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El Toston Criollo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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B-1 Galerias Del Escorial, Carolina 00987-5198, Puerto Rico
+1 787-757-2201
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good food!! Excellent and expedited service!! Went there on my way back to office, with not much time.

Thank figueroacpa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Good family restaurant with good puertorican cuisine with decent prices. The platanutres are a pretty good appetizer.

Thank Otos S
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you go at lunch time they have great specials, although they ran out so quickly. I usually have grilled chicken and mofongo, my dad usually gets fish, but he's had mixed results. Sometimes the fish is good sometimes inedible. Also try their piña colada!

Thank pinacolada2017
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468 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Located next to a planet fitness, parking can be difficult, but once inside the servers are all exceptionally friendly, most are bilingual, and the customers are mostly local and out for a nice family dinner. Theiir tostones de pana (Breadfruit) are excellent and hard to find, the conch salad is soft and fresh, rice dishes are good and they are... More 

Thank Jean T
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Excelent food. Best Can Can pork chop and cheap. Went on a fathers day. I waited about 15min to sit down at the table. Excellent service and great customer service.

Thank mapanga
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I've been visiting this restaurant for over 8 years. The food is fantastic, the service is very good and the prices considerably good. I've never had a single complaint or desepcion. Recommended.

Thank Rodny D
Puerto Rico
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I visited this restaurant on 12/16/2015 and I left feeling sick with the terrible service we received. I was at a business lunch and the waitress forgot to inform us that the Asopao takes over 30 minutes to be ready, which lead to an unreasonable amount of wait time for our food. When we told the manager about the situation,... More 

Thank Lika L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Low prices and good quality food really criollo flavor ill be back soon ohhhh and the plantain mofongo is delicious .

Thank Juan G
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

If you want to eat something criollo at a good price and excellent service this is the place Food is good, no OMG good but eatable, we had the sample appetizer and it was good, my husband order the chicharrones and he loved them, we also order a pitcher of sangria and it was ok Service was great

Thank Ana B
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

If you are in the area this place is fairly priced for the great food. My family really enjoyed the steak and pollo. If you are in the isla verde or condado area this will be a drive for you. I'm giving it four stars because the service was a bit slow.

Thank Erica M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B-1 Galerias Del Escorial, Carolina 00987-5198, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Carolina
  • Phone Number: +1 787-757-2201

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