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Aurorita Restaurant

303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
+1 787-783-2899
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (35 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“pork” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the Restaurant has a nice decor and the service was good, the food was terrible. The guacamole was watery - no cilantro, no lime juice and no salt. dishes were either salty or bland. Would not go again.

Thank CPad615
auroritarest, Marketing manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for the review. Sorry you were disappointed. We will be going over this review with our kitchen staff. Regards

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The place is nice and neat. The service and the attention are excellent. The dishes are good, but there is no much variety or options for those who are allergic to dairy or/and are vegetarian.

Thank Linette V
auroritarest, Marketing manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hell and thanks for the review! For dairy allergies you can just go ahead and order any of our dishes without cheese and for our vegetarian customers our veggie fajitas, pico de gallo (no cheese), veggie burrito or ensalada norteña are amongst their favorites. Regards

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

If compared to peers, this is the best authentic Mexican restaurant in Puerto Rico. The frozen specialty margaritas are the best

Thank uchype
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for the review! Were glad you enjoyed our restaurant and margaritas. Hope to see you soon. Regards

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Have been a customer for more than 20 years of this place, after being out of the country for many years decided to go back I was very desilusioned! Started with a Margarita which was ok, then ordered the "guacamole" which was completely watered !...More

Thank Annie R
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hello and thanks fro letting us know about you experience. Is very unfortunate to hear you were disappointed. We will be talking to our waiters and kitchen staff to make sure everything is up to our clients expectations. This situation is highly irregular and we...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I've been ro restaurant several times. You always have a good time listening to the mariachis. If you want a quiet place to eat, you may want to go earlier during the day. It gets busy on Friday's afternoon and weekends, still they have plenty...More

Thank Lissy M
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hello and thanks for the review. Were happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon. Regards

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ate here 2 days ago and when you look at the menu there are only two sizes of margaritas, small at $7 and medium at $10. So I ask for the big one and had two of them. when the check came there were...More

1  Thank Ricklat
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hello and thanks for the review! By your recount were thinking you ordered a Special Margarita and not the house margarita and thats the difference in price right there. Our waiters don't "trick" our customers and there was probably some miscommunication or misunderstanding. We apologize...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We cam here to get some good Mexican food since this came highly recommended by some of the locals. It was a great place to put you in the atmosphere, the food was mediocre to us. The queso, was super thick and not what we...More

Thank JustKeepTraveling36
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear about your experience with the queso fundido, Aurorita has been the "to go" Mexican restaurant in Puerto Rico since 1973 and our clients love the menu but like you stated maybe it was not what you're used too....More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

When in the mood for a roudy Mexican experience Auroritas is the place. A classic and consistent Mexican destination. Caution Margaritas tasty but are powerful.

Thank kitbenavent
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for the review! Yes, our margaritas are powerful and made from scratch in small batch production. Regards.

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

By far the best Mexican restaurant in PR and in many US states .Margaritas are the best, comparing them with the top bars in PR.The food is outstanding,being a fan of Mexican cuisine this is about the best food anywhere.Being a costumer since hey had...More

Thank Lidiana L
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello Lidiana and thanks for the review! We are so lucky to have customers like yourself that have been with us since the beginning and keep being part of our extended family for all this years. We look forward to see you next week. Truly...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

All the food is execellent. You should try the "Burrito suizo de cerdo" or the flautas. You receive your order very fast. The atmosphere is very nice. Good for families with kids and people all ages. Better than any Mexican restaurant in Puerto Rico.

Thank Marisol R
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hello and thanks for the review! Thanks for the words and for visiting with us. We will love to see you again soon. Regards

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Elizabeth R
2 March 2017|
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Response from auroritarest | Property representative |
Saludos. Tenemos mariachis de miércoles a domingo de 6pm en adelante. Gracias.
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SilvioGamez
15 November 2015|
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Response from auroritarest | Property representative |
Hello! We have enchiladas de mole, we also serve enchiladas de tomate, enchiladas de chile con carne and enchilada suiza. We have carnitas and carnitas fritas but not as enchiladas, you can always order a mole side and... More
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rsvolley
13 November 2015|
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Response from auroritarest | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for contacting us! We are approximately 7-10 minutes from the Old San Juan port depending on the time of day an traffic. Please note that we are closed Mondays. If you should have any questions do not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-783-2899
  • E-mail
Description
Aurorita Mexican Restaurant serving our customers since 1973. Jose Garcia & wife Elizabeth Carmona started out as the first generation of Food Trucks in Puerto Rico in the 70's and little by little built the restaurant. Their customers are loyal and span at least three generations. Its been in the same corner for 40 years and today and its a landmark in Puerto Rico. With the same passion and dedication, it's now managed by their three sons and an amazing team. The best Mexican Food in Puerto Rico and the best Margaritas in town. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, carnitas, margaritas.
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