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Barba Roja Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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Anacortes
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch after touring MA Park. Ordered fish tacos....made with tuna but not as tasty as expected. Presentation was good. Tasty margarita!

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Keller, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed lunch on the open air patio, fabulous views. Food was excellent. Highly recommend the burgers. Excellent service.

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Thank klwatkins
Allen Park, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything that we ordered was wonderful! We have 3 kids, ages 9,12, and 15 who have very different palates.

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Thank mdebler
Navarre, Florida
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our favorite stop of the Manuel Antonio leg of our trip. A very local, happy vibe,. Seemed to be the local watering hole for tons of Ex-Pats who made the vibe seem very comfortable and fun. Had a everyone knows everyone feel. The food was amazing and the band playing live Blues was fantastic as well!!!

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delicious lunch , the cerviche was excellent accompanied by a lovely cold beer , Greta views which I imagine would be lovely at sunset. Friendly staff good food. Would recommend

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Thank john h
Clovis, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. So relaxed, and friendly service. Delicious cocktails, Ice cold beer. traditional Costa Rican cuisine was the best we had all week and the fresh catch ceviche was even better.

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Barba Roja a couple times during our stay in Manuel Antonio as this was allegedly the spot to get craft Costa Rican beer on tap, which was important to my hophead partner. Each time they didn't have ANY draft beer, let alone the fancy Libertas and other artisanal brews listed on their menus. This resulted in many... More 

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Thank Susan S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrive early for their 2 for 1 burger deal, and stay for the relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and comfortable dining area. Great food, good selection, and good value.

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Thank Melissa D
Sherwood Park, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a few drinks along a walk downtown. We were served right away, and got to see monkeys in the trees. As soon as a table of girls came into the place, it was like all 6 of the servers stopped paying attention to their tables. We had to go up and ask for more drinks, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good fish, cheeseburger was ok... Stuff was friendly. Parking lots in front of restaurant. Good cocktails.

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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, American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?