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“Pretty environment w nice staff but below average food.” 3 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, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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!
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“Pretty environment w nice staff but below average food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant sits next to a beautiful river in the rain forest and seating is outside only. We were greeted warmly and the service was attentive but it took a very very long time to get the food. We had appetizers and the only one of mention to recognize was the beef turnover. We had the skirt steak dish and the angus beef in mushroom sauce. Average at best w small portions. We each had a drink and no deserts and the bill was $160 with tip. Too pricey. Would not recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheHopefulTraveler
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“Great spot ..beautiful relaxing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Good atmosphere ... Waitress named rachael provided best service... Food was good drinks were potent ... My kinda place .. Even signed the building .. Leaving a little piece of me in PR .. Was great experience

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice laidback hangout with average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

The atmosphere is great, but the restaurant does not offer a variety of plates, and the ones we tried were ok but nothing made them special. Would come back for a beer and snacks next to the river, not for dinner though.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NNGR
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2 reviews
“Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stopped after a hot, humid day of hiking and sightseeing in El Yunque. We only ordered drinks but they were refreshing and fabulous, and the service outstanding. I ordered a Midori drink of some kind that was incredible! My husband had some kind of mango drink. We will definitely return next trip to try the food. The live music was wonderful and the grounds impressively clean compared to other establishments in the area.

Visited June 2013
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was beautiful & the service was nice. We had the sampler and it was really a good taste of their samplers. It was a different taste of PR food. My daughter was excited to write on heir visitor wall! A little pricey for 4.

Visited May 2013
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