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El Meson De Melquiades

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Carretera #15 Ramal #741 | km 0.5 BO. Culebra Alto, Cayey 00736, Puerto Rico
+1 787-738-4083
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Showing 103: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit this place you have to try the Alcapurrias filled with corn beef (puertorrican style) they are delicious. The rest of the menu is just as good. They were six of us and we tried different things and we were very happy with our choices. The terrace in the back is nice, comfortable and cool weather feels really... More 

Thank Rosin T
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a Sunday, the place was crowded. As always everything was superb! Excellent filet mignon and cod fish fillet. Service is top of all the restaurants in Puerto Rico.

Thank Jorge T
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent. Service is personal . Ask for the corned beef alcapurrias, they are really good! The trip is worth it.

Thank delmysantiago
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visit El Meson de Melquiades is always a great experience because of the menu options, the taste, the service!! I highly recommend this place for family, couple, business.

Thank Abigail R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

it has been a landmark for many years. it started selling " Alcapurrias" filled with corn beef .there is no there place to find them. The fish is fresh, as the quality of the beef is prime. the service is friendly and is not overly expensive. will return soon.

Thank Julio G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Lobster bisque was great, pumpkin soup good too. Nice ambient, very clean, famous restaurant in Cayey. I ordered cayos, the flavor was good but the portion too small, served in a cereal bowl, with white rice $11. My wife ordered Guanimes with Cod fish $9, very good. prices range from $9 to $34.

Thank Dasb01
San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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84 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was an empty Saturday, we ordered two churrascos, rice and beans, avocados and two cokes. $90.00. Meat was without meat taste, rice and beans tasless, waiter had to be called twice, they do not pay attention to customers although it was an empty restaurant with four or five customers. He was called to retrieve empty dishes and empty cokes.... More 

1 Thank Galant
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The best combination in the island of amazing food, drinks, great view and even greater service. The travel to the restaurant itself is a whole experience being on top of a mountain where you experience a cold weather (considering you are in the Caribbean) and a beautiful view. Everything on the menu is absolutely great, I personally adore the mushrooms... More 

Thank Tishilu
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If you have time and you are nearby Cayey, put on your agenda this restaurant. Great local puertorican food, try the corned beef alcapurrias and Tom Collins. Excellence service, nice ambience and surroundings. Spectacular view!!! This place is always pack, make reservations if you can...

Thank Wilson P
San Juan
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Food was very good and not expensive, waited 20 mins aprox to be seated but it was worth the time. Will be back! La comida estaba muy sabrosa y no costosa. Esperamos como 20 minutos para sentarnos a comer pero valio la pena. Volveremos!

Thank Giny1977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera #15 Ramal #741 | km 0.5 BO. Culebra Alto, Cayey 00736, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Cayey
  • Phone Number: +1 787-738-4083

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