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Barbacoa Argentinian Grill

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Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
+27 31 561 4106
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found myself here amidst a group of colleagues invited to the notorious business lunch. Frantically looking for vegetarian offerings in the excellent meat menu. Nothing.... The excellent Chef was able to put together some veggie items to make a grand veggie plate. Well seasoned. My buddies ordered meat dishes and had nothing but praise for the entire offerings. moet... More 

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Thank nishal p
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and service great sadly restaurant closed suddenly on 14th Feb 2017 not sure if it will reopen elsewhere in the future.

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Thank DebGuy
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were not many diners when we went which made for a nice experience. Service was attentive and friendly. Very well priced for wines and the steaks were delicious and cooked to specifications. Worth a visit.

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Thank paintedcolours
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fillet steak, excellent quality and cooked really well not so keen on the onion rings. Well situated in the heart of Umhlanga with good ambiance. Waiter a little pushy for tips.

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Thank gary S
Northern Ireland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most delicious meal here. The ambience is first class, service impeccable and the food is of a high standard as are the cocktails. I had empanadas to start - yum yum yum. My husband had fried biltong and it was scrumptious. My mum and I had fillet steaks for our main and my husband had langoustines. All cooked... More 

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Thank minelli81
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review, the crispy biltong is one of our signature dishes and is always a great choice. We will keep up our high standards and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Justin More 

Cape Town
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Barbacoa for a business dinner, the service was good, between us we had steak, seafood and chicken, all of us enjoyed our meals and I enjoyed a great steak, grilled just the way I ordered it. I would come here again when out this way next.

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Thank V3629OEchrisc
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, see you next time you are out in Umhlanga. Kind Regards Justin More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

No much to add. we've been there several times and they never fail. Always deliver excellent food. I would suggest though not targeting peak times as there is also down side for being a popular place. During these periods it takes a bit long to get the food and the place becomes too crowded. Last but not least - make... More 

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Thank Travelot2day
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review, we will keep on delivering excellent food. See you again soon. Kind Regards Justin More 

Malelane, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I made a booking for this restaurant for a Friday night while on holiday in Umhlanga. The table was perfect, a bit off to the side and away from the hum of activity. The waitress was very friendly. We had a 700 pm and after a first drink had a 2 hour wait for our meal. Two of our party... More 

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Thank Andra45
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Andra Thank you for the review. I am terribly sorry to hear that you waited so long for your meal it is totally unacceptable and wish that you had brought this to the attention of management on the evening. I hope that you will give us another chance so we can make it up to you. Kind Regards Justin More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The quality of the food was once again of a high standard. Each of our orders was delivered as requested. As usual the service and attention was excellent. You can see that the restaurant is well managed on an ongoing basis. Highly recommended.

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Thank agrenfield
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we will keep up our high standards and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Justin More 

Mount Edgecombe, South Africa
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were a party of about 12 folk. Booked for lunch meet and greet was friendly and professional as always. Our complicated orders of some starters others not followed by mains and dessert was superbly managed by the waitrons. It is easy to see why this restaurant is so popular- its owner managed and run. Great atmosphere. One of the... More 

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Thank Melville77
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review, we will keep up the superb service and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Justin More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 4106
Description
Bar Ba Coa is a celebration of the age old relationship between fire and food. Traditionally Barbacoa is a form of cooking meat over hot coals or fire and was widely practiced by the Gauchos of Argentina. Meat prepared this way is traditionally eaten with Chimichurri (chimi - chur - ri) sauce, a delicious combination of olive oil, parsley, garlic, origanum, white wine vinegar, and sweet red pepper flakes.

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