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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 today via mobile

This place was recommended as a go to for pina coladas! The service team is very attentive from the front door. The bar tender was prompt and friendly. The drinks were tasty and strong! We enjoyed the drink before continuing our walk.

Thank OC345
Reviewed today

Overpriced. While the Mojito/Pasoa was great .. it was not $12 great. The home of the Barrilito Colada not as good as their completion. Even the cruise ship was better. Food looked good, but just drank. Slow service. Not many customers.

Thank baaaaaaa
Reviewed yesterday

We had half day to tour the old San Juan before embarking the cruise ship. This restaurant offers luggage deposit with a small tips. So people who have checked out of hotel before boarding the ship, or before catching a flight, can leave luggage at...More

Thank YorkRegionYnot
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a very leisurely stroll throughout Old San Juan on a recent cruise port stop. Having visited San Juan several times, we had walked past Barrachina but never had time to stop. This time we purposely set out to visit the birth place of...More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place with excellent service and the dishes with freshness and good prices for what you get. Will visit again and recommended.

Thank Edgard S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sat in the atrium for an enjoyable meal. Mofongo was best we had on island. Passion fruit mojito and pina colada good. Waiter was definitely trying to push expensive drinks on all but overall good service.

Thank samkapil
Reviewed 6 days ago

visited twice.tried the best pina colada.The seafood paella was one of the best we had.All food we ordered were delicious-fried grouper,calamari,grilled mahimahi etc.Service was also excellent.

Thank LPY39
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were excellent. Try the Chicken Mofungo, as it is fantastic, although everything we had was good including the whole snapper. Our server, Karlos (with a K) was attentive and entertaining as well. We did not have the Pina Coladas, but we did...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here when in San Juan. The Birthplace of the Pina Colada! Yum food, great service and location too. Check out Cabana Bay Jewels too while in the area. OMG fun.

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Pina Colada’s, this is the place to try when in old San Juan. The food is quite delicious too with a wide variety of staples. Accordingly, this is where the Pina Colada mix was fist invented. Weather it’s true or not, I...More

Thank Dario M
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5 January 2018|
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Response from Pete_The_Panda | Reviewed this property |
As life in OSJ is still unpredictable and out of the ordinary, The best way to find out is to directly contact the restaurant during operating hours. Ask to speak to a manager and you will find the most accurate info you... More
5 January 2018|
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Response from Royston S | Reviewed this property |
Try this number +1 787-725-7912
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Hello Gerona. It will be a great pleasure to welcome that day. The storage area is normally open from 8am to 6pm. I hope to see you soon Luis Garzon Guest Relations Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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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