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Restaurante La Guardarraya

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PR-127 Km 6.0 | Bo. Quebradas, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
787-856-4222
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Hated it!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Edith S
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Key Largo, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a flap, we were looking forward to visit this very famous restaurant in our visit to Puerto Rico for its Chuletas Can Can,it was the most dry and stale food ever,hard as a rock and tasted like old pork heated up in a Microwave, Mofongo like cardboard and very expensive, total disappointment. We flew from Miami for a birthday... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I'm from guayanilla and flew from California. I wanted to go and taste this chuleta kan kan. We waited what seems an eternity finally we ordered and still had to wait. The porkchop looked good but it was dryer than the mojave desert and tough to chew the mofongo also was dry. When I asked for the bill and I... More 

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Puerto Rico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PR-127 Km 6.0 | Bo. Quebradas, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guayanilla
  • Phone Number: 787-856-4222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, South American, Central American

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 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?