Family Style Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine
Vaca Brava’s legendary gargantuan portions are dwarfed only by the size of its’ desire to make the patrons truly happy. Vaca Brava owns a genuine sense of old fashioned hospitality and, apparently, a genuine worry that you haven’t eaten in a week!
The scale of the experience is apparent from the get go, two stories high and with enough space for a small army, Vaca Brava is tailor made for large groups and parties. Speaking of high, most of the dishes are “elevated”, meaning they are sticking straight into the air, magnifying the utter hugeness of the dishes. The flavors match the grandness, the sauces are savory and the meats are seasoned with the theory that more is better.
This is the restaurant with a legend so deep, Man v.s. Food came to challenge it. At it’s roots, Vaca Brava is a Puerto Rican family experience. They have a mechanical bull and a gift shop (spiffy hats we might add) and a kids menu. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get rowdy…live music plays on weekends and a flavored mojito menu gets the party started.
Pablo Marmol (Barney Rubble) whole rib rack with french fries
El Toten de la Vaca (Totem of the Cow) chicken breast wrapped in skirt steak and bacon with tostones
La Vaca Arropa meat paella Valenciana style
Fried Mofongo Balls
Churrasco a la Parilla grilled skirt steak
El Chillo de La vaca whole fried red snapper
La Ubre de la Vaca smoked ham stuffed with rice and meats
253 Recinto Sur, OLD SAN JUAN
Mon-Wed. 11am -10pm