Here is one of the favorite dishes among the persons who visit the restaurant "La Vaca Brava". Located between Barranquitas and Naranjito, the restaurant is well known for its generous portions and creativeness when serving.
If you want a good seat, be there early. People fill the place very quickly. Sundays being the day of the week with most assistance. You can be waiting for a few HOURS! People don't mind, they just stay in the surrounding areas, waiting with their drinks at hand and standing by the river near by.
The dish you see here is called "La Vaca Acosta". Its a steak served on a bed of french fries, covered with mushrooms in a criolle sauce (local style). Very good. The plate it self is impressive, since the portion is of one not being able to be eaten by just one person. Maybe not even 2 depending on the case.
The ribs above are called "Pablo Marmol" or in english Barny Rubble from the Flintstones. You can see why. Its a massive slab of ribs served straight up with fries. Every one I saw left a few ribs on the plate.Same thing goes for all of the other plates. Prices are way within reasonable. That's why it's so popular.
If your ever in Puerto Rico and want to visit a great local place, ask for La Vaca Brava. An hour and a half drive from San Juan.
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