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El Turpial Boricua

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Calle Jose de Diego, Cotto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-5848
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

very good food. Nice ambience. Cozy. Excellent service. but it was a bit slow at the beginning while waiting for the appetizer. The ontario plate its DIVINE. The honey glaze over the skirt steak its amazing. Event the coffe was good. Our waiter Jose was very professional and kind. definitely will come back again.

Thank Dianitza P
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We received excellent service and the quality of the food and how flexible they were in mixing and matching ingredients was great. Generous cocktails and a variety of sangrias, too. I had a veal chop which was prepared beautifully.

Thank Mibuenprovecho
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Once you go, you'll go back! Had dinner for eight on Christmas Day, and it was the last present of the night. Empanadas (chicken, crab, calamari and camarones) delicious. The pastry was unusually light that left you to really enjoy the filing. Fried snapper slightly curved so it would sit upright (did not lay on its side) so both sides... More 

Thank Rspphdesq
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant for a family dinner or lunch. The food is great and the service too. I tried the churrasco steak with honey glaze and platanutres and it was our of this world.

Thank DavidGPR
Leverett, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from the beach in Guanica after reading reviews of restaurants on TripAdvisor for places to eat on our way back to San Juan. We had an excellent meal. The four of us ordered steak, pasta mariscos and dorado. Such wonderful flavors and large portions of yumminess! The staff were friendly and attentive and... More 

Thank Linda H
Puerto Rico
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117 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with the entire family and had a great time. I will put it at the same level as Metropol. Great service and from appetizers to the Churrasco, we had a great experience. Only two disappointments, that made me to avoid the 4th and 5th stars: 1. Their rendition of "flan de cafe" (coffee flan) was very poor. 2. Never... More 

Thank travelauditor
Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is one of my favorites. Staff is highly attentive and make you feel comfortable. They remember what you like. I recommend all the appetizers and the soups taste like home. "Croquetas de Jueyes y Croquetas de amarillos" taste very good. Sttuf mofongo and meats are excellent. Salmon is very god too. i posted a picture of my last visit.

Thank Monica F
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The atmosphere excellent. the best food is delicious i recommend it to everyone, even if you drive by and you want to stop by and try their food you will love it, and the attention and the service its unique you feel like you in your own house .....love it !EXCELLENT!

Thank guisela b
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of these places that you asked yourself Why I haven't discovered it before?. Very cozy environment (noisy at times) with soft background music makes your visit very pleasant. The crew is very nice and attentive. The menu is pretty limited, but everything that you try is delicious. Meats are their specialty here, but they have fish and... More 

Thank Pablo D
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and cozy restaurant. Ask for the house specialties,all of which are delicious. On road #14, from Ponce to Juana Diaz, this delicious spot is a definite must for cuisine explorers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose de Diego, Cotto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
  • Phone Number: +1 787-848-5848

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