San Juan in San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
Piña Colada Made Famous
La Piña Colada
En El Año 1963
Por Don Ramon
The Piña Colada
By Don Ramon
Location. 18° 27.876′ N, 66° 7.033′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Municipality. Marker is on Calle Fortaleza, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Francisco de Miranda (about 300 feet away); Noel Estrada (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); What About Water? (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Defense of San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firepower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Flags (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan.
More about this marker. The marble plaque hangs in front of Restaurant Barrachina in Old San Juan.
Regarding Piña Colada Made Famous. There are conflicting stories of who and where
Two miles west of the Caribe Hilton in the capital’s Old City, another San Juan hotspot stakes its claim as the piña colada’s birthplace. Restaurant Barrachina opened in the late 1950s and quickly gained renown for its paella. On a trip to South America, Spanish chef and owner Pepe Barrachina convinced Ramon Portas Mingot, a Spanish mixologist who wrote cocktail books and worked in the top bars of Buenos Aires, to leave Argentina and become head bartender at his Puerto Rican restaurant. As attested to by a marble plaque outside the eatery’s entrance, Restaurant Barrachina claims Mingot concocted the first piña colada inside its doors in 1963.
Also see . . . The Birth of the Piña Colada. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.