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Barbacoa Argentinian Grill

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Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
27315614106
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must be good as we visited here twice. First night i had the Ostrich very tender and plentyful. Second time the Buffalo also very tender and a good portion. The starters were also good. The wine cellar was good with some great red wine. We aldo had a Irish Coffee. This was the only Restaraunt out of the 5 we... More 

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Thank Paul S
JustinTrollip, Manager at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Paul So happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us, we will keep the cellar stocked full of great red wines for your next visit. Kind Regards Justin More 

Ormskirk
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect in every sense. Great nosh, wine, atmosphere and service. Not to be missed. Argentine beef is without doubt the best in the world.

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Thank RichardA19
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thanks for the great review, See you again soon for more great nosh. Kind Regards Justin More 

South Africa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great if you love your meat We pop in on a regular basis and you will not be disappointed Couples friends family the service is excellent food is awesome The vibe is also good

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Thank PieterM88
JustinTrollip, Manager at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Pieter Thank you for the great review, see you next time you pop in for another awesome experience. Kind Regards Justin More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my, my, my!!!!! I cannot express enough how incredible our experience was! I went with an old friend of 32 years ( we were 6 when our friendship started) on a girlie catch-up and the reason I am firstly mentioning this is because the waiter seemed to tune into our need to catch up on our many years apart.... More 

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Thank Diane B
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Diane Wow! What a great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hope to see you when next you plan a girlie catch-up. Kind Regards Justin More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the set menu of espanadas (mini pies) and half chicken with chimichuri. It was perfect. Excellent service too.

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Thank burgerdnl
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, look forward to seeing you again soon for another winner lunch. Kind Regards Justin More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely aged and perfect size. I had a 600gm Tbone, medium rare, and it cut like butter. tender and nice flavor Well worth the wait.

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Thank Paul D
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Paul So gald to hear that you enjoyed your T-bone, see you again soon for another. Kind Regards Justin More 

Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I keep on coming back, the atmosphere, waiters, managers are excellent and the food superb and the prices surprisingly affordable for us locals and the visitors from outside KZN and RSA. If you visit Durban come to Umhlanga and come and see and taste for yourself the excellence of Barbacoa.

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Thank vdwaltc
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review, we will keep up the excellent service and superb food and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Justin More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well... The staff was extreamly nice. The food was very good. Loacated just perfectly. I will go agein. Thank you

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Thank nir147852
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the good review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Justin More 

Durban
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

See what I did there? So had been looking forward to visiting Barbacoa for a while. Had heard great things, and the location raised expectations. After driving around several times looking for parking, didn't quite get wow-ed as much as I thought I would. True the essence of the place was clearly well thought out, but think the place in... More 

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Thank Wavell C
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Wavell Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We are currently planning a revamp of Barbacoa for the end of January which will see some exciting changes. I must apologise for the celing in some areas of our back bar area unfortunately we had some water leaks... More 

KZN,South Africa
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A few of our friends visited this awesome steakhouse , and had a lovely surprise, with menu and atmosphere. Excellent meat dishes, good wine and lovely Ice cream! Will visit and recommend it again!

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Thank dancingqueen98
JustinTrollip, Owner at Barbacoa Argentinian Grill, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon for another excellent meal. Kind Regards Justin More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: 27315614106
Description
Bar Ba Coa is a celebration of the age old relationship between fire and food. Traditionally Barbacoa is a form of cooking meat over hot coals or fire and was widely practiced by the Gauchos of Argentina. Meat prepared this way is traditionally eaten with Chimichurri (chimi - chur - ri) sauce, a delicious combination of olive oil, parsley, garlic, origanum, white wine vinegar, and sweet red pepper flakes.

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