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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviews (207)
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

The balsamic vinegar they use on the Mozzarella cheese and tomato appetizer was totally awesome. Highly recommend. Entrees were go too.

Thank Joseph_Isaacs
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I had an almost perfect meal here. The ambience was wonderful - quality art on the walls that the staff could explain. Service was excellent and the owner delightful (or the apparent owner - I don't really know). My food was very fine - a...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Barbarella was a friendly restaurant with delicious organic and local food. We visited during December and we're delighted with the enthusiastic holiday decorations. Salad, split pea soup, and pizza del giorno were outstanding. Creme brûlée and gelato for dessert were rich but not in a...More

Thank ReneeBro
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I found the food a bit pricey for the menu and location in La Jolla. My burger was good, but not $18 good. That said, this place blows every other out of the water for Halloween! A must, at least for cocktails, during October: the...More

Thank Cory K
Reviewed 25 December 2015

My daughter, wife and I spent nice 40 minutes here for a lunch. We came a bit later than usual, around 3 PM and had entire place to ourselves. We talked to a woman waiting for a gift certificate and she mentioned Caesar salad with...More

Thank Dmitrikotchetov
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We were lucky enough to eat here during Halloween time when the restaurant was fully decorated (finally getting around to reviewing) - It was so much fun. The food was very good as we had the Bolognese with an added meatball (delicious) and the Salmon...More

Thank 1director
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for an early lunch. This place is decorated for the holidays inside and out. Outside dining would have been better and would have had more space to dine. Inside is cramped and close quarters. Kids menu was very small portion for the price....More

Thank Damian A
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Had dinner at Barbarella's and it was one of the best dinners we had in San Diego. Great value and awesome food. We were there a day after halloween and the place was decked out for halloween.... which made it an awesome dining experience. Servers...More

Thank MarlsCass1969
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Barbarella is a funky restaurant to visit during Halloween season, staff is nice, food quality and menu are pretty predictible and average. This restaurant is well located in la Jolla shores, perfect for a quick bite but probably not a gastronomic destination.

Thank iamstarving
Reviewed 28 September 2015

While in La Jolla we wanted to try as many good restaurants as we could, so enjoyed a great lunch at Barbarella. Service was good, the food was great and we had a wonderful time.

Thank HotTravel555
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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