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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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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 14
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  • 19
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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
Great food, slow on service

Great scenery restaurant, famous for their Kan Kan chops, very Puerto Rican ambience. We went on a Saturday, they were a line to wait, but they close too soon, at 630, slow service was, probably of lack of people, but the waitress apologize every time. Food is great, if you don't mind... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent service! Francisco, the waiter was extremely servicing, he's this type of person that gives the "extra mile" so you can have a great time and feel comfortable. A very humble guy, ask for him if you go! Food was excellent, very exquisite. And they serve a lot! I truly recommend it! First time we've been here and definitely won't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They didn't want to attend us ...a group of 10!!!! 7pm and the kitchen was closed at Saturday!, Seriously??? Call first but if I were the manager and I see a group of 10 ...I will open the kitchen !

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Penuelas, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Good service. Great taste. Try the iconic Kan Kan pork chops. My favotite selection is filet with onion and "mampostiao" rice. Awsome. Prices are moderate. Add a "sangría" drink. You will feel in Heaven. Trust me.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Long wait and mediocre service. The hostess was extremely rude and unhelpful. She relayed no information to us about our table and proceeded to take people behind us ahead. There where an immense amount of empty tables yet we were still forced to wait over an hour to be seated. On top of that they could not accommodate our group... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great scenery restaurant, famous for their Kan Kan chops, very Puerto Rican ambience. We went on a Saturday, they were a line to wait, but they close too soon, at 630, slow service was, probably of lack of people, but the waitress apologize every time. Food is great, if you don't mind wait some time, I recommend it!

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The place does not know the meaning of service. You wait for long periods of time without anyone offering any information as to how long the wait is to get a table. Once information is provided, they tell you that you need to wait one hour for the meal. To come out. You would like to split a check? Not... More 

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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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