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$$ - $$$Mexican,
4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
+1 816-232-0221
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible29%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“flour chips” (3 reviews)
“fideua” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
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11 - 20 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2015

I have been a constant champion of this place since I had my first taste when they were serving out of their house over 40 year ago. We wanted the order "to go" because we had places to go and things to do before we...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

In former reviews, I did not read that anyone opted for CHICKEN tacos and enchiladas, which are my favorite. It is shredded lightly spiced pulled, chopped chicken in the tacos and enchiladas. The "choice of three" plate allows for any combination of tacos, enchiladas, tamale,...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is not authentic. If you want authentic you have to go to Kansas City. sorry folks. I think people from St. Joseph like it because they've not been to a great authentic Mexican restaurant.

1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Having been to Barbosa ' s Castillo in Saint Joseph Missouri at their original location years ago, we decided to try the location on Frederick Street as the original is closed on Mondays. I don't know when I have been more disappointed in a restaurant....More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

We are not familiar with St. Joe so this restaurant was recommended to us. The only nice thing I can say is the staff is very friendly. The food was very bland it was lacking flavor. One of my items was a cheese enchilada that...More

Thank KDVH
Reviewed 25 January 2015

This restaurant had a very poor atmosphere and even worse service. The food was very medicore and did not settle well in my stomach. The whole place needs to change 👎👎

2  Thank bigballs25
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

We sat down and I immediately realized we had to pay for our chips. Strike one. We get the chips and cheese sauce and the chips are the texture of a taco salad bowl. That could be their claim to fame. I then looked at...More

1  Thank Caraline H
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I love going to Barbosa's every chance that I get. Nacho chips with the beefy cheese sauce is a good way to start off the meal but unless you have more than 2 in your group you may have to take some home. I have...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 October 2014

A coworker and I recently spent some time in St. Joseph. We tried to eat at local establishments we won't see near our homes. Our fourth night here, we opted to try Barbosa's on Frederick since it was very close to our hotel. We sat...More

1  Thank moboley
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I'm originally from St. Joseph, so whenever my husband and I are back, we HAVE to go to Barbosa's. On our most recent trip back, I ordered the nachos and they were just as wonderful as I remember. Barbosa's has a different style of chips...More

2  Thank LHoppins
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4804 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-3244
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 816-232-0221
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