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El Platanal

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
+1 787-250-8199
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Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went to Platanal foR Dinner on a Sat Night . We waited for almost 45 mins to be seated. I took my family 3 kids and I have to say restaurant very loud and busy. The service is not so great due to servers running around like a head less chicken. The food is ok not the best.... the... More 

Thank RoLa87
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We had the trifongos with beeftsteak and some Piña coladas. The food was really good and we had a good time. It has a pretty good ambience to it. Love the grandfather clock.

Thank Yuki K
San Juan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great Puerto Rican food. Reasonable price. Good service. Unbelievable "Chuleta Kankan" with "Mofongo"

Thank alfeligo
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for genuine Puerto Rican food. Business lunch or family, service is great, food is really good and economical. Very popular with the locals

Thank c0c0si
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very god food. It's Dominican style food with Puerto Rican fusion. Great prices especially their lunch specials. I love the "canasta with churrasco or chicken". Good prices good sevice.

Thank Maribelisa01
Cayey, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Casual place for a casual time. Happy hour is very happy. Good prices for great food. Plantain soup is the best.

Thank Diazvil
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

the best plantain sandwiches ever !!! the prices are moderate and they have a good service. The place is bigger than it appears.

Thank frances30pr
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I love the 10oz churrasco, is the best plate they serve, also try churrasco sandwich o chicken sandwich!

Thank J Eduardo R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
312 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This restaurant is famous in Puerto Rico. They cook most of their plates with platanos (green or ripe plantains). I'm a plantain lover, so I really like this food. They also, serve other kind of food, like the delicious rice with shrimps, chicken or beef empanadas. Good food!!

Thank Ivonna02
Level Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It was good, we went a group of dour. One of the order was so salty, we had to returned. We were seated in the back terrace and the service need to improve. It need to be faster.

Thank Acaraballo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-250-8199

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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?