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Barrachina

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536 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican

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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, International, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (787) 725-7912

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luis Miguel De La Cruz

  • Catering

    The entire menu is available for off-site catering.

  • Neighborhood

    San Juan

  • Parking details

    Four blocks away (10 Minutes), Doña Fela or La Puntilla Parking Available parking at the San Juan Cathedral, Hotel El Covento Parking 3 hrs for $5.00 with stamped ticket.

  • 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..

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers (Aperitivos)

  • Special Sampler (Surtidos de Aperitivos)$44.00

    Grouper fritters, turnovers, fried calamari and stuffed fried plantains (for four). Mero frito, pastelillitos, calamares fritos y tostones rellenos (para cuatro)

    • For Two (Para dos)$22.00
  • Puerto Rican Delights (Delicias de Puerto Rico)$7.75

    Assorted fried delicacies (turnovers, corn fritters and croquettes) / Surtidos de frituras (croquetas, sorullitos de maiz y pastelillitos de carne y pollo)

    • Fried Plantains

      Stuffed with (Tostones Rellenos de)

      • Chicken (Pollo)$6.50
      • Seafood (Mariscos)$9.00
      • Shrimp (Camarones)$9.00
    • Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones)$9.00

      Served with mild spiced sauce / Servidos con salsa levemente picante

      • Shrimp in Garlic (Camarones al Ajillo)$9.00

        Sauteed in olive oil and fresh garlic / Salteados con aceite de oliva y ajo fresco

        • Spanish Sausage (Chorizos al Jerez)$10.00

          Sauteed with sherry and onions, served with fried plantains or garlic bread / Salteados con jerez y cebolla, acompanados de tostones o pan con ajo

          • Grouper Fritters (Trozos de Filete de Mero)$9.95

            Grouper fillet strips breaded with coconut, served with pico de gallo or tartar sauce / Trozos de filete de Mero empanados con coco, servidos con pico de gallo o salsa tartara

            • Calamari Breaded with coconut$9.00

              Calamares Empanadas con Coco

              • Chicken Wings (Alitas de Pollo)$9.00

                Served with mild or hot sauce / Servidas con salsa regular o picante

                Salads (Ensaladas)

                • House Salad (Ensalada de la Casa)$6.00

                  • Ceasar Salad (Ensalada Cesar)$8.00

                    • Chicken Ceasar Salad (Ensalada Cesar con Pollo)$12.00

                      • Shrimp Ceasar Salad (Ensalada Cesar con Camarones)$15.00

                        • Tuna Salad (Ensalada de Atun)$9.75

                          Soups (Sopas)

                          • Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Habichuelas Negras)$6.00

                            Served with white rice, onions and topped with chopped hard boiled egg / Servida con arroz blanco, cebolla y adornada con trocitos de huevo hervido

                            • Soup of the Day (Sopa del Dia)

                              • Cup (Taza)$4.00
                              • Bowl$16.00

                            Specialties (Especialidades)

                            All served with rice, beans, fresh vegetables and fried plantains. Servidos con arroz blanco, habichuelas, vegetales frescos y tostones

                            • Grilled Salmon (Filete de Salmon)$23.95

                              Seasoned with local herbs and served with green caper sauce or on the grill / A la parrilla o servido con salsa de alcaparras

                              • 16 Oz. Lobster Tail (Rabo de Langosta de 16 Oz)$45.95

                                Prepared according to your choice: grilled, garlic and butter. Thermidor or creole sauce / A la parrilla, en mantequilla, y ajo. Thermidor o a la criolla

                                • Grouper Isleno (Filete de Mero Isleno)$22.00

                                  Grouper fillet with shrimp, covered with our chefs special creole sauce / Filete de mero con camarones, servido con nuestra famosa salsa criolla

                                  • Grouper Fillet (Filete de Mero)$20.00

                                    Grouper fillet seasoned with butter, garlic and local herbs with dash of white wine / Filete de Mero sazonado con mantequilla, ajo y especias, con toque de vino bianco

                                    • Mahi Mahi Fillet (Filete de Dorado)$22.00

                                      Seasoned with garlic, butter and white wine / Con ajo mantequilla y vino blanco

                                      • Fried Pork Chunks (Masitas de Cerdo Fritas)$16.00

                                        • Pork Chops Can Can (Chuletas de Cerdo Can Can)$19.95

                                          • Steak Fortaleza (Bistec Fortaleza)$22.00

                                            Skirt steak stuffed with ham, swiss cheese, onions and peppers, covered with mushroom sauce / Churrasco relleno de jamon, queso suizo, cebolla y pimientos, servido con salsa de setas

