Fodor's Expert Review El Barrio Cafe & Bar

$$ Whangamata Café

Once a truck repair yard, now a quaint café. El Barrio opens early, at 7:30 am, so breakfasts are popular, as is the Atomic coffee. For lunch and later, however, it's the tapas that are the point of difference here, as well as lots of local seafood options (scallops, salmon fillet, and mussel fritters), plus falafel, house-made tortillas, hearty salads, steak sandwiches, and other, seriously good café food.

Café Casual Breakfast Lunch Brunch $$

Quick Facts

101 Winifred Ave.
Whangamata, Waikato  3620, New Zealand

07-865–6400

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No dinner Wed., Thurs., and weekends

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