Barbara's is a well-known Filipino restaurant that is located within the walled city of
Intramuros, More than the iconic savor and taste of the dishes it offers, the iconic cuisine
has also preserved its architectural design from the 18th century, with a huge touch of the
Spanish Colonial Period.
It all started when Amelia Delos Reyes, daughter of Barbara, wanted a unique birthday
debut. They were looking for a perfect place for her celebration and eventually found and
rented the currently known as Sala Filipina Ballroom. The guests were delighted with the
dishes. As a result, the concept of Barbara's was made.
Initially they offered lunch buffet to accommodate its nearby offices. With the rising
number of customers, the restaurant's main dishes evolved, ranging from Filipino to
Spanish, and other European inspired dishes.
What to See
Inside the restaurant, you will feel the charm and ambiance of the colonial era. The
experience is described by the tourists as "dining with the Filipino culture with its
chandeliers, antique furniture and an interior of wood carved with meticulous designs.
The Kultura Night is one of Barbara's major highlights. The restaurant not only offers
good food, but also provides its guests a taste of Filipino tradition and culture. A 45
minute of different Filipino folksongs and dances is performed, that includes Luzon ,
Visayas and Mindanao, Pandango sa Ilaw, Tinikling and Singkil.
Barbara's caters both lunch and dinner buffet, along with other ala carte dishes. The
guests enjoy its high quality dining experience, while a getting a glimpse of how Filipino
feasts feel like with all the performances rendered by the Filipino talents.
The restaurant is a mixture of the Filipino and colonial taste, perfectly located in the
historical Intramuros, with nearby attractions like the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, a
number of museums and other old structures that shaped the city's history.