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Cafe Restaurante El Camaron

) #158 of 797 Restaurants in San Juan $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Latin,
1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-5499
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (7 reviews)
“camarones” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
$$ - $$$
1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always ask "Where do the Locals Go to eat"? When in San Juan, Our guide took us to Camarone, and we were not disappointed. Great seafood, Mofongo, Creole rice and beans, fried cheese, and many, many locals! Be warned--- they do not speak much...More

Thank texasjoy2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family night in this restaurant, not the best choice. The food is perfect and plenty of amount but the employees were awful. They didn't treat us well, good food bad manners.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very authentic, real puertorrican/dominican food! Place was packed when we went, could justify the slow service....however once we tasted the food...mmm. Incredible.! The taste wes excellent and the portions are generous.!

Thank Carlos W P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can be sure to enjoy varied, freshly made, creole food and sea food dishes for a reasonable (could be cheap) price for lunch, and up till 4am. Accesible parking in the back.

Thank Perseoind
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It gets pretty crowded with locals. They got alot of variety on the menu and food is pretty decent. Place is cleaning, prices are standard comparing with other rest. Service wasn't that great but nothing major to complain about.

Thank lizakq
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Going to this place has always been the perfect choice. I loooooove food and of course adore puertorican food, so everything we puertoricans like to eat, you'll find it here. If you're trying out the famous "Mofongo" for the first time and enjoy sweet plantains,...More

Thank Yas E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were headed to another restaurant when our cab driver recommended Camaron. To be sure, it is not fine dining and the place is a wide-open floor plan with many big groups. However, if you want great food, good service and a reasonable price...this is...More

Thank steve y
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Some locals at a nearby Walgreens suggested this restaurant and we found it to be very good. Decent prices, more expensive the more exotic you go. I ordered the Milanesa de Pollo and the portions are huge! For this plate, the chicken is breaded and...More

Thank Jordan P
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Family Rest. With local food and amazing attention from the owner to the staff are fantastik recommend very highly if you local food these the place. ..

Thank Luis Manuel G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I liked that it seemed to be a popular eating spot & that it had a decent social scene. But the mofongo was DRY and too HEAVY. I recommend more shrimp dishes when visiting Puerto Rico, since it's near the C. Sea. Mofongo tasted LESS...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-5499
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""Criolla" food, seafood, steaks, poultry, and a daily menu. Has a good service and a private parking lot".
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