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Cafe Restaurante El Camaron

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-5499
10:00 - 22:00
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Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Going to this place has always been the perfect choice. I loooooove food and of course adore puertorican food, so everything we puertoricans like to eat, you'll find it here. If you're trying out the famous "Mofongo" for the first time and enjoy sweet plantains, here you can actually order a sweet plantains mofongo, or mixed.

Thank Yas E
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were headed to another restaurant when our cab driver recommended Camaron. To be sure, it is not fine dining and the place is a wide-open floor plan with many big groups. However, if you want great food, good service and a reasonable price...this is it. I had tenderloin mofongo and it was outstanding! We had a calamari appetizer that... More 

Thank steve y
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some locals at a nearby Walgreens suggested this restaurant and we found it to be very good. Decent prices, more expensive the more exotic you go. I ordered the Milanesa de Pollo and the portions are huge! For this plate, the chicken is breaded and covered with Swiss cheese and a red tomato sauce. My wife ordered the red snapper... More 

Thank Jordan P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Family Rest. With local food and amazing attention from the owner to the staff are fantastik recommend very highly if you local food these the place. ..

Thank Luis Manuel G
Watervliet, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I liked that it seemed to be a popular eating spot & that it had a decent social scene. But the mofongo was DRY and too HEAVY. I recommend more shrimp dishes when visiting Puerto Rico, since it's near the C. Sea. Mofongo tasted LESS than delightful. My 4 "star" was based more on the popularity & sociability factors than... More 

Thank SeanH857
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with two of my friends. It's comfortable and clean. I had mofongo and skirt steak. The portions are huge!! The food came quickly and it had amazing flavor. The prices are good . I'll definitely go back!!! 👍🏻

Thank Mamitaelsie
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went on New Year's eve with my family and have to say the service is great. Enormous portions, big enough to share plates and reasonable prices . We had the shrimp stuffed mofongo which was good and a one person portion but rice and beans and the rest of the meats are either for very hungry people or to share.... More 

Thank Nellys R
Bayamon PR
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here several times for lunch,portions are good.Ordered mofongo stuffed with chicken and wife had octopus salad with mofongo with a side of white rice and beans to share.The mofongos and chicken we're bland would have been better if a lot more spices were used in preparation of the food.

Thank MikeTina
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great great sea food, fresh fish and the best asopado, it's not a fancy restaurant but why you need fancy if you have the best food? Good service also and very clean!

Thank Titi0809
Bayamon, PR
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14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Vale parking and self parking available. Good atmosphere, clean, great service and tasty Dominican-Puerto Rican food. Good competitive prices. Located in the middle of Santurce, a borough of San Juan, on Ponce de Leon. Worth the visit and the food, the food is really good.

Thank jlmorales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-5499
""Criolla" food, seafood, steaks, poultry, and a daily menu. Has a good service and a private parking lot".

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