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Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
7878572628
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I'd had a few by the time I came

I was solo... tipsy... and looking for a quick meal. What I got was the kind of meal that you cant finish but you wish you could. I took it to my hotel and finished it in the middle of the night. I sat at the bar and the bartender was cool. I'd come back just to get mor mufongo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Pazi D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I was solo... tipsy... and looking for a quick meal. What I got was the kind of meal that you cant finish but you wish you could. I took it to my hotel and finished it in the middle of the night. I sat at the bar and the bartender was cool. I'd come back just to get mor mufongo... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was a food channel recommendation that my son wanted to try. They offer family style platters and the taste of the food is awesome. We had a server that was new so he was a bit slow and sent in the request of our meat choice wrong, but they corrected it. We had a late afternoon dinner. There was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food is very impressive but the wait is beyond ridiculous. I recommend you eat something before you go because you will wait over an hour for you food during the week. I can't imagine during a weekend how bad it must get. Mojito has so little alcohol that you can give it to a child.

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Aibonito, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurant is located in a nice area in natural, rustic setting, is peaceful and offers good typical food. However I expected more of the food. Prices are a biy high for what is offered.

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Yauco, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My favorite restaurant is “Vaca Brava” in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Because it is a very family oriented place. Although it is quite far from my place of residence and I enjoy the ride. I love their dishes and desserts! Really don’t have a favorite dish, I basically love them all. The dishes are large which you can share with up... More 

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Barranquitas is a very nice city, and it is known for it’s different locations. Its restaurant, Vaca Brava is one of my Favorite places ever. The service is very nice and professional, and the prices are very air. My favorite plate is the “Vasa Acosta”. It is a very large dish, various pounds of meat, enough for at least 3... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food is good, but not awesome. The service is very slow and the waiters are not thay efficient. The ambient is very noisy and usually is full of people.

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New Jersey
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

In short, this place is amazing! We had the tendedero dish, which could feed an entire Army, and it was delicious. The Mofongo was the best that I've ever had in my life. I also tried Alcapurrias for the first time based on the recommendation of my friends, and it was amazing. We topped this meal off with Medallas, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You have to be really hungry to eat here. The servings are huge so order to share with your friends or family since you can order some more dishes. I definitely recommend the ribs and the dark chicken meat (not breast too dry), and the flat iron steak. Delicious! will definitely return,

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

B.b.q. Is excellent! Got to stop here for a nice meal in the country side. Excellent drinks as well.

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Additional Information about Vaca Brava

Address: Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 7878572628
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Barranquitas
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Barranquitas
  • Phone Number: 7878572628

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?