Vaca Brava - Old San Juan
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Stuffed mashed plantain with tasty grilled churrasco
Cuban! Delicious shredded beef and vegetables stew
Delicious and juicy pork medallions
Showed up in time, but did not get a table inside as there is limited space inside due to Covid. The waiters offers to sit outside which was very loud with cars running and left to your own luck. Waiters basically abandon you once they take your order.
Vaca Brava even though we had a confirmed reservation through Open Table had us wait over thirty minutes due to COVID seating spacing protocol. We were seated outside instead to not have to wait any longer which was fine with us. The food especially the Kan Kan pork chop is very good and reasonably priced. Due to the local government COVID protocol there is no further service after 9pm and guests must all leave the premises by 10pm. Please keep this in mind if visiting.
Food big portions but nothing to die for! Plates are all shareable.
But the service was OUTSTANDING.
COVID protocols greatly observed.
Overall great experience the ropa vieja was one of the best that I have ever had and that’s coming from a cuban living in miami. Overall great atmosphere and great prices
Dinner was good , however it was really difficult to cut my steak with the plastic utensils.
The meats were excellent, not crazy about the drinks or apps.
I had a reservation for 8:45pm. I got there at 8:55pm. I wasn’t let inside because they said they were closing. Even though on open table it said I had a grace period of 10 minutes which I was in. Absolutely ridiculous. It would’ve been my first time, but never again.
Our waiter was awesome and cute, he got us exactly what we ordered
Espectacular el lugar, la
Comida y el servicio excelente
Awesome all together. Will go back but this time will share entrees as servings are big.
Staff were very impatient and did not pay attention to our requests. We received an attitude when asking questions. Will not be back. Horrible experience.
Our waitress was very sweet and able to manage the busy crowd. I wish I knew her name, she was very helpful. The manager was also very friendly.
Great service and food but REALLY slow.
Everything was great!
Nothing special about this place as far as ambience or service or value - but my daughters Mahi Mahi was absolutely delicious so would return for that .
Horrible customer service. Food was amazing but they need better help with customer service
Service as very good, our waiter was helpful and attentive.
Food was a 3 out of 5.
I asked for the Mahi Mahi and plantain crust and was very dry. The plantain "shell" was super hard to cut.
My friend asked for 'Aranitas' and they were like rocks! you couldn't eat them at all. A bad experience for a first timer in Puerto Rican cuisine. Although the waiter was kind enough and brought a different side dish.
Ginger Mojito was good.
It is right on the touristic spot close to cruises dock.
Overall, good but not great. Better places for traditional food.
The food was really good with the exception of the chicken and the churrasco that was over cook.
The ambient is very nice and the service was excellent!!
Good place good food
Great service and food. Waiting time was minimum since I did the reservation online.
Todo organizado, la mesa estaba lista para la hora reservada, la comida exquisita y el mesero fue muy atento.
The skirt steak so tender you can cut with a fork everything is tasty would definitely eat there again.
The food was great, but the service was horrible which made the overall experience not so great.
The only complain I have is the food. The food arrived almost cold, as if it was ready long time ago. Great quality, the mojitos are great. I recommend this place. The best thing you can do is reserve the table on time so you wouldn't be waiting outside.
I will never return neither will I ever recommend for anyone. I had terrible service and received so sort of customer service to remedy the situation.
I had my reservation and waited over an hour to receive my food. I had to find a server because no one came to my table to take my order or even to bring water.
Meanwhile, other people that arrived after me had placed their orders and received their food.
I would’ve left but I was already compromised after wasting so much time. I couldn’t go anywhere else and get food before the curfew.
The manager of the venue was by my table the entire time. He could’ve served a better purpose by taking orders because I’m not sure what managing he was doing.
I would not recommend this restaurant. The service staff was courteous but very slow. The food was bland and lukewarm. The side salad consisted of dry lettuce and two slices of unripe tomatoes. We were three and none of us liked anything there.
We had reservations and after we were seated we had to call for someone to come to our table . It took almost 15-20 minutes before someone even came to our table . My veggies were bland and almost looked like microwave steam bagged veggies. It was not worth the money or time. I wouldn’t go back
Todo estaba súper bien pero la comida demasiada fría el trifongo y Mofongo lleno de aceite sin gusto pondrían mejorar ya que soy cliente que me gusta comer en el mismo lugar con Fam y Reuniones y otras ovaciones no a tenido problema con la comida ni el service.
El Servicio no fue el mejor podrían mejorar y la Comida fue pésima
The food was amazing, definitely worth the travel. Pricing wise they are fare & I loved there house hot sauce . Old San Juan is where it’s at with food. Coming from NYC it was great. Just wish they had more comfortable seating.
It was good but not what i was expecting there was many missing items
Food was okay. Nothing special. Drinks were good and the venue was nice. DONT expect a nice dinner.
Good food and generous portions.
Skip this place. So many good authentic restaurants in Old San Juan. The ribs were great but everything else was subpar. The drinks were watered down and the service wasn’t that good.
Great food, drinks and service! I always make sure to stop in here every time I visit the island. The portions are huge which I love. The mojitos are awesome!
Staff was friendly and helpful. We went to celebrate a birthday and it was perfect.
Very uninterested hostess.
Slow drink service.
Pork Kan kan ordered. Came out cold and chewy. Fries cold. Sent back. Second time it had just been refried. Pork was hotter but do tough it was inedible. New hotter fries added to cold ones underneath. No ambience. Old restaurant was better. Such a shame as we used to love this place. There are definitely better restaurants in San Juan
Food was great- if only two of you it’s better to get individual meals as you are served a lot of food
Horrible. Host was rude. We never did see a waitress or waiter and ended up leaving. Very loud and not a pleasant experience. When you go to a restaurant to eat and can’t get served, that’s a problem.
Vaca Brava - Old San Juan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 723-3700.
Vaca Brava - Old San Juan is rated 3.9 stars by 61 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.