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El Platanal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
+1 787-250-8199
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for genuine Puerto Rican food. Business lunch or family, service is great, food is really good and economical. Very popular with the locals

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Thank c0c0si
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very god food. It's Dominican style food with Puerto Rican fusion. Great prices especially their lunch specials. I love the "canasta with churrasco or chicken". Good prices good sevice.

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Thank Maribelisa01
Cayey, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Casual place for a casual time. Happy hour is very happy. Good prices for great food. Plantain soup is the best.

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Thank Diazvil
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

the best plantain sandwiches ever !!! the prices are moderate and they have a good service. The place is bigger than it appears.

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Thank frances30pr
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I love the 10oz churrasco, is the best plate they serve, also try churrasco sandwich o chicken sandwich!

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Thank J Eduardo R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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263 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This restaurant is famous in Puerto Rico. They cook most of their plates with platanos (green or ripe plantains). I'm a plantain lover, so I really like this food. They also, serve other kind of food, like the delicious rice with shrimps, chicken or beef empanadas. Good food!!

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Thank Ivonna02
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It was good, we went a group of dour. One of the order was so salty, we had to returned. We were seated in the back terrace and the service need to improve. It need to be faster.

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Thank Acaraballo
Trenton, Michigan
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Plantain sandwiches, mofongo, PR rice. Locals eating there. Great service and awesome food! Also moderate dish options for less adventurous palates.

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Thank jafgarlitz
Aibonito, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

excelente food! my plate was enough for 2!, prices are reasonable and they have daily specials, the staff was very friendly. great Puerto Rican dishes.

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Thank Tomas C
Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Excelente place. Good place and good People. Charming place. Good price and excelente mofongo.we hace a family get together and we have a nice time with te employee.a place to visit any time.

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Thank rosa b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-250-8199

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