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Cafe Puerto Rico

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
Closed now
All hours
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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Jackson, Wyoming
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Everything tasted great and we enjoyed sitting at the sidewalk tables on a warm evening. The stuffed mofongo is suitable for more than one meal and we were overwhelmed by the large portion sizes.

Thank doktorinjh
Shamong, New Jersey
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379 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Tough for me to eat anywhere else in Old San Juan. I absolutely love this place. We ate outside. The location is amazing. The customer service is great. We had Fried Calamari as an appetizer. I had the Beef Mofongo. My girlfriend had the Chicken Mofongo. Everything, to include the mojito's, was awesome.

1 Thank 2TravelLuvers
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Friends had suggested we visit Cafe Puerto Rico for lunch and we are glad we did! The food was authentic and was just what we were looking for. We sat at the small patio outside and it was great for people watching. The staff was friendly and made great suggestions, prices were reasonable, service was quick.

Thank TravelfromDC2015
Edmond, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Meal was good, but a little slow. But, hey, we're on vacation. Table of 5 across from us. One meal was delayed and he had to just take it to go. Nice, but nothing outstanding.

Thank Sandy H
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Great service by Sylvia😊😊😊😊😊 very knowledgeable of the food and area. Good food to taste good mojitos.

1 Thank LillCes16
Worcester, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We are here on recommendation from our hotel as it represented Puerto Rican food, which it does. However whilst it was OK it wasn't the best. Mojitos around the corner is by far better. The service was not the best - we felt we were treated and regarded as tourists (which is what we were) but it resulted in us... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

We were tipped to this place by cruise shipmates. After spending the day walking around San Juan we had worked up an appetite. Heard it filled up quickly and the line waiting for the door to open at 5 proved the point. We were immediately seated but the place was full in minutes. We had a conch ceviche that was... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

If you want to eat authentic Puerto Rican food, this is a good place to go. It's right in the center of Old San Juan. We went on a day that there was a festival so it was very crowded, but I understand it's always popular. The host was a hoot. He knew everybody and gracefully got people to wait... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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287 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

We were told that this restaurants fill up fast. So we were in line before it opened at about 11:45. It opened at noon. Service was very laid back. We only ordered drinks and the Shrimp Mofongo. We didn't leave until 1:30. We tried both types, one with garlic cream sauce and tomato sauce. The tomato sauce was our favorite.

Thank Rhawig
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this place while walking around town. The waitress was very nice, and helped us understand the menu.. The food was tasty, and serviced timely.. The kitchen staff even came out with the food to make sure it was cooked how we liked.. Overall we liked the place The only criticism we had was there was no kids menu... More 

Thank Bubbalusk

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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, Central American, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?