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“Interesting Place - Just as the Name Implies”

Warhorse Saloon Restaurant &Bar
Ranked #23 of 102 Restaurants in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$29
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tex/Mex Restaurant & Bar, Live Music, Best Ribs, Great Pizza's, unique bar filled with icons from wild west to patron's t-shirts on the roof, sports bar, pool, darts, live Sport Tv's, Karaoke Thursday a must to do if on holiday in Vanuatu, Live Music Friday's, one of Port Vila's most popular bar/restaurants. Popular with the expat regulars as well as local's , tourists and the Cruise visitors.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This location makes great Pizzas and has an interesting atmosphere to it.
The food in general is also good and well priced.
Give it a go!

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Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Just spent a night of festivities and fun in the friendliest crowd ever. Met the owner- Ken. Canadian effervescent and welcoming character. And then ate fresh tuna . I kid you not. That raw seafood stuff with wasabi. Was amazing. ( my first time ) My virginity was wrecked. What an outing. Definitely going back. Go Warhorse saloon.!

Thank Pilot-actor
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Here’s the TL;DNR version: They served ribs.The ribs were chilled, like the beer. The meal was terrible. Do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else.

Long version:

Firstly, the staff here are very friendly although they disappeared soon after serving ribs. The beer is cold though.

The ribs served here were likely cooked over a sizzling bbq with flames that flared through the grill as fat dripped on to the fire. Sadly, that had been some time in the last seven days, and the ribs themselves had no memory of the experience.

The ribs this restaurant served tasted left in a fridge, and forgotten. They were dried out and what had once been caramelized fat turned to a white waxy tallow.

In the kitchen, the chef (?) pulled three of these leathery abominations out of the fridge, and with admirable honesty made no pretense to heat them up. Instead, the chef (?) attempt to conceal this heinous grey crime underneath a sauce (also chilled) whose best attribute was that it was brown.

Having found that the staff had disappeared completely. I struggled through one of the ribs and abandoned the other two I opted to sample what the menu optimistically described as the “vegetable of the day”. This side dish consisted of five slivers of green beans and two pieces of carrot. The day of which they were vegetables, had past long, long ago. Leaving them wilted, dehydrated, and wrinkled, like seven little vegetable Keith Richards reclining on my plate.

Beside the ribs was a dish claiming to be a garlic mashed potato. I can confirm that this dish is made of potatoes but its association with garlic was perhaps limited to the chef (?) looking at a clove of garlic while reconstituting the powdered mash.

As you may have guessed this was the worst meal I had the misfortune of eating while in Port Vila. But like I said in the title, they served ribs.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I’m confused as to how this place has got such rave reviews for their ribs. I wasn’t expecting anything extraordinary from a “saloon” but I certainly didn’t expect to pay for an awful meal!!

The meat was certainly not hot of the grill - but seemed to be sitting out for sometime as it was room temperature and the sauce wasn’t at all interesting or tasty. The “sides” were equally awful...mashed potatoes that were cold and made with water versus cream...along with the veg which was 5 sad wrinkled string beans and two pieces of soggy carrot (clearly this was left over from the night before or lunchtime?). The service was the worst yet...as in I think they just hated being there. That would not have mattered if the food was even moderately good.

Clearly this is an ex-pat drinking place to “hang out” but maybe they don’t eat here? Choose a different restaurant or eat ribs at home unless you want to risk paying 22,000VAT per plate for a disappointing meal. (This is my first low rating review ever.)

Thank TCC43
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

When you first walk into the saloon it is a bit like walking into a secondhand shop with a bar. They have some very cool stuff on the walls and the food is very nice but the sevice is slow but the burgers are great.

Thank hppcarroll
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