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Barba Roja Restaurant

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Japanese, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sushi here was very basic, but fresh. They forgot the avocado in my sushi rolls, but denied it. Wife's fish was ok. Kid's lemonade was sour - more like a bar drink. Our margaritas were so so. View was great. Music was great. Would not go back, except to listen to live music.

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Thank Christopher A
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tuesday 2 for 1 drinks! Delicious food and a great view! In a bit of the pricier range but the quality is there. I ordered the ahi tuna filet, it was delicious!

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1 Thank andrealsmith
Burbank, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the chimichurri steak and it was about $30. It came with aú Gratin potatoes that were burnt and kind of old tasting, and half the steak was all fat. The side salad tasted good. The staff was friendly but for that price and quality I will not be going back.

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Thank Marianofed1978
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the view and the friendly staff. The food was good, not great. They have a great happy hour!

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Thank AJT81
Lynchburg, Virginia
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350 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being 63 it is great to go to a place that plays classic rock and roll. - That is anything before 1975. I had sushi and you could tell right away it was fresh. Fun atmosphere. You can tell the staff has a great time with each other.

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1 Thank William B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a number a seating options here - at the bar, near the band, in the main restaurant or out back under the stars. The servings are generous and food tasty.

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Thank cbhe
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place by chance and went in because it advertised itself as the place to see the best sunset, and it certainly was. Overlooking the ocean and in a prime spot to watch the sunset! Happy hour is between 4-6pm but a little limited. Didn't eat there but food did look good. For me, it's the type... More 

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Thank Joanne S
London, Canada
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147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the greatest place for meeting new and old friends, especially on Tuesday night, when burgers are two for one! Super great food, awesome french fries and very tasty Graro Sour cocktails! The expansion of the new patio makes for lots more room, and better views of stunning sunsets. New ownership is a total plus, with very friendly regular... More 

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Thank David H
Regina, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like your burgers rare, it is advisable to say. Drinks and fries were great. Service was horrible. It gets extremely busy on two for one burger night. They want you to order quick, eat, and get the heck out. Even with a special, this was still expensive. We would not go back here.

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Thank yetanotheradventure
Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views. Large restaurant. Some have complained about slow service but that was not true for us. It was a Saturday night and our server was helpful, pleasant, efficient and everything seemed timely. The red snapper with lentils was quite good. One odd thing - they advertised live music yet there was no live music.

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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, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?