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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 #1 of 3 restaurants in Guayanilla
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.
Restaurant details
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW 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
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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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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 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
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29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I took the most famous dish (you'll see when you get there) Basically it is a huge pork portion fried in deep oil don't take it with "salad" since it's just a small plate with some dry lettuce and a piece of tomato. maybe it's nice to eat there once for the experience. but i won't go back again They... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great place for family and friends! The service was great. I had the carne machada, tostones and amarillo. The rice and beans were to die for, just like abuela makes it! Best mofongo I ever had! When you go, try the home made sangria-it's delicious and packs a punch. We ended dinner with delicious flan, great texture and awesome taste.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

It's good but if you go there because a lot of people told you about, you will feel a little disappointed. I expected more...

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Puerto Rico
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

A great place! The name means the edge of a field, usually of a coffee plot. The facility is located in Guayanilla, although it is often referenced as Yauco. Food is great. I tried the carne mechada with mamposteado rice and enjoyed a sangria. I've had the Kan Kan chuletas but they weren't the best I've had. As for the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Excellent food, we were close doing some business in Yauco and stop for lunch for "chuletas Can-Can", excellent experience. good service, good side dishes. No air condition, open windows, big doors, old style wood architecture Big parking and also they have a conference room or salon de actividades

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