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“Simply Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barbakoa - CLOSED

Barbakoa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Puerto Rican, American, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Barbakoa Restaurant MOVED from El Yunque PR to the Beach in Piñones P.R is a New exciting Location on road PR-187 Kilometer 18.0 You will see BarbaKoa Restaurant if coming from San Juan and pass Isla Verde into Piñones road 187 on the left side right on the Beach. BarbaKoa Restaurant Grand Opening in Piñones will be the END OF NOVEMBER please call first number above. A pleasant beautiful outdoor area at the Beach with a relaxing ocean view. We have great friendly service, good prices and Live Salsa Music every Saturday & Sunday where you can Dance on the Beach come visit us and have fun. Come and experience Barbakoa by the Sea is an exceptional restaurant!
Machiasport, Maine, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Simply Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stumbled upon a gem of a restaurant while traveling back from the El Yunque Rainforest. Thanks to a "Sam" who didn't show for his reservation, we were able to take his place! The staff was very friendly and genuinely wanted to make sure you were happy. The food was terrific! We had the best smoked turkey ever!! Dining outside next to a river, listening to the beautiful sounds of the Coqui's and eating amazing food just added to what was already a fantastic family vacation!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank cdavis204
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best stuffed pork loin ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I Loved the owner and the staff. The pork loin was stuffed with yuca in a mustard rum sauce. I hate mustard but this sauce on the pork was to die for. Beautiful place. You do wait for your food but it is all made fresh so it is well worth it. The grounds are so beautiful that you just need to take a walk and take in the beauty while you wait for your food. I went back the next day for lunch and will definitely be back next time I visit Puerto Rico.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank mamagrizwold
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Larnaca
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely place,lovely people!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Visited Barbakoa during our trip to Puerto Rico twice, and both times we were very pleased with everything! The owners take personally care of you, they are really nice people and they WANT you to be pleased with what you get for your money. Prices for main courses were around 15-18USD ,huge portions. Also we had some nice coctails there, try the Mojito, and there was another one, with Melon and Lime, forgot the name, but very tasty.
The best about the place however is the location! You cant miss it on your way from/to the rainforest, and it is beautifully set near a little river. Be aware that they open only afternoon/early evening, I think 14.00 to 19.00 or so, and try to go there Saturday or Sunday when they have great Live Music!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank ingetar
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Boston, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor seating near river outside El Yunque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stopped for lunch after a hike in the El Yunque. Outdoor seating near the river, wait staff helpful. Meals were in the $12 - 20 range. We ordered a meal and an empanada-like turnover filled with beef and sweet plantains and shared. The turnover was excellent, the meal was good (we had the mofonguitos as the side.)

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank CincyOHTraveler
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Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stopped after a trip to El Yunque with the family. What a lovely spot beside the river. We stopped for a snack and a drink. It was great, would highly recommend it after a hike in the rain forest.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank dscolatti
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