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Barba Roja Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
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100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon Barba Roja our first day in MA and ended up here everyday after that. The prices were more than fair and the people that work there made us feel like family. We had wings twice and nachos once... both times our food was great. The view is worth it alone. Thank you Leandro for such great service.... More 

Thank Katie B
West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first went for happy hour and ended up getting Guaro Sours and nachos and Wow. They were incredible. Everything we got here was delicious and affordable. Great view, drinks, food, and service.

Thank acolachi
Acworth, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner here. It was a quiet Thursday, only a few other couples there. Really enjoyed the ceviche, fish tacos and the sunset view was super. Went to another place last night and was less impressed so we are going back to BR tonight.

Thank mmeyerho
Saskatoon, Canada
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We went for supper to Barba Roja which means "red beard" last night for supper. In the month of September on Tuesdays it's 2 for 1 burger and fries before 6:00, so we thought we would go and try it out. Our first impression once you walk in was "Wow!" The view is stunning and restaurant very nice. We were... More 

Thank Daddyof3kids
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

2 for one drinks and a gorgeous sunset. Appetizers and dinner were great with average prices. Waitstaff was attentive and bilingual. Great dinner.

Thank Sandi C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on a Friday night which is 'BBQ Rib Night.' Husband and son had the ribs - did not disappoint. I had the tuna special which was fantastic. The staff were very attentive. Live music was slightly questionable, but still a good place to do dinner!

Thank Georgina E
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Not a good place to just go and eat unless you are expecting a simple bar menu, although food is good. The drinks are delicious though!! The view is beautiful as well!

Thank jacida23
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing views of wild life, the service is good and the portions are amazing. Dinks are very good, the fresh whole fish which was snapper, truely amazing.the live music was a great suprize.

Thank whidbeyfun
Edmonds, WA
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Friday night special is known by the locals as ribs night - so ymumy! They also do a great sausage meal and nachos that aren't your typical. The rum drink that I fell in love with has only rum, brown sugar, a little honey and lime - shaken, not stirred!

Thank mjseagle1
London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We walked in to what seemed like a casual bar with live music playing. The website we had found implied a more sophisticated set up. The food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient. Live music was very good. Three of us had the tuna which was huge and cooked exactly right. The Sauvignon was a little sharp, but we... More 

Thank SteveMcC_1970

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $38
Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?