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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A beautiful spot with fine Puerto Rican food

We stopped at La Guardarraya during an excursion we made with the ex-professors of the Humacao campus of the University of Puerto Rico. We were a big group but they handled us with ease and everyone was pleased with the food and service. They seem to be used to serving big groups. The setting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Robert L
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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped at La Guardarraya during an excursion we made with the ex-professors of the Humacao campus of the University of Puerto Rico. We were a big group but they handled us with ease and everyone was pleased with the food and service. They seem to be used to serving big groups. The setting is beautiful, out in the country... More 

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited the restaurant on July 5. I hadn’t visited the restaurant for several years. I considered it a good place to eat Puerto Rican food and its specialty Kan-kan pork chops. We had to wait to be seated. Our group was eight people and the wait was not much. The waiter who attended us was knowledgeable of the menu... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was pleased with the service and the food. We got there minutes before closing, but they took our order and the service was very fast and good. Pork chops were fresh and tasty, smashed green plaintains were savory and the Nutella custard flan was divine. I do recommend this restaurant to people who enjoy local food.

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Puerto Rico
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A must visit. Take the detour, it is worth it. Guardarraya means "the boundary". It is the term used to delineate property limits. The restaurant is located on the town limits of Yauco and Guayanilla, but located in Guayanilla. They have the best carne mechada and mamposteado. Give it a try.

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food was great, I ordered arroz mamposteao, mofongo and chuleta kan kan it was delicious. The waitress was amazing and the waiting time was not long.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Located between Yauco and Guayanillas restaurant La Guardarraya offers their family creation: Chuletas Can-Can!!! Wow this place is amazing. They have a very authentic Puerto Rican criollo cuisine. Among the items in the menu you will find: Mofongo (smashed friend plantains w/ garlic), Arroz Mamposteao', rice and beans, chicken stew, among other items. Please take in consideration the place might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Their chuleta (pork chop) Kan Kan was amazing. Yes, it look over cooked, but once I bit on, it was soft and the pork skin was heavenly. I first had the Chuleta Kan Kan at the Waldorf Astoria a few days prior and the Waldorf folks need to go visit the Guardarraya to learn how to make it eight. Their... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visit this place after my father's burial. It was noon on a Wednesday so it wasn't as busier as it would be during the weekend. The waitress was Amazing, detail oriented, good ears and good spirit. All our order's were right, taste was incredible and waiting time wasn't long. I wanted mofongo but was afraid it would be too dry... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went there for family lunch with kids, food tastes is good and good portions to share. Only setback is the waiting time, you need to order appetizers to keep kids busy.

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MIAMI
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Words spread that this place is the original inventors of Chulatas "Can-Can" Texas size pork chops ... Not only are they Great but it is the most authentic Puerto Rican flavor in the whole Island... If you came to PR and Didn't stop here.. well missed out, unless you come back to PR and try this place... I do it... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante La Guardarraya

Address: Carr. 127 Km. 6.0 | Barrio Quebradas Guayanilla, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-856-4222
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guayanilla
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Caribbean

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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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