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El Jibarito

280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-8375
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mofongo” (388 reviews)
“cube steak” (30 reviews)
“pork” (137 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 1,721 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal of local cuisine. The place is simple and unpretentious, and seems to be an authentic local joint. I recommend a visit if that sounds like your thing.

Thank kevincvg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Old San Juan, hubby and I were looking for a local spot that made Lechon rather than having to travel to the mountain region for it and I wanted Mofongo. A local suggested we try El Jibarito. The next day we went to...More

Thank AfrinetNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for a late lunch around 2p on a Saturday. The place was packed and looked extremely busy but wait time wasn't so bad (~20mins). Most of our food was pretty good and flavorful although pricey considering the portions were pretty small. We ordered...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 13 October 2017

When you walk in the door and locals on the way out make sure to tell you that you picked the best place in San Juan to eat - you are in the right place. We had the empanadillos - and promptly ordered another another...More

1  Thank ebkcdmom
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The meals we had were delicious. We had the creole chicken with mofongo and stew chicken with yellow rice. I wish the creole chicken was spicier, and they didn't have any pepper sauce to add a little more kick. The service was lack luster.

Thank QSheria
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for local food. It was our first meal in Puerto Rico, and it did not disappoint!! We got there around 2:00, yet it was very busy. We were seated at a table by the front window, and were promptly waited...More

1  Thank jlkkshic
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Don't bother. Pricey, touristy, long wait. Try another place. Reviews kept sending us here but we were unimpressed. Food was average. Seating felt like you were stuffed in like sardines, every table was full and meal was rushed.

Thank Beverley W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We came back here as it was an incredible meal we had 2 years prior. Unfortunately the quality was not as good as in the past. It was still a good authentic meal but portions were not as large and not as tasty. Service was...More

Thank tuliplvr22
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our friend recommended El Jibarito so after spending a day at El Morro we walked to this restaurant. It was a few miles away and we entered through a cute doorway and casual restaurant. Tables were in the center of the room with a bar...More

Thank FLChristianMom
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is the type of place that dishes out fantastic local food, they have a reputation for it and they know it. Point being, don't expect the staff to give you the feeling that you are welcome here or that they should be thankful for...More

Thank roger i
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1 August 2017|
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Response from SheKnowsHerStuff | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Won't go here again because the service is terrible. Very unfriendly staff.
james c
9 October 2016|
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Response from Tereza P | Reviewed this property |
No hay estacionamento.
Shauntelle M
6 November 2015|
Response from Marvin R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you might have to call them to see. I do know holiday season is San Juan's busy season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-8375
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