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“Great place for Ribs”

Warhorse Saloon Restaurant &Bar
Ranked #17 of 94 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$31
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tex/Mex Restaurant & Bar, Live Music, Best Ribs, Great Pizza's, unique bar filled with icons from wild west to patron's t-shirts on the roof, sports bar, pool, darts, live Sport Tv's, Karaoke Thursday a must to do if on holiday in Vanuatu, Live Music Friday's, one of Port Vila's most popular bar/restaurants. Popular with the expat regulars as well as local's , tourists and the Cruise visitors.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Warhorse is an odd sort of place. The surroundings show efforts to create an American West kind of feel, sadly some of the ornaments are a bit plasticky. The resulting ambiance is a wee bit confused: there's John Wayne cut outs, plastic mounted deer heads and some decently authentic old movie posters. The entrance sports a great looking covered wagon, and a huge old cash register. Inside, the tables are suitably covered in red and white checked table cloths, and the seats are comfortable. Some nice polished wood is a little let down by some out-of-place suspended ceiling panels near the road. The wait staff are friendly (although occasionally hard to find) and provide quick efficient service. Their efficiency is let down by what seems to be a user un-friendly iPad based ordering system. It seems it would be quicker if they just scrawled on a piece of paper. This time we started with some jalapeno poppers and BBQ wings. Both the cream cheese filled crumbed jalapenos, and the spicy hot BBQ chicken wings were fantastic, and if there were enough we may never have made it to the mains! We bought a 'jug' of beer for the table, which turned out to be served in a gigantic 2 liter iced dispenser. Not mention the pleasure of ice-cold beer, this was both fantastic value for money, and a lot of fun to use. Our mains were beef ribs, vegetarian fajita, and a massive 1/2 kilo steak. All were excellent: the meat literally fell off the ribs with minimal effort ad was extremely tasty. The steak was perfectly done and easy to eat, despite being massively filling; and the fajitas were great, including a plate of sizzling capsicum and egg plant in place of the usual chicken or beef strips.
After devouring the mains, we couldn't resist trying the desserts even though we were totally stuffed. We shared a cheesecake and a chocolate cake between us, and they were great. Special mention goes to the cheesecake though: it is one which keeps you coming back for more even though your stomach has been telling you it's full for ages!
Overall the Warhorse is a quirky place with very good food. If you enjoy decent BBQ beef, this is a great choice. The cheesecake alone is worth another visit.

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1  Thank Jared W
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Great bar on Wharf Street.....this place is decked out like an American Saloon, great music, great food and the decor is something to see. The Buffalo wings and Ribs are some of the best ive tasted.
Had a great afternoon on our second last day in Vanuatu. Wish we had found this little gem earlier.

2  Thank Donnalee J
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

A bar full of characters but essentially great drinks and food. The buffalo wings are yum! Watch out for people grabbing wallets and bags on the outside tables though...

1  Thank inajar
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Had read about this restaurant in local tourist book. We thought we would try somewhere different ... it certainly was. Great movie memorabilia. Beer was cold and good.
Meal was rushed we no longer finished our entree ... before the chef rang the bell for our mains. In fact he kept on ringing it, she asked if she could bring it as it was ready (we agreed as it seemed the chef was determined to keep on ringing his bell until she did).
Staff were very friendly ... though I did feel a little judged by one of the waitresses at the movie one of our girls was watching on their ipad. Watch that you take enough cash, we didn't and were hit with a surcharge of about 4-5%.

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2  Thank gr8mum0f3
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The food here was amazing and the service time was extremely fast. The portion sizes of the main meals were giant! My husband had the mixed grill. The pork ribs were amazing. The meat just fell of the bone as did the beef ribs. Great value for money. We will definately be back. Thanks for a great lunch!

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1  Thank Leah P
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