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Salpicon Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Carr #681 Km 12. 3 | Bo. Islote, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
+1 787-933-3400
Fri 15:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a business week in Brazil I was craving for seafood. So we decided to go to Salpicón for a late lunch. The service was great and the food perfect. I had a red snapper and my wife "Shrimp Mofongo". Everything was delicious and served promptly. The location is great and the views outstanding ! Definitely we will be back... More 

1 Thank Bernie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful, quaint, ocean view, dinner. We had the lobster dinner selection in the shell and out of the shell and they were delicious. Soup and salads were great. Outdoor covered dining was an option where we had dessert. One would be amiss not to have the tsunami dessert, it was excellent. It was enjoyable to find this... More 

1 Thank Michel M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is just beautiful. The decors, the outdoors, the ocean view, it's just amazing. I had a Snapper Fillet and it was delicious and beautifully served. Excellent service, excellent ambient, excellent food, excellent everything! It's the perfect restaurant for every occasion!

Thank Giovanni Nomar O
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Beautiful place with ocean view. The prices are reasonable. Would definitely come back and recommend to family and friends.

Thank Nicole R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's important to have a good experience when we go out seeking to contribute to small restaurants outside of the metropolitan area. Service is one of the pillars in the food service industry. Unfortunately, the experience here was subpar. I won't be going back.

Thank rsosa7
Zory80, Owner at Salpicon Restaurant, responded to this review

I can't imagine why you would rate our service since you did not even enter our restaurant. As I have mentioned before we are a FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT, NOT A KIOSK to have drinks and linger. That is why we ask our guests if it is the first time they visit us and explain OUR RESTAURANT POLICY which is fully... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. Excellent and 100% fresh seafood. Excellent recommendations of the menu. Excellent service and nice view!

Thank Claribel C
Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went there to enjoy the sunset over some glasses of champagne. The view was great and we were having a wonderful time until the manager came over to us with an attitude to let us know they did not allow people to just have drinks without ordering food. She practically told us that we had overspent our stay and immediately... More 

1 Thank mmm0042
Salpicon R, Owner at Salpicon Restaurant, responded to this review

Im so glad you enjoyed the sunset, it such a shame why people always wright what is convinient to them. You left out the part "WHY" I actually spoke to you. After I politely asked if it was the first time you had visited us and how you had heard about us if by a recomendation, internet or just walked... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Arecibo looking for a place for seafood and passed by Salpicon. We selected the restaurant because it had a/c and it looked cozy and elegant. We started with a sampler which was amazing! (Alcapurrrias, bacalaitios, beef, chicken and cheese turnovers). We then ordered a shrimp gumbo (asopao), lobster in its shell in a garlic sauce and salmorejo... More 

1 Thank Raquel P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Good taste and one of the best mofongo you gonna eat in Puerto Rico. Very happy with this place. Highly recommended.

Thank Luis Francisco C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great seafood,excellent service. Try the conch and octopus salads, really recomend it. Very good place to go with family or friends

Thank Luis V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 38
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carr #681 Km 12. 3 | Bo. Islote, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-933-3400
Open ONLY on weekendsFriday 3:00-9:00Saturday & Sunday 1:00-9:00Kitchen closes at 8:00pm

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