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El Gigante Dormido

Urb. Riverview, Calle 20 W-7, Bayamon 00961, Puerto Rico
+1 787-640-7889
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Ranked #1 of 29 restaurants in Bayamon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'm not sure what are the good reviews are for. The food wasn't good and the service was bad. Be prepared to buy bottled water for $2 a piece as they have no tap water. Wouldn't advise.

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After i checked Trip Advisor, we went to this restaurant. Excellent service. The owner come to our table. We try "pasteles" and "churrasco". We had a great time and like the place very much.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The service was great..very attentive ..almost too in your face. The food was OK..not what I expected at all since the reviews on the food are so great but we were not very impressed.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Was a pleasant meal I feel like I was in my living room one the guys play live music make us feel welcome and the food was something else amazing overall ! you got eat here!!

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I consider El Gigante Dormido Restaurant, my home away from home. (Since I don't live in Puerto Rico, this is the place that I invite family and friends to meet). For the past 2 years, when I go to Puerto Rico, I invite my brothers, sisters, in laws, niece and nephews for a family gathering to catch up and eat... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I'm puertorican and for me it's one of the best places to eat our food. The place is excellent, the service is excellent and the history behind the restaurant is beautiful. It is a family-owned restaurant and the owner talks with you and even sings with his guitar.The love they give you is just so warming. Please! Como visit us!... More

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California, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were looking for authentic Puerto rican food. This place had few but great reviews. Its in a residential area and one might feel lost finding it. We met the owner and he personally sat with us told us his story. He played us a few local songs on his guitar. Great hospitality. I had fish which I can surely... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The owner introduced himself and sent us a free appetizer. "Friends first, customer second." The food was authentic and delicious. We ordered tres leches and coconut flan for dessert. I loved the flan so much, I ordered another to go. We will go back for dinner again tomorrow! Highly recommended to anyone visiting Bayamon.

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Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

As soon as we entered we were treated like family! The owner greeted us right away and explained the menu to us. He was always following up with us asking if we liked what we were eating and making sure we were having a good time. We were treated to complimentary pastels, which was amazing but so was everything else.... More

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flower mound
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I am 100% puertorican, living in the USA, this restaurant was recommended by a friend, The food is amazing, is like eating in your abuelas house. Best mofongo and carne frita I have eaten in a long time. We tried the pasteles soup, UMMMM OMG, delicious, the staff was great, even the owner talked to us at the table, when... More

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