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Marcelo Restaurant

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Caribbean, Cuban
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PR-1 Road, Jose Mercado Ave., Munoz Rivera Corner | Mercado Esquina Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725, Puerto Rico
787-743-8801
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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"
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    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
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Great restaurant for business meeting.Food is excellent! Los chicharrones de pollo and la gallinita are the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mary S
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good food. But not order a shrimp plate because waitress said it takes too long, instead order the day special, takes almost an hour to serve it!!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When you enter the restaurant, you feel like you are entering a warm family pub. The owner came to our table to make sure everything was great. The kitchen is right off the dining area and you can see it. The food was absolutely delicious; it was "pub" style because it was simple and delicious; nothing super fancy. The servings... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great restaurant for business meeting.Food is excellent! Los chicharrones de pollo and la gallinita are the best!

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent Cuban, Spanish and PR dinning. Is a tradition in Caguas for cuban food. delicious plates with excellent variety. They serve a delicious smoked chicken. Many sides to select from. Quality and presentation of food is excellent. The people is very amiable, Has parking. Families are welcome.

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San Juan
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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 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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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.

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panama
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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.

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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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.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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.

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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 

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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: Caribbean, 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"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?