Barranco

4.5
734 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The entree we got was fabulous. We also got a number of tapas that ranged from great to OK. However the order in which they brought everything was weird. They unfortunately brought the worst tapa last and the entree which we thought was the best - pork shoulder as the second dish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Server forgot to fire our order so we waited 1hr before we received our meal. It was a major disappointment. It was my mother’s 70th birthday and it wasn’t even acknowledged.

As always the food was excellent.

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RussellM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we have been there this month. The food isn't cheap but it is better than other Peruvian restaurants that we have tried. I expect us to go back several times a year.

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RichB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another fantastic lunch at Barranco. Since we began eating there we make a point to try something different each time and have never been disappointed. Our goal is to do the entire menu.

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vipAndrewD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great. There was some issue with the kitchen as one half the table got food timely the other half waited over 30 minutes later. The late food and beverage was comped which was appreciated as recognition of the unreasonable delay. I hope this news an anomaly as this was my first time dining but it does create a question.

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Eli19
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend the Ceviche! Good for a date night or special occasion.

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Jaydub
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food and cocktails were good, but the fast casual ambiance and the high prices lowered the overall value of the experience.

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Way overpriced for the quality of the food. Nothing special.

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KellyW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service!

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SezRobb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food - thoroughly enjoyed the dishes we ordered - the live music was fantastic.

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vipOrindamom
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The usual great food and atmosphere. Special Mother’s Day dinner and special bring entertained by the guitarist, Rolando. However, the worst service I have experienced there ever. It took over 30 minutes before the waiter arrived and only after I stopped the hostess to ask about taking our order. We had to also had to ask for chips at the table and they kept bringing us other table’s orders.

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vipLuvgoodfood
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner. The Peruvian food was amazing and really enjoyed the live music.

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Diana
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and different and I loved the cookies.

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vipLoves2eat
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting, wonderful food, terrific service
Quite pricey!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and our server was spectacular, making sure we were doing well with our meal. Overall great food and great service!! A must go to.

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Carolv
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would recommend that Barranco invest in outdoor heaters on the sidewalk level. It is too cold in this area in the evening to enjoy outdoor dining without one

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Dreamscapes15
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great lunch. everything we ate was prepared with the freshest ingredients and tasted wonderful. I'll try dinner next time.

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vipMariaO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially the ceviche de pescado. I love any place that serves Mezcal craft cocktails but the Huracán was out of this world delicious! Definitely coming back.

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vipNumm
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went to Barranco for the first time this weekend and absolutely loved our experience. The food and patio dining are fantastic. We will definitely return for another meal soon.

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RunnerGirl
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for Brunch for the first time in a year with my friends and this was an outstanding choice! Had never been and it was wonderful. I've had Peruvian food...in Peru...but this was the first time I've had it in the US. One of our group is south american and she was thrilled with how authentic the sauces were;

There were four of us and we sampled Tapas. Pretty much the perfect way to get to sample lots of yummy things. Had the Quinoa crusted Langostine, server quickly asked if we wanted to add a shrimp since the plate is three and there were four of us. Very on top of things. Also the Papas...very tasty, Chicken Empanada...out of this world delicious...and the Fried Yucca Balls...amazing flavor and delicate crispy texture.

Food was outstanding, patio was delightful and the singer was a nice touch. Not so loud we couldn't talk but a very nice backdrop. Looking forward to next time...want to try their Paella

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Ddab26
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and unique flavors; live music was wonderful

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sarah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first real night "out" to dinner in over a year (thanks, covid). We had a wonderful evening - the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Thank you, Grover!! We'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I specifically asked for no cilantro. I even booked through OpenTable where I have allergic to cilantro on my profile.

There was cilantro in my food.

Nothing is worth that. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.

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vipTomH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were seated on the sidewalk, hard to get our waiter’s attention

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Annie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting, tasty food. Very fresh and well prepared.

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YaYa
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Try something new. The wait staff is great at describing what might be your new favorite dish.

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vipLadywhoLunches
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were comfortably seated at a table for four on an outdoor patio. Other diners were seated at a comfortable distance from us, consistent with health guidelines. Our waiter was pleasant, attentive, and well informed about the menu. We ordered the empanada sampler, consisting of 4 crisp, delicious pastries filled with beef, chicken, or mushrooms. They were delicious and filling. We washed them down with a pint of beer. Also delicious. While not cheap, we thought that the prices were fair, given the quality of the food and ambiance. We’ll be back.

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Carmada
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding personal service: Our waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable, agreeable and patient with our many questions about the menu.

Needs improvement: The food was delicious but overpriced and slow coming out of the kitchen. The dining room was moderately noisy from voices and music. We asked to have the music turned down which was done.

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NateB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We got seated outdoor quickly and the wait staff was pretty good, but the kitchen was slow and the food wasn't as good as I remember. Maybe they just had a bad day. The full taster of empanadas was very good though.

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vipAdamH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great musician and delicious food - but much more expensive than I recalled.

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Diana
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and loved the alfajores cookies.

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SheilaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Barranco earlier this week. Our family has been very covid cautious, so this was our first time dining out in about a year. But since Grandma is now fully vaccinated, we decided to celebrate at Barranco. Grandma is a complete foodie snob and she raved... so there you go! We got the Empanada sampler, yucca fries, mixto cebiche, baby octopus tapas and chicken skewers. Everything was delicious. My favorite were the mushroom empanadas and the baby octopus dish... which were amazingly tender with a perfectly umami - ish flavor. My picky 10 year old daughter devoured the yucca fries and loved the corn empanada. For dessert, we tried the panna cotta, which had a tropical, coconutty flavor, served with fresh mixed berries. Service was not perfect, as we had to flag down our server a few times, but nothing too bad. We'll be back!

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ThessG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre! Price outrageous! Not coming back.

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Barranco is rated 4.5 stars by 734 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.