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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
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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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Columbus OH
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399 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbara's is located in an historic building in a pretty courtyard. We stopped by for a drink at the cafe, not the restaurant that others have reviewed. We sat in a lovely courtyard by an old well. It was really nice and the staff that I interacted with were friendly and helpful.

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Napa, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch experience was a mess of Japapnese and Chinese cuisine. I was hoping for Philippino food. I went to the dinner show and buffet. The food was a little better than lunch, but still not great. However, the show that came with dinner was very good. I always like to go to cultural dance shows when I travel. They... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being in Intramuros really makes you feel like you're back in the Spanish Colonial times, during war, the hostile takeover of Spain, USA and Japan over the country, as we make our way to Fort Santiago we first made our stop at Barbara's Heritage Restaurant. Just seeing the motif theme setting of the establishment it truly feels like you went... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the lovely Cultural presentation at this Buffet Restaurant! The food is limited but people flock to this place because of their very good cultural presentation performed by its scholars! Theu sing and dance,play the violin and other musical instruments complete with Filipiniana costume.

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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I was really disappointed by this and actually left within 10 minutes of "the show" starting as I had enough. I thought it was going to be like a theatre cultural show but it was a few people playing bad music on wooden instruments and some more people doing some very boring dancing. I also found the food disappointing for... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had been to this restaurant for lunch as well as for dinner. We found the spread for lunch a bit more special, from the cream of mushroom soup to the roast beef and then to the merengue, with callos being the only memorable dish from dinner. However, the cultural presentation at dinner time made the overall experience unique and... More 

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Vancouver
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I came here for lunch and the place was absolutely tasteful and beautiful. Furthermore the food was really good. Highly recommend the buffet!

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Paranaque, Philippines
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The place has a great ambiance primarily because it is a Spanish house. Dining experience especially at dinner is also great because you get to be serenaded by traditional Filipino dances. Other than, I found nothing special about the food they serve.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

My experience in dining at Barbara's has always been of excellence hands down. Privileged to have met the owner (she meets and greets guests when she's there), I find her one gracious lady who's passion for her food and pride in her roots and culture cannot be undermined by profit. The price is comparably lower than many fine-dining restaurants in... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The décor the artworks the advertising all scream that this is supposed to be an authentic Spanish restaurant.......sorry it just did not feel that way to me Location is good the staff were great the layout and atmosphere are good Food.....OK it's a buffet and for the price (about $22 pp Australian) it's a good price.....but I found the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Filipino, Asian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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: (02) 527 3893

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