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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 113
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  • 34
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  • 20
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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
Most recent review
Delicious Cuban and Puerto Rican Fare

Our taxi driver from the airport recommended this restaurant and we were eager to check it out. It's very unassuming from the outside but has a festive ambience inside. The menu is all encompassing, from classic Cuban fare to local favorites. My husband ordered the whole red snapper and I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
bugrad06
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Harwich, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Our taxi driver from the airport recommended this restaurant and we were eager to check it out. It's very unassuming from the outside but has a festive ambience inside. The menu is all encompassing, from classic Cuban fare to local favorites. My husband ordered the whole red snapper and I had the Cuban sampler platter. Our 5-year old daughter had... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

An authentic island food experience that seems to be frequented by locals. The menu is huge with ample choices from all proteins. Service Meals are more laid back here, but the service was still prompt and the waiter offered explanations/suggestions. Food arrived quickly and like most of the restaurants in PR, everything is hot and fresh off the fire. 5... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Food is varied you have Cuban and puertorican. Prices are moderate and service is ok. The food is good and they serve you plenty.

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New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Wow--I was so happy we chanced to walk across the street and give this place a try. We were greeted as quickly as you can be in Puerto Rico and the waitress gave us a bunch of wonderful meal suggestions. Apps: ceviche (YUM!), corn fritters (fine!)---for dinner, we had a steak with a wonderful chimichurri sauce and pork with onion... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Metropol at Isla Verde: nice place to bring guests or tourists, since you can sample a wide variety of Puertorrican and Cuban cuisine, without being a tourist trap. Courteous service, good value for your money and the food is consistently good. What they need is an interior renovation: it feels outdated, dark and cramped. There are other newer Metropol restaurants,... More 

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san juan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

there are about 6 branches its a cuban restaurant established in Puerto Rico about 40 years ago the food is very good and reasonably price its now under 2nd generation managment as a matter of fact they have one near the airport in the tourist area of Isla Verde

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Largo, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you get this you will be so happy!!! Get it with the Moro Rice and a Mofongo or sweet plantains ,Its a winner, OMG This is really good food , the appetizers were spectacular and good drinks as well. Server was very good and corteous.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During my recent vacation in Carolina, my hotel recommended the Metropol, within easy walking distance. I was treated to one of the best meals I have had for awhile. I had the Octopus appetizer and then a mixture of beef and vegetables in a great sauce. It was a Cuban speciality and I can certainly see why!!!! Super!!!!! I started... More 

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Islip Terrace, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is excellent. Service is the fastest and most efficient anywhere we've been. Very friendly. Always crowded but you never have to wait long for a table. Favorites: Churrasco, Paella Valencia, Cornish Hen and Roast Pork (weekends only).

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northern ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are repeat visitors to Metropol, and once again we were delighted with our dinner experience. We visited with another couple, and all of us enjoyed our meals and the service. The artwork on the walls is beautiful, and the very nice, beautiful younger woman who waited on us was smiling and a joy to have as our server. I... 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?