Love this place whenever we r in Puerto Rico! Lots to choose from and fun atmosphere!
Loud noise level because of the excellent Flamenco show! Food was good, but ambiance and the show are definitely the main attraction. Have the pina colada as dessert!
Excellent food and service.
Home of the piña colada and they are crazy good. The food is also a good way to experience the great dishes Puerto Rico has to offer. I recommend the churrasco mofongo.
Went there on a recommendation of a friend and they did not disappoint. The service stood out and the food catered to each persons taste. They did a birthday treat and the wait staff performed beautifully. Our server was attentive and very interactive. Highly recommend this place.
When we visited Puerto Rico, it was a tradition to go to Barrachina for piña coladas and the good food with my father-in-law. He passed away and after his memorial service the whole family went to Barrachina to remember him and continue the tradition. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Thank you
They did a great job recognizing that it was my girlfriend's birthday dinner and they really took care of us. Service was great and they all sang happy birthday for her and brought her a cake too to celebrate.
The service, food and atmosphere were great!!!!!!!!!
Everything was fantastic! Ask for Edgar, he is an AMAZING server!!
Had my birthday dinner here with 14 friends. Great service from our server, Enos; great food (highly recommend the grouper fritters, steak and shrimp fajitas; and of course the pina colada); and great value. Barrachina will definitely be on the itenerary for any trips to Puerto Rico!
Barrachina is reported to be home of the world famous piña colada, where don Ramon Portas Mingot, first made the famous drink in 1963. Let me say they are fantastic. The food is just as good. I highly recommend the Fried Plantain Canoe stuffed with shrimp and the Mofongo, which is mashed fried green plantain or cassava, seasoned with garlic and spices covered with the Skirt Steak (Churrasco). I am sure one of the other meats would be just as good. This was one of my favorite places. It is located in Old San Juan which you can talk a walk along the cobblestone streets and shop after lunch or dinner. The location is very historic.
Home of the 1st Piña Colada! We did not know this going in, and were pleasantly surprised. The drinks were fantastic, the Paella was incredible, and the mofongo was delicious. Our waitress Maica was super friendly and attentive. What a great experience! Highly recommend!
Went to Old San Juan specifically to dine at Barrachina and I wasn't disappointed. I've heard about it from friends that have traveled to Puerto Rico and experienced this fine cuisine at the home of the original Pina Colada. Definitely will go back every time I visit.
we had a great experience at Barrachina, The food was so delicious, our waitress (marlynn) was wonderful. thank you
Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Loved having a true piña colada and not that nasty mix that is the mainstay in CONUS. This was our first visit but definitely not our last!
Food was very good however the service was just ok. Our food took about 40 min to come. No one came over to check on us. Once it finally arrived there were orders missing. The waiter didn't even notice this and asked did my daughter order anything which of course she did. By the time her food arrived everyone else at the table was finished.
Must say was absolutely amazed by the scenary and food. And by far best Pina Colada in Puerto Rico
The show was fantastic. The show saved the overall experience of Barrachina. Our server was very forceful. We all felt pressured when ordering and when served. He did not offer us coffee or desert. There were many other places in Old San Juan where the food and drinks were much better.
Great service and food was beyond delicious. Our waiter gave us his recommendations and we enjoyed them all.
Wonderful menu and staff! The stuffed plantain with chicken was simply amazing! This restaurant is a MUST when visiting Old San Juan.
I looked online for a place to drop luggage while waiting for my flight home after getting off a cruise ship. The restaurant offers that service while you can walk around old San Juan. We came back for our meal before heading to the airport and the food didn't disappoint. Plus if you're into Pina Coladas this is the place to be, they're world famous!!! Wonderful experience and everytime I'm in San Juan I'll visit Barrachina
Arrived to the floor full of water. Told that there was an issue with the water pressure, and that we would be dining on plastic. This was OK initially. However, after being charged regular price for a pina colada that would normally be in a tall 16 oz glass, and receiving a 12 OZ plastic cup was not reasonable. The pina colada was not mixed (all of the rum on the bottom) and was warm. Just an awful drink....they looked nothing like the commercial or the brochure we received.
I ordered a vegetarian fajita and received steamed mixed vegetables; the veggies were not grilled....which is expected within a fajita. Others in my party ordered dishes that were lack luster at best. We all agreed that the food and the drinks within our hotel (LaConcha Resort) was ten times better than Barrachina. I will not recommend or return.
