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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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Acworth, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank mmeyerho
Saskatoon, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Sandi C
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Georgina E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank jacida23
Greenbank
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank whidbeyfun
Edmonds, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We had two family meals at Barba Roja, and enjoyed both. The ribs were good, and the two for one burger special was especially good. Great place for families. Music was great and the view is spectacular. We were lucky enough to experience a gorgeous sunset.

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Temple, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Overall the dinner was quite good and the live music was fun! One of the best places we ate while in Manuel Antonio.

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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
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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
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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