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Barrachina Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin,
104 Fortaleza Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-7912
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Central American, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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104 Fortaleza Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend, here in the states, who is a native Puerto Rican and it did not disappoint us. The food was excellent. I had the house specialty chicken dish and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellent....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a walking tour of the area our group of nearly 50 arrived with tables waiting. We were served drinks right away and then dinner. Delicious local cuisine and especially wonderful dessert. I would love to go back and try additional menu and drink items....More

Thank SunflowerDame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant whenever we cruise or land in San Juan. It has become our tried and true. We know we can get excellent food, attentive service and even some love entertainment! We highly recommend this restaurant!

1  Thank CelesteA57
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place, historic, with delicious food. We loved it! Go check it out-. We tried the Pina Colada and Mofongo. Lovely memories.

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1  Thank Janne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some items and the drinks are a bit overpriced. We ordered the plantain with chicken appetizer and it was delicious! The paella for two was a TON of food. Could have easily fed 3-4. We both bit into several bones while eating it and the...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 4 of us in my party and we all felt the same about our meals. The food came out luke warm and wasn't full of flavor. Both the fish and beef were overdone, but since the service was slow, we didn't want to...More

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Thank VIckyV1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was great, the food even better. And since it is the home of the Pina Colada, you must have one. Delicious.

Thank ser2774
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rest accepted reservations. The food was delicious and the prices were very fair. It's an iconic rest of Puerto Rico. I visited on a Saturday night, they offer a Flamenco show which ots very good and entetaining. The service was excellent. Overall a great...More

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Thank alanisrf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We held a rehearsal dinner for 60 people at Barrachina Restaurant. What a great experience! The food was terrific, and the location in Old San Juan was charming. The wait staff expertly took care of all of our family and friends during this event that...More

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Thank julie_mendenhall
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Loved their Pina Colada - definitely one of the best that we have ever had! The seafood was excellent and cooked to perfection. The location was beautiful in old San Juan and the customer service was very friendly.

Thank sbyker
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Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
I only reviewed restaurant I don't own it !
Vicki H
19 October 2017|
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Response from Luis G | Property representative |
Hello Vicki. We have been in business 48 hour after Maria hit us. Fortunately we have 2 power plants that run on Natural Gas and we have been lucky enough to have plenty of that gas from our supplier. Of course we will be... More
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Response from airforceangella228 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is within walking distance easy walk from ship to restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Fortaleza Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-7912
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Located in Old San Juan, just one block from La Fortaleza, the 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. Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan was born following a long family tradition in the culinary arts. Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan was recognized as the king of “Paella”, also a traditional Spanish bartender Don Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963 created what became the world’s famous drink: the Piña Colada. For over 50 years, Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan has offered the best in Spanish food and during the last decade has specialized in Creative Puerto Rican and International Cuisine.
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