Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 6.87mi
  1. Distance: 6.87mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 6.87mi
  1. Distance: 6.87mi

About Barrachina

Located in Old San Juan, just one block from La Fortaleza (the Governor’s Mansion) Barrachina restaurant has been catering to tourist and locals for over 40 years in the old city. The surrounding beauty of a colonial building over two centuries old with an interior courtyard and magnificent tropical foliage is the birthplace and home of the world famous piña colada, where don Ramon Portas Mingot, first made the famous drink in 1963. A visit to San Juan is not complete without Barrachina.

For reservations for the Flamenco show on Friday and Saturday evenings, please contact the restaurant directly.

104 Fortaleza Street
San Juan, PR 00901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 725-7912

Website:
http://www.barrachina.com/

Entertainment:
Flamenco Show on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8pm to 9pm.
You must call at 787-725-7912 to make a reservation for the show..

Catering:
The entire menu is available for off-site catering.

Parking Details:
Four blocks away (10 Minutes), Doña Fela or La Puntilla Parking

Executive Chef:
Luis Miguel De La Cruz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For groups of 50 or 100 people.
Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Rehearsal, Wedding Dinner, Aniversary, Barchelor Parties, etc...

Barrachina Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Groups (3)
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Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wir waren Anfang November dort. In der Altstadt sind noch viele ohne Strom, das Barrachina jedoch hat offen und erwartet wieder Gäste.
Auch kann man dort sein Gepäck unterstellen, bitte gebt gutes Trinkgeld.
Wenn ihr in San Juan seid, besucht unbedingt das Restaurant mit dem Ursprung der Pina Colada 👍👍👍
🇵🇷 PRSELEVANTA 🇵🇷

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Barrachina Restaurant was recommended by a friend who came to Puerto Rico on a previous trip. The food and drinks were excellent. We had a great time and the staff was terrific. Definitely next time we are in Puerto Rico we'll make an effort to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Absolutely delicious and a perfect way to end our vacation in San Juan! I will definitely be going back again when I get the chance. And the Piña colada was AMAZING!! A must have!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Worst tourist trap ever. Not sure what was worst - the poor service or the Luke warm food.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We visited Barrachina twice and both time ordered locally caught red snapper (it was delish).
First time for a lunch meal the service was top notch (like in many places in Puerto Rica- they are doing a great job), our passion fruit mohito was amazing, everything serviced fast.
Second time was dinner- we went to Flamenco event.
Flamenco Event:
Make sure you book by phone- there is no reservation option for Flamenco event on line- what looks like that is just their general reservation.
Ask to be seated close to the stage.
Performance: TOP NOTCH ; I am fan, I saw Flamenco many time- they were EXCELLENT, - A +!
Service: was not as good- the waiters were kind of tired and confused. The food was still good; nothing over the top.
Overall- a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a great time. Pina Coladas were great. Food was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Considering that they close at 5pm in Wednesday's and my reservation was put in closer to 3:15pm, the restaurant had the courtesy to call me and notify me of the early closure. That was greatly appreciated since we were doing souvenir shopping nearby. And the young ladies at the front were very pleasant seeing that it was the end of their day.

Now to the food --- Four out of five in my party had the roast pork with pigeon peas rice and it did not disappoint. The last person in our party had the red snapper and there were nothing but bones on the plate!! Needless to say we were very satisfied! Oh, can't forget about the piña coladas...They were very good and hit the spot after a hot day. I and my family very much recommend Barrachina!!

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

I had great time at Barrachina. The food was good and fresh. The presentation of the food was good too. The staff was friendly and very professional. I had there famous pina colada without liquor and I thought it was very good.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Came for the original pina colada. It was good but we should have left then, we were rushed to order and then waited at least 45 minutes for our food, which was mediocre. Waitress never apologized for the delay and never came to check on our meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food and service were both reasonable. This is another restaurant living off its glory days and catering to cruise ship tourists. Although the flamenco show looks pretty good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Good food. Quiet atmosphere. Home of the Pina Colada.

