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Raices

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
As featured in Best Food in San Juan
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Street Recinto Sur # 315 | #315, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-289-2121
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After finishing our cruise in San Juan , Puerto Rico we decided to go visit old San Juan and its pebbled streets, their shops and of course a place to eat! So we went to Raíces a very puertorrican style restaurant and we weren't disappointed ... the place is a huge labyrinth ..rooms here and there full of people eating... More 

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Thank Ana D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we take a trip to San Juan, Raices is the place to go for lunch! The Sangria (red wine) is delicious! The ceviche is so fresh and flavorful. But the main reason to go is for the shrimp mufongo and the tornado. Unbelievably good!!!!

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Thank msgreenyolk
Rockville Centre, New York
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102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 12 on our last night in PR. Had 2 tables. Place was busy but not overly busy. Took a while to get our drinks but food came out pretty quickly. Recommend the Pork Chop Kan Kan special. It's a pork chop with the bacon tail on it. Wow was this good. A little on the... More 

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Olympia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the service and the food! The way they served the food was amazing! I loved my mofongo! The best one I had on island!!

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Thank Naz Q
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply put, this place is a tourist trap that has a 20% mark up on typical food that served in a below par ambiance and with underwhelming service. OSJ boasts many Puertorrical style restaurants that surpass this place. Also, the female waiting staff's uniform is grotesque. It recalls the memory of slavery days while creating an eye sore and looking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been recommended to us on arrival in Old San Juan PR. Hugely popular restaurant and they don't take bookings so expect to wait a while to get a table. Really good vibe and the servers took time to explain the dishes and even dissuaded us from ordering some dishes as it would be too much food (they were right!).... More 

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Thank Crowey_12
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING, but being 'american tourist' we felt a little out of place. We were given two appetizers by mistake, then the server disappeared, and then we ran out of water for over 5 minutes. The food was great, but defiantly felt like 'off the boat' tourist and not truly welcomed. If you are well traveled, or maybe... More 

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Thank Forrest H
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious home style tasting food at a great price. My husband and I shared the famous cancan porkchop. It came with a 2" thick crispy edge of chicharon all around it. Three people can share this pork chop you just have to order the single serve side dishes of rice & beans, pastelles, or whatever you want. They got it... More 

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Thank Anissa G
Bel Air, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was really hyped so we felt we had to give it a try. Although the servers were fantastic, everyone in our group was very disappointed and surprised with the poor quality of the food. We had been eating fabulous PR food (cocina criolla) all week and felt that eveything here tasted "mass-produced" and flat in flavor. It catered... More 

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Thank Anne O
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Morro de Old San Juan is a spectacular place. The ocean view is breathtaking, the history behind this sight in so interesting, and you will never see anything quite like the structure! A trolley is often available, but it is actually a beautiful walk through the town until one arrives. Have your cameras ready for some excellent pictures.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street Recinto Sur # 315 | #315, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-289-2121

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