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“Wonderful fried taco, enchiladas, homemade flour chips” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barbosa's

Barbosa's
Ranked #111 of 212 Restaurants in Saint Joseph
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Springfield, Missouri
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335 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Wonderful fried taco, enchiladas, homemade flour chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

So glad we "had" to stop in St. Joseph on our road trip, and it just "had" to be about lunch time. Love this place, and only get there every few years. This time, I brought a cooler and bought a dozen extra frozen enchiladas to bring home. Yes, you have to pay extra for the chips and salsa. I don't think it would kill them to give a small basket when you order. The restaurant was full, and remained full the whole time we were there. Nothing I had (or my travel companions) was big box store stuff. I thought it was all delicious.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Barbara M
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English first
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Muy Bueno!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

We often eat at Barbosa's, and it is consistently wonderful! The food is in a category all it's own. Old-world family recipes are still being used and the quality is awesome! We love the flour chips with avocado dip, and I assure you that you will find none like these anywhere else! I also had the "choice of three" which included a taco, beef enchilada and bean tostada. Each was freshly made, served hot and tasted great! Our server was very friendly and efficient, checking back on us frequently and refilling my water. It was a very busy evening and the place was full, but she never forgot us and kept up with checking on us. It was very clean and we enjoyed our small table for two. We will definitely be going back again!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cindi K
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

We go there often and always enjoy the food and service. The Nachos Supreme is one of my favorites. Two locations in Saint Joseph - the one downtown is worth visiting just to see the building, Be sure to ask about going upstairs to see the vista of downtown Saint Joseph.

  • Visited November 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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2 Thank Arobat
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Lufkin, Texas
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not Mexican Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

It was almost unrecognizable. I had a taco, enchilada and tamale? It is all unseasoned hamburger meat. Dry, with no sauces. You can order salsa and chips for $4. Don't bother, awful unedible cheapest chips from a big box store. But the service was good. The locals seem to love the place. Voted best for several years. All flour tortillas on everything. My husband got tamales with chili beans. This was dry, thick pinto beans no seasoning on top of two inedible tamales. We left and went to McDonald's.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Marilyn B
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worst Food ever”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

How can a Mexican restaurant mess up cheese enchiladas? We tried Barbosa's May 2013 while on a road trip, and the food was AWFUL. They used Velveta cheese!! It was terrible, very expensive &12 for crispy dinner food. Taco Bell would be better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ChDP
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