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“Supposed to serve excellent seafood, but a bit disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of O Barbas

O Barbas
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Supposed to serve excellent seafood, but a bit disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

It is an OK restaurant for the area in Costa da Caparica, mostly dedicated to tourists. You can have lunch or dinner with the ocean in the background, which is a plus. Their staff try very hard, no question about it. The food is still good, but not the very best in the region. When I am in the area for business, ahve enough time and want fresh seafood, I'd rather go to Casa Maritima and others in Trafaria, a tiny village closeby. O Barbas looks like a sanctuary for Benfica soccer fans, as the decoration is based only on Benfica soccer players and colors.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nontroppo
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Best place in Costa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2011

The seafood is great, some of my favorite in Portugal but steaks and burgers are also fantastic. This is not the place to go for a light meal, there are several other cafes on the beach right next to it. There are also three separate O Barbas cafes so just take your pick, for the life of me I can't remember which one was the best.

  • Visited June 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank evergreenhusky
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Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Expected more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2011

Went there last weekend. For those who don't know, Barbas is an historical restaurant in Costa da Caparica mostly because of its charismatic owner known as Barbas and who is a well known supporter of SL Benfica football club. Being right on the beach I though that sea food would be the right option so I ordered Seafood rice. The starters were pleaseant, especially the cheeses but the rice was really disappointing: it was plain and the seafood was a bit of crab, crayfish and shrimp. Very poor but the price was a bit high. The service was pretty good though, the staff gives you all the attencion you need.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank migrabino
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Liverpool
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fresh fish right on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2010

We have eaten here a few times in its new home right on the sea front.
The fish is fresh - you can go to the fridge and choose the one you'd like cooking - I think we paid about 25 euros for fish and salad/veg for 2 people. It was delicious. The meat was good too. Service was friendly and location is beautiful.

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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank everton61
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