Saturday, April 30, 2011

Barbara's Restaurant - Review on Buffet

Every Tuesdays to Fridays, Barbara's Restaurant in Intramuros offers a dinner buffet for P500, inclusive of a cultural show by the Folklorico Dance Troupe. The buffet was offered in Metrodeal at half-price so I bought two vouchers and took my hubby on a date.

The buffet featured soup (tinola), rice, fish (pescado al ajillo), chicken, beef (lengua), noodles (pancit sotanghon), salad (a DIY thing featuring chopped onions, tomatoes, greens and shrimp paste) and desserts (banana & sesame seeds, and guinumis). That was it.

But everything on the menu, we really, really loved. I especially feasted on the pescado al ajillo. And we just loved the perfectly cooked banana fritters in sesame seeds (forget about creatine products, fish and banana will help build muscle! hehe). The ambience of their restaurant was also very romantic. Plus, patriotically, I love that the dinner buffet allows the Folklorico dancers (mostly students from PLM) a venue to perfect their craft while also showcasing our wonderful heritage to foreigners (because half of the guests there that night with us were, or at least, balikbayans).

So, next time another deal is offered by a Groupon site, take advantage of it. Or just really treat your loved ones or clients there for good food and entertainment. Sometimes, you don't need the number of choices offered in other buffets, just really well-prepared food. And Barbara's will not disappoint!!! (and no, I am not biased just because they catered our wedding)

Barbara's Restaurant
Plaza San Luis Complex (Intramuros):
527-3893 or 527-4086

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Chris said...

I have read a lot of good reviews about Filipino restaurants and this one is also enticing. I must spend a dinner time here when I visit the Philippines.

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Brandy said...

Hi, with the vouchers, did you have to call for reservation or just walk in?

Mec said...

Brandy... I believe, with any Groupon purchase, you need to call to reserve. Most restaurants only reserve a certain number of seats per day so it's really wise to call ahead

Sheehan Tiffany said...

Good buffet on sunday.

marrey said...

We have on this place last week,...when i red the reviews it seems that the resto is not that good,but when we tried it some food are great like their fish,palabok and mechado,my kids loved coffee jelly..i like the show, the ambiance and the staff are courteous...i recommend this place...:-) (marrey)

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