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Barbakoa - CLOSED

Carratera191, Km 1.1 | Loiza, Rio Grande 00772, Puerto Rico
+1 787-354-5977
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
2 Apr 2016
“Unfortunately This Place is Closed!”
19 Feb 2016
“Sad they moved”
Restaurant Hours
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Caribbean, Puerto Rican, American, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carratera191, Km 1.1 | Loiza, Rio Grande 00772, Puerto Rico
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81 - 90 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2014

My husband was dieing of cancer so our family made a long-postponed trip to PR. We stumbled on this restaurant on our way to El Junque and came back to spend my husband's last birthday there. Every Saturday they have live jazz (probably still 2...More

1  Thank HelenNinthAvenue
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Found this restaurant on trip advisor and I am so grateful. This was the best meal we had the whole vacation. Authentic food, PR chicken tenders and fries for the kids along with shirley temples with gummy worms in them, while my husband and I...More

1  Thank karend123210
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Had an awesome dinner at Barbakoa! We tried to eat here one evening after we had seen it on the way to and from the El Yunque rain forest and when we pulled up the owners were closing up because due to the recent heavy...More

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Food was great drinks were ok a little pricey but average for the touristy area. The view was nice and they even brought out big spray for us incase we needed it.

Thank Rebecca L H
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Went today for a late lunch. It was raining and the crew welcomed us with their umbrellas. Sangria was very good, though not too sweet if you are expecting the sugary type. We tried the appetizer combo and every piece in it was great. Eric...More

Thank LaBusti B
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The location is great - after a long hike in El Yunque you come out of the rainforest to this little cafe on the river bank. The wait staff is also great - really went above & beyond to do anything they could. The food...More

1  Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We decided to give this place a try mostly because of its proximity to the rainforest and the pretty views in the area. We started off with some sangria which was quite good and the Mofongitas Appetizer which was awesome—fried yucca balls with a delicious...More

1  Thank MelicitaB
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Conveniently located outside El Yunge Rainforest along a scenic river. The fried Yuca with Cilantro sauce was amazing, the drinks were also good. We split BBQ ribs, which were good but not outstanding.

Thank terishalo
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was an unexpected find after a day of hiking in the rain forest. The atmosphere is perfect, right on the river and outside a great way to wind down with a beer after a long day of outdoor activity. We had the sausage appetizer,...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 27 April 2014

from the setting - shaded tables next to a stream, a vibrant patio for the bar and live music against a colorful backdrop, gecko sightings and children playing on the lawn ... just a lovely setting. I ordered the Cornish Hen based on a recommendation...More

Thank Melinda M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carratera191, Km 1.1 | Loiza, Rio Grande 00772, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 787-354-5977
  • E-mail
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!
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