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Barracuda Restaurant and Cafe

$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand
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32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
+64 9-534 4943
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just the best meal we have had for a long time. Service was faultless, food delicious and plentiful. Will definitely be back.

Thank mari0nm55
Paris, France
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great consistent food here. Reasonably priced. Menu could use a couple more Vege options.. But staff are happy to accommodate also. Arancini balls are delish as is the bruschetta. A nice seaside place for brunch.

Thank Leah Taylor M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Maybe getting a bit tired? Food is OK. Setting is great. Service is friendly. The Fish of the day was nice but cold (sitting there waiting for he other meals to be cooked?)

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Barracuda is on the beachfront and has an awesome outlook over the Hauraki Gulf. Even though it was pouring down was a good spot. Team was very friendly and service quick . Good food, lamb shank was beautiful and venison was well cooked and looked pretty, pate as starter was yummy too.

Thank lilgemk
Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The area we were seated was cramped at the back of the restaurant on a long uncomfortable bench seat and very noisy. We enjoyed our food but the experience was dulled by the fact that the restaurant was very busy, the wait staff tried their best but it was obvious that the kitchen was having trouble keeping up with demand... More 

Thank Tracy P
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went to Barracuda exactly a year ago, and again last night. It's right beside the beach at Eastern Beach, the food is fantastic. We both had the market fish, beautifully presented and really tasty. It's as good as anything you could have at the centre of Auckland, for a moderate price. The hostess is great, the waitstaff knowledgeable about... More 

Thank John S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service was awesome, very attentive staff and nothing was a problem. The outlook over eastern beach and the sea is delightful except perhaps the seating configuration for us meant that one of us had a view the other did not. Food was very good and you have the optiosn of an entree, main and desert frozm the special menu... More 

Thank malcolm n
Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since we have eaten down at Eastern Beach, like most things Cafe's and Restaurants come and go, with new owners or new names. We arrived around 730pm after looking for somewhere local to eat and were accommodated to our table. We were given menus and our drink order was taken. Ordered our food and then took... More 

Thank Tim E
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came here for lunch in a group, we all ordered different items from menu and shared them, the food wasn't bad at all!! Unfortunately that evening all of us became very unwell... I contacted the restaurant to let them know so they could look into it, however they vehemently denied that it could be their doing. They stated: a) We... More 

1 Thank jchapmanrichardson
Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great views along the beach, to-die-for duck pate plate, nice coffee (& my hubby said the happy hour beer was just right) and happy staff. The restaurant looked really upmarket inside but the prices were not. Definitely worth an afternoon drive. 💙

Thank NewPlacesNewFaces

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-534 4943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?