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Metropol

Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #65 of 607 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cranford, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent dinner.....fantastic service.....large portions....great sangria.....walking distance from hotel

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Oakland, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Looks a bit like a hole in the wall, and located next to the cockfighting arena....hides the fact that it contains a great bar and restaurant. The best black beans and rice in San Juan. No joke. My skirt steak was perfectly done and I would go back just for that!

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Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Had the sampler - sooo good. The rice and beans were my favorite. I wish I could have taken them home with me. The cassava/yuca and pork was very good as well. I would definitely go back.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My Great Aunt insisted on taking my family and I there in June and we loved it. The food was delicious and our server (Ceasar) was the coolest, even let us take a picture with him. The majority of the servers are decently fluent in English and are the nicest and friendliest people around. Anythihng from the menu tastes great.... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Metropol is often touted as a "must go" restaurant in Isla Verde. It does have modest prices compared to others in the area, and the food has greatly improved in the last 2 years or so. The Cornish hen is really good, and the Asopao is also a good go-to item, if you can wait for your meal (it takes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Many options to choose from menu. Pina coladas are delightful drinks are good, service is very attentive. My favorite plate is Empanda de LomiIlo with arroz congri and tostones de pana. Cant wait to go back. Only minor detail to look is plates took forever to be removed from table when done and water to be refilled. Other than that... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Who would have the thought that the best tamales I have ever had would be in Puerto Rico! I'm from Chicago, IL - tamales are everywhere and I love them - but the Cuban Tamales my husband and I had @ Metropol were AMAZING! I just wish I was hungier - I'd have more of a review to write. The... More

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Franklin Square, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Read so many good reviews on this restaurant, it was just ok. My husband got chicken it was so so dried out. After seeing the cock fighting arena next door he got a little nervous

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Metropol is in the Isla Verde neighborhood of San Juan and is within walking distance of many hotels (The Ritz, Marriott, etc.). We tried many items on the menu and would definitely go back for the rice with black beans, fried white cheese and mofungo with creole sauce. Main dishes are in the $18-20 range. Definitely worth a visit when... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had the shrimp Mofongo , it was excellent but the waiter talk me into a side of salad which he led me to believe came with it but it didn't. I paid $6.50 for a few small pieces of lettuce and an avocado. Don't get fool.

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