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Barba Roja Restaurant

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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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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fabulous sunset viewing. Large portions; good food but not great. Several of our entrees were a bit overcooked.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Selden, New York
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Selden, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous sunset viewing. Large portions; good food but not great. Several of our entrees were a bit overcooked.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to Barba Roja many times. Thought I would do a quick review. Stopped in just to have a taste of home, a quick burger. They are great! You can go here for a typical Costa Rican dinner to an American hamburger, they do it all right. We will be back again next year!

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Thank Jack L
Peterborough, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the Tuesday night special of 2 for 1 burgers and drinks, the charm and superior service from co-owner, Juan Jose Lopez Obregon and the magnificent sunset view.

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Sabalito, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service, Food, Presentation, Personable wait staff! We've patronized this restaurant a few times now and have never been disappointed. The Prosciutto, Mango Arugula salad is perfect for a light yet filling meal. My husband had the special of the night, Panko Crusted Albacore and it was out of this world delicious. We will regularly patronize this restaurant whenever in Manuel... More 

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Thank Erin M
ottawa
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat the sunset views...2 for 1 burgers on Tuesdays and Margaritas at happy hour! Great service!

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Thank MABOttawa
Andrews, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am normally a tough critic so taking that into account I think this was possibly the best food I have ever eaten!! Also, the best service! Elliot was the best and most friendly waiter we could have asked for. I rarely want to eat at the same place more than once while travelling but Barba Roja was so good... More 

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Fairfield, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to this restaurant on a Weds. evening around 8PM, weren't many people there so had time to just relax and enjoy our meal. Three people in our party ordered the burgers (only one on the menu, the "hamburgesa calidad) with Blue cheese,arugula, sauteed onions and tomato - probably a good 2/3 - 3/4 lb of great-tasting beef. yes, it... More 

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Thank Margaret W
Muskoka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff were very helpful in getting us a great table with a view of the sunset, at almost the last minute. They did not even blink when we said just drinks...they were still accommodating. We stayed for dinner anyway. Other restaurants sent us here for the sunset.

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Thank Tom C
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival we were promptly seated. Our waiter was awesome! Very helpful and informative. Food was AMAZING!! We had sushi and chicken wings! Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Kevin F
Burlington, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing at this restaurant but so is the food! The best tuna for the price in Manuel Antonio. We will be back for sure!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 38
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Seafood, Sushi, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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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