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Cafe Puerto Rico

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our hotel concierge recommended this place for an authentic Puerto Rican meal. We are glad we went! We both had the yuca mofongo relleno (stuffed mofongo), one one chicken and one seafood. The chicken was very good and the seafood one was outstanding. Both came with a small side salad and rice. We also got an order of beans and... More 

Thank Steigenberger592
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its good not very good salad tends to be yellowish tomatoes and yellowish lettuce Mofongo chunky and boring servers coiuld care less our 2 dinners took over an hour maybe time to hire more cooks?

Thank bayamonbill
Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot go wrong with any menu choices at this restaurant. The food is authentic and simple yet extremely tasty. We have been there several times and the servers have always been warm, friendly and honest. There are locals eating there in addition to tourists, which is always a good sign. My husband enjoyed the sangria and I loved my... More 

Thank Mekeyser
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff in our hotel, La Terazza de San Juan recommended we this restaurant as it is very popular, particularly for its local cuisine. We had mofongos of beef and chicken I believe. The bowl is edible, made from sweet potatoes or plantains. The evening was very pleasant so we dined at the patio tables on the square named for... More 

Thank DaveCHarper
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the chicken or shrimp mofongo. It was great. We had the creole sauce and also had chicken bites with Yuca fries. Try the pink sauce with the yucca fries.

Thank Scott B
Cajun in Southwest Louisiana
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My group of 3 couples were told this was a good place that we could grab a authentic Puerto Rican dinner without reservations on a New Years eve afternoon. We arrived right at 5 pm and were seated with no problems. Excellent service. Happy joking waitress, good atmosphere. Had a few beers and some gumbo, mufungo and other dishes none... More 

Thank Cajunwanderer
Ottawa, Canada
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another recommendation from our hotel and again, wasn't disappointed. The place is relatively small, but has a second floor (very nice and little calmer). Food was delicious and service was rapid. After (or before) visiting San Cristobal, this is the place to go to grab a meal. I highly recommend.

Thank Mathieu M
Pueblo, Colorado
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In San Juan for a day off cruise ship. Family wanted authentic Puerto Rican food. This place fit the bill. Mofongo, Shrimp gumbo and steak were excellently prepared and appeared authentic. Rum punch , majito were the best. Attentive server.

Thank Songbird865
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food, drinks and attentive waiter! My husband and I took our 4 children here after walking through Old San Juan. We were hungry and received our appetizers and drinks right away. We waited a bit longer for our main courses but everything was delicious. Best Tres Leches around!

Thank Eve V
San Antonio, Texas
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waiter was very helpful in helping us make great choices. We had great local food that we all enjoyed. Ask the right questions and you get a meal that knocks it out of the park. We did and it was a home run,

Thank william57963

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-2281

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