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Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-454-7373
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (45 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is above average, the drink selection is quite good, the server was overwhelmed by a party of 13.

Thank paulkG3500FF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast and it was just ok. The food was average (could have used more flavor) and the service was a little slow for my liking. I will visit for dinner as it looks like a cute dinner spot.

Thank Matias S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a very nice place.food was really good great atmosphere and very friendly staff.the waiter we had bent over backwards to make sure we were taken care of he even brought out ice cream for all the kids. some of the best food and...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Dining room: Clean, beautiful, and romantic Bar: Clean, and sitting there alone or with friends is nice Restrooms: Clean, and the chalk board is fun Patio: Clean, fun and all of the heaters are turned on when it gets cold

Thank FayeCooke
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Came with local friends,got a warm welcome from the owner and felt immediately like we dine there for years... Delicious food, nice atmosphere! The service was exceptional - we even had the pleasure to learn from our waitress how to fileet a fish! we also...More

Thank Tallule
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I wanted to eat lunch outdoors. Then I never wanted to leave. This is the place. Very comfortable, lovely ambiance, super fresh and tasty food. We both had salads because we WANTED salads. Nice professional server and perfect weather included.

Thank perromore
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were passing and thought the restaurant looked nice, so stopped by. We sat outside as the weather was good and the surroundings nice. The service was just a little slow (we overheard someone hadn’t showed for their shift) but not too slow. The food...More

Thank TDstroud
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We went for Dinner. I had a salad and Bloody Mary and my husband had the Oysters. The food was very very good and our waitress was very nice and helpful. The night we were there it was a bit chilly so we sat inside...More

Thank daphne b
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I had breakfast at the counter on a recent Sunday morning. Pancake, sausage and hash browns were just right. I'd happily return with a group or on my own.

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This was our second visit, having gone last December, and obviously we liked it the first time to come a second. Not to be boring, we ordered pizza again to share and were as impressed this time as the last. All the food we saw...More

Thank Gene F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-7373
  • E-mail
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