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“We stayed at a dive resort but we ate every meal at Baha!”
Review of Baha Ba'r

Baha Ba'r
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: European, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Baha Bar concept is to take traditional and well liked Filipino dishes and alter and 'spice' them up them up to suit a more adventurous and curious palate. In addition to Filipino food we have a wide selection of European staples, vegetarian dishes and have a healthy kids menu too. Our ingredients are fresh and local. We have our own organic farm where most of the vegetables are grown and we raise our own native chickens (no steroids etc). All fish is caught in the sea surrounding Siquijor. Baha Bar also has outdoor seating in a lush garden and a sunset deck by the ocean to enjoy a drink or two at dusk as the sun goes down. San Juan is famous for its sunsets. You will not find too many of the latest 'hits' being played, the music is more Brazilian Lounge /funk with a dose of House and other chill music
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Firstly, can anyone remember the world before Tripadvisor? A lot more hit and miss right..Baha is so highly rated that we had to see and taste for ourselves. Thank you to those who Baha-ed before us!
Its a beautiful, cozy, friendly, wifi Oasis (even at our dive resort, the wifi is restricted to the reception area and its SLOOOOW) wifi at Baha is Hong Kong speed.
I can eat this forever, the Philippino 'ousso bucco' soup Bulalo is to die for, peppery consumme with tender beef shin and a big blob of marrow screams Kiwi Pinot Gris on the wine list. Order the fish, any fish..it doesn't get much better.
After a couple of meals we got to know the staff and owners Gen and Steve. They are a happy bunch and love what they do. Steve thinks he has a well developed sense of humour..
As I mentioned, we basically ate here the whole time..Friday night is open coal pit roasted whole suckling pig night...that's an event in itself!
When you step into the Philippines, there is an immediate 'low cost or spend mentality' so we were particularly glad that some of life's non-negotiable luxuries such as great gin, single Malts and good wines and Champagne are available at Baha!
The diving in Siquijor is amazing and to find the yummy foods at Baha is just a treat.
Thank you Gen, Steve and team, see you in our next trip..

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great place to just relax with a drink and / or a meal. This Brazilian inspired nightlife hangout in Siquijor gets top reviews for its music, food, sunset viewing honor bar and well designed grounds and restaurant/bar. Come spend time here and chill out. The management is welcoming and the vibe is friendly. Can't go wrong on their food either.

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Swatz61, Owner at Baha Ba'r, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks for the nod of appreciation. Glad you made it out to the honesty bar, I still think it is our best kept secret....thanks again for visiting us,
Steve and Gen

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

The food at this place is really GREAT. it is all Bio, they grow their vegetables and make their own bread. There is also a nice place to see the sunset. Really beautiful and very tasty food

Thank JoelBlack
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Swatz61, Owner at Baha Ba'r, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks Joel for your review...very much appreciated. Glad we are trucking in the right direction after only a year in business,
Cheers,
Steve and Gen

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

A lot choice of different meals. The coffee tasted really good, like a coffee should be. The area and atmosphere is really nice and relaxt!

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1  Thank Doret V
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The place is lovely, staff is very friendly and the live band in the evening was great. Unfortunately the food was rather average and portions small. So it is ok but there are better places to eat.

Thank julu j
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Swatz61, Owner at Baha Ba'r, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Sorry your experience at Baha Bar was not up to your standard. We strive to give the customer a good, not average, experience and I am saddened to read your report which didn't give too much for us to work on for improvement,
Steve
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