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Tropical Taste

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International, Spanish
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156 Cristo Street | Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-1458
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

LOVED this place. We went to a lot of different restaurants in San Juan, and Deaverdura and this were our favorites. It's a little hidden (you have to follow the signs and go through the little tourist shop to get to it). But it's a cute little gem that a lot of the locals go to. We got the Pernil... More 

1 Thank NataliaKlishina
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and the drinks were good. The churrasco was very good the mampostiado was good. My wife had the pechuga de pollo she enjoyed it. For sure we're coming back!

Thank Herbert L
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

excellent and friendly service! great puertorrican taste and food. A hidden gem!! we ordered the mamposteao, garlic chicken, fried pork chops and "tostones" and everything was perfect :)

Thank Antolieann
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for just a drink and everyone was very friendly. Will come back for food. The restaurant was very clean and had lots of interesting pictures on the walls.

Thank m h
Washington, DC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Visited Old San Juan and wanted to try authentic Puerto Rican food. As usual, Yelp provided us with this restaurant. I ordered the fried pork chops, mamposteao rice and fried plantains. Husband ordered the steak, mamposteao rice and fried plaintains. The atmosphere and food felt as if I was eating a home cooked meal which was exactly what... More 

Thank April-Will F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I didn't time this was any place to brag about. The food was ok, nothing special but eatable. I was shocked by the expensive prices considering the fact that hardly anyone goes in because of it's less than accessible location. It is in the back of a souvenir/clothing shop.

Thank Sieno C
Saint Clair, Michigan
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in back of a souvenir shop but had really good food. We tried the vegetable mofongo, pesto pasta, and tostones. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Not cheap but very good!

Thank CarrieS3
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden in the back of a shop, this is a very cute place. Stopped in to cool off and have an appetizer and a drink. Recommended.

Thank TomKatTrip
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The passion fruit mojitos are amazing! For $8 you get a large glass. They are soooo good. The sorrullos were very good also and we really like the steak tostones. The chimichurri sauce on top is awesome. You will want extra! This restaurant is located behind a shop which has pretty jewelry and other souvenirs. I definitely recommend it!

1 Thank MoniqueBrandonisio
Gilbert, AZ, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect spot to do some shopping & grab a cold drink. Great food too. Very family friendly & great service. Ask for Derric

Thank Jody R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Cristo Street | Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-1458
Puerto Rican restaurant open 7 days a week from 11am till 7pm, offers Puerto RIco traditional food. Open for lunch and early dinner, located in an indoor patio inside Kamel International Bazaar close to the Cathedral in Old San Juan. Groups are welcome. Kids menu available.

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