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US$4 - US$20
Latin, Cafe, Central American, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

San Juan Del Sur is a town known for its entertainment, it’s bar crawls and it’s party atmosphere. So although there are many places to find good food amidst all the hedonism, Barrio Cafe really stands out. From the outside it doesn’t really distinguish itself...from all the other bars and eateries nearby but inside it is a cool and stylish cafe with a relaxed but sophisticated interior. The menu is big enough to give you varied choice without being overwhelming, and everything we ordered here over the course of three days was excellent. If you are in town and want something slightly more refined than is generally available and better value for money than the tourist trap beachfront restaurants then Barrio is a great choice.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

We walked into this cafe and were met with many people over coffee. In the Center of town and lovely clean cafe. We stopped in the morning for coffee and bagel and met so many interesting people. The wait staff was friendly and gave us...info on the town. The pastries were excellent and the cafe was very clean. Everything we had was cheap and in talking to people it was a good meeting spot at night and food was good.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020

My wife loves this restaurant. Good food with interesting selections. Price is reasonable. Service is okay as well. Good spot for brunch and lunch. Will definitely go there again.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Only ate here but don’t bother. Took over 30 minutes while the place was quiet. Was a steak taco dish that was lukewarm when it came out with cold fried cheese and none of grilled jalapeños mentioned. Overpriced compared to everywhere else too so it...needs to be good if you’re charging that much more.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020

My wife and I have been coming here for over a year. It is not cheap but you get what you pay for. The menus is rather extensive and every meal I have ever had here is very good. In fact I am sitting here...now with my friend Felix waiting for a club sandwich.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 January 2020

A good meal and a great service. This place is located in the center of the center of san juan del sur.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

This was our first visit but definitely not the last! Everything was perfect - from the service, to the food, presentarion, and the pricing. My husband ordered the Catch of the Day, which was Sea Bass. It was pan-fried and placed on basil, garlic and...parmesan mashed potatoes. The presentation was excellent and it was delicious. I had the Grilled Achiote Chicken, which included a wonderful tomato, melon, onion and pineapple salad, and rice. We also happened to arrive during Happy Hour so ordered 2x1 Sangrias (with bluberries). It was a perfect meal with excellent service, and we paid much less than other places in SJDS Thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

This is one of the best places you can go too. The staff is amazing and the food and coffee is even better. The meals are well balanced. We are here for a month and so far this is the best place in San Juan...for breakfast and lunch. They speak English.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

We ate here for both breakfast and lunch and both were really fantastic. Fresh food, reasonable prices and friendly staff. You won't go wrong here!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Loved this place. Great little courtyard. I had the Nica bowl - yummy! Totally recommend this; very easy to get to, and central in the town.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Barrio Cafe offers takeaway services.

Barrio Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5