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“Quirky and fun place”
Review of Barbakoa - CLOSED

Barbakoa
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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!
Reviewed February 20, 2014

This eatery on a river n the road to El Yunque was a fun stop.
Excellent mojitos.
The appetizer chicken wings were juicy and tender.
We were a little disappointed in the cornish hen entree. It did not taste at all smoky or barbecued as described on the menu. More roasted with a sauce on top. It was nicely cooked, however. Giant service!

Thank Docsbk
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

The pina coladas were terrific; the food based on Taino recipes. Chicken, pork and sausage appetizers were quite good, some with tamarindo sauce. The restaurant was by the river's edge under large trees. A wonderful setting!

Thank eurovicki
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was hands down the best meal we had in Puerto Rico, and that's saying something since we ate a lot of fabulous food. Chef/owner Victor is a master at his craft, wonderful location, very friendly staff, and after our meal he and his wife treated us to some local liquer shots that "aided" in digestion....can't say enough, loved it. Not for someone looking for a cheap meal, you get a first class meal in the countryside and is worth every penny.

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Thank mike w
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ribs were very good and had nice texture and flavor. Barbeque sauce was good with tropical flavored , so not mainland style. Shrimp we're amazing and make sure you try the beef empanadas appetizer. Family owned and run with Victor Villegas as chef and co owner. He takes time to visit with guests and is a really nice guy. Great drinks and very reasonable prices

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Thank GolfingBearcat
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner at Barbakoa which offers outdoor riverside seating. The piña coladas were very tasty, the Cornish hen was tender and moist with an amazing sauce and was big enough to share. We had the mofonguitos for our side and the pigs wings as an appetizer- they were delish. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Our server was very helpful and knowledgable of the menu. He also mentioned that they aren't open everyday (I forget which days they are closed) so you may want call ahead to be sure when making your plans. A nice place to stop after a visit to El Yunque.

Thank swtsunshine
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