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Mr Vic Bar

Paynes Bay | St James Barbados, Paynes Bay 356688, Barbados
+1 246-432-5616
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“kingfish” (5 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Paynes Bay | St James Barbados, Paynes Bay 356688, Barbados
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last ate at this restaurant 4 years ago, when we were in Barbados with our daughter,son-in-law and granddaughter who was 21/2 years at the time. The relaxed atmosphere made Mr Vic's an ideal place to eat with a little one. When we returned this...More

Thank pagliaccio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit and it was quite honestly faultless. Service was attentive and really quite delightful. Food was promptly served and cooked to perfection. Karen is knowledgeable and rather fun.Its lovely to see people enjoying their job. I doubt I could teach them...More

1  Thank Nikos L
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good simple food at a reasonable price . Very relaxed and friendly, a place you visit as your local .

2  Thank lesley h
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We went here twice during our stay and both times the food and service and cocktails were excellent. Karen and Victor are both really friendly and great hosts. The food is cooked fresh so there can be a bit of a wait but it is...More

3  Thank patpitt
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited twice over our stay and enjoyed the food both times. The first time they kept the kitchen open especially for us as we had just arrived on the island. The food is good quality and not as overpriced as many places but just...More

2  Thank Gillian T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were in Barbados for two weeks and went here almost everyday, lovely cocktails and Karen was very nice and took the time to come and have a drink with us. Food is good and the prices are very reasonable. Overall good drinks good food...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Only visited this establishment once.Victor, a lovely chap.Did not return as I thought food was overpriced and catch of the day actually should of said catch of the week.I have been to Barbados several times and can get different fresh fish every day of the...More

1  Thank JKK07
karenDavis59, Owner at Mr Vic Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

I do wish that you had expressed your dissatisfaction with the evening in question rather than hide behind trip advisor to leave such an unpleasant review. I can only apologise if I personally failed to give you the attention which you expected!!

Reviewed 23 November 2017

decided to eat there with 3 adult family members on the Sunday Night of our stay in the area. The steel band music was disappointing, though he made every effort to made us feel at home with a few tunes from Chris DeBurgh. The food...More

Thank Gemmant
karenDavis59, Owner at Mr Vic Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Most people enjoy the Steel Pan and I am sorry that you did not. You describe the food as basic, with the exception of the seared Tuna! This is not the opinion of the majority of our guests and reviewers! We pride ourselves on customer...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

As a previous reviewer said... a total gem! The food is as good as any of the more upmarket restaurants but it’s considerably less expensive. You get attentive service from a team who clearly care about the quality they deliver. We loved the one man...More

1  Thank Martinw034
karenDavis59, Owner at Mr Vic Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Mr Vic Bar and thank you for your lovely comments. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I fear this gem of a restaurant is overlooked and overshadowed by the nearby Cliff, Daphne’s and the like. It isn’t in the same league HOWEVER for a really tasty meal, in a relaxed, chilled setting at much more reasonable prices then make sure to...More

1  Thank Nicky B
karenDavis59, Owner at Mr Vic Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Many thanks for your positive and complimentary review. it is much appreciated.

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23 December 2017|
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Response from karenDavis59 | Property representative |
Hello. I am so sorry for the delay in answering, but only just seen this. We much prefer customers to book as it enables the kitchen to run more smoothly as we are only a small place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paynes Bay | St James Barbados, Paynes Bay 356688, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish  >  Paynes Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 246-432-5616
Mr Vic is a roadside bar situated in Payne's bay a mile south of Holetown.Though not fine dining, Mr Vic has over the last 4 yrs established a reputation for serving excellent food at affordable prices, with a choice of both Carribbean & British fare. Mr Vic caters for groups as well as couples, families and singles. A large variety of local and international cocktails are mixed by Mr Vic himself ( arguably the best barman on the West coast)Live music is also played. Steel pan on a Thursday & Fab Jazz on a Sunday
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