HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 3 times today

Barrachina

3.9
325 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Caribbean
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Caribbean
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(787) 725-7912
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Luis Miguel De La Cruz
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
The entire menu is available for off-site catering.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Four blocks away (10 Minutes), Doña Fela or La Puntilla Parking
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
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..
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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 325 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
CatherineA (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
Emmar (Oaxaca)
4.0  Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
Britta (Berlin)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
Britt (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent food in SJU

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
TV1NYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
SpyridonL21 (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
vipLuvgoodfood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
17