reservation during the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Filipino, Asian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 5274086

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