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Cafe Restaurante El Camaron

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Ave. Ponce de Leon 1109 | Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-5499
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place with two of my friends. It's comfortable and clean. I had mofongo and skirt steak. The portions are huge!! The food came quickly and it had amazing flavor. The prices are good . I'll definitely go back!!! 👍🏻

Thank Mamitaelsie
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went on New Year's eve with my family and have to say the service is great. Enormous portions, big enough to share plates and reasonable prices . We had the shrimp stuffed mofongo which was good and a one person portion but rice and beans and the rest of the meats are either for very hungry people or to share.... More 

Thank Nellys R
Bayamon PR
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here several times for lunch,portions are good.Ordered mofongo stuffed with chicken and wife had octopus salad with mofongo with a side of white rice and beans to share.The mofongos and chicken we're bland would have been better if a lot more spices were used in preparation of the food.

Thank MikeTina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great great sea food, fresh fish and the best asopado, it's not a fancy restaurant but why you need fancy if you have the best food? Good service also and very clean!

Thank Titi0809
Bayamon, PR
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Vale parking and self parking available. Good atmosphere, clean, great service and tasty Dominican-Puerto Rican food. Good competitive prices. Located in the middle of Santurce, a borough of San Juan, on Ponce de Leon. Worth the visit and the food, the food is really good.

Thank jlmorales
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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270 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This restaurant is a famous one in Santurce, but we didn't like it at all. It's more like a cafeteria than a restaurant, the waiters are order takers. At 4pm, many customers came in and they laugh and talk very loud. The place was not a good one to eat and talk with my friends, too much noise. The food,... More 

Thank Ivonna02
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Always good local food with dominican touch. Drinks are really good. Not watered down. Very good prices. Open until late night ours. Good for takeout also which is my regular routine on Friday evenings.

Thank Wilfredo M
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

iSunday afternoon lunch with frieinds pre concert!!! We had Mofongo with bacalao!!! WOW!!! The presentation was great with a very generous portion and great taste!!! Family atmosphere but also a great, casual bar inviting to hang out!! Completely remodeled!!! Will definitly come back!!!

Thank Annie F
Toa Alta
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I use this rest for Lunch. A very good prices and good quality. Employees are very kind and owner works everyday, so service is very good. A huge parking , also they have valet parking for free.

Thank Felix V
New Bern, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The staff made way for my wife and her scooter, and the lobster and drinks were somethings we won't forget! It's a very popular local haunt, but one we're going to feel comfortable going back to.

Thank da2blessed1s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Ponce de Leon 1109 | Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-5499
""Criolla" food, seafood, steaks, poultry, and a daily menu. Has a good service and a private parking lot".

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