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Barba Roja Restaurant

100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio 6061, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0331
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (136 reviews)
“burgers” (95 reviews)
“smoked ribs” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio 6061, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us came here for dinner. We arrived around 5 pm and sat outside between the restaurant and bar. On this night, they had two for one burgers & fries and some happy hour special drinks. We had cocktails and burgers while we watched...More

Thank Littlebigdogmom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Barba Roja is a must do if traveling to Manuel Antonio, they have live music many nights and offer a great variety of dishes and drinks. My personal favorite drink is the light and refreshing Quepos Cooler. The staff is friendly and responsive to...More

Thank resdog154
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

New Owner making awesome changes to menu as well as restaurant. Happy Hour 4-6 - Tues 2x1 burgers, sushi bar, longtime staff makes you always feel welcome

Thank Sunsetbeachlover6409
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tbe waiter told us the burger and cubano were extremely good. The cubano was not good - flavorless, and lots of dry bread (not really toasted or grilled). Fries were ok, however, I asked for ranch dressing for my fries and it was horrific. Burger...More

Thank dynamicfixity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch in this lovely restaurant before going to the damas tour. The view to the manuel antonio bay is fantastic! You can stay for hours just watching the view. We ate a typical costa rican lunch -some of us had fish and some...More

Thank kineretgil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sort of stumbled on this place having just arrived at hotel up the road late afternoon. Walked into restaurant area from the road and noticed the cliff side bar further on. Rather full of folks watching sunset but we were able to share a...More

Thank Moxi F
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the renovations finished and the covered patio area expanded, one of The friendliest eateries on the hillside. Tuesday is famous for their 2x1 burger night, very crowded and fun.....only issue is the live music, which can over power any chance for dinner conversation! Please...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch there after the Damas Boat Tour offered by Manual Antonio Expeditions. Juan, the owner of the restaurant, made us very welcome and the service was great. We had a casado (typical Tico lunch) and it was really good. There was also a...More

Thank aw504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for the sunsets nightly. Enjoyed the outdoor bar much more than the indoor section. Say hi to Ricardo behind the bar as he mixes up all types of yummy concoctions. Try the chili water! Great casual atmosphere. Live music a couple nights...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next door to Los Altos, Barba Roja has great seafood and sushi, and offers a variety of salads and meat dishes. The service is excellent - friendly staff who were able to accommodate one vegetarian in the family by making a dish not on...More

Thank Samlata
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16 February 2018|
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Response from schnoodlelover | Reviewed this property |
We were not there at that time...I would send a note to the restaurant. I would assume they would have a band...this is not a fancy place at all but a fun, open air bar/restaurant.
17 November 2017|
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Response from georgemaynard3 | Reviewed this property |
Live music is great but call for times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$38
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio 6061, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0331
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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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