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Gustitos Criollos

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Carr # 2 Km 65. 9 Bo. Factor | Arecibo, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
+1 787-815-0804
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very helpful staff ,super friendly. Stopped for lunch and the food and choices were unbelievable.....a must stop if your looking for great PR food.

1 Thank Charlie O
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

After going horseback riding, I went with my family today for lunch to Gustitos Criollos. Oh my! Everything we had it was delicious. We had rice, red beans, gandinga, carne mechada, pernil, mofongo, bistec encebollado, arañitas, ensalada de granos y de brócoli. This is a true Puerto Rican flavor lunch! You got to try this place. Highly Recommended! We also... More 

Thank mirnely
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I went to Gustitos Criollo with my family while on vacation in Puerto Rico from Miami. It was recommended by a friend ,but he never told how fantastic this place is, service is fast no waiting time, people a very friendly, but that is nothing compared to the food. We were a group of 10 people so we order different... More 

Thank Hiram R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Accidentally stumbled on to this place, but we were glad. Amazing food, great ambience, and very friendly staff who really tried hard to explain everything in english. Fantastic taste, variety and options. Would visit any time again.

Thank RTRajan
Clarksville, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I visited about a month ago with my husband and mother in law. It took us a minute to understand the process and pricing due to our limited Spanish, but we tried. And they did too. We are pescatarians and they were out of a few fish dishes at the time (we came towards the end of lunch), but they... More 

Thank agentmagny
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This cafeteria style restaurant is a surprise!! Nice simple service, nothing fancy but surprisingly good!. I had the meatloaf with white rice and amarillos and I was transported to my grandmothers house on a Sunday lunch!!!! Right in the road getting to Arecibo. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Conchita F
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

All meals I have ordered are of excellent quality and flavor. The place atmosphere is very good and service is excellent.

Thank APB612
Liverpool, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

If this is your first visit to Puerto Rico and think of experiencing a true Puerto Rican cousin, my advice is to go to this place. You literally can't go wrong with any option! Friendly faces, fresh ingredients and clean tables. I dined here through my week of staying and never had the same dish twice and everything I ate... More 

Thank Mohammed S
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We LOVED everything that we had here. It reminded us of Abuelas authentic Puerto Rican food. By far, this was the best and most authentic place we ate on the island. It's cafeteria style and busy at lunchtime. We had to park down the road and walk, but it wasn't too far. We had chicken, white rice and beans with... More 

Thank Mrsjjjohnson
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Our best meal in Puerto Rico. Authentic food. Great selection of meats and sides. Extremely good value.

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carr # 2 Km 65. 9 Bo. Factor | Arecibo, Arecibo 00612, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-815-0804

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