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El Platanal

) #242 of 800 Restaurants in San Juan $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Latin,
Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
+1 787-250-8199
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pernil” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“plantains” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
$$ - $$$
Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Friday, it was rainy and we decided to go out for a good “asopao” for dinner. We have been at El Platanal, on Rt. 3 at Carolina. So, this time went to this one, located in Rt. 1 in San Juan. The service and...More

Thank TRM0510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch to try it out after driving by and people saying that it was good. Very impressed. We got the turkey, the pernil, the Mero al Ajillo and Mero s la criolla. All food was big portions. Delicious! Pernil was succulent. Mero...More

Thank Rafael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good, average I would say. It is different because of the tostones sandwiches and because of the arañitas bowl are big. I took for ever to get the drinks and appetizers and not to mention how long we have to wait for the...More

Thank Soraya A
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Simply put, this is where you go if you want comida criolla while in Puerto Rico. The food is phonemenal. We ordered the sampler for appetizer, mofongo relleno de mariscos mixtos, chuletas kan kan. Everything was outstanding...and the prices are moderate. Very good value!

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went to Platanal foR Dinner on a Sat Night . We waited for almost 45 mins to be seated. I took my family 3 kids and I have to say restaurant very loud and busy. The service is not so great due to servers...More

Thank RoLa87
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had the trifongos with beeftsteak and some Piña coladas. The food was really good and we had a good time. It has a pretty good ambience to it. Love the grandfather clock.

Thank Yuki K
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great Puerto Rican food. Reasonable price. Good service. Unbelievable "Chuleta Kankan" with "Mofongo"

Thank alfeligo
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for genuine Puerto Rican food. Business lunch or family, service is great, food is really good and economical. Very popular with the locals

Thank c0c0si
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very god food. It's Dominican style food with Puerto Rican fusion. Great prices especially their lunch specials. I love the "canasta with churrasco or chicken". Good prices good sevice.

Thank Maribelisa01
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Casual place for a casual time. Happy hour is very happy. Good prices for great food. Plantain soup is the best.

Thank Diazvil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marginal, San Juan 00957-2536, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-250-8199
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