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Barbara Rosa's Restaurant

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95 Calle Escudero, 00775, Puerto Rico
+1 787-742-0004
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The menu has selected dishes which I love all. Opens by the end of the week. You can bring your own drinks, like wine, and enjoy a very nice meal. Cleaso to the Ensenada with the fresh breazee and cool environment. Service is excellent.

Thank CBFR
Keosauqua, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Each spring for the past 10 years when visiting Culebra I set aside at least one "sometime more" nights to eat at Barbara Rosa's. Barbara is an amazing cook and serves a wide variety of Caribbean Cuisine. One of my favorites is traditional Puerto Rican "rice, beans and tostones" (forgive me if I've spelled this wrong).

3 Thank Dave B
Haslett, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

We ate dinner twice here during our visit. A nice older lady runs the restaurant all by herself. Her husband is not in good health, so the days/hours that the restaurant is open varies. The restaurant is open if the strings of lights in the front are on. Everything is made fresh while you wait. You place your order from... More 

1 Thank MIHorseman
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was our second visit to Culebra and second visit to Barbara Rosa's restaurant. And for a second time our meal here was absolutely wonderful. The dining experience as a whole in Culebra is much different than anything you would experience in the states, but that only contributes to the experience. At Barbara Rosa's you are dining on her front... More 

1 Thank Shanangel
Gill, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

We loved it, go on the earlier side because she closes once she'd run out of food. We also loved that it is BYOB.

Thank Erin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a must go spot in Culebra. The food is amazing. Barbara is such a nice lady. Let's make it clear, this is not a 5 star restaurant; is like having a family dinner at home. If you see it open, go in, you won't regret it.

1 Thank Carlos A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazing! The perfect place if you want a LITERAL home cooked meal. Now, this is no fancy, shine n' dine restaurant - you are sitting on the porch of a woman's house while she (all by herself) cooks in her home kitchen. Besides the fact, it was splendid! Very reasonably priced, and an unusual yet perfect way to spend dinner!... More 

1 Thank mango_seltzer
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Straight to the point delicious , simple and really great portions , you would not be disappointed , if you have no issues looking after and bossing your own plates , this is the right place for you. bYOB 😀

1 Thank Maitristar1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Let's be clear: this is no 5-star restaurant. You are literally eating at a picnic table on someone's front porch, and the meal is self-bussed. The menu is short, you bring your own drinks (unless you want a bottle of water), and there could be a long wait. But we found it a great experience to sit among the breezes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is perfect. I especially liked the crab cakes. They contained lots of crab and were crunchy but not over cooked. The Key Lime pie was excellent. Barbara Rosa obviously takes a lot of pride in her cooking and it shows. Currently open Sun and I think ever other day after that starting at 5:00 but it's worth stopping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Calle Escudero, 00775, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra
  • Phone Number: +1 787-742-0004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?