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Carretera 153 Km 8, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
787.219.6507
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 12
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good place and good menu with a nice view. Also have nice music. Is a rustic place with caribbean cuisine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Melvin R
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Gurabo
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

More than 2 hours waiting. High temperature and some flying insect in the room. Sorry I will move to another place.

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Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great service and better food. We came to have lunch. Upon out arrival we were seated very quickly. We ordered HALF of 'Cordillera Mixta'. Four people ate from it and we had left overs. We will be coming again for sure.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I go to Salinas with my husband all the time, and although you have to drive about 15 minutes further out, we ALWAYS have to stop at El Platanar. The flavors is amazing and the portions are definitely built for two people or more, if the plate specifies it. Great value and the staff is pretty friendly. Last time we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good place and good menu with a nice view. Also have nice music. Is a rustic place with caribbean cuisine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I visited this place couple of times before, and quality is dropping! Plenty of food, after over an hour wait with the place at less than half full. Waitress very attentive. Food quality is not the same, usually I visit it on sundays, but pay it a visit on friday afternoon for this review.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Every time we are visiting PR... believe it.. we always come back to El Platanar... best Caribbean puertorican food in the Island... most important, the place remains its typical caribbean open space style.. even in summer the weather is amazing...

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San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I bought a " Shrimp Mofongo" for less than $20.00 and 2 people can eat of it and get full. Has an excellent enviroment, and beautiful views. You may have to wait like 20 minutes to get seated on weekends, but outside of the restaurant there are mini shops, arcade machines, and seats.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

This place has great food, the portions are so big you must come hungry. The service is slow, but worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food was great and the service too. The food is for 2 people or more, but have a great taste. I enjoyed the food and the view

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food is great, and the portions are just huge. Feeds 3, and the wait it's not too bad for it being packed. The place is nice, would go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 153 Km 8, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Santa Isabel
  • Phone Number: 787.219.6507
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?