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Barba Roja Restaurant

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Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, South American
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100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
506-2777-0331
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SYOSSET
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I had the ribs which were huge. One to share is fine with an app. Girls had chicken, corn and avocado salad that was delicious. Live music. Nice place. Hot though.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch with the family was tasty. Sushi was surprisingly good. Gorgeous view. Great place to enjoy a beverage and relax.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travel to Manuel Antonio often and we always make sure we have one dinner at Barba Roja. The seafood is outstanding. Portions are large. Though a bit pricey, the amount & quality of the food justifies the expense. The atmosphere is very lively--there is often live music. This is definitely a "gringo" place. It is all Americans & Canadians... More 

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New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here twice during our vacation to Costa Rica. The nachos were terrific. The burgers are big - enough for two to share. Great drinks and entertainment. Would definitely make the trip there.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice outdoor restaurant. Good for families and large groups. The food was good and service was nice and courteous. Don't bother ordering the bottled water, I saw them filling the large water bottles with tap water. The band that played while we were there was really good too.

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection, decent prices, good food. Great ocean views. Missed happy hour the first night but they pour a great drink. Went back the next night for burgers. Portions are large, also.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't in love with this place. It was fine. The food was ok. The service was acceptable. No real highlights, but no major problems either.

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Thank Brian Z
Galveston, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music, local fresh food, and even sushi, WOW. Such a great find. This place was within walking distance from our condo and it was so good every time we went there. Felt like a local!

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Midlothian, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son paid this place a great comment when he said that these pork ribs were the best he's ever had - and being from Texas, that's quite a deal. I was also impressed by the waiter encouraging us NOT to order an appetizer because he said the entrees we had ordered were plenty to eat - he was right!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant, beautiful view. We ate fishes and it was tasty and fresh. The waters were nice, with the sunset it was a perfect place to dine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $38
Cuisine
Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506-2777-0331
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.

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