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Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 114
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reasonable Prices

We stayed in a condo on Isla Verde strip. Difficult to find reasonable prices, not at a fast-food place. Try Metropol if you don't feel like dressing up for an expensive dinner. We enjoy skirt steak & the Mahi-mahi. They should cut back on the butter. Our plates were coated with a film when we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
belleamie10
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Ontario
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Metropol was by far the worst restaurant we ate at in the San Juan area. We ate here because it was within walking distance of our hotel, which in retrospect, we should have paid the extra $50 to get a cab to/from Old San Juan and eaten somewhere else. I ordered the lobster creole, and the lobster was so overcooked... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Good food. Service lacks but noticed a lot of local people and food is authentic. Right across form Ritz hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

After several years of decline, the management at Metropol has made some changes. Yes, they are still crowded, but they handle the wait much better. It appeared that families with younger kids were seated separately so as not to disturb others. The service was outstanding: roving busboys refill the water and clear plates very efficiently. The food was excellent: shared... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This place came recommended by our rental car company and was right across the street. My family and I got two half chickens and plantains and rice/beans. It was crispy, lightly flavored, and tasty. The kitchen even cut mine and my mother's in half for us (because we told the server we were splitting it). The rice and beans were... More 

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Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our meal at Metropol was our first authenic Puerto Rican meal and we were not dissapointed. I ordered Churrasco Mofongo and it was very good. My sons both got grilled fish and enjoyed theirs as well. We were probably not dressed for this place as we had planned to go to a different place but our taxi driver recommended this... More 

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Ontario
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155 reviews 155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a condo on Isla Verde strip. Difficult to find reasonable prices, not at a fast-food place. Try Metropol if you don't feel like dressing up for an expensive dinner. We enjoy skirt steak & the Mahi-mahi. They should cut back on the butter. Our plates were coated with a film when we had finished eating. Empanadas had... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had dinner with work colleagues, the food and service were excellent. Friendly waiters performed excellent service. The food was just amazing. I had the churrasco and have never had any better than here. Black beans and rice were wonderful and the maduros were delicious as well. What a wonderful place, you can't go wrong.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Just a short walk from the courtyard. Good place to find local Puerto Rican food. The small alcaburias are a great treat. We ordered the fried snapper with rice and red beans. It was amazing. Come hungry

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State College, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Looking for a place that captures traditional Puerto Rican culture, this is it! Try the chuleta can can ( a traditional pork chop) and the asopao (seafood soup) is excellent. Be prepared to wait since many people like the location and food.

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Orlando, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Located in Isla Verde near many large resorts, this restaurant is a life saver for those who want good food at reasonable prices instead of hotel fare. It is a large well-run establishment very popular with locals as well as tourists for a variety of tasty offerings. We had a fine house wine, a perfectly cooked sirloin steak accompanied by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?