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“Give mufongo a try!”

Barrachina Restaurant
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Ranked #37 of 1,058 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: International, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Don't let the plain street entrances fool you. There are amazing gardens and restaurants in the inner courtyards. The Barrachina is famous as the place where the Pina Colada was invented. It was delicious--and I don't drink--and the food and service were incredible too. A little pricey, but not bad. The vegie mufongo was delicious and rich. My friend had the snapper -- delcious and great presentation of food.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

My friends and I had reservations for Barrachina before we even arrived in PR as we had heard this was the place to go. We were certainly directed in the right direction as the food and show were so entertaining and the food was delicious.
We had arrived early to the restaurant and went to taste the Pina Colada's and I can say I have never tasted a Pina like these. These tasted like you were having an ice cream. Our batender, Ricardo was so friendly, polite and always knew when we were ready for another delicious Pina.
We also met the Manager of Barrachina, Roger who ensured we were happy with he service and if there was anything he do for us. Everyone at the restaurant was helpful, friendly and I would highly recommend you do not miss this when you are in Puerto Rico

Thank Virginia C
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

You got to go this place for out of this world pina coladas.Well this the place where it was invented ,so cant miss it. Try their garlic shrimps and mofongos , they were good too.Bartender Ricardo was amazing, made us really good drinks

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is the birth place of the Pina Coladas & they are very good. Food was awesome & the portion size is good too. We sat inside for dinner because it was a bit warm. We went outside after for cold beers. This has a great atmosphere. The staff is friendly & very helpful!

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Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

I highly recommend Barrachina for excellent service and food. We appreciated their direction on food choice.

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Thank SJOrtiz
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