Do you Barboru?


The new verb on the coast is entering  more and more  people’s vocabulary every day! To ‘Barboru’ means to partake of great food at great prices and all in a clean, bright and enjoyable atmosphere! ‘Barboru’ has arrived in Calahonda and has fast become one of the most popular Cafe Bars on the Costa.  Situated in the Los Jarales Centro Commercial it is incredibly easy to access from the N340 as you drive from Fuengirola to Marbella.

Just turn in at the huge Camping Los Jarales billboard and there you are! Green Toldos heralding the BARBORU name will guide you to a menu that boasts the best value breakfast in town.  For an incredible €3.50 including Tea or Coffee your full breakfast will set you up for the day. Don’t just take our word for it; ask any of those happy customers who have been Barborued! The value goes on and the lunch menu also features complete meals for only €3.50!!



Owner Brian McDonnell told EWN that when he moved to Spain from his native Dublin , he missed his cafe business, that he had left behind.  He found it difficult to find something between dinner and fast food…. so he opened Barboru and is thrilled with the positive response their busy open plan kitchen has received.

‘We want the diners to see their meal being prepared,  and to know that it is all cooked here at Barboru’, Brian told us on a recent visit , and judging by the amount of regular customers who were enjoying the sunny terrace the Barboru bunch are a well fed lot!  ‘They can see us icing the cakes, rolling the pastry; It’s really important to us that our guests see how clean the premises are, so the open plan style and bright colourful cafe area prove that’. Customers also avail of our takeaway service more and more. We regularly supply lasagne, quiche and salads along with birthday cakes for house parties. As we make it all ourselves we can cook to your specific requests.

‘Recent events in the finances of many of our customers told us we needed to give people an amazing value option. As we cook all the food ourselves and don’t have a middle man, we try to provide tasty, filling meals, including a drink, for €3.50. So far it has been really well received and we are doing our best to keep it that way’. Good news indeed!

Even better news, however, is that from Monday October 4th, Barboru has extending its opening hours and now also provides a 3 course evening meal for just €10.

Brian & the Barboru team will be on hand with their new weekly menu to bring you the best value they possibly can and their bar will now stay open well after the kitchen closes! So, don’t feel left out…  the next time you are asked ‘Do you Barboru???  You’ll know what to say!!

Barboru Cafe & Bar.

Open 7 days for Breakfast From 8am

Early Bird Dinner Monday To Friday from 5pm till 8pm

Sunday Brunch served till 1.30

For more information call 652 33 48 13


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