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Barrachina

4.1
334 reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(787) 725-7912
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Miguel De La Cruz
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Catering
The entire menu is available for off-site catering.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Four blocks away (10 Minutes), Doña Fela or La Puntilla Parking
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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..
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Special events & promotions
For groups of 50 or 100 people.
Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Rehearsal, Wedding Dinner, Aniversary, Barchelor Parties, etc...
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 334 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.6
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Barrachina exceeded my expectations. Since they are known as the place where the Pina Colada was invented, I had expected the r staurant to be much more touristy. The ambient was pleasant and the paella excellent as was the Pina Colada. Well worth the visit.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What a great place. The people & food we're excellent

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful hostess and server

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our table was ready and waiting, staff was very prompt with requests; food came out hot. Great experience; that's why we keep going back!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was good but place was pretty empty.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Sadly didn’t live up to the reviews. The pina colada came from a pre-mixer in a rotating icer. Paella was celebrated as one of the best items and the lobster was so over cooked we couldn’t cut it with a knife, it didn’t make the mark. We did hear that many other items were good, however it will probably be a while until we return. The coconut calamari was tasty, server was attentive and the restaurant was busy and clean.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The restaurant is actually quite well put together for a very welcoming ambiance. But the lobster was dry and over priced. The steak and our other dishes we fantastic, we could definitely try this restaurant again.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Pina colada’s heaven

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

5 of us went here for our last evening on an otherwise wonderful first trip to PR and am sad to say we were disappointed, as our experience definitely did not match the glowing reviews we had read in several places. First surprise was finding the table was set with plastic cutlery, plates, etc.--the whole meal was served on disposable everything. Apparently a water problem, so OK, probably not their fault, post Maria we definitely cut them some slack in these matters. But more importantly, the food was very pedestrian, not terrible but definitely not anywhere near the best we had eaten elsewhere, including in much more modest places. Portions also on the small side, we did not starve but given what they charge we were definitely underwhelmed. Would not recommend this place any time soon.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Always look forward to a dining experience at this gem of a restaurant when visiting San Juan.
It never disappoints and we were very pleased with our meals. We actually dined at the bar and received excellent service. Next trip to San Juan be sure to make it a dining stop.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

EL lugar tiene comida típica, y las mejores piñas coladas que haya probado. Me gustó que había opciones típicas vegetarianas como mofongo de verduras. Los precios son bastante accesibles y la atención es buena.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

On vacation, we tried this restaurant because it was recommended for the pina colata. It was great. The food was meh.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent food in SJU

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was excellent! Pins coladas great.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Very good food🖒

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