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El Jibarito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican
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280 Calle Del Sol, San Juan 00901-1421, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-8375
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved this place. Great cheap lunch. Pork cubes in plantain sauce with mofungo hit the spot. Friendly efficient service to boot. Empanadas were good too.

Thank jmelarkin
Bklyn, NY
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stopped in here for an early dinner. there were a few tables already filled and i was told i could sit anywhere. Maybe i got there when there was a shift change but i saw alot of young waitstaff heading out with their phones while one guy was left covering the tables. Small menu so i got a steak with... More 

Thank daisytcam
Buffalo, New York, United States
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our landlord recommended this spot. He was right on about the food, but it was almost too loud to taste the food. We sat upstairs in the little balcony area, so it was actually quieter than down below.

Thank Sally C
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Casual but charming in its own way. Good quality local food. Good for a lunch while walking the Old San Juan.

Thank Eduardo B
Amorgos, Greece
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a classic Puerto Rican place where you can find more locals than tourists. Food is very good and it is value for money. One of the best choices in San Juan. The lady that served us was great!

Thank amorgiscafe
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheap simple local food. No nonsens food. Got a fries red snapper, rice and beans. Fish was a bit overcooked

Thank Filip K
Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was just a few houses down from our hotel La Terraza. We stumbled upon it by accident, it was loud jumping and packed ,so we figured this must be the spot to eat. we were not wrong, the place has excellent food, it's authentic Puerto Rican with great prices and a cool ambience. We ate here twice over... More 

Thank dsinger35
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant El Jibarito is one of my favorite in Old San Juan. Excellent authentic puertorrican food and real good price. Definitely not a tourist "trap". Service very good and waiters are very friendly.

Thank Norma O
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We're from Tampa and eat a lot of Latin/Puerto Rican food and this is a can't miss if you're in old San Juan. Fantastic food and service. Don't let the obscure entrance fool you, it is outstanding.

Thank DMK12
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good had the pork chops with rice and beans very tasty. service is average.. very laid back. But would recommend for authentic Puerto Rican food.

Thank Esantos03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?