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Tropical Gourmet

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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2442 Ave Vistamar, Rincon, Puerto Rico
+1 787-823-5018
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great, taste full food. Excellent presentation and service. Would recommend it for family/friends reunion as well for business purposes.

Thank Primitivo L
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399 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This unassuming little place has been transformed from a kind of tourist trap into a first-rate food spot. Their menu is extensive and includes lots of naive dishes. We found their fish filets to be well prepared and available with great sauces. What a pleasure to have this place available -- and it is relatively inexpensive. Clean and with very... More 

1 Thank PCmonkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Wonderful service.great food ,cold beer, pleasr try cold cinammon fireball is delicious outdoor seating.

Thank Ped822
Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled across this place while looking for lunch near Rincon. It's easy to spot from the road although its exterior is nothing special. The food turned out to be excellent traditional Puerto Rican fare, with a few items like hamburgers also on the menu. It's certainly not fancy but if you're looking for a very good... More 

Thank David J
Philadelphia, Pa.
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My son and I recently visited Rincon for our annual surfing vacation and this is our go to spot for authentic Puerto Rican food. This is a family owned restaurant located next to the liquor store and laundromat. Please don't confuse this restaurant with the bigger eatery with the same name in the same area. This restaurant has a few... More 

Thank surfer02_10
Budd Lake, New Jersey, Usa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Adorable small indoor outdoor cafe type restuarant. Service was fast and friendly...the drinks were just right and the food was amazing. Obviously a home cooked meal. Here's s tip. They have 2 kinds of rice and beans. Get both. Soooo good.

Thank Nancy L
Belmar, New Jersey
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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

First make sure you are at the Tropical Gourmet and not the other restaurant on the same side of route 115 near by. This is an outdoor restaurant that is comfortable, clean and serves up delicious Puerto Rican food at small tables and at a counter. Portions are large and the food is fresh. Empanadillas and salads are delicious, but... More 

1 Thank susiesci
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Have been going here for the last 4 years and the food is great. The appetizers like pastelillos with seafood are awesome. Since its right across the main street where Hotel Villa Cofresi is located we always go for lunch or dinner. Great place for family would come here again.

1 Thank Evelyn927
Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We were hungry, everything was closed and this was one of the few places serving food. Caribbean (heavy and fried) cuisine ... But food was not so bad, at least they also had in the menu nice things like the fish soup that I considered a gem in such a low level place. Low level because it is dirty, very... More 

1 Thank 110valeriam
Middlebury, Vermont, USA
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stopped here because many of the Trip Advisor reviews spoke of the local dishes they served. In general, when traveling to someplace like Rincon or other slower-paced seaside locales, service will be slower, so expecting fast food just isn't realistic. So while you will sit for a bit to get your food, the service is still friendly, the food... More 

1 Thank GahuGrrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 Ave Vistamar, Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rincon
  • Phone Number: +1 787-823-5018

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