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Barba Roja Restaurant

100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio 6061, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0331
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (129 reviews)
“burgers” (90 reviews)
“smoked ribs” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio 6061, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When here twice good food ,good service most thing we love was the hamburger and fries.. plus the view is beautiful especially the sunset the live music was excellent... if I go back to Costa Rica next year I will come back to this restaurant...

Thank Damaris C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was OK, the service was OK , and the view was so-so. Nothing in particular to recommend about this average restaurant.

Thank car0papagay0s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barba Rojas is a must visit local restaurant in the Manuel Antonio area. Great place, amazing sunsets and delicious food. I heard how great the smoked BBQ ribs were but I am not a huge fan of red meat so I never tried them until...More

Thank zinaostercr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice. Three things are special about this restaurant: 1. The view 2. Robbie when he is playing with his band-the guy is a phenomenal guitar player 3. The blue cheese hamburger with bacon and sauted onions-no better anywhere in the world Also...More

Thank georgemaynard3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barba Roja Restaurante is a must see and dine at place if you are traveling to Costa Rica! This historic place was originally owned by a real red beard. How cool is that! Barba Roja's has spectacular views, great food, excellent services and is the...More

Thank mark D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The view here is great, particularly around sunset. There is a happy hour from 4-6 where a few cocktails are two for one, around 4000 Colones. Food is okay, the portions were generous but a little over priced for the quality. Service really depended, some...More

Thank DanC82
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a view! Perfect place for a chilled hour or two with some lovely cocktails. Went twice during our stay, had excellent service both times. On the 2nd time it was my birthday which they helped to make very special with a free cocktail...More

Thank smjenkins91
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Went a couple times during our week long stay in Manuel Antonio. Sushi was good! Drinks for happy hour were outstanding. Little pricy but everywhere in Manuel is expensive. Sunset was beautiful!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The view from this restaurant is stunning! The food tasted good but I found it overpriced (I guess I am paying for the view) . Service was good.

Thank Sanazita
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We've been visiting Barba Roja for about 8 years. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is always delicious and perfectly prepared. The views at sunset are beautiful. But the ribs... OMG the cinnamon wood smoked ribs are truely heavenly. The flavor is amazing....More

Thank TheMichaelPerry
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$38
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 meters north of Hotel Villas el Parque, Manuel Antonio 6061, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0331
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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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