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Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
787.888.7373
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Description: Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their...
Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their reviews of the Rio Mar in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to write a review about this place as it was the best Mofungo (fried mashed plantains) we had in PR (and we tried it in 4 restaurants).
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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great food and atmosphere. the servers were very friendly . good prices. I ordered a stuffed chicken with patanos with a guava sauce it was really good , and also some coconut white rice omg . I took some home the servings were huge

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

great food and atmosphere. the servers were very friendly . good prices. I ordered a stuffed chicken with patanos with a guava sauce it was really good , and also some coconut white rice omg . I took some home the servings were huge

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Food was amazing. Service ok. Very small place. Prices were just outrageous. $100 for 4 people with no specialty drinks. 10 min down the road you'll find the Luquillo kiosks. The issue there is parking but had almost all the same dishes for $30. Not fancy places so don't expect super service but for the price I'll skip the service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Locals say you should try it. Not necessary. Very busy on weekends; better to go on Monday. There were only four tables. Grouper bites app - lightly fried and a great way to start Meals - Crab sauté mofongo. Crab and ingredients were good, but this was my first mofongo. While I like plantains mashed, there were too many to... More 

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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Really good Criollo cuisine. Their "Arroz con Pollo" reminds me of my mother's, and their plantain breaded steak, chicken and fish are scrumptious! Some of the tastiest Carne Frita and Chuletas Kan Kan I have ever had, and their Mofongos (yuca and plantain) are seriously good. Even their breakfasts are awesome!! If you are really hungry, try a "Cocodrilo"!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very nice cozy place. Food was really good, I had a fish fillet plantain breaded with 'mamposteao' rice and it was VERY good! Fish retained that fresh moist touch. Also tried 'arepas' filled with shrimp they were excellent. Parking outside its almost none you got a find a place nearby but once you are in it will be totally worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good place to stop after el Yunke visit. Not too much kids friendly due to the bar style and crowded areas. But overall acceptable. Got different opinions within the family about the menu items but an average review. Some like the classic menu items other items with different flavors mix not. Ask the host about the food waiting time before... More 

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food was great. The service was great too. If you want to try a good wine in a good prize this is the place. The only thing that could be a problem is the parking. It is too small. Most of the time the restaurant is full, so if you go maybe you have to wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited the restaurant with my family, grandkids and all. Service was great, the food came out quickly and sooo.. delicious. The rice "manposteao" is so good the chicken breast with guava sauce exquisite, even gave some "aguacate". Personnel were very nice. Loved it ! They might be a little waiting but it's worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here twice during our visit. The food was extraordinary! From the fish tacos to the snapper stuffed with crab to the fish soup,it was all a culinary delight. The owner/manager made us feel like family and the waitstaff was patient and accommodating. DON'T FORGET TO TAKE A BOTTLE OF THEIR HOME MADE HOT SAUSE HOME WITH YOU!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was good and nice variety. Pretty crowded, but open late. One of our diners wanted some sushi from the restaurant right next door and we didn't realize it was actually a separate restaurant. But, our Don Pepe server brought us a menu, delivered the food and even brought us the bill. Nice service!

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  • Address: Next to Entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort | Km 29 on PR3, Rio Grande 00924, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: 787.888.7373

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Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food. Many people write about it in their reviews of the Rio Mar in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to write a review about this place as it was the best Mofungo (fried mashed plantains) we had in PR (and we tried it in 4 restaurants).

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