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Vaca Brava

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Carr. 771, km 9.3, Barranquitas 00720, Puerto Rico
7878572628
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 38
    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
Great amount of food!

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Alberto M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Yauco, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 helpful vote 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
1 helpful vote 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Love it ! Just make sure to call if you have a group. And order while you arive .The food its freshly cooked and it take time to prepare but other than that its great .they have out side deck dinning or inside dinning.you can walk around the restaurant and see the river and enjoy the weather. .

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Austin, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place is definitely known for its meat dishes. It has a cowboy "gaucho" feel. We had salad, veggies, and 3 kinds of meat. Ribs, sirloin, and grilled chicken. It was all very good and the waiter was fun and helpful.

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166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Same as Old San Juan but this one has a bigger leather store. River behind and much more space to enjoy mother nation at there best. Meat lover you will get a kick out of this one. Lots of food, lots of fun and the drive up there inside Puerto Rico Mountain is breath taking. Left home early is a... More 

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Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was very good and tasteful. The service was not too good, the girl served the meat with a small portion of rice, fresh fries. We were a group of 9 people and needed to order extra amount of French fries, plantains and rice. This was done when the waitress took the order initially. The meat was served and... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?