                                            • Roasted Pork with Pigeon Peas Rice$16.95

                                              No beans with the dish / Este plato no incluye habichuelas

                                              • Fried Platain Canoe stuffed with (Canoa de Amarillo Rellena de)$20.00

                                                Shrimp, Chicken, Skirt Steak or Pork / Camarones, Pollo, Churrasco o Pernil

                                                • Chicken Caribeno (Polio Caribeno)$17.95

                                                  Chicken breast with our delicious pineapple, ginger and almond sauce / Pechuga de polio en trozos, preparada con nuestra famosa salsa de pina, jengibre y almendras

                                                  • Chicken Breast Manchego (Pechuga de Pollo Manchego)$25.00

                                                    Stuffed with prosciutto, manchego cheese, covered with passion fruit sauce / Relleno, de prosciutto y queso, servido con nuestra salsa de frutas

                                                    • Paella Criolla (for two) / (para dos personas)$44.00

                                                      Spanish rice with chicken, pork, beef, seafood and sausages / Paella con pollo, cerdo, carne de res, mariscos y chorizos

                                                      • Paella Marinera (for two) / (para dos personas)$49.00

                                                        Spanish rice with seafood / Paella con variedad de mariscos

                                                        Sauteed (Salteado)

                                                        • Sautee Shrimp (Camarones Salteados)$19.00

                                                          • Sauteed Coconut Shrimp (Camarones en Salsa de Coco)$19.00

                                                            • Seafood Stir Fry (Salpicon de Mariscos)$21.00

                                                              With fresh vegetables in Teriyaki sauce / con vegetales en salsa Teriyaki

                                                              • Chicken or Steak Stir Fry (Salpicon de Pollo, o Carne de Res)$19.00

                                                                With stir fry vegetables / Salteado con vegetales

                                                                • Steak or Chicken Fajitas (Fajitas de Pollo o Res)$16.00

                                                                  • Shrimp Fajitas (Fajitas de Camarones)$20.00

                                                                    • Steak and Chicken Fajitas (Fajitas de Pollo o Res)$20.00

                                                                      Fish (Pescado)

                                                                      All served with rice, beans, fresh vegetables and fried plantains. Servidos con arroz blanco, habichuelas, vegetales frescos y tostones. *subject to availability

                                                                      • Whole Red Snapper (Chillo Entero)*

                                                                        Fried with garlic and spices / Frito con ajo y especias

                                                                        • 24 Oz$23.95
                                                                        • 32 Oz$33.95
                                                                      • 24 oz. Whole Red Snapper (Chillo entero de 24 oz.)*$28.95

                                                                        with shrimp and putanesca sauce / camarones y salsa putanesca

                                                                        Local Favorites (Mofongo)

                                                                        Served in bed of lettuce and tomato (Servido en una cama de lechuga y tomate). Mashed fried green plantain or cassava, seasoned with garlic and spices covered with your selection of: (Platano frito o yuca frita majada, sazonada con ajo y especias cubierto de su seleccion favorita de)

                                                                        • Skirt Steak (Churrasco)$18.00

                                                                          • Chicken (Pollo)$16.00

                                                                            • Seafood (Mariscos)$19.00

                                                                              • Shrimp (Camarones)$20.00

                                                                                • Vegetables (Vegetales)$15.00

                                                                                  • Lobster and Shrimp (Langosta & Camarones)$35.00

                                                                                    • Combination (Combinacion)$22.00

                                                                                      beef, chicken and shrimp / (carne,pollo y camarones)

                                                                                      Grill (A La Parrilla)

                                                                                      All served with rice, beans, fresh vegetables and fried plantains. (Servidos con arroz blanco, habichuelas, vegetales frescos y tostones.)

