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Barrachina Restaurant

104 Fortaleza Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-7912
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Fortaleza Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Upon recommendation, we went to Barrachina for our anniversary. The place was fun, we ate in the patio seating. I enjoyed the Uber Ride though Old San Juan to get there and walking around after our meal. The restaurant is home of the Pina Colada...More

Thank AstridWilson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Charming setting in an interior courtyard. A couple of parrots, rum packed fresh piña colodas, and palm trees - what else is there to say?

Thank potte129
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and home of the Pina Colada. Excellent taste of old San Juan and a great mix of food. Very professional staff

Thank Jandmcart317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant after walking to see the "sombrillas" and once we read the plaque anout been the birthplace of Piña Colada, well we just gotto go in!...what a cute restsurant! So walk around then sat at the bar for a Piña Colada...More

Thank Sandyang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant for lunch taking into account the previous reviews. But, we experienced the contrary. Bad food and taste. The food was not fresh and gave us stomach problems. I’ll never come back to this site. However, the staff was...More

1  Thank alemaxfacial
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a day on a cruise and wanted to try some authentic cuisine. This restaurant did not disappoint. Both of our meals came fairly quickly and were delicious. We also had the best Pina Coladas that we had ever had. Service...More

Thank KRepass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So very good and The ambiance makes the food and atmosphere authentic. You get a real Puerto Rico taste experience.

Thank Tara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only home of the Pina Colada’s but home to good eats and hospitality.A must stop for the wife and I

Thank lionel s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in because we heard that the Pina Colada was invented here. Not disappointed at all. In fact, had to have a 2nd one, they were so good. Definite place for a great Pina Colada.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read about this place and wanted to see the free Flamenco show, sorry, not happening anymore. We were told the dancer moved back to Spain after the hurricane. Made a reservation online through Open Table for 7pm, wasn't very busy and our server greeted us...More

Thank Sansanmo57
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Questions & Answers
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Jenette D | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely. If your cruise ports where I think it does, you can walk up the hill to the left and the restaurant will be on your right 👍
August 12, 2018|
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Response from BarrachinaRestaurant | Property representative |
We do not have a show at this time but do still offer a varied and delicious menu as well as the original Piña Coladas. You can make reservations through Open Table on our website or Facebook page to ensure that everything... More
June 16, 2018|
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Response from BarrachinaRestaurant | Property representative |
There is currently no Flamenco show although we are looking into various show option for the future.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Fortaleza Street | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-7912
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Located in Old San Juan, just one block from La Fortaleza, the restaurant has been catering to tourist and locals for over 40 years in the old city. The surrounding beauty of a colonial building over two centuries old with an interior courtyard and magnificent tropical foliage is the birthplace and home of the world famous piña colada, where don Ramon Portas Mingot, first made the famous drink in 1963. Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan was born following a long family tradition in the culinary arts. Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan was recognized as the king of “Paella”, also a traditional Spanish bartender Don Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963 created what became the world’s famous drink: the Piña Colada. For over 50 years, Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan has offered the best in Spanish food and during the last decade has specialized in Creative Puerto Rican and International Cuisine.
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