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Barba Roja Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Japanese, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0331
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Rennes
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good menu, everybody is nice with you in that place, you eat a lot and really good. For not local food, the makis are fresh and good, or the caribean chicken is delicious. The place is a bit expensive even if everything is expensive around

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Thank Wylliam D
Portland, Oregon, United States
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here for sunset and happy hour. Enjoyed drinks and the smoked fish dip which was delicious. Place became packed due to good food, service and the view. Sunset view is amazing. Tuesdays they have 2 for 1 Burgers.

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Thank Dani R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect restaurant to enjoy sunset and a meal. They have happy hour drink specials although a limited selection that coordinate in time perfectly with sunset. The service was great, our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We were there for probably close to 3 hrs as we got there early to enjoy a good view and watch... More 

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Thank Ryan H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids. There was something for everyone. We all enjoyed our meal. Also great views

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Thank Jerry B
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Difficult time rating this place, so 3/5 it is. They have truly awesome view of the sunset over the bay, some delish drinks and dishes, friendly bar servers. However, it is pricy for what you get and you would expect a more organized operation, a better trained waiter staff and an overall smoother experience at this price point. We kept... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Barba Roja for dinner one night during our stay in Manuel Antonio. The food and service were both fine but nothing exceptional. It had a good view for the sunset and the value was good (portions were huge) but I would probably recommend going for drinks at sunset (happy hour 4-6pm) rather than ordering food. Also, there... More 

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Thank Lauren W
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Barba Roja because Paula from Jungle Creek Villas mentioned they run specials on Tuesday nights (4-6pm, I believe) and there is an excellent view of the ocean. We got the 2 for 1 cheeseburgers with fries deal. The burgers were excellent and the fries were good. The view was beautiful! I would definitely go back for the... More 

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Thank Kpaul1205
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the ocean and sunset plus excellent food for our first day in Manuel Antonio/Tulemar. Can't go wrong, although a bit pricey.

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Thank MikeWeatherMan
Pasadena, Maryland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one late Tuesday afternoon.The service was quick and friendly. We had the burgers.Very simple but very good.

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Thank renedenuto
Seattle, Washington
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was alright and tasted fine, good but not exceptional. Service was a bit slow. Tropical drinks were watered down and even during happy hour were expensive. Food was super expensive, especially the sashimi. 17 thin little pieces for ₡12,000 ($22). I wouldn't make an issue of it except they were extremely thin slices. If you doubled up the pieces,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$38
Cuisine
Japanese, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio National Park 6061, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0331
Description
A Manuel Antonio tradition since 1975, Barba Roja Restaurante is the local hangout, as well as the best sunset view in the area. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Please join us for Happy Hour every day from 4-6. Every Tuesday and Friday we have live music, Wednesday is ladies night and karaoke. Enjoy our 5 big screens every day with your favorite sports programming. We offer a variety of cuisines from around the world at good prices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?