We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marcelo Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Cuban
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
PR-1 Road, Jose Mercado Ave., Munoz Rivera Corner | Mercado Esquina Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725, Puerto Rico
787-743-8801
Website
Add hours for Marcelo Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: They also serve steaks, Spanish food and a daily special menu, but...
They also serve steaks, Spanish food and a daily special menu, but specialize in Criolla food. The "Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas" or Fine Arts Center of Caguas, the "Las Catalinas Mall", as well as the Caguas Bowling Center "Bowlera"
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smoked Chicken

our waitress was great...steered us towards the house specialty - their 3 day smoked chicken. excellent. for lunch we ordered 2 for the 4 of us - plenty. came with sides that were delicious. chocolate cake for dessert was ok, not great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
BarbaraSS
,
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I go to this restaurant like once a month. I love almost everything they have on the menu, especially Smoked Chicken (of course) and Paella, both are like nowhere else. Service is always high class. Prices are very reasonable especially thinking what a great quality food you get. On top of all Sangrias are fantastic!! The only tip I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Level Contributor
125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

our waitress was great...steered us towards the house specialty - their 3 day smoked chicken. excellent. for lunch we ordered 2 for the 4 of us - plenty. came with sides that were delicious. chocolate cake for dessert was ok, not great.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
panama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Marcelo is family owned restaurant with over 40 years of being established in Caguas. I love to go there to have "churrasco", mofongo, "croquetas de bacalao", "Bolitas de queso". It is located in Caguas, a small town located close to San Juan, with excellent amenities.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The smoked chicken is their signature plate. It is the only restaurant in the Caguas region that prepares it. Excellent service. I recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you love the smoked chicken this is the place for you. Chicken was smoky, rigth salty and juicy. The service is ok. Worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place was once upon a time about as good as it got in Caguas. That was long ago. It is now a mediocre place for a business lunch. Not great, not bad, just okay. The prices are okay and the service can be okay. It needs a kick in the butt to reclaim what it once was. Many other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was my third time. Just after lunch hour. The service was excellent, so was the Mojito. The food was very good. You can find very good options in the menu that you do not find in regular restaurants, Will probably be back next month.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
juncos
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I'm very passionate about food, because of that I tend to be a strong critic of what I'm served on a plate. I go a lot to this restaurant, meaning that I'm a frequent client, and may I say the food is beautifully cooked. You have to try the paella with tostones. Most of the time we go here because... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fitchburg
Level Contributor
77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Marcelo's restaurant is an ok place to go if you are looking for a fast convenient and on the budget Cuban meal. It is pretty good. Staff were very attentive and kind. I would go again next time I go to my hometown.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really good local restaurant,,I ordered the Gallinita Rellena with Congri it was delicious! Mofongo tastes really good,,if youre a coffee drinker order a Cortadito and you will remember this review,,finally service was great and prices even better,,I will come back for sure,,

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Marcelo Restaurant also viewed

 
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Caguas, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Marcelo Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Marcelo Restaurant

Address: PR-1 Road, Jose Mercado Ave., Munoz Rivera Corner | Mercado Esquina Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-743-8801
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Caguas
Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
Cuisine: Cuban

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PR-1 Road, Jose Mercado Ave., Munoz Rivera Corner | Mercado Esquina Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Caguas
  • Phone Number: 787-743-8801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

They also serve steaks, Spanish food and a daily special menu, but specialize in Criolla food. The "Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas" or Fine Arts Center of Caguas, the "Las Catalinas Mall", as well as the Caguas Bowling Center "Bowlera"

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Marcelo Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?