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El Jibarito

280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-8375
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mofongo” (388 reviews)
“pork” (140 reviews)
“yellow rice” (60 reviews)
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Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed at a couple buildings down at La Terraza De San Juan. Our taxi driver recommended this place ' El Jibarito ' as he it's one of his favourites. The waitress probably noticed we were unsure of what to order so she brought us...More

Thank murcor
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended in a Fodor's Guide. It was a longer walk than we expected from the cruise ship, but totally worth it! We had to wait a long time for a table - the restaurant is small, and people just don't want to...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been to this restaurant two times, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food was delicious and the price was reasonable. Off the beaten path, but worth the exploration. I highly recommend it when visiting San Juan.

Thank loehr6x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Dec 31st. Delicious mofongo, dessert and coffee. Service was fast and kids enjoyed the chicken with rice

Thank Clmt C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was just that day or the bad hour but our worst experience in San Juan - both in terms of food and service, particularly the latter. Completely disinterested from the point we were given our table. The only saving grace was the blood...More

Thank RahulK5485
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Casablanca Hotel and we wanted to experience some great tasting San Juan dishes. Hotel staff recommended this wonderful off the beaten path restaurant. We definitely got great advice as we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Excellent service and good prices. Would...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Post hurricane Maria surprise visit of my sister Nelly and Hector sharing a good time at this modest restaurant with an excellent taste and a $$ price. Its original owners still watch their business. Recommended for those who like the typical PR food.

Thank Maximo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fried snapper, pork in plantain gravy, cube steak, and arroz con pollo. All bomb! Service is relative based on what you order, the fish will take about 25 mins. Rum punch will punch you! They don’t skimp on the rum lol. Attentive...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch while walking around Old San Juan. it's a small place which makes the experience, I believe, even better. the food was really good and came out very fast

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have a lunch or dinner. Good ambient and good prices. Local food and is locatwd at calle sol not far away from rhe pier.

Thank Sol E
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1 August 2017|
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Response from SheKnowsHerStuff | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Won't go here again because the service is terrible. Very unfriendly staff.
james c
9 October 2016|
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Response from Tereza P | Reviewed this property |
No hay estacionamento.
Shauntelle M
7 November 2015|
Response from Marvin R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you might have to call them to see. I do know holiday season is San Juan's busy season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-8375
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