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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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Cll. Soledad, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Livingston, Texas
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Dinner portions are large. Lunch is a great value. Restaurant is owned by a local family. The food is excellent. They take a personal interest in you and make sure you have a great experience. When you get tired of fast food and pinchos come here for some real food.

Thank JibaroTraveller
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had the chicken breast (which was huge) with mofongo and salad and I have to say it was the best mofongo I've had; so flavorful and juicy!. Go for the lunch special from 11 to 3pm. Cheese flan and delicious but small.

Thank Joss R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great quality food prepared with home made ingredients wit great puertorican flavor - best lunch place in town 🍴! And you can't beat the price....

Thank Yvonne F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Located just behind a church in Luquillo's town square is this modest but charming restaurant. The menu has something for every taste. Beef, pork, poultry, and seafood, all accompanied with rice and beans, tostones (smashed green plantains), french fries and mofongo. They open for lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday and for dinner Friday and Saturday.... More 

Thank Julio G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Go here if you want authentic Puerto Rican food, really reasonable, with vibrant decor and great character. The food tastes homemade it is so delicious. And the kids ate all their dishes and I ate all the Mofongo relleno de pollo con salsa criolla. I will probably dream about it. The only bad part is I was too full for... More 

Thank christina f
Beijing, China
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Lovely place, love their Mofongo (plantain), as well as the seafood. The place is very nicely decorated with a feeling of the seaport. The staff are quite friendly as well.

Thank xyangt
Seal Beach, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This charming restaurant, off the beaten path of Highway 3 East, sits on Calle Soledad in the pueblo de Luquillo...just around the corner from world famous surf spot La Pared. You will be greeted by an all family friendly run establishment.They have been in the neighborhood since the 30's...The food here is simply delicious! my favorite is the Garlic Shrimp... More 

Thank Crystal B
Grayslake, Illinois
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247 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This little seafood restaurant with a very friendly staff offers the best lunch value around. The shrimp, king fish and garlic chicken breast were good and all around $10 each.

1 Thank Bill S
New Jersey
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great local restaurant. very accommodating. We stopped by for lunch on a Sunday, expecting to order from the lunch menu, only to be informed that it's a mon to fri deal, BUT the waitress quickly checked who someone and presented us the lunch menus. Snapper was good, served in a little too much butter sauce for my likings, sides or... More 

Thank antzinpants
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Charming little place behind the church at the plaza. Good Puerto Rican local food. Service is very good and

Thank Vijay T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cll. Soledad, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Luquillo

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