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Barbara Rosa's Restaurant

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95 Calle Escudero, 00775, Puerto Rico
+1 787-742-0004
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

You walk up, you order, she calls you when it's ready, and you return your dishes when you're done. Dassit. Barbara Rosa, as others have said, is a bit guarded, but I guess I would be too if I was allowing a constant stream of strangers into my living room. The food is solid and I have much respect for... More 

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boston, ma
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

That fresh grouper fillet is like butter- perfectly prepared, fresh, moist, just a little sweet, just a little savory, generous serving accompanied by a nice little salad and some solid steak fries with genuine potato taste. Mmmm, mmmm good. She's not particularly social or friendly, and actually a bit guarded if anything, but that's quite okay. She's a home chef,... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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128 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The food at Barbara Rosa's is fantastic. It isn't a restaurant with wait-staff and piped in music. But it feels like it fits Culebra to me. Small, local, variable hours, friendly and delicious. That's the Caribbean. We ate at all of the restaurants on Culebra, but it is Barbara Rosa's that we talk about.

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Atlanta, GA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Visiting Barbara's is something you just have to do, if you're lucky enough to catch her when she's open. You are basically eating on the porch of her house, and she's a very sweet woman. We were the only people there on the night that we went, so I don't know if that had an effect on the food or... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This place feels like mom and pop decided to go to a garage sale and open a restaurant with the items purchased. Slow service decent food but nothing to rave about. Awful decor and furniture. Trailer park meets island setting! Daddy works the bar and should probably pour a little heavier. Drinks there are for sissies! Another meh place on... More 

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Barbara P, Owner at Barbara Rosa's Restaurant, responded to this review

This review is for El Eden NOT Barbara Rosa's Barbara Rosa's We are not trailers - Barbara Rosa's has no table service, waiters etc Only counter service We Do Not have a "Daddy works the bar and should probably pour a little heavier. Drinks there are for sissies! " We have NEVER served liquor ! El Eden Is built on... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Barbara Rosa is an excellent one lady operation with home cooking Island style. Walk inside to order, enjoy a good conversation outside on the porch while your food is being cooked especially for you. BYOB if so inclined. Everything we had was wonderful and you cant beat the quaintness of the place. Just like at Mom's house you bring your... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great home cooked food! Period. In fact, it's exactly like stopping by mom's to have dinner. In fact, if I were her son I would be 40 and still living at home. She will stand and talk with you if it's not too busy and will give out some pretty good advice as well. Fortunately, the mosquitoes weren't bad when... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

The restaurant isn't open every night, so you should call before you go (or have a Plan B). On different occasions we had fish and chips, grilled fish and a breaded pork loin. The food is simple, more like home cooking than fancy chef preparation. However, everything we had was delicious and the portions were quite adequate. Prices are between... More 

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Austin, TX
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

OK, Barbara Rosa plays a little hard to get. She's closed most of the time, she doesn't advertise, and you just have to believe that it's worth your time to keep checking to see if she's open. How you know is that while, normally she hangs a blanket over the restaurant sign, when she's open, the sign is uncovered. So,... More 

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Hanalei, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Cool place I have nice woman serves food right out of her house. It's very unique experience but be open-minded and you will have a great treat. The food is good. Like a grandma's homemade meal. It is located on the main road coming to or from flamenco beach into town. Easily reached on foot from the town center. Hours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Calle Escudero, 00775, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra
  • Phone Number: +1 787-742-0004

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