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Metropol

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$$$
Caribbean, Pizza, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
787-791-5585
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 559
    Excellent
  • 489
    Very good
  • 140
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Great Over Many Years

I have been dining here every few years for thirty or more years. It was my father's favorite restaurant. Yesterday my wife and I ended up having to overnight in San Juan while returning to the mainland from Saint Croix due to tropical storm Erika. We went to the Metropol straight from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
KirD
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Rhode Island
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been dining here every few years for thirty or more years. It was my father's favorite restaurant. Yesterday my wife and I ended up having to overnight in San Juan while returning to the mainland from Saint Croix due to tropical storm Erika. We went to the Metropol straight from the airport when we arrived about 6PM. No... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good home style meal in Isla Verde. More food and better prices than hotel restaurants. We stayed at the Intercontinental and it was a few minutes walk to the restaurant. Cod fritters: not what I expected.more like thin chewy chips than fritters. Fried Snapper: well seasoned and crispy Beef milanesa: tasty well seasoned Standouts go to the red and black... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went to Metropol in Barcelonta and what a disappointment! This location does not resemble the good food and service from the locations in Doardo and Isla Verde. The service was horrible and the food was very bland. It was about 2:00 o'clock the place was almost empty and the food took for ever to come and when it did it... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first restaurant visit in San Juan, I was shocked by the prices (especially when I translate it back to AUD) but it turns out Puerto Rico is quite expensive for food. The empanadas were delicious and the mojito was fantastic

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've been going to PR for years and Metropol never fails to deliver. This time, I brought my mother-in-law, husband and toddler. They couldn't get enough... Phenomenal Cuban cuisine. Our waitress this time around was Nashaly - she was awesome! The very embodiment of attentiveness - she got everyone excited about the feast we were about to enjoy and was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here with my family and the food was good. The chicharon de pollo was more dough then chicken and the chuleta frita was on the salty side but the rice and beans were excellent and the churrasco was amazing. The prize for the food was just right.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our family of 5 dined here the night of our arrival in Puerto Rico. Great experience, great food, great price. The food was wonderful and everyone enjoyed the experience. Staff was great and were engaging and wonderful in spite of that fact that we only speak English. Definitely worth the time to experience this dining.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Every time my wife Gloria and myself every time to the San Juan aera we went to have Lunch at the Metropol Restaunrant. My wife love to eat " Ensalada de Bacalao" and I love to eat " Tasajo con Arroz Blanco." Las visit was last Friday, august 21, 2015.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I went with my husband and several other couples to this place. Now, on the weekends there is a singer which is very good. And people can dance too . They have a very good menu and this is a place where you can enjoy music, your favourite dish and is not expensive. I recommend it.

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yauco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent Cuban/puertorrican food. I had tried their restaurants in Fajardo, Isla verde and Barceloneta. Service is very similar in each one, attentive, speedy, proper. Dishes to consider: Ropa vieja is a most, traditional, well seasoned. Stuffed Cornish hen is more than enough for one person, but I kept eating it because it was so good. Their congri rice (rice and... 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
  • Phone Number: 787-791-5585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Pizza, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?