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Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

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2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-454-7373
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (46 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After watching the sunset on the beach, walked to this delightful place. Everything was amazing, from the friendly management and wait staff to the food. The atmosphere was perfect for our last night visiting La Jolla.

Thank longing4AZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had perhaps the best omelette ever. Enjoy the alfresco seating at this prime La Jolla Shores restaurant. Interesting menu options regardless of the meal you're interested in. Good service and fair prices. Try the ham, mushroom, and gruyere omelette. You'll thank me.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every meal I've had has been so delightful. I love the pasta and the lamb. Options are: Sitting at the bar, inside or outside dining,

Thank FayeCooke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sweetie and I stopped for dinner but started with a Fresh squeezed grapefruit pulp and Serrano pepper cocktail they call The Paloma! We shared a a caress and a pizza of the day, but I was craving a meatball, so that topped our meal...More

Thank Martita69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the buzz of this restaurant location. Situated street side with beach and tour shops, bars and just blocks to the beach. The Bellini I had was so-so but I lived in Italy so I may be a tad hard to please. The pasta...More

Thank Nrsnancy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful meal at Barbarella, seated on a porch outdoors where we could people-watch and enjoy a lovely evening. The food was excellent and we would definitely go there next time we visit San Diego.

Thank scarab130
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Thought it was delightful. We all enjoyed our dinner! They joked with my grandson and gave us some substitutions on pizza. My only thing was sitting outside because of crowding and dealing with insects. Would return for sure

Thank Dorrie K
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We where looking for another place and when we saw the amount of people eating there decided to stop here. I had the seabass and it was delicious! Hubs had a chicken sandwich and he loved it. We enjoyed the environment and the fabulous service....More

Thank Lillianne G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Food was amazing and well done. I had gone out for a late dinner and they have beautiful lights and heat lamps set up. Our server was very sweet and very attentive. Would highly recommend. Not the cheapest place to eat but definitely worth the...More

Thank pspell87
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We had dinner just before the July 4th celebrations began and the dinner was very good. The evening was nice and the windows were open as we ate inside. There is also outdoor seating that is just as nice. The food selection is great, not...More

Thank Kary C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-7373
  • E-mail
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