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 (London)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I ordered the plantain canoe with shrimp and it was hands down one of the most amazing meals I've ever had. Please give this place a try. The pina coladas are perfection, the food is even better, the service was top notch, and the ambiance was great. You won't be disappointed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Victor our waiter embodied service. The food was excellent, plenty to share. The Pina Colada is a "must"!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food was ok but we went to celebrate my wife's birthday I had requested them for a couple roses and write happy bday on her dessert plate nothing happened I requested dessert menu to 3-4 employees they never brought to us our server I probably saw him when I order and when I paid...expensive....for the quality of service...hostess employee a boy with curly hair when we approached the host-stand had a very bad attitude...and he did read about my note but literally he didn't gave a care...worst service worst restaurant definitely no going back!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was great. Family of 6 with four teenage boys all loved it

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The Mofongo was outstanding! and the rest of the food was so-so. The staff were attentive but not very friendly. One big problem we had was bugs, not in our food, but flying around and when we left all 10 of us were covered in mosquito bites. the bites were allover our legs. the bugs were flying around a bit but most of them under the table which is a bit odd.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We were fortunate enough to be bumped up into the room where the flamenco dancing was taking place. The hour long show was a real highlight of our trip. The food was good and authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, but not the absolute best we had on the island. The piña coladas were outstanding, however, and the overall experience was very memorable. Definitely would recommend to people visiting Old San Juan, especially if you can get in for the flamenco show on Friday or Saturday night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We were only in town for 4 days and managed to eat here twice (dinner and lunch). Best mojitos during our stay. Great local fare. Won't disappoint.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Amazing food...Great service (Shout out to Enos)...pina colada was delicious...everyone Must eat here when they visit Puerto Rico

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We enjoyed this local restaurant in Old San Juan. Our waiter was amazing and so engaging. Food was fantastic and plenty of it. We did not have the signature Pina Colada, but went for the Sangria - delicious. Would definitely come back when in Puerto Rico!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Our waiter was friendly and super informative. Great service and amazing food. Will recommend to others

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

To see the free flamenco show you need to call first. Even if you write it they won't make you sit in that room. They put us just outside the room and it was an in and out between waiters and people standing to watch the show, we saw nothing . The piña colada and food were good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wife had the grouper and I had the 8 ounce steak. Came with veggies, rice beans and plantains. The pina colada was very tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was excellent! Pins coladas great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I eat at this restaurant every time I'm visiting puerto rico, great food, awesome staff, and always enjoy the flamenco show !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Service was great!!! Food was wonderful and full of flavor. A must try!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Very good food🖒

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My favorite Red Snapper! I look forward to dining at Barrachina every year on our return to SanJuan. Really good Piña Coladas. Usually we sit outside but we understand that seating 2 at a larger table isn't practical. The air conditioned dining rooms are just fine if you're after great food. Definity try the snapper or the Mofungo!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Stopped here for lunch while in Old San Juan, the food was tasty and the pina coladas yummy.

If in the area a good place to stop in for lunch and a delicious drink.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Barrachina was a very nice restaurant in a not very nice environment. Food was fantastic

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food was very good. Very slow service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2017

The pina coladas definitely lived up to their reputation. The staff was extremely courteous and professional, and the food was great. Would highly recommend this San Juan classic.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

3/31/2017
Vacation

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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Great inside & out environment. Pina colada is created there. Must try!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our waiter wasn't too good, but I won't let that deter me from stating how GREAT the food was. I got the snapper dish which was AMAZING. I also enjoyed the ambience which is a big deal for me, down in Old San Juan location was everything.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great food but pricey. The pina are delicious. Would go back. It have got to save my
Money. :)

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great experience at the birthplace of the Pina Colada! A must-do for visitors to San Juan. The lovely hostess was expecting us as we arrived for our 5:30 pm reservation and greeted us by name. Excellent food, excellent ambience and of course the Pina Colada was outstanding!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 16, 2017

This was our third visit to Barrachina. It's our favorite restaurant in San Juan. Great pina coladas. Delicious mofongo. Wonderful paella. We will visit this restaurant next time we vacation in San Juan.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Please was horrible. Reservation was at 8pm and we didn't get our food until 940pm. Service was horrible. Our server put 15% gratuity on our bill without asking for a party of 2.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Perfect as left luggage for cruisers it's a lively spot with a tropical ppatio perfect for casual lunch, sip a Piña Colada or unwind. Lively music and authentic food in old town

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Live Music, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Fun
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