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“disappointing breakfast”
Review of Barrio Cafe

Barrio Cafe
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: International, Bar, Cafe
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“disappointing breakfast”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The service and the atmosphere are amazing. Waiting staff is really courteous and professional. I'm a bit disappointed about the food. I mean, the owners seem to go a great way to please the eye and the soul, they could make a little effort in having better and tastier food served. Ordered an egg and avocado sandwich with roasted potatoes (breakfast). The bread was thick and heavy (seemed as if they tried to bake their own with a poor result) and also very small slices, and the roasted potatoes seemed like reheated from the night before, no flavour or condiment at all. For being one of the few nice spots that serve breakfast they should really improve the quality of their food. Coffee was very good, the food was overall really disappointing.

Visited September 2013
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Delicious and great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had breakfast and dinner here - the food was excellent - as was the laid back atmosphere, very friendly staff and even the decor. Couldn't fault it - even great as a people watching place. The only thing I would say is you could spend more than you'd budgetted for!

  • Visited August 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"Vacation within a vacation"”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

you can not tell by walking down the street how great this place really is. you can sit at the bar, the tables by the bar OR you can do what we did and keep walking and eat in the open air section. it has a pretty waterfall in the corner, lots of plants everywhere and you can even go upstairs and get a room so you'll be there for breakfast! it's very clean, the wait staff is extremely attentive and the food is really really good. you can get just about anything you want as the menu is full of a wide range of meals.

we didn't get any dessert but boy did it look great. this was one of my favorite places to eat. the atmosphere was relaxing i didn't wanna leave. looks like a mini vacation inside.

  • Visited January 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Breakfast is great but they do have a full menu. Coffee is my favorite part and the waiter will suggest the best food if you ask.

Visited August 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unusual food and friendly staff”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Had lunch here - food quite different from the usual San Juan del Sur menus. It was healthy, tasty and attractively presented. Staff very friendly and efficient.

Visited August 2013
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