Get spot and tasty food. Friendly service.
Our last meal before we headed off to the airport.
A very nice restaurant with great food and even better Pina Coladas!
Service was extremely slow for our lunch experience with a family of 4. Waiter took our orders reasonably quickly, but the food took nearly 45 minutes to come out. Nothing exotic, so not sure why it took so long. Waitstaff were not attentive during this time, seemed like they were avoiding us knowing we'd be asking about status. PR appetizer sampler plate was mediocre, we had much better at several much less expensive places. Fish was pretty good, but other dishes were bland, soggy, not much taste. Had many wonderful meals in San Juan, and this is the only place we would definitely not recommend.
Tourist trap. Low quality food. Shrimp wasn't fresh. Fajitas don't come with enough sides to mix in. Cheese was like rubber. Wine was like vinegar you would use to dye eggs.
The food was not that great, it is a tourist restaurant, avoid the Paella.
Nice place in San Juan with indoor and outdoor seating. Very nice staff. The pinã colada was delicious as well as the red snapper.
We started with the tostones filed with shrimp. The shrimp were plump, juicy and covered in a savory sauce. Our server, Milca, recommended the mofongo de mariscos. The dish was full of grouper, shrimp, calamari and octupus. While we were dining the power went out. The staff remained calm and professional as they walked to each table to check on diners. The power eventually came back on. I plan to visit again on a future visit.
Food was great- my family got the appetizer sampler for two-- which was quite large. Paella was great for sharing too. Sangria was yummy. Only complain- slow service. But I supposed that's to be expected. They're on "island time".
Pina colada was excellent, of course, pallea was delish!
Service was the worst, as was most of our service experience in San Juan
I was traveling with a small group of high school students, so I wanted something fun and entertaining for us to do on Friday or Saturday night. I ran across a review of the restaurant that mentioned the Flamenco show, so I called and made a reservation. I made the reservation online, but then I had some questions, so I called the restaurant. They were very courteous and helpful as I was trying to make sure I arranged transportation from our hotel to the restaurant at the appropriate time. The food was excellent and the flamenco show was very entertaining. The chicken mofongo, chicken breast manchego, tres leches and rum cake were all favorites at our table. A wonderful time was had by all in our party! I would highly recommend the Friday or Saturday night dinner and show.
Hostess out me off for 20 minutes, finally sat me at the bar, then the bartender did not even notice me. Then I left!
We were looking for local food. Very disappointing. Atmosphere was less than festive (we didn't see the show) and the Paella was bland. The best part was the Sangria.
Way past its hay day. The only thing good about this place was the Pina Colada and very nice waiter I have to say. After taking forever for our food to arrive we instantly understood why, my whole snapper I had heard so much about was so over cooked it was dry and tasteless, I couldn't eat it. All the other dishes were so average. Give this place a big miss, the ambiance isn't even that great and for those who rated this place highly, you need to discover what good food is.
Came here last night with a friend. It was highly recommended by the hotel staff at the Marriott. We were glad we visit the restaurant, good food, service and location. We were told that this is the birthplace of Pina Colada. Overall, a good restaurant, I would stop by again when traveling to PR.
If they don't have the best piña colada I don't know who does! Delicious traditional Puerto Rican food. Great service and friendly waiters and management. Advice! Always book thru Open Table! I booked 10 minutes before my arrival and when I got there it was a one hour wait. I walked right in! Love Open Table!
This restaurant is highly overrated! The pina colada were recommended because the drink was reportedly invented here. The pina colada was good, but the food was only mediocre. My red snapper was overcooked and very dry. The restaurant was set up to serve many customers fast. By that, I mean that it was apparently designed to serve the cruise ship passengers who enter port near here. The restaurant was VERY noisy, and individualized service was nonexistent. Don't go here to eat!
We had a group of 11 people, 6 adults, 5 children. Service was very good. Fun place for us to dine and get a taste of authentic Puerto Rican food! The skirt steak mofongo and paella were delicious. There were also burgers and other choices for the kids if they did not want authentic Puerto Rican. I would return!
The food was delicious and the Pina Coladas were great! Our waiter was so friendly and helpful and the chocolate cake he recommended for dessert was amazing! The only disappointment for us was that there was no live music on Valentine's Day.