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“Fun place to have supper” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barrachina Restaurant

Barrachina Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 980 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Central American, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Puerto Rican and International Cuisine, Home of the world famous Pina Colada
Greenville, Mississippi
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun place to have supper”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband and I ate supper in the courtyard here, which was decorated for the holidays. We walked in and were seated immediately, which surprised us considering it was a Saturday night. We started with the pina colada (of course!), which we both agreed was the best one we had ever had. Since the drinks were so filling, we ordered only entrees (no appetizers or desserts). He had the Shrimp Mofongo and I had the Chicken Caribeno (grilled chicken with a pineapple, ginger, and almond sauce). Portions were large and neither of us finished ours. Our server was pleasant and did not rush us at all.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BarrachinaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Barrachina Restaurant, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you back soon ! Happy Holidays!
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Los Angeles, California
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Air Conditioned Indoor Dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

While our great hotel recommended this Old San Juan restaurant, it was just alright. Here you will find both Puerto Rican and continental cuisine. Maybe it was what we ordered - a soup and sandwich and a salad. The service was fine, but they were also a bit overwhelmed inside as it was raining and no outdoor seating was available. The indoor dining is well served by a very cold air conditioning system.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kaylaartt
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BarrachinaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Barrachina Restaurant, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
~Thank you for your comments. Hope you can stop by again with a sunny weather :) Happy Holidays!
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Sarasota, Florida
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Came for the Pina Colada...stayed for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Was very surprised at the food quality at the fairly touristy restaurant. We had to stop for a pina colada while in port, and we wound up ordering dinner. Chicken was very moist and yummy. selection was ample. the pina colada was tasty - more of a been there done type of treat while walking the city streets. Service was unbelievably slow, even for a Caribbean port - we were there over 2 hours for a quick meal, a beer and a pina colada. took 45 minutes just to get our appetizer.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 305Pirate
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BarrachinaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Barrachina Restaurant, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We appreciate your review. Thank you for stopping by. We apologize for the delay. Hope we get the opportunity to make it up to you guys on your next visit. Happy Holidays!
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Media, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice setting, but food is only average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stored our luggage here for a few hours between getting off the cruise ship and going to the airport. That worked out well as we were in the middle of Old Town and could walk around for a few hours without having to worry about our luggage. Decided to have lunch there as well. Very nice setting, and for us it worked out well that they started servicing lunch at 11 am. But service was very slow, we ended up being rushed and sadly the food was only average. Would not recommend the restaurant -- must be better places nearby.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rikter
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BarrachinaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Barrachina Restaurant, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We appreciate your comments. We wish to make it up to you on your next visit to the island. Happy Holidays and we apologize for the delay.
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Chesterfield, Virginia
1 review
“Nathan, our server, was AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is my 3rd visit to San Juan and & I have been to Barrachina every time! TONIGHT was the BEST! Our group of 7 had the best young waiter, Nathan. He began, first, by asking if we preferred English or Spanish. HE was complete, thorough and most helpful in ordering. Throughout our three hrs. He assisted and served our every need. The appetizers of Puerto Rican foods were GREAT and the mofongo that I had was great! Best of all...the ORIGINAL Pina Coloda!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank acanipe
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BarrachinaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Barrachina Restaurant, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are glad yo enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you on your next visit! Happy Holidays!
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