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Valle Real Mall, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

puerto ricans cant cook. anthony bourdain called it a cultural waste land. how some one can mess up a simple tex mex dish is beyond me. they do here. real tex-mex has flavor and taste. not covered in cheese and ketchup tasting sauce. buy a simple tex-mex cook book and follow the recipe. it is not hard to do

Thank Troy N
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The best option for fresh, made to order TexMex food in Ponce and nearby towns. Great variety, including kid's menu, desserts, beers and a salsa bar to top your meal. Get togethers, meetings, birthdays and other activities can be done on the second floor. They take orders by phone and the food can be had to go. Try the house... More 

Thank danielrH8154MZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The food isn't a problem. The prices are a bit unjustified, is all. I always feel like they're charging me unfairly and think of their customers as suckers. This is especially true if you're not part of the upper middle class to which they cater to you. This is not from a first impression. I've been here more than once... More 

Thank Ricardo D
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This place is something like mexican, but it is terrible, specially when the fajitas came with a part of a watch from some of the employees, they didn't nothing about the thing, they are really cheap in the service and the quality of food ... it is a shame for mexican food !

Thank joaDescubretuIsla
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

One word: nachos. I'm so obsessed with their super nachoswith steak and I add three samples from the salsa bar: mango, habanero and avocado. Started out having to share, now I gulp it down like there's no tomorrow. Good fajitas and burritos, good beer, good margaritas, friendly staff. Food is more towards tex mex than mexican, and my suggestion would... More 

Thank mellowMaryDi
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Mexican plates were good but not authentic...more like TexMex...No real hot sauce choice...overpriced for food quality. Small seating space not easy for business talk.

Thank IT_Professor
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Ever since it opened as La Salsa, it has been a staple of TexMex food in Ponce. Good variety, freshly made salsas for your meal, unlimited soda refills, and a friendly atmosphere make it a great option for snacking or dining. Try the El Champion burrito if you dare!

Thank danielrH8154MZ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you tired of the fast food joints in Ponce. Blanquitas is a nice place with fast food. Clean, easy to order, and seating is nice. Will go again.

Thank jaabqn79
Ponce, null, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The food is nice, IT'S Kind of a big portion for only one person but definitely overpreiced. I ate the big burro with water and it cost me 9 dollars with a student discount. So yes, even though the food was good, i think 9 dollars for a burrito is a too much.

Thank Blusimari
Ponce, Puerto Rico
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I went to Blanquitas because of all of the positive reviews - and I was totally disappointed! We got a burrito, fajitas and tacos - and no one was happy with their meal. The meats were all dry, underseasoned & overcooked. The fajitas had very few onions and peppers in them - and they were oily and overcooked. The chips... More 

Thank Jillian C

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  • Address: Valle Real Mall, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
phone 787-841-0436

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?