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104 Fortaleza St. | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #77 of 581 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: International, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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76% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd time back to this famous place - home of the pina colada and WOW has it become an annoying tourist trap! We had just come from an amazing boat tour around the bay & just wanted to eat. Our server was the guy with the ponytail. When we did not order any pina coladas, he was... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival in San Juan we walked the blue cobblestone streets of the most scenic and colorful streets before we came upon Barrachina. It was 10:30 am they weren't even open yet but Jorge welcomed us with open arms and prepared us fresh Piña Coladas. They were so creamy and smooth and made with fresh pineapple. We sat at the... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Muy rico todo, y la pina Colada muy rica tambien, servicio excelente, Estubimos ahy en mayo 2014 yo y unas amigas y a todas nos encanto !!! Everything was delicious, the Pina Colada was awesome too, great service. We were at the Barrachina restaurant in May 2014 me and some friends and everybody loved it ! I totally recommend it

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The flamenco show was an authentic experience like that which can be had in southern Spain. The dancers and singer were very good. You need to make reservations ahead of time and be sure to ask for a table near the stage. Our food was very good. We had the fish and a puertorrican plate of shrimp mofongo that was... More

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Orland Park, IL
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just got back from Puerto Rico and after a 7 day cruise we stayed an extra day so we could go back to Barrachina. We were there several years ago and the service, food, and especially the dancers were very good. Hope it is there in a few years when we to back again.

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Destrehan, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Family of 16. 11 adults 5 children. Menu was full of PR foods and desserts. service was excellent. We ate on a Saturday night and was so impressed we went back Tuesday. Did not eat the same thing twice. A little pricey but worth the $$.

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las Vegas, NV
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

That's what they will have you believe. Others say differently. In any case, the food is good within the moderate price range and the pina colada, once extra rum is added, actually tastes pretty good.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place claims to be the birthplace of the pina colada. Not the best, just the birthplace. The pina coladas are good but we had better at a beach on Vieques. The food was decent enough (I had a full grilled red snapper that was a bit too dry for my taste but it was awfully tasty) that I ordered... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Best pina coladas ever! Mofongo was perfect, skirt steak was really seasoned and grilled well. Black bean soup was very tasty. Huge caesar salad to be shared. Appetizer sampler platter was a great way to taste several items they have. We were early for our 8 reservation and there were only a few tables filled. As we ate, the place... More

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Landisville, Pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a nice place to stop for a drink or to eat a meal. The place is nicely decorated and the service, food and drinks are good. Definetly a place to see when in San Juan

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