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“Good, not great”
Review of Barbara's

Barbara's
Ranked #7 of 999 Restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The buffet meal was great and the service was good. Definitely easy to keep your drinks topped up here. The entertainment/cultural show was not terribly memorable though it was professional and covered a full range of Filippina dances. Maybe a bit overpriced.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is for their Rockwell Ortigas Branch that I think is closed now. We got an "Exquisite Dinner Buffet" voucher from a discount website. We thought that it was a fine dining restaurant, but they use monoblock chairs. Food was below average, or below my expectation. It's like eating in a carinderia.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our second visit to see the cultural history of the Philippines show. The food and service were reasonable and the entertainment excellent. Overall the evening was good value for money

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Thank Bruneidel
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Barbara's situated in a very historic place, Intramuros. It is just in front of a nicely built church in the area. The exterior is impressive mainly built of rocks which tranports you to the Spanish era.

The interior is elegant. It has two main rooms. I have tried both. The one side is where we usually have buffet lunch. They serve Filipino food at it's finest. the service is world-class. At night for dinner on the other room, is where they have the cultural show. It is a nice, colorful show featuring dances and ethnic music of the Philippines. At the end of the show, they would encourage guests to dance Tinikling, the national dance in the country.

It is nice to bring foreign friends here to have a glimpse of the Philippine culture and food. They serve well done food at a very reasonable price.

Thank Kaceirvine
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Our group, we call it CFC EA Team Lakbay, goes food tripping (buffet dinner with cultural show) at this cozy restaurant, Barbara's in Intramuros. It serves traditional Filipino, Spanish, and European dishes. The promo vouchers which we got from the internet are truly worth because we availed of more than 50% discount. We had a good yummy dinner plus an entertaining and educational night. They had soup, some salad, some pasta, roasted chicken, baked fish, and native desserts like rice cakes and gelatins. The cultural presentations of the young dancers were superb ranging from the Philippine's north to south popular dances like the carinosa, binasuan, pandanggo sa ilaw, kuratsa, and the very famous tinikling as their finale number. Adding to the fun was their invitation for the guests to sample the tinikling.

The restaurant is also well kept and clean. We had a great time. Bringing your friends especially foreign guests would truly be worthwhile.

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Thank maloucastaneda
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