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Vaca Brava

Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
7878572628
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I am on vacation and decided to go with all my family 8 in total prices are excessively high and the quality of the food and the meat was terrible. We forced ourselves to eat it because we were starving. The place was empty and they took for ever to serve us. Never again.

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Rockford, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We wanted to taste the real creole food so we went to this restaurant. It's a family style with local and loud music. We ordered "Plato de la Vaca" which has all the traditional local appetizers as Mofongo (balls of mashed plantain deep fried), guava and cream cheese turnovers among others. The food was delicious but the service is Terrible.... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The food was great, but my service was horrible. The prices are too high for the horrible service I received. I believe that service determines everything. The place was not even busy the day I went:(

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The food is great but the waiting time is terrible and ridiculous ! The road to this place has an exciting view and you may stop during your driving and have a couple of beers in the different bars that you find on your way to this unique place.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've been seeing reviews for this restaurant so when I went to visit family in P.R this was one of the first places we visited. The food was bit on the salty side but it was amazing. The waitress we had was great and knowledgeable with everything on the menu. The restaurant had a beautiful set up especially catering to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

First - try to decide which combination plate that you will share with hopefully, at least 4 people. The chicken was moist, crispy skin, tasty, the ribs fell off of the bone. The restaurant has a "western" theme - but the cows look too friendly in the pictures to be serious western. Service was great. Go very hungry.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This novel restaurant is set up in the mountains of PR. The food portions are huge to impossible. It's a popular weekend spot for families, people relax on the drive up the mountain, and hang out, having fun while trying to consume the sizable meat portions that are served here. My feeling is that popularity has the restaurant focused on... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The food was okay.. but the place was beautiful.. the music, the mountain.. it was a overall very pleasant experience.. Go with a big group of friends and you will have a blast . We try 4 different kind of meat they were all good. Good customer service

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Juno Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great atmosphere for a large group. The service and presentation were great, but the food was mediocre. The meat was very overcooked and dry. The meal was well priced. It wouldn't be my first choice.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Huge portions does not equal great quality, one of the first thematic mountain restaurants on the island serving huge portions, not the best. Having share under average huge quantities does not make it a good place?

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