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Cafe Puerto Rico

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
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Selden, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived up to the reviews. Small quaint setting Accommodating staff Good food Reasonable prices Central location

Thank SBfriends
Detroit, MI
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224 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cafe Puerto Rico is located in Old San Juan and is a small but quaint place. We were seated upstairs as a party of 6 and they had no problem accommodating us. We were told by locals to try it out and overall the food was very good. Our party had a variety of dishes and everyone enjoyed the... More 

Thank bobpioneer
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food! We had the churrasco steak with sweet plantain mofongo and Ceviche as an appetizer. It was delicious and so flavorful!! Server was not overly friendly and would not split our table of 4 into two separate checks to make it easier to pay which was annoying but not a deal breaker. We enjoyed it so much last year... More 

Thank Kelly J
Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for dinner and Michael, waiter, was very friendly and helpful. Made some decisions based on his recommendations and we were glad we did. The food was very good and serving size was large. Definitely in a tourist trap area but we are glad we ate here.

Thank StuckOnaTub
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in PR for a few days and ate here more than once. The only thing that was not the best was their "pollo a la milanesa"... The quality of the chicken one time was veeeery chewy. But everything else was amazing. Rice was the best rice I have ever had. Beans were awesome!

Thank Dannyd2450
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food in old San Juan. We enjoyed the appetizer sampler which had 5 different things. We only got the half size which was plenty. Good size portions with everything and the staff was excellent. Heading back there tonight again for our last dinner in PR!

Thank Vanessa M
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant after visiting El Morro! They were able to accommodate a group of 9, the food was great! I loved that they had so many options for such a traditional dish. It was the best sweet plantain shrimp mofongo I had ever had! Would definitely come back!!

Thank RC V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real authentic Puerto Rican meals. Very flavorful. Had mofongo with chicken and rice and beans as side.

Thank Bella-Shay L
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

while shopping in the area stopped into a small business and had a great lunch with my husband food was great . service excellent atmosphere even better !!! A must visit 💯

Thank 295Tony21
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady at the tourist office said that this was not a tourist place, and she was right. Real Puerto Rican food. I had mofongo pollo and my wife had a shrimp and rice dish. They were both excellent. Nice seating outside, too.

Thank JasWilliams

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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
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-2281

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