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La Casita Blanca

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351 Calle Tapia, San Juan 00912-4214, Puerto Rico
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 16:00
Thu 11:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy in size but huge in flavor - worth enough to overlook parking limitations. If you are looking for REAL home-made puertorrican flavors - this is the spot to visit, at least once.

1 Thank Liana-Carlos
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such an interesting place to eat. The food is authentic Puerto Rican; yummy. It seems the restaurant was built around a tree which is interesting. Loved the red beans and rice side dish.

1 Thank BevF1310
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best meal I had on the island! Reminds me of my daughters grandmas cooking who lives on the island. We were seated quickly and given plantain soup and some sort of deep fried bread to go along with it and it was amazing :) Our meal came out quickly and it was AWESOME!!! After our meal we were given free... More 

1 Thank Jennifer C
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

...She would cook like La Casita Blanca. We nearly got killed three times biking there (it's about 5 miles from old San Juan) but it was worth it, and good to burn off some calories before and after our feast. We were the only non-locals there for lunch. A party of 6 grandmas were at a nearby table which boosted... More 

1 Thank Leah D
North Carolina
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is an old style Puerto Rican house in a mostly Dominican neighborhood. The restaurant is now run by the son of the founder. I first came here 37 years ago on business and have been coming here ever since. Casita serves traditional PR food. They always offer for free a soup starter and yesterday gave us a basket of... More 

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Statesville, NC
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

People who were seated after us were served faster than us. Drinks took forever. Shrimp meal only included 4 shrimp. Disappointing based on all the rave reviews. Flan was amazing. Will come again and hope to have a better experience.

Thank 40yearOldGirlScout
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We really liked La Casita Blanca. We went here twice during out stay and they offer great in season Puerto Rican food. Great place to get a taste of the local culture. A little off the beaten track, but that only helps it not be inundated with tourist types. Most days they only do lunch - but Friday and Saturday... More 

Thank Darin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to find puertorican food. Excellent original house setup decorated with curious antiques reminds old times. Great food taste and at a good price. They welcome you with cod fritters and homemade soup. Fast service good for lunch and don't miss the "chichaito" shot at the end. Ask for original Sangria.

Thank William C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a real escape of the Puerto Rican cuisine, la casita blanca is the place for you. These beautiful ladies welcomes you with a smile. I try the carne (beef) and the spices and good was real good. I surely will be back.

Thank gdumel
Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic puertorican food. Always they serve you at not cost charge , plantain soup cup and some "bacalaitos" delicious. But my platter I don't like: rice was not cook properly, without flavor beans and the biftec was overcooked. But excellent service! At the end they bring you a complementary "chichaito" shot! Good!

Thank Delia B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Calle Tapia, San Juan 00912-4214, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 726-5501
Puerto Rico's most authentic flavors and culinary traditions served at your table for over 30 years. In the heart of Villa Palmeras, one of San Juan's most eclectic and historical areas, La Casita Blanca has been a gathering spot for everyone who wants to enjoy our Island's traditional cuisine.

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