                                                                                      • Skirt Steak (Churrasco)

                                                                                        • 8oz$19.00
                                                                                        • 12oz$23.95
                                                                                        • 16oz$28.95
                                                                                      • 8 Oz. Fillet Mignon (Filete Mignon 8 Oz. )$32.00

                                                                                        • 14 Oz. Rib Eye Steak (Tierno Corte de Res)$28.00

                                                                                          • Chicken Breast (Pechuga de Pollo)$15.00

                                                                                            Burgers (Hamburguesas)**

                                                                                            The burgers are served with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickels and french tries (Las hamburguesas son servidas con lechuga romana, tomate, cebolla, pepinillo y papas fritas.

                                                                                            • Classic Burger (sencillo)$8.50

                                                                                              • Cheese Burger (con queso)$8.95

                                                                                                • Bacon Cheese Burger (queso y tocineta)$9.75

                                                                                                  • Supreme Burger$10.95

                                                                                                    with sauteed onions, mushrooms and melted cheese / con cebollas caramelizadas, cetas y queso derretido

                                                                                                    Sandwiches**

                                                                                                    • Chicken Sandwich (Emparedado de Pollo)$9.95

                                                                                                      Grilled marinated chicken breast served with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and french fries / Pechuga de pollo marinada, servida con lechuga romana, tomates, cebolla y papas fritas

                                                                                                      • Club Sandwich$9.95

                                                                                                        White or wheat bread with turkey breast, bacon, romaine lettuce and tomatoes, served with french fries or sweet potatoes / En pan balnco o integral con pavo, tocineta, lechuga romana y tomates, servido con papas fritas

                                                                                                        • Turkey Club$9.95

                                                                                                          • Tuna Salad Sandwich (Emparedado de Atun)$7.95

                                                                                                            Served on your choice of bread with romaine lettuce, tomatoes and french fries / Servido en el pan de su gusto con lechuga romana, tomates y papas fritas

                                                                                                            • Criollo Steak (Bistec Criollo)$11.95

                                                                                                              Sliced skirt steak covered with sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers, spices and melted cheese. Served on french bread with french fries or sweet potatoes / Trozos de res salteados con setas, cebolla, pimiento, especias y queso derretido, servido con papas fritas o batatas

                                                                                                              Wraps**

                                                                                                              The wraps are served with french fries, sweet potatoes or ripe plantains / Los wraps salen con papas fritas, patatas o amarillos fritos

                                                                                                              • Chicken Bacon Wrap (Wrap de Pollo y Tocineta)$12.00

                                                                                                                • Tuna Salad Wrap (Wrap de Atun)$10.95

                                                                                                                  • Shrimp Salad Wrap (Wrap de Camarones)$13.95

                                                                                                                    Vegan Selection

                                                                                                                    • Vegetarian Fajitas (Fajitas Vegetariana)$14.00

                                                                                                                      • Vegetarian Mofongo (Mofongo de Vegetariana)$15.00

                                                                                                                        Kids Meal (Menu De Ninos)

                                                                                                                        Served with fries and soda (Servidos con papas fritas y sodas)

                                                                                                                        • Mini Burger$5.95

                                                                                                                          • Grill Cheese$5.95

                                                                                                                            • Mini Cheese Burger$5.95

                                                                                                                              • Chicken Fingers$5.95

                                                                                                                                • Meatballs (Albondigas)$8.95

                                                                                                                                  • Mini Milanesa$8.95

                                                                                                                                    • Mini Skirt Steak (Mini Churrasco)$8.95

                                                                                                                                      Desserts (Postres)

                                                                                                                                      • Cheesecakes$4.95

                                                                                                                                        Guava (guayaba), Cookies & Cream (Galletitas de Chocolate)

                                                                                                                                        • Custards (Flanes)$3.95

                                                                                                                                          Vanilla (Vainilla), Coconut (Coco), Cheese (Queso)

                                                                                                                                          • Tres Leches$4.95

                                                                                                                                            • Chocolate Cake (Bizcocho de Chocolate)$4.95

                                                                                                                                              • Rum Cake (Bizcocho de Ron)$4.95

                                                                                                                                                • Caramel Fudge with Ice Cream$4.95

                                                                                                                                                  • Haagen - Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream$4.95

                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: April 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                    What 536 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                    4.0
                                                                                                                                                    4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                    • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                                                    • 3.9Service
                                                                                                                                                    • 4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                    • 3.8Value

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                                                                                                                                                      Ferenc

                                                                                                                                                      Houston

                                                                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 10, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Vacation with family

                                                                                                                                                    2. KW

                                                                                                                                                      KawandaW

                                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      The waiter I had wasn't friendly. We had to track him down to get service and any additional questions we asked seemed like a bother to him. He never refilled our glasses or checked on us. I was missing food from my meal and when I shared it with him, he offered a dry apology. He never rectified the issue. I will say he had a large party, so his frustrations may not have been to me alone.

