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Restaurante La Guardarraya

PR-127 Km 6.0 | Bo. Quebradas, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
787-856-4222
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Guayanilla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Central American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
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English first
Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Their Kan-Kan chuletas are huge in size, other food served like carne mechada and fried chicken. Very busy on Sundays. Great for families.

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had a great time there, it's a little bit expensive but the plates are well served and believe me you not gonna end yours lol I liked it a lot and the atmosphere was nice I enjoyed the whole time

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Last week we visited the restaurant and attended by Dorita( The owner), My wife , Mother and two daughters were personally entertained by Dorita. The Chuleta Can Can was crispy, Big and seasoned to perfection. My daughter Stephanie Who never eats rice, ate the Arroz manposteao and said to Mom You need to cook this for me every week from... More

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Central Florida, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Both service and food were indescriptible bad. The chuletas cancan were so dry, thati can only compare with the leather of my shoes..

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had the Chuleta Can Can with Arroz Mamposteao and Mero Brasa with Tostones. The chuleta and mero were really good and flavorful. The rice was not good and seemed reheated. But food was not really the situation. It was the terrible service we had. Our waiter was an older gentleman who hardly said a word. He literally did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

My family are here the other evening. My son is blind and requires his food to be puréed and the staff was helpful in getting him a dish that would blend easily for us. We brought our stick blender and they let is use an outlet in the dining a area (we were eating early around 4pm) so it wasn't... More

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Raymond, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The chuletas can-can were delicious!!! Great atmosphere. Really hospitable and friendly environment. Had coconut custard for dessert and cafe con leche. Perfection!!! We will certainly be back. And they also speak English fluently.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Puerto Rico is very pretty but this restaurant has the best chuletas (pork meat) in the world they combine very well the ingredients the drinks and the atmosphere, pretty quiet (besides customers) so you can enjoy nature sounds of birds and rain...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was disappointed by the service provided by Alexandra. We get in, we seat, and we order. Then it took over an hour to get our dinner and there were less than 20 people in the restaurant. How can that happen simple she forgot us. I have visited the restaurant in the past 15 years and with the restaurant almost... More

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San Juan, PR
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Went here for the first time today, and we can't wait to go back. The restaurant has been around since 1959, so that was a surefire sign that they've been doing it and doing it well for a while now. Their main attraction is the Chuleta Can Can ("Can Can-style Pork Chop?"), which they invented. While I don't usually go... More

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