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Cafe Puerto Rico

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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
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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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Indialantic, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We ate here twice in 3 days. Best mojito and mofongo in Old San Juan. Tiny place so go at odd times to not have to wait forever!

2 Thank Sandy W
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Great mufungo and mojitos! Enjoyed sitting outside near a square doing some people watching. Really good service, friendly and fast. Near the parking garages in Old San Juan with easy access. Must give this little jewel a try, high recommended.

2 Thank Gary M
Burtonsville, Maryland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

They really have a great chef, many creative and finely prepared dishes. They wait staff will help you select, and custom make you something if your tastes lead to a fusion. Fresh squeezed juices, overall a really nice little diner cafe with great food.

1 Thank Malhalo
Orlando, Florida
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135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Pros: The food is fantastic and the prices are reasonable. Cons: Thanks to the pros, it is very popular and you may have to wait at this small restaurant. We were recommended to this restaurant by some locals, and it did not disappoint. After waiting for them to open at 5:30, we were some of the last in line to... More 

2 Thank William H
New York
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210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

The place is small. Even though it is supposed to open at 12:00 for lunch we waited outside until 12:25 before the doors opened but it was worth the wait. They have three different types of mofongo and you can order it with a variety of meats or fish. The sweet plantain mofongo was excellent. The house drink was delicious.... More 

1 Thank NewYorkLucille
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We had the mofongo and it was absolutely delicious! This was the first meal we had in Puerto Rico. Our Rent-A-Bicycle tour guide actually suggest this place and I'm glad we went!

Thank Nina T
irvine ca
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

From the reviews and recommendation from the hotel staff, we were so excited to try their Puerto rican food. But the taste was just average. The dice pock with Yucca mofongo was very dry. Chicken on plantain mofongo was okay. Service was pretty good though.

Thank QuiQui12
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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
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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?