Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Francisco Bay Area
  4. East Bay
  5. Lafayette
Barranco, Lafayette, CA

Barranco

4.6
4.6
1097 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Barranco is a warm, casual yet sophisticated, full-service restaurant serving modern Peruvian cuisine from Chef Carlos Altamirano made with high-quality and responsibly sourced ingredients. Inspired by the romantic seaside district of Barranco in Lima, Peru, Barranco is dedicated to creating an outstanding eating and drinking experience with a spirit that is laid-back and approachable.
Inspired by its namesake, Barranco’s menu offers seafood, family-style tapas and a select number of main dishes. In addition to a ceviche bar, Barranco’s menu features bocaditos (small bites) such as Scallops Carlitos and Langostinos Crocantes (prawns), grilled anticuchos (meat skewers), pollo a la brasa (traditional Peruvian rotisserie chicken), classic Peruvian sandwiches, an assortment of delectable sides and, for dessert, Alfajores, the popular Latin-American artisanal cookies.
Barranco’s beverage program features pisco, the traditional spirit of Peru.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:30–14:00 Fri–Sun 10:00–14:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 14:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 14:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (925) 298-5668
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Carlos Altamirano

What 1,097 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,097 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered lots of small plates to share instead of main courses, everything came out at same time, staff was perplexed at why that’s a problem, were trying to take away plates only half eaten to make room for the new dishes. Not going back.

    Is this helpful?

  2. PaulS

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is good. We enjoyed the mushroom empanada and the half avocado with chicken salad. The home made chips are delicious.

    Is this helpful?

  3. BobG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb in every aspect! Delicious meal and superb, friendly service! Made for a special evening! Our server (in training) was friendly and attentive!

    Is this helpful?

  4. HarriettM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious, although one of our 4 meals was slightly overcooked. The small bite plates were wonderful. Server in training did fine. The noise was terrible. I would not go again for an evening meal. We couldn't hear each other across a table.

    Is this helpful?

  5. NancyH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We will be back soon! Delicious seafood stew!

    Is this helpful?

  6. nice

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for valentines day. The salmon was excellent and a generous portion as well. My wife had Octopus and she said it was cooked beautifully (seared on the outside).

    Is this helpful?

  7. LuisG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food with great service, I highly recommend

    Is this helpful?

  8. patriciam

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The soup was amazing!!! Best pisco sours ever. I hadn’t been in awhile and so glad I went. Better than I remembered and looking forward to going back soon.

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful and attentive.All the fish was very fresh! waiters were bilingual which is a great help because my girlfriend from South America was there also

    Is this helpful?

  10. Georgy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, authentic Peruvian food. Fish is wonderfully fresh. Service is consistently attentive, helpful and friendly. Best to eat on patios if you want a less energetic ambience.

    Is this helpful?

  11. alraune

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food--authentic and fresh. Service was excellent. Only issue was that it was quite noisy but the staff did move us to a quieter table.

    Is this helpful?

  12. AleksB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Barranco was excellent! We had the ceviche to start, which was really fresh and there was a lot of it. I had the short ribs for my main meal, which were perfectly cooked and smothered in a delicious sauce. My husband had the steak, medium rare, and it was also excellent. I also had the pisco sour that I order at every Peruvian restaurant I go to since it's impossible to find anywhere else. It was really good and packed quite a punch! The wait staff was very attentive and quick. I highly recommend Barranco to anyone looking for an excellent meal and service.

    Is this helpful?

  13. KurtS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a taste of South American cuisine -- and music on selected nights!

    Is this helpful?

  14. RuthB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING FOOD!!! Best Salmon in the world!!! Everything is amazing!!! Desserts to crave the next day for!!

    Is this helpful?

  15. GeorginaF

    Central Texas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is cute but the tables are too close to each other. Literally you can easily hear the next tables conversations. The restaurant is very loud. Live music too, that was nice. Food was ok. We will probably not go back since we have our favorite Oeruvian restaurant. But it was nice to try something new. The service was great!

    Is this helpful?

  16. StevenP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service at the bar and delicious seafood stew!

    Is this helpful?

  17. Excellent

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and a step up recently in food quality :-)

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy Barranco each time we visit! Love the food, the service and the ambiance. I’m Peruvian and so happy to have a little piece of my homeland nearby. Now, please open another restaurant at the City Center in San Ramon 😊

    Is this helpful?

  19. SarahB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Peruvian cuisine. Love the cocktail menu too.

    Is this helpful?

  20. KimC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was made with fresh ingredients and had a wonderful presentation. Will be back to try some other dishes.

    Is this helpful?

  21. CynthiaS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food—all so tasty. The server was lovely and attentive.

    Is this helpful?

  22. ColeenP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and appreciated the gentleman who brought an extra patio heater to our table. Great staff all around! 💕

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasn’t too happy with front door hostesses. They both seemed dismissive and hardly looked at me, the person who made the reservation. However, our server Ashley, was excellent and attentive. She made some awesome recommendations so the food was definitely chef’s kiss. Will go again but please work on your front door hostesses.

