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“Look for the blanket to come down, worth it”
Review of Barbara Rosa's Restaurant - CLOSED

Barbara Rosa's Restaurant
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed 17 May 2014

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, you walk up to this counter in this little old house and they have this enormous menu - it's a little daunting. How can this one older woman in the kitchen make all this stuff? She's also not particularly friendly (not unfriendly either, just not patient with menu readers who don't know what they want). Then, you get your food and you understand. Barbara Rosa is a miracle worker. The food there is awesome, and you KNOW she just made it because you could see her kitchen. And, her prices are reasonable. I'd give her 5 stars, except for all the wierd stuff with the blanket. I'd have liked to have eaten there more often, but she was never open.

1  Thank ehilgeman
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Reviewed 6 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 are hidden mess she could be open sometimes closed others.

1  Thank SunnyBeachDay
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Barbara covers up her sign when she isn't open. You park on the rutted area that is where a lawn might be if it were not a parking area. The night we ate at Barbara's there were several parties that appeared to be friends/regulars along with us. Barbara cooks in a room in her house, you eat on the front porch. Go in, order what you want, she cooks, you pick it up, walk out to the porch, pay when you bring the dishes back. Pretty simple and very good ! Neat experience and excellent food.

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We arrived on Culebra late Sunday afternoon with no groceries and no golf carts were available. Thankfully, Barbara was open on a Sunday evening and in walking distance from where we were staying near the airfield. What a happy experience and a great way to begin our time and get settled into how things work on Culebra. We loved being here among locals and visitors. You can tell Barbara and here dinner place are just beloved. Nothing was open for us to BYOB, but friendly local expats shared their wine. Don't go there expecting super-quick preparation, or for her to have everything that is on the menu. She's one person doing it all herself - she has what she has and it is GREAT! Be prepared to slow down and enjoy the wait in the evening air with conversation and kitties. The other customers will fill you in on how to order, get your food and pay. Before or after your meal, stop for ice cream 2 houses up the road....and that lady will make your waffle cone when you order it and serve it warm! What else do you need?

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1  Thank Sunster1
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Food was great, funky atmosphere, BYOB, Barbara is amazing doing it all, literally. She only hangs her sign out when open so it is easy to miss, but don't. It is so worth it.

Thank Marian M
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