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Restaurante La Guardarraya

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Carr. 127 Km. 6.0 | Barrio Quebradas Guayanilla, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
+1 787-856-4222
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11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: It all started in 1957, when Don Juan Vera-Martínez, an expert and...
It all started in 1957, when Don Juan Vera-Martínez, an expert and impassioned gamecock breeder, started the Gallera Loma Bonita, a cockfight arena in the town of Yauco, Puerto Rico. There, he decides to open the restaurant where the famous "Can-Can" pork chops first appeared. The Can-Can pork chop became so famous that it's been copied all around the island, yet no one equals Don Juan's.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food Not Good Service

The took to much time todo everything. Even to pass the credit card. The restaurant was not full, they should be more organize.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jorge T
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you  like Pork Chops go to La Guardarraya Restaurant. Their special menu is, Chuleta Can-Can. It's a big piece of pork chop, enough for at least two people. This is the home of Chuleta Can-Can. Excellent taste, very good to eat with rice and beans, fries, salad, etc. They have a good variety of foods. They are located in the... More 

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Thank Carmelo S
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The took to much time todo everything. Even to pass the credit card. The restaurant was not full, they should be more organize.

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Thank Jorge T
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. If you are looking for a good creole Puertorrican food, this is one place that you have to visit. The "chuleta can can" (fried pork) was very good and well cooked. The "res encebollado"with sweet plantains was delicious. The place is old fashioned and cultural.

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Thank VELuzunaris
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. The waiter very active for a big group. Can't say the same for the food. Los tostones were not homemade. The flavor of the food was so so. Don't think we will return.

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Thank Edwin M
Jefferson CIty, MO
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! This was one of the best meals on our trip around PR. Food was authentic and very good. We enjoyed visiting with the owner to learn more about the restaurant and local history. We came in at the end of a busy day but got great service. Our server was wonderful even though our spanish was terrible.... More 

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Thank DennisMO
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Excellent food, ambience and service. The food is exquisite and is served fast by kind, and friendly personnel. The site is easy to find and is located in a cozy jibaro local. Is excellent for a family or friends meal.

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Thank Eugenio S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have a house in Guanica (near the Copamarina Hotel) so it's a trek to go to Guayanilla. But it's TOTALLY worth it! Two and I were friends visiting from Buenos Aires (where I live) and I wanted them to have the experience of REAL criollo (down home) cooking. Guardarraya lived up to ALL my expectations! Imagine an Argentinian praising... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Easy to find location. The restaurant itself is quite nice. We were a group of 4 on a weekday and there was plenty of seating. The service was very nice and the food was a typical very well prepared puertorrican meal . I of course ordered the house specialty "Chuleta Can-Can" it was delicious. Since its family owned for many... More 

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Thank Gallilee68
Delray Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Awesome typical fried food. Seafood!!! no competition Beer icy cold "vestidita de novia" pastelitos, empanadas A place I will go again next time

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Thank uchype
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We got there around 4pm on a Saturday. The place is nice and service was fast for the amount of people eating and waiting. We had chuleta, arroz mamposteao and Mofongo. The "chuleta can can" was huge and perfectly cook. Prices are great for the amount of food served. We paid around $70 including drinks, tax and tips... for 4,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carr. 127 Km. 6.0 | Barrio Quebradas Guayanilla, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guayanilla
  • Phone Number: +1 787-856-4222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

It all started in 1957, when Don Juan Vera-Martínez, an expert and impassioned gamecock breeder, started the Gallera Loma Bonita, a cockfight arena in the town of Yauco, Puerto Rico. There, he decides to open the restaurant where the famous "Can-Can" pork chops first appeared. The Can-Can pork chop became so famous that it's been copied all around the island, yet no one equals Don Juan's.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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