                                                                                                                                                    3. J

                                                                                                                                                      Jgroup

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We booked specifically due to birthplace of pina colada but found it average. Also odd that burgers and wraps could be ordered after 5 pm off the kids menus for adults with seafood allergies but could not be ordered off the main menu. We'd previewed the menu prior to booking but didn't see the fine print regarding burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Everything else was great!

                                                                                                                                                    4. J

                                                                                                                                                      Joseito

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Excellent food. Very reasonable prices. Good service.

                                                                                                                                                    5. S

                                                                                                                                                      Simion51

                                                                                                                                                      San Antonio

                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Great atmosphere, food was great and the piña coladas were amazing. If you are not into the tourists scene, this place is not for you.

                                                                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Awesome dinner, great service and will recommend. Great engagement dinner

                                                                                                                                                    7. JS

                                                                                                                                                      JillianS

                                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Loved the atmosphere and drinks here! The Plantain Boat was delicious, but Mahi Mahi was very tough.

                                                                                                                                                    8. MT

                                                                                                                                                      MelissaT

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      I was a party of 4 that had dinner at Barrachina. Appetizer was very good. Food was good. Service was quite good; server was very attentive and food came quick. This restaurant is considered the creator of the pina colada. Of course we ordered, but it was flat, not thick. Good value for the amount of food purchased. Atmosphere was better for a casual lunch rather than upscale for dinner. I still recommend if you are spending the day in Old San Juan.

                                                                                                                                                    9. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Excellent food at a good price and ambience/setting was the best we’ve had in PR—request to sit outside on your reservation. Staff were slightly disjointed on this evening and disorganized but did express condolences and were giving an honest and good effort.

                                                                                                                                                    10. n

                                                                                                                                                      nyroots

                                                                                                                                                      Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We were so happy to have Open Table because we snagged a table on the go and by the time we arrived at the restaurant there were no more tables to be had. Barrachina was recommended by our hotel concierge and did not disappoint. Charming place in the heart of Old San Juan.

                                                                                                                                                    11. AK

                                                                                                                                                      AKDiner

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      The salmon was so salty it was almost inedible. The seafood paella tasted as if the rice was cooked in fish stock. Service was slow but typical for the area.

                                                                                                                                                    12. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      Seated us late for our reservation and then wouldn't bring food for another 40 minutes. Had to leave for another restaurant

                                                                                                                                                    13. BC

                                                                                                                                                      BobC

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      My wife and I visited for dinner. Our appetizers were garlic shrimp and chorizo. The garlic shrimp were served on a bed of lettuce and were ice cold. The chorizo appetizer was overcooked and looked like it had been sitting for hours. The main course was a strip steak and mahi mahi. The steak was served ice cold with cold veggies. The mahi mahi was so overcooked it was uneatable. We asked to speak to the manager but we were told the manager had gone home. The food was taken off the bill. It is a shame that such a beautiful place has employees and a kitchen staff that really do not care. It is like the wild west with everyone running in different directions and no management. I would fire the kitchen staff if I were the owner.

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                                                                                                                                                      Richard

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Not handicap accessible Can live through one step at Entry, but the bathroom situation is unacceptable for walker or wheelchair. You seriously need a one level/handicap/family bathroom. Paraplegic have no options but to wear a pull-up. But then they have no place to clean up. Sad. Would recommend the restaurant but inform them of bathroom inaccessibility, to be considered for anyone in there group.

                                                                                                                                                    15. JK

                                                                                                                                                      JohnK

                                                                                                                                                      Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Meh food and really poor service

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                                                                                                                                                      Guillermo

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Barrachina is a scene unto itself in Old San Juan. Even if its claim to be the place where the piña colada was invented is often challenged, its version of its signature cocktail is superb- fresh ingredients that put shame to most bar versions. The flank steaks, a house specialty, are tender and tasty. A host of small plates reflect the legacy of its Spanish immigrant founder (though now owned by another family). The place to have dinner is the inner courtyard, open to the sky.

