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Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 527 3893
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my fianceè after our canonical interview for our wedding at the Manila cathedral, we decided to have brunch with our friends and family at Barbara's Food served very average. Not that good quality. Service took a long time food to arrive. But the ambience is pretty cool though.

Thank Edu S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first, I was disappointed at the cost of the buffet because the food choices were limited. But I quickly changed my mind after I took my first bite. And when the cultural show started, I was floored. Upon entering, you'll get the feeling that you stepped into the past. The place looks like the house of a rich businessman... More 

Thank mscalle
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A welcome respite from the heat when walking around the walled city and Intrmuros. The buffet lunch has aa ample selction of different dishes to accommodate all tastes and satisfy the appetite built up after a mornings walking. Plenty of fresh salad available. There was a chef at the carvery slicing some very tasty roast beef. Very nice string music... More 

Thank Mark M
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbara's good place for lunch or diner when visiting the area. It give you a bit of a historical feeling and "colonial" setting. The food is ok, but don't expect any gourmet dishes. Local cuisine. Friendly staff and often live music.

Thank Tomk9
Bulacan Province, Philippines
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here for an academic conference. The lunch was part of the conference I attended and the dinner was on my own account. Both are buffet style but I appreciated the menu during the lunch as the meals were more balanced than what was served during the dinner. The food was not refilled much during the dinner. The saving grace... More 

Thank marionette-aya
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location with good food and live Spanish traditional music. Perfect for couples. No dress code at entrance so also good for tourists.

Thank SpazioSpazio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Stopped there at the last minute. They had a large show going on in one room; but a second room was quiet - I was there with business colleagues so we chose to dine there. The food on the menu was much better than expected; in fact, we were surprised at the quality and taste. My Chinese colleagues were equally... More 

Thank KrisMunn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Very basic cafe and restaurant in an exclusive location. Poor service and special attention given to those with a "white skin". The day we went the staff said the toilet was out of order, but I could see the staff using it. Ambiance is great and the food is decent...the 2 stars is just for that.

Thank NeelNair
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Barbara's has the charm and beauty of the Old Intramuros. Lunch buffet was good, but could be better. I think the management should monitor the buffet area closely and make sure that dishes were promptly refilled. The place has a relaxing ambiance with beautiful live music.

Thank Lulu P
Canton Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

On a holiday, we went with a local resident to this restaurant. The buffet dinner commences at 6.30pm with a cultural show at 7.15pm. The food can be best described as average but the cultural show was well worth the visit.

Thank Manfromact1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Filipino, Asian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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