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Aurorita Restaurant

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303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
+1 787-783-2899
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11:30 - 22:30
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in the mood for a roudy Mexican experience Auroritas is the place. A classic and consistent Mexican destination. Caution Margaritas tasty but are powerful.

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Thank kitbenavent
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best Mexican restaurant in PR and in many US states .Margaritas are the best, comparing them with the top bars in PR.The food is outstanding,being a fan of Mexican cuisine this is about the best food anywhere.Being a costumer since hey had a guagita in Isla Verde to the actual restaurant I have never be disappointed with... More 

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Thank Lidiana L
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Lidiana and thanks for the review! We are so lucky to have customers like yourself that have been with us since the beginning and keep being part of our extended family for all this years. We look forward to see you next week. Truly thankful for your loyalty and we can only hope to keep up the good work... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the food is execellent. You should try the "Burrito suizo de cerdo" or the flautas. You receive your order very fast. The atmosphere is very nice. Good for families with kids and people all ages. Better than any Mexican restaurant in Puerto Rico.

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Thank Marisol R
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! Thanks for the words and for visiting with us. We will love to see you again soon. Regards More 

Arecibo
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in PR and want to eat Mexican food, Aurorita is the place. First order "queso fundido with chorizo" as appetizer, is a melting mouth experience. For main course you have a very big variety of plates, all very good, but my favorites are the "steak fajitas", "burrito elefante" and "chuletas estilo hacienda". For dessert "cajetas".

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Thank MelissaCaban
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review and recommendations for our visitors. You're right on point with the suggestions. Our Margaritas are now for sale by the bottle just so you know since you like them so much. Simply order yours and take it anywhere to be enjoyed. Regards More 

Caguas, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If you luv the Mexican food for a great price and good mariachi music go there the service it's great super friendly people!!!

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Thank JanaNena79
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! Thanks for choosing us and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Aurorita for many years. It's a family tradition. We love the food, the homemade flavor, the quick service and good prices. We like the Mariachis and the fact that it has a take-out/dine-in simpler option if you were to need it.

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Thank Macymarisa1
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! We love to have families come back for years and make us their place. We look forward to having you back many more times. We're all about family here. Regards More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

First, Margaritas and Sangria. Big, tasteful and at good price. Appetizers. Plentiful and delicious Main course: Carnitas...delicious plate for one or two persons. Light to the stomach and the pocket. The food is fresh, excellent service, excellent valet parking service. Ideal for groups of one to twenty. PS. Saturday and Sunday are live Mariachi night

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Thank Hector P
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! Happy to hear everything was in perfect order and that you enjoy Aurorita as much as we do ;). Just in case, our Mariachis are here from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 6:30pm. See you soon. Regards More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome service for a family group of 13. Best Margarita (Escarchada), make sure you are not driving!!!!

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Thank 828william
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! Definitely dont drink and drive because our margaritas are not only delicious but also strong. Have your designated driver, UBER or Taxi ready ;) Hope to see you here soon. Regards More 

Bowie, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Been 30 years since we left PR. Back for a visit and Auroritas still excels. My fried carnitas were super. My wife's tacos were wonderful. Great service. It does get crowded but that is to be expected.

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Thank Michael C
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Consistency is our best kept secret and we do everything in our power to keep it that way so that no matter when you come food always tastes the same great way. Thanks for coming back and we really appreciate customers like you that keep coming back after so many years. Regards More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Had the Carnitas. It really is very good food. For most tourists in the San Juan area, it may be a bit out of the way, but if have car, do go!

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Thank terryluis
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you liked our place. You had one of our signature dishes in the carnitas and its a favorite amongst our customers. Dont be discouraged from visiting us if you're a tourist in the San Juan, Condado or Isla Verde area since we've been in the same place for over 40 years any UBER or Taxi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-783-2899
Description
Aurorita Mexican Restaurant serving our customers since 1973. Jose Garcia & wife Elizabeth Carmona started out as the first generation of Food Trucks in Puerto Rico in the 70's and little by little built the restaurant. Their customers are loyal and span at least three generations. Its been in the same corner for 40 years and today and its a landmark in Puerto Rico. With the same passion and dedication, it's now managed by their three sons and an amazing team. The best Mexican Food in Puerto Rico and the best Margaritas in town. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, carnitas, margaritas.

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