                                                                                                                                                    17. GS

                                                                                                                                                      GeraldS

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      With a maitre dit barely in control, front of house, it had it’s hay day in the 60’s - which is a fond, but let’s face it, a distant memory; even its signature dish now disappoints with over seasoned and overcooked components. All served up in an atmosphere that no longer has even a faded gentility that might engage you.

                                                                                                                                                    18. CS

                                                                                                                                                      CSDinSeattle

                                                                                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      Booked this restaurant after reading all the positives reviews. Food was not good and the pina colada so sweet... it came out of a slushy machine then rum added as a floater vs freshly made. Super disappointed! We were a good of 6, each order something different, and not one of us liked our food.

                                                                                                                                                    19. e

                                                                                                                                                      elainam

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We had my birthday dinner here while visiting Old San Juan. We saw the Flamenco show and had the appetizer platter for two. It was so much food we didn't need entrees. Everything was delicious and drinks were made just how I like them. Waiter was very pleasant. I will return and recommend to anyone in the area locals and visitors alike.

                                                                                                                                                    20. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      I went here for a date tonight with my husband as it’s our first night together in Puerto Rico. I am Puerto Rican and have been here before and he is British and it was his first time here ever! The food and drink here is made with pure LOVE. You have to- no, you NEED TO- try the piña colada, as it was invented here. It tastes like home for me. The beautiful sweet flavor of coconut and dark rum. It doesn’t get any better than that. I had the shrimp mofongo which is recommended by locals and tourists and it was no joke one of the best dishes I’ve ever had in my life. Shrimp was cooked to perfection and plantain and casava mofongo has amazing texture along with gravy that again just tastes like home for me. The service was outstanding- communicative, attentive, focused, relaxed. This place has everything you want in a dining experience for folks who want something fancy and people who are used to fancy. The staff takes pride in their work and it shows. I am absolutely blown away by the service and food. Definitely will have another meal here before I leave San Juan.

                                                                                                                                                    21. RC

                                                                                                                                                      RhondaC

                                                                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                      I chose this restaurant because it was “the best restaurant in Old San Juan”. We made reservations for a Tuesday night. It was not that busy. For some reason we got seated by the bar in uncomfortable iron chairs instead of the dining room. Our waiter got lost for 20 minutes or so after we ordered our food. Drinks were empty, I needed some salad dressing. When our food came, it was fair to bad. I ordered shrimp mofungo...it was ok. My date ordered ribeye. It was chewy and had no flavor. It definitely need to be taken off the best restaurant list.

                                                                                                                                                    22. BO

                                                                                                                                                      BOZE

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 28, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food1service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Pina coladas were terific. Food service was very slow. Waited an hour after we ordered for our main course. Mogongo with fried pork was way overdone. Pork was hard to chew. Black bean soup was good but not hot. We sat in the open courtyard which was a nice setting . Waitstaff very friendly. We would not go back .

                                                                                                                                                    23. HR

                                                                                                                                                      HRod

                                                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Loved, loved the pina colada!!! Food was authentic Puerto Rican & soooo good! Will be back next time in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

                                                                                                                                                    24. G

                                                                                                                                                      Gail

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Loved the atmosphere and the artwork on the walls. The piña coladas were the best we ever had and the mofongo was great. Cannot wait to return.

                                                                                                                                                    25. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Best restaurant in Old San Juan

                                                                                                                                                    26. RE

                                                                                                                                                      RicardoE

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Excellent Food and the Best Piña Colada great service

                                                                                                                                                    27. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Just right

                                                                                                                                                    28. EF

                                                                                                                                                      EvelynF

                                                                                                                                                      Caribbean

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      The famous piña collada did not taste as delicious as it has on my other visits. Was kind of watery. The both tables we sat at wobbled. We asked to be moved to another table and that table also was wobbly. The food took a long time to come and when it finally arrived it was cold. No bueno! The floors are cracked not easy to walk around especially to the bathroom. Barrachina needs some renovations! Ahhh .. and don’t forget to make a reservation or you can’t get a table :-(

                                                                                                                                                    29. RV

                                                                                                                                                      RVAtraveler

                                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                      Barrachina is a place to go for excellent food as long as you aren’t in a hurry and don’t care about attentive service. When we sat down, we asked for bottled water and were surprised when the waitress literally plunked down two plastic bottles of water...no cups, no offer of ice, just the two bottles. After ordering, we waited nearly 50 minutes for our dinners. Not once during that time did the waitress return to ask if she could bring us more drinks (we had also ordered cocktails, which we finished well before dinner arrived) or to update us on our order. Dinner was outstanding, however, and nearly made up for the inattentive service. It was pretty clear that the dinner crowd was mostly tourists, most likely coming in off of the cruise ships, so my guess is that the staff isn’t too concerned about repeat customers.

