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Cafe Puerto Rico

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

One of the taxi drivers actually recommended this restaurant to us. He said if we liked great food & drinks at great prices then we need to go here and we're glad we did. We wanted to take food back to New York with us because it was just that good. They may tell you have to form a line... More 

1 Thank Octavia M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Agree with favorable reviews. Enjoyed skirt steak with mofongo de yuca. Very friendly service. Clean and well designed space.

1 Thank Akirafuz
Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel, but wasn't on the list that a friend who is a native gave us before our trip. We tried it anyway for a late dinner. We were sat quickly and they were the first place in OSJ to only serve bottled water, so be prepared for that upcharge. My husband enjoyed his breaded... More 

1 Thank ashleydrexel
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

We visit every time we pass through while cruising. Get there early as there is most always a wait. Small but big on service and taste.

1 Thank Melissa B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

I ordered cream plantain soup and pork mofongo, my wife ordered whole fried red snapper. The snapper came out so overcooked, it had to be sent back. You couldn't even chew it. Their second attempt, while better, was still like eating fish jerky. (Fish should be flaky, not chewey) The pork mofongo was dry, and bland. If it's supposed to... More 

1 Thank Philip N
Richmond, TX
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We've eaten there several times while in San Juan and never disappointed whether lunch or dinner. Friendly attentive staff and they make the best mojitos! Try the pork chops, they are delicious! Will definitely eat here again.

1 Thank smittygirl1
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

My friend and I went here our first night in San Juan, the staff was super friendly (they even recommended a fantastic local salsa spot for us to try), the food was great (the Mofongo was delicious), the location is perfect, and the drinks are great too! I would definitely go back if I was in San Juan again.

Thank Alison F
Fort Myers, Florida
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Not bad. Clean. Reasonable prices I had vegetable Mondogo $12 No nonsense food. Not health food, but who cares when on vacation.

Thank orin o
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Had the salmon fillet but it was dry and over cooked. Mojitos were good and had just enough alcohol.

Thank Jeanette B
Modesto, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised, first time to San Juan, we didn't know where to eat, so many choices of restaurants. We sat outside, on a late night, the service was good, and the food even better. I had mofongo chicken, my husband the steak. It was delicious, also looking at all my pictures from different Puerto Rican restaurants, this was the only... More 

1 Thank mamasita1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-2281

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