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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
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  • 13
    Terrible
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
Family Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
William C
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is suppose to be the best place to eat chuletas kan kan, and you can get better in hundreds of othr places around the island. Services is slow and is because they are under staff!!!!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went there with my father and mother in law because is was suppose to be the original kan kan makers. The place was not full but I notice they were short staff on a sunday afternoon. service was poor But when you wait for 1 hour you want your food at least to be hot or warm but not... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had never tried the "Chuleta Kan Kan" and since this place is supposedly famous for it I decided to give it a try. It was horrible. It was so hard it felt like they had left the porkchop out after being cooked for days and days. Also, it tasted like nothing. No salt at all. Will not be coming... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

He food here is really good. Mofongo, mamposteao rice, and kankan pork chops. The chops tend to be dry, but that's because of the way they fry them. The best part is the crispy,fatty salty outer layer. The service is slooooooow. Nice place to pig out though.

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

People do not waste your time and money at this restaurant. Food is terrible the pork is dry and hard to chew, service is terrible and waiting is long. Place looks nice and that's it. Read other people's reviews. I wrote a review in July 2014.

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Plano, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Before visiting, everything in Puerto Rico is slaw, so don't expect fast service. The food is fresh and cocked once ordered. We tried the Can Can pork ribs, it was dry as some reviews were saying but eatable. We also had the half chicken, which was much better. Overall, this is a local restaurant if you are looking for something... More 

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humacao
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very disappointed with the Chuletas Can Can, they were very dry and unsavory. Service was very slow, when we finally got our food it was cold we had to return our fries. Mofongo was a very small portion but good and so was the arroz mamposteao. will not recommend this place.

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Can-cans and mampostiado rice. Service was slow and it took a very long time to get our check...but we were on vacation and in no hurry. Be prepared to wait...good time take a little time and sometimes there are far away.

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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

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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