                                                                                                                                                    30. JD

                                                                                                                                                      JacquelineD

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      We had a reservation at 7:45 and didn’t get food until 9:45. We were called late before our table was actually ready and sat in the corner by the waiter table. The table next to us was complaining about waiting for their food for over an hour. Tables were very close together and people kept bumping my chair to get in/out and clean

                                                                                                                                                    31. TL

                                                                                                                                                      TaraL

                                                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We visit this restaurant every time we go to Puerto Rico. The food is amazing! The service was good as well, though I little slower than we remember. Will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                    32. a

                                                                                                                                                      antonia245

                                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      Waited hour for food at an empty table covered in white paper - no bread or chips+salsa. Wine was served by former bus boy who had never opened a bottle before - and the cork got stuck. Food was good (grouper in creole sauce + rice no preferred options on menu were available. No reason for anyone to go there.

                                                                                                                                                    33. RB

                                                                                                                                                      RitaB

                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      This was our 2nd visit to Barrachina. The restaurant is in a great location, the ambiance, food and service are wonderful. The pina coladas are the best I've had. The mofungo and skirt steak are excellent choices my son also enjoyed the fajitas.

                                                                                                                                                    34. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Took the opportunity to enjoy local fare and the infamous Pina Colada

                                                                                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Caribbean

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Food was amazing, indoor and outdoor seating available.

                                                                                                                                                    36. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Caribbean

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Birthday . Reservation was well done. The food is good. Fish was a little over cook. No wine list to select.

                                                                                                                                                    37. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food5service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                      Food was great. Service was horrible. We have come to understand that things take longer and while in vacation expect it. We aren’t in a hurry and prefer to have a relaxing experience, but we do like served at some point.

                                                                                                                                                    38. RG

                                                                                                                                                      RyanG

                                                                                                                                                      Detroit

                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      It was awesome and the pina coladas were as good as advertised!

                                                                                                                                                    39. NT

                                                                                                                                                      NewToChevyChase

                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Really bad service. It took time to get seated (despite our reservation), to get our menus, to get water and to place an order. Our drinks were brought to some in our group of 8, not to others. We sat for a long time and then the appetizers came at the same time as the main course! Some of the dishes had apparently been sitting out and had gotten cold. The food was mediocre. We skipped dessert and asked for our check, for which, again, we had a long wait. The restaurant allows separate checks but the orders were all mixed up (so what's the use?). It then took another while to process the 3 separate credit cards. We were there about 4 hours after a long travel day. I'm the only Puerto Rican in the group and had been there several times before, mainly for lunch. This time it was an embarrassment to me. I'll never return. Please don't waste your time and money in this restaurant. It's probably surviving on its location, its pretty patio, its past glories and its claim of having invented the pina colada. Awful.

                                                                                                                                                    40. MR

                                                                                                                                                      MaggieR

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this meal. We were seated promptly and our server was excellent. We had the starter platter with fritters, empanadas, calamari etc and then had mofongo with shrimp and mofongo with steak. Everything was very tasty. I had a pina colada which of course was delicious. Another member of our group had the tres leches cake and said it was amazing. This is not just a tourist trap. There is a reason it is still packed every night after 40 years.

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                                                                                                                                                    Barrachina is rated 4 stars by 536 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                                                                                    Google Map for Barrachina

                                                                                                                                                    104 Fortaleza Street San Juan, PR 00901

                                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                      San Juan

                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                      Lunch
                                                                                                                                                      Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                      Dinner
                                                                                                                                                      Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                      Puerto Rican, International, Caribbean

                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                      Four blocks away (10 Minutes), Doña Fela or La Puntilla Parking Available parking at the San Juan Cathedral, Hotel El Covento Parking 3 hrs for $5.00 with stamped ticket.

                                                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                      Luis Miguel De La Cruz

                                                                                                                                                    • 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..

                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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