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La Barca

££ - £££
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Seafood
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Salinas, Puerto Rico
+1 787-824-2594
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Milford, P
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant many times while visiting my mother in-law in Coamo. It is not a fancy restaurant but the sunset over the water is beautiful. My mother in-law had the red snapper, my wife and brother in-law had a lobster salad and I had Can Can Pork chop which was delicious. We have had the same server... More 

Thank Paul G
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I have to say that I was extremely disappointed. The tables were dirty. I ordered the chicken stuffed with seafood and it carried two shrimps and everything else was octopus yet I was being charged for lobster and conch. I noticed my chicken didn't taste right and as soon as I opened it, I noticed it wasn't cooked it was... More 

Thank amcintron
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The place is in a residencial location in the marina. It is not fancy but the beer was cold and the food was good. I had a fried snapper, wich was very tender on the inside and crispy outside. My husband had the fish stuffed mofongo in garlic sauce, it was very flavorful and moist. The service was nice but... More 

Thank yla01
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We drove the whole "Ruta Gastronomica" in Salinas and ended up at La Barca ("The Dinghy") sort of by chance. Truly a great view (although, I am not sure if you have as good a view if you are not sitting right up by the water), and a great variety of fresh seafood on the menu, which is bilingual unlike... More 

Thank Julie L
Lake City, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

I say feed the Tarpon mainly because the food isn't palatable to most people. The waitress was pleasant and efficient. Sadly, that is where the positive ends. The food is both overcooked and dry. Worst mofongo I've ever eaten. It resembled a very bad potpie. Wife & I would not stop there again for anything more than bottled beer. Which... More 

Thank Cliff_Lynn11
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Was there on a Thursday afternoon. Business was slow, plenty of personal and the place needs better cleaning and the waiter could be more professional. A smile when serving could be a big plus but no. Food is average. The location is great, great view, great potential. With good supervision this could be fantastic.

Thank Hector B
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

My first time come here to restaurant in May after Mother's Day. The food was good but the view was great!! I took picture the most memorable and beautiful sunset ever! If you're a photographer like taking sunset pic here it is the best place to take pic of the Caribbean sunsets.

Thank Jun138
Vilanova I La Geltru, Catalonia, Spain
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Stopped off here for a quick bite to eat - outdoor terrace / seating area fronts right onto the water so can't get a better location looking straight out on the Marina and bay. Food was good, typical Puerto Rican - they seem to want to serve fish with sauce not matter what! Overall definitely good mid-level restaurant, value for... More 

Thank Niel_spain
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

In my first and only visit on a Sunday afternoon at la Barca Rest. we had to ask where to sit and more than ten minutes later we had to ask someone to bring us menus and serve us only to have the waiters decide which one would have to address our table. After the order was taken we waited... More 

1 Thank Dianesjpr
Sterling, Illinois
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

I'm a Puerto Rico native who has been eating at La Barca for decades. My parents even ate there when they were young. But times have changed. We recently ate there on a Friday, and expected the place to be filled. It was nearly empty. The service is a bit on the average side, and the although the staff was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 787-824-2594

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