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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 40
    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
Worth a Visit. But not for the Food.

The ambient and the location is awesome and worth visiting at least once. The food is average at best. We got our meat cold after waiting over an hour. The side are extremely small. I mean, we purchased a family meal and got a great portion of meat (cold and a bit chewy), but sides that only one... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
ultraj1004
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Rincón, Puerto Rico
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Rincón, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The ambient and the location is awesome and worth visiting at least once. The food is average at best. We got our meat cold after waiting over an hour. The side are extremely small. I mean, we purchased a family meal and got a great portion of meat (cold and a bit chewy), but sides that only one person could... More 

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Thank ultraj1004
Oak Grove, Missouri
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a Sunday. We was there at 1:15 and got right in. Actually we were walking out the door about an hour later. We ordered a group meal. We are a family of four and felt like their was plenty of food . The fried plantains was yummy. We ordered a mix of beef, chicken... More 

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Thank TnTDean
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

When I go to a restaurant, one of the important things for me is the presentation. Here the presentation is aimed at people who like to eat excessively. The only thing I liked about the restaurant is where it is located. It has a country style, with a small stream, beautiful and located in the center of Puerto Rico. If... More 

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Thank jeladeu
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I love this place. Is so local and unique! The plates are huge and and food is delicious! I bring friends from outside of PR to this place everytime!

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Thank Tesla09
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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Thank Pazi D
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank 335efrainr
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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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Thank Michael M
Aibonito, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
8 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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Thank JACLS_Photography
Yauco, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Melanie N
Guanica, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Joshua R

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?