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Barraka Bar and Restaurant

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Barraka Bar and Restaurant serves delicious and mouth watering Spanish cuisine that suits every individuals appetite.

Mon - Thu: 17:00 - 01:00

Fri: 17:00 - 02:00

Sat: 12:00 - 02:00

Sun: 12:00 - 01:00

$35 based on 10 submissions
After Work (4 votes), Chillout (3 votes)
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Nice ambience, food is not bad, definitely value for money

We went at around 9pm on a friday night and it was about half full.
There's a combination of indoor and outdoor seating.
Service staff were a little stretched and they even ran out of menus but overall not a big issue.

We had the sausages, mussels and paella (bacon) for 2 with sparkling sangria.
Food was sent out hot and definitely woth the price.

Worth it to note that there is no service charge or tax either so prices are nett (iirc)

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09 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Extremely Terrible Service... Or Was There Even Any To Speak Of?

Yesterday at around noon I called up the restaurant wanting to book a table for 2 at 8.45pm to watch the football match later that night. As no one picked up, the call was diverted to a handphone instead and a rather grumpy man answered it. I thought perhaps it must be a little annoying to receive business calls on your personal phone so I let that slide. I have been to Barraka before and I must say that my first experience was quite good. I knew exactly which table I wanted in front of the screen as I have sat there before so I specified over the phone that I would like that table. The man told me ok and he would reserve that table for us.

Later that night, we arrived right on the dot or perhaps even early and we spotted the table we reserved all prepared and ready for 2. I was about to just walk right over but I thought the better of it so I tried to catch someone's attention to show us in. However, no one paid us any attention and left us standing there for quite some time. At that moment, a Caucasian customer walked over to our reserved table, moved his drinks from his original table and sat down without the permission of any staff. I was surprised and a little anxious and that was when I finally caught the attention of a Caucasian man who I assume to be the Boss as I recognised his voice from the call earlier in the day. He immediately knew who I was too and began to show me to that table when he realised that someone had moved there. But instead of moving that person back to his original table, he told us to get another table away from the screen. I was perplexed and told him that if I reserved that table, shouldn't it be only right that I'm seated there? Besides I was here to watch the match, I didn't want to sit somewhere where I couldn't see the screen. He told me that since we were late, he assumed we weren't coming and gave it to that man. Late?? I told him we were on time and he went on to say it was 8.47pm and we were late by 2 minutes. TWO minutes. Wow. I explained that we were on time but as we couldn't get the attention of anyone to show us in that resulted in us being delayed by a few minutes. But he wouldn't hear any of it and told us that in the future because of us, he wouldn't take anymore reservations and it would be on a first come first serve basis. He then rudely told us to take the other table or leave. I was shocked beyond words. Not wanting to blow things up or make a scene, I just left, feeling very disappointed and disgusted. This was my worst dining (can I even say that) experience ever and it completely ruined my first experience of the place when it just opened. Firstly, I don't think I did nothing wrong to ellicit such a rude response from him and secondly, is that any way to treat a customer? To be nasty, I could even say he was defending and giving priority to his own race. But even that aside, that is hands down the worst experience I have had with any restaurant staff and I'm never going back there again.
09 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Service comes first

Thank you for spoiling my teenage daughter's day out and showing that the restaurant does treat some customers as 2nd class.

My daughter made a reservation for 8.45 pm looking forward to enjoying the EPL match today.
We were there before 8.45 pm but their waiters were busy understandably. We saw our reserved table and was looking forward to enjoying a meal and watching the game.
To our horror we saw a customer from another table moving over and occupying our table.
Shortly, the 1st class manager came our from the back/kitchen and met us and said we were late and it was already 8.47 pm !!! not even knowing how long we were there. He glanced at our reserved table and notice the 1st class customer seated there and said he could do nothing about it as he has given the table up (by telepathy I supposed) as we were `late'. HE HAD ALREADY GIVEN OUR TABLE UP EVEN BEFORE WE ARRIVED. He offered us another table and said take it or leave it.

Enough said. We will never go back to this restaurant and be treated as 2nd class customers. Will you ?
15 Sep 2014 • 22 reviews • 2 followers

Nice ambience, food is not bad, definitely value for money

We went at around 9pm on a friday night and it was about half full.
There's a combination of indoor and outdoor seating.
Service staff were a little stretched and they even ran out of menus but overall not a big issue.

We had the sausages, mussels and paella (bacon) for 2 with sparkling sangria.
Food was sent out hot and definitely woth the price.

Worth it to note that there is no service charge or tax either so prices are nett (iirc)
17 Aug 2014 • 4 reviews • 4 followers

Great Food, Lousy Wine, OK atmosphere

A good location with great food.  I've walked past this place a hundred times and been dragged in twice.  Both times, the food has been surprisingly good.  Next time I will plan a proper visit.  Staff was a little absent but it was busy.  Hardest thing to drink was the white wine, which I think was the house and was bloody awful.
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12 Jul 2014 • 324 reviews • 54 followers

Wide Range Of Fresh Spanish Tapas & Cocktails

Full Barraka Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/07/barraka-bar-tasting-session.html


Barraka Bar is a hip, modern bar serving authentic Spanish tapas and sharing plates, also known for their house speciality Sangria cocktails. Co-owner Dragan is extremely proud of his chef, who hails from San Sebastián, bringing influences from Basque, Madrid, and Barcelona in Spain.

Ambience at Barraka Bar is casual yet modern, with seating layout in communal style, as befitting its sharing plates theme. Furniture is relatively comfortable, though I find the cushions tend to sink in slightly. Clean lines throughout, with bright spotlights creating a pattern of light and shadow. A brick wall with Guy Fawkes masks and the Barraka Bar signage fronts one wall, opposite the large bar with televisions screening live sporting events.

Service at Barraka Bar is friendly, though attracting their attention sometimes is difficult, due to the large floor space, ambient background music, and dim lighting. Food takes a little while to be prepared, as it's made to order. But staff are polite, and carry out requests quickly and efficiently. Not all staff are knowledgable on dish preparation, though they can make general recommendations for popular dishes or beverages.

Food at Barraka Bar is generally presented in a simple, rustic style, but tastes delicious. Chef uses fresh ingredients, and allows them to shine in well prepared dishes, where you can taste the nuances of the dish. Portions are meant for sharing, and prices reflect that as well, costing an average of SGD $25 - $40 per person. I find prices to be reasonable for the quality of food, and the quantity served.

The house signature cocktail Sparkling Sangria (SGD $10 Glass, $15 Small Jug, $30 Big Jug) is made from a Spanish sparkling wine called Cava, mixed with orange juice, cognac, and fruit slices, then served in a traditional Spanish terracotta jug. I find the fresh, orange citrus taste to be slightly sweet with a hint of sour, but refreshing and thirst quenching.

The Calamares A La Andaluza (SGD $12) or 'Deep Fried Squid Rings In Andalusian Style', are prepared in the traditional Andalusia method of dredging fresh squid rings in pure flour without egg, frying in hot olive oil, then sprinkled with salt. This results in a crisp, savoury batter, while the squid rings within remain meaty and springy in texture. Very good, and rather addictive too!

The Salteado De Setas Y Gambas (SGD $12) or 'Prawns And Mushrooms In White Wine And Garlic Sauce', is lovely. The mushrooms are fragrant, soft, tender, and lend an earthy aroma. The prawns are big, meaty and juicy, freshness is evident as they detach from the shells easily. Plated almost like a work of art, with a sprinkle of spices around the edges, and the mound of deliciousness in the middle.