Barranco

4.4
767 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Barranco is a warm, casual yet sophisticated, full-service restaurant serving modern Peruvian cuisine from Chef Carlos Altamirano made with high-quality and responsibly sourced ingredients. Inspired by the romantic seaside district of Barranco in Lima, Peru, Barranco is dedicated to creating an outstanding eating and drinking experience with a spirit that is laid-back and approachable.
Inspired by its namesake, Barranco’s menu offers seafood, family-style tapas and a select number of main dishes. In addition to a ceviche bar, Barranco’s menu features bocaditos (small bites) such as Scallops Carlitos and Langostinos Crocantes (prawns), grilled anticuchos (meat skewers), pollo a la brasa (traditional Peruvian rotisserie chicken), classic Peruvian sandwiches, an assortment of delectable sides and, for dessert, Alfajores, the popular Latin-American artisanal cookies.
Barranco’s beverage program features pisco, the traditional spirit of Peru.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KULA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to be able to dine al fresco in 80 degree weather @ 6pm with live music! Our second time having dinner here and it didn’t disappoint. Started with the tequenos, ribs, and shrimp over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes. Then the churasco (steak frites) and the mixed fried seafood platter. Dessert was a coconut panna cotta with a passion fruit coulis. Excellent date night albeit a bit pricey.

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JillG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The empanadas were delicious -- highly recommend. The calamari cicchirones are not as good as the chicken.

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vipShantiA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good but not as good as we remembered it pre-pandemic. Guitar player/musician was great but a bit loud making it hard to talk. Service was good.

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ReshmaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service. Easy dining

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vipFatone
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, Ambience and Service were all outstanding. Very good live entertainment was a nice surprise and huge plus.

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vippickey
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had not been back to Barranco since Covid. Happy to report I will continue to support this restaurant by making another reservation.

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vipAKTHEGREAT
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is both interesting - because not your standard American fare - and great tasting. Fabulous menu that is terrific for sharing. If you like/love South American cuisine, go here. The drinks are also most excellent and Pisco is a great mix.

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vipFoodies3
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Here are the reasons we will be back. Special cocktails---more, please. Food---well prepared and seasoned; plating pleasing to the eye. Service--accommodating and efficient. Outdoor seating---some tables better located than others.

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WhiteyandDaliLobo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. The males ordered meat and the females ordered fish. All four were happy with their dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

After confirmed with waiter THEY STOPPED MAKING COFFES SO YOU GET OUT FASTER!!!! This is just ridiculous. What world are we living in? Sad!

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RuthP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the ambiance and the service was prompt and friendly. The food tasted good but was overpriced for the serving size.

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Mint
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is great. Sitting outside was good from the noise aspect since it is very noisy inside.

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Flowerchild
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We ordered a few tapas, but none of the dishes stood out. I am gluten free, so the menu options are limited and those modifications impacted the taste and presentation.

Sangria and pisco sour were tasty. We LOVED the outdoor setting, and really enjoyed the live music. I won't be back for food, but would definitely grab a cocktail and listen to live music.

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viphalehk
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.. noise was too high, we were almost screaming to be able to be heard.

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Terrie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was amazing and the server was wonderful. The biggest issue was the fact that it was so hot outside and we were seated inside because of that. However there was no A/C on and it was very uncomfortable. The other issue was the fact that the inside restaurant was empty and they sat another couple right next to us. The tables are fairly close together and there was no reason to do that. Also it was our anniversary which I put on the open table reservation but there was absolutely no mention of it. We would definitely try this place again, but perhaps the internal temp should be looked at and also seating issue could be addressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barranco was a beautiful experience. My friend and I and our two dogs sat on the patio in the sun. The tapas were so wonderfully prepared, fresh, delicious...the waiter was kind and attentive.

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vipEricHB
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The food had high quality ingredients and well prepared. The service was outstanding, very attentive, helpful and friendly. He made our lunch experience! Hats off to him and the kitchen!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ceviche was CRAZY GOOD. Honestly, the best I’ve ever had. And the empanadas - also crazy good - were unique with a flakey, light dough I’ve never had before with the dish. The only miss was the beet salad - it fell flat compared to the other things we ate.
We sat on the patio, listened to some lovely, live music. Great experience.

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vipkpmeemers
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at BARRANCO. Food is creative and delicious. We shared 6 tapas among our party of 4 including caesar and beet salads and 2 desserts. The empanadas sampler tapas were amazing. We ate indoors and it's rather loud.

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vipPJD25
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best live music, great fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food

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vipBarb
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great. The food was just ok. The ribs were all fat and bone Despite mentioning it to the waiter they did nothing. We ordered several other dishes that were bland .
We go to other Peruvian places and are much better .

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect place for good food, ambiance and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the place is cool! the staff was nice. food was great and the cocktails are awesome!

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LolaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing!!! I sat inside but would have preferred the outside.
Service was great.

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vipEileenL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I told the server I was lactose intolerant. I asked for suggestions. I chose the spare ribs. They came to the table without the Korean BBQ sauce, salsa or slaw. I complained and the server brought another serving with the BBQ sauce but without the salsa or slaw described on the menu. Apparently the slaw was made with milk, but why no salsa?

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Foodist
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great staff and fabulous food seasoned just right and cooked to perfection.

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DLHx
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barranco was excellent! We went on a weekday for a late lunch and had the entire inside of the restaurant to ourselves. The service was wonderful and the food to die for!

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debrah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The restaurant layout is like an open cafeteria inside. Food was ok but extremely overpriced for the portions you get. Limon in Walnut Creek is so much better quality food, pricing and overall feel. Service was ok, they just seemed bored and interested. We had to ask for recommendations, it turns out there was seafood special that our server never mentioned. We heard another server describe it to his table. We won't be back.

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PaulD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Best food I’ve had in a while.

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vipChuns
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for Peruvian food. Authentic.

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vipchrisr
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This was probably one of the worst meals we’ve had in several years. Extremely overpriced. Very mediocre at best food. Very disappointing. I’ll never go back here again. Total waste of money.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great! We had light appetizers and drinks and the service was great!

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LGL20
Yosemite
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, Great food. The seafood Paella was the best I have had, The fries were terrific and the ribs were also excellent. Perfect experience

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vipGregC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We will be happy to return.

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Coffeerc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place a nice outdoor dinner! All the food was amazing and even made my pregnant friend a yummy mocktail!

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DerekC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food was very good, although a little on the high side. Expect about $40pp (adults). Besides the food, the atmosphere was good; however, we sat inside (we were the only patrons inside) and the music was cranked up so loud, that we couldn’t even hold a normal conversation without shouting. We even asked them to turn down the music, and they did a little, but it was still very loud. I measured it on my iPhone and after they turned it down, it measured 58 db. Way too loud for a normal table side conversation.

Dishes were well constructed and flavorful. It is good to try a variety with friends. We had about 7 dishes (tapas).

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KarlyT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic drinks, nice outdoor space, food is fresh, creative, and tasty. Wide menu with all the Peruvian favorites.

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vipJosephJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic. Ambiance family-friendly and energetic. Seats--horrible! I understand that restaurants want to turn tables as fast as possible and having cushions on chairs is counter to that but, c'mon, if you're spending $300 for 3 people you should have a comfortable seat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of small plates and peruvian dishes.

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Barranco is rated 4.4 stars by 767 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.