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“Culinary Paradise”
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: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Culinary Paradise”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

It would be impossible to find a restaurant that provides a greater scope of options for a guest. As a traveler who loves food and adventure its always nice when you come across something that breaks the mold of the established norm. Barbakoa does just that. You not only get fantastic authentic Puerto Rican cuisine but you have the option to enjoy the restaurant's tropical dining environment as well as have fun relaxing or playing in the on property stream. My wife and I visited Barbakoa several times during our trip in December one of which we spent the entire day relaxing out back in the water enjoying great appetizers and drink. The staff is fluent in english and spanish which was a big help to me, my hats off to them for their high level of professionalism. As far as the food, I especially enjoyed the hen, ribs, and combo platter. With the hen comes a sauce that is absolutely to die for but its also stuffed with yucca that was a phenominal surprise. Thanks Barbakoa for the great food, service and memories!

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank Ken B
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English first
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great authentic food”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We visited the Barbakoa in el yunque Dec 12. We had the Smoked Turkey, Smoked Ribs, Cornish Game Hen. The food was great and the sauce on the turkey was the best ever. The ribs were tender the sauce was fine. But I would like it spicier, if you do too, order the spicy buffalo wing sauce on the side. Owner and waitress seated us 90 minutes after kitchen was closed (They were waiting for a no show reservation) it was divine intervention, because this was the best meal in el Yunque area. The owner came out and gave use the turkey wine sauce recipe. The food was so good, we even went back the next evening. Go early the kitchen closes at 6pm weekdays 7pm Friday Saturday. But that's normal in PR

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Darrin D
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Machiasport, Maine, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply Amazing!”
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”
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 28 helpful votes
“Lovely place,lovely people!”
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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