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Cafe Puerto Rico

208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mofongo” (550 reviews)
“chicken” (142 reviews)
“cassava” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:30All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 - 20 of 1,194 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lovely place in old San Juan. Nothing fancy but fast and good quality. The staff was very pleasant. They have a cute little outdoor seating area off the cobble stone streets.

Thank Astorian13
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great food, right in the heart of Old San Juan. Convenient, fast and great menu. Decently priced, classic menu.

Thank Dina M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had been walking for 4 hours on a tour, we were hungry and needed a break. We passed a local Park Ranger in the street and asked her for a recommendation. Cafe Puerto Rico was her first choice. We sat at the bar, I...More

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had a 5 hour layover in San Juan after holiday in St. Barths and came to eat at this gem that was recommended by our taxi driver. Pork chop and chicken chicharrón were legit! Overall great meal and our server Joel was fantastic as well!...More

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant based on several locals recommendation and they did not lie. The food is wonderful as are the staff. The staff ensured we had everything we needed and kept our glasses full. Their house special tropical rum was yummy and they...More

Thank Christy R
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We asked a police woman for a great place to eat and she pointed directly at Cafe Puerto Rico. It is very small and full Lo local folks. Small menus. We ordered ribs and 2 sides. We couldn't finish, it was so much. Ribs were...More

Thank rperry16
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Super nice and clean place!!!! They have an indoor eating area and a small terrace as part of the front sidewalk. Very original concept 😊. My husband ordered the churrasco with rice and beans and "amarillos". I tried the mofongo stuffed with churrasco. Super tasty!!!!...More

Thank Avolarahora
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We came here on the recommendation of the staff at Senzala Tattoo after getting our tattoos. It was like eating at my Mami's table, the red beans were like being home. They make plantains in the shape of french fries and they were great!!!

Thank S L
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was the spot for our last meal before heading to the airport and boy did we choose right. Saw it Just walking by as a family walked out and told us the "food was really good". Decided to try it out. Mofongo relleno was...More

Thank Patricio R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Waiting for our cruise our party of 6 went to try out their mofongo and loved it. We had several different kinds. I had the mixed seafood which was rich and wonderful. Our waiter was good efficient and very helpful.

Thank Ira W
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I am checking in at the end of February(2015) to celebrate my anniversary. I had a few questions about our stay that I wasn't able to find out online. 1. Do you have an adults only pool? 2. What are the pool hours? 3. Is it hard to get a lounge chair pool/beach if you are a late riser(9-10 AM)? I have read other reviews that say you need to claim your chair by 8am. 4. What is the cost of the airport shuttle and when should we book it if we decide to go that route? 5. We booked the all-inclusive. How does that work? do we get a bracelet or just bill to our room and then its removed at checkout?
22 April 2015|
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Response from CaribbeanFan79 | Reviewed this property |
a very good restaurant with awesome mofongo, but not a hotel. lol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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