    Is this helpful?

  24. ola49

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deliciously fresh seafood and dynamite cucumber pisco

    Is this helpful?

  25. DMDMD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Difficult to choose what to choose, some things were delicious and some were not as expected. Drinks were uneven, some arrived tasty and the follow up second one tasted strange, they were nice to replace it, but it took so long to come we were ready to leave by the time it came.

    Is this helpful?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food came out relatively fast. Ordered lomo saltado w chicken but I was brought beef. The other party of for our birthday and anniversary had 3/4 finished their food by the time I finally got my dish. It was not brought quickly but rather slow!The fries were half the portion as the beef dish. At the end the waitress brought 3 small cookies for 5 people and said we want to make up for the delay. We should have gotten 5 small cookies x! Or other restaurants would have given a discount or removed the charge. For the price we will try somewhere else . Or Sf.

    Is this helpful?

  27. JenB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Loved the paella de mariscos. Housemade chips were delicious!

    Is this helpful?

  28. Kster

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here and we ordered roughly the same food and drinks because they are delicious. I like the Pisco Sour, my husband had the Amazon drink. The taquenoes (?) are amazing as are the short ribs. We also love the tuna tartar and empanada platter. We sat outside and it was very comfortable with a heating lamp nearby. We’ll be back!

    Is this helpful?

  29. EvaL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday dinner outside on the patio, complete with live guitar music (which was overmiked, unfortunately) by a great guitarist.

    Is this helpful?

  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too rushed. 7:30 reservation and closed the kitchen by 8:45. Restaurant closed by 9:30 for the night.

    Is this helpful?

  31. JLlT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Peruvian food. I recommend this place for many celebrations.

    Is this helpful?

  32. FolsomGal

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very fresh and interesting in presentation. Comfortable outside seating ( which you can reserve ) with heaters! However, no live music as advertised - be sure to check with restaurant if it's important.

    Is this helpful?

  33. LisaG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. There were four of us, and we all enjoyed our entrees as well as the sides and appetizer. We were too full to even look at any desserts. Definitely will return and will recommend to others.

    Is this helpful?

  34. Frequentdiner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Host and server were excellent. Empanadas, which we had as an appetizer, were delicious. But the Arroz Chaufa, which was a paella-type dish, was really salty. It was inedible to the two of us who ordered it. We also asked for coffee both during the meal and with shortbread cookies for dessert, but they had no coffee, no espresso drinks, and not even hot tea. This was strange for a Peruvian restaurant. And they had small mason jar bowls of coffee as decoration on each of the tables, suggesting that coffee is central to their menu. The restaurant is pretty, with a light and airy interior and nice outdoor tables just above the downtown Lafayette shopping district.

    Is this helpful?

  35. Arkitektmom

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We don’t eat out that much anymore bc it’s usually disappointing and expensive. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food, pricing and nice service. It was worth the drive and we will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  36. Nathan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken and corn cheese empanadas are amazing. Also a big fan of their pisco sours, yucca fries, lomo saltado, and ceviche. Impressively, they do a fantastic anticuchos de corazon, which most peruvian restaurants struggle with. Theirs is thinly sliced, perfectly cooked, and well seasoned.

    Is this helpful?

  37. Vanessa

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barranco has great food and some of the best Pisco Sours I have tasted in the San Francisco Bay area. We enjoy not only the food and drinks but the service and friendly atmosphere.

    Is this helpful?

  38. RayW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pork chop special - a bit too dry for my liking. The other special was large but a bit too uniform for my wofe's liking. Next time we will go back to just getting the small plates (bocaditos). Langostinos (shrimp dish) once again good. Added one to make 4 - a bit pricey at $28 for an appetizer/small plate. Sat outside on the side of the restaurant. Wife appreciated the outdoor heater.

    Is this helpful?

  39. KurtS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent cuisine, with other cooking influences nicely complementing the Peruvian fare.

    Is this helpful?

  40. Davei

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Been to Barranco many times and will be back…really enjoy this restaurant…but there is usually a miss or two. In the spirit of being helpful here’s their report card for last night. Excellent- Drinks, empanadas, ceviche, yucca, bollitas Miss- mushroom chicharonnes…one of my favorite dishes which they have kind of messed up. They now put soggy pile of sliced onions on top which totally makes the chicaronnes soggy. The beef heart skewers which is another favorite of mine were pretty bad…achingly thin slices of beef heart that they WAY overcooked. All said we do like the restaurant in spite of occasional inconsistency

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barranco using the Order Online button.

Barranco is rated 4.6 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Barranco

3596 Mount Diablo Bloulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lafayette Circle
  • Area
    Lafayette
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:30–14:00 Fri–Sun 10:00–14:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 14:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 14:00–22:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Carlos Altamirano
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo