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Barrachina Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Central American, Puerto Rican
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104 Fortaleza St. | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-7912
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying in Old San Juan pre cruise and we decided upon Barrachina for dinner. Among it's claims to fame is it is the birthplace of the Pina Colada. This restaurant has a central courtyard and two air conditioned dining rooms to either side. The ambiance was charming and the menu was extensive. Our group had members that ordered... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner in the open courtyard. The setting was lovely. The pina colada was all that you would expect from the "original", The food was mediocre.

Thank Sally C
Calgary AB
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've spent many winter weeks in PR, and one of the first things on our list, is get to old San Juan and Barrachina's. Why? the Pina Coladas, excellent food and service, and the "I'm on vacation" feel. Jorge still runs the bar, and is such an interesting character. This year though, and only because I needed to venture to... More 

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200 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came In San Juan on a cruise and decided to check this spot out for the sake of its popularity. It is an easy walking distance from the port..had to ask a few questions but found it pretty easy once you bare left from the cruise port. Once we got there, I can't say it was a disappointment. Had to... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time dining at Barrachina after many yearly visits to San Juan. I'm so glad we discovered it, finally. The restaurant is quite large and offers seating outside in the courtyard under large umbrellas, in air conditioned side rooms, upstairs on the balcony, or at the bar. The menu ranges from small plates to large and includes... More 

Thank Nancy S
Gainesville, FL
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant in Old San Juan was recommended by our taxi driver who stated that he knew the original owners. It was also reported to be the birthplace of the pina colada. It was so good we went twice. The appetizer Special Sampler is huge (filling for lunch for two people) and amazing. If you're looking to sample a variety... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in solely to have a drink and do some wifi work after a while at sea. Devil's we're good but the shrimp cocktail was stand high at$9 for 5 small shrimp. Wifi didn't work and the management didn't seem to care. Would not go again.

Thank J N
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we where here on a cruise and we tried many bars for pina colada's and although its the home of the pina colada it was far from the best we tasted on the island. staff seemed unhappy at best. the place itself was nice smelt amazing and food tasted nice its was average i have had worse service but had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great example of colonial architecture in the heart of Old San Juan. Great food and great service.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was on my must do list. Beware that if you ask for a strong drink, that they will doubke charge you. Ask them for the higher proof Rum of the same ounce pour and it'll be the normal price without the double charge.

Thank Michelle G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Central American, Puerto Rican
Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Fortaleza St. | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-7912
Puerto Rican and International Cuisine, Home of the world famous Pina Colada

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?