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Restaurant El Taino

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129 Km. 20. Hm. 1 | Callejones, Puerto Rico
(787) 897-7417
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Dissapointment, never go back.

How much a restaurant can change in a decade, it was the best arroz con guinea when it was a small business! What a dissapointment! today after visiting the observatory, went back. Place it's huge, decoration is beautiful, however owner and chef should be ashamed. High prices, bad service. arroz... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Min C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

How much a restaurant can change in a decade, it was the best arroz con guinea when it was a small business! What a dissapointment! today after visiting the observatory, went back. Place it's huge, decoration is beautiful, however owner and chef should be ashamed. High prices, bad service. arroz con guinea, came without beans, Conejo was 2 small bones... More 

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Thank Min C
Valrico, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We received a flier upon entering the caves at Camuy for this restaurant so we figured we would try it... The outside and inside look nice. Looks can be deceiving... We ordered our food, drinks were served, soda cans came out hot. Waitress comes back to tell us they are out of white rice... (In a Spanish restaurant?) then the... More 

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1 Thank mxdaless
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I’m living now for 30 years in Puerto Rico. My wife is Puertorican. I guess I have seen it all, especially after reading all these reviews I knew what to expect. We had recently a Class Reunion from our Swiss Engineer College (ETH) in Zurich. 32 persons made the trip and attended the one week event. We planned to visit... More 

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Thank Matthias E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Directed to this restaurant from the cavernas de camuy. The food- I recieved the Christmas plate which consisted of lechon, pasteles,morsilla( blood sausage) and rice with pigeon peas. The sausage, lechon were prob 3 days old and not edible, seriously the meat was super dry and I could not even cut it. Rice was good though. Waitress was very nice... More 

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Thank Jtsisson
Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is amazing how you can read review from two years ago, and the review are the same. Bad service, food took over an hour, waiters never check to see how we were doing, food tasted nastyyy. The only positive was the Mayo-Ketchup. Even the water tasted discusting. The exterior looks good. What a shame.

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Thank Jose G
Carol Stream, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We ate here a couple years ago after visiting the caves nearby. Back then, it was a small, homey little place. Very inexpensive, but good food. We mostly enjoyed it for the experience. What a difference two years makes. The facility and decor are upgraded and the food is even better, and well-worth the higher prices, which are still reasonable.... More 

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Thank JR_Flanigan
Miami
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Poor service, expensive for terrible food .We wait more than 1 hour for the food . MY children were very dissapointed with the service.Other customers were complaining for the same reasons. It was reccomended by the people at the caves, terrible advised

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1 Thank Ada1229
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Like many other I was directed to this place by some guy at the cave entrance. The area was nice and large, comfortable. Service was normal, the place was empty. We ordered the chuleta Kan Kan with rice and beans, French fries, my wife ordered the carne frita with 3 mofongos, A friend ordered the arroz manposteado, my aunt ordered... More 

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1 Thank Acento53
Miami, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This has got to be the worse experience I have ever had in a restaurant in PR. It was recommended to us by some guy at the caves who obviously is getting a kick back for sending customers over there. The food took over and hour and one of our plates got to the table after the rest of us... More 

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2 Thank Carol J
Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I am not sure that the people that have reviewed the correct restaurant...We visited the Rio Camuy Cave Park (cavernas), which was a total waste of time but anyway, we were handed a flyer to El Taino on the way in and left the park we were passing right by the restaurant so we decided to stop and glad we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Km. 20. Hm. 1 | Callejones, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico
  • Phone Number: (787) 897-7417

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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