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Metropol

Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #64 of 597 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cypress, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Every time I come to PR, I make sure I stop and eat here. It has been her for over 25 years. That alone says something about the restaurant. The food is authentic Cuban cuisine, verified by my friend who was also visiting from Cuba. The steaks and the Mofongo were delicious.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Metropol has 3 locations in San Juan, one is located in Guaynabo (where locals live), Roosevelt Avenue, and in Isla Verde. Since I'm a Local I prefer the one in Guaynabo but for tourists it might be easier and closer to go to the one at Isla Verde or at the Roosevelt Avenue. Excellent local food, my favorite plates are:... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're wanting to experience good local food and a taste of Puerto Rican food, this is the place. I ordered the chicken fricassee with rice and beans! Outstanding! Location was convenient to many hotels and even within a ten minute walk!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is not about the ambiance but certainly has excellent food. I had the skirt steak which had very nice flavoring and with the chimichuri sauce it was even better. My wife had shrimp and garlic sauce and she enjoyed her meal too. If you like garlic they give you hot flattened bread with fresh garlic and oil complimentary.... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went when the restaurant was full, so it was very noisy. The food is so great. The place looks nice with all the paintings on the walls.

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Don't go there particularly if it's full. They will hurry you up to order pay and get out. I hated the place. Bad service most of the people don't speak English. I went there with several family members right after desert we were told right in our face I need your table if your not going up order anything else... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I recently went to PR on business and had the opportunity to dine at Metropol on Isla Verde near our hotel. The food was so good and authentic that we went there three times! The Churrasco skirt steak, rice and black beans were out of this world! All of the waiters are very pleasant and the service is very attentive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good Latin food. Doesn't take long to order. Professional staff and good tasting food. Only a few minutes of a walk from hotels

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great service, excellent food. We were seated quickly and had a very nice server. He went out of his way to make sure my mom was happy with her order.

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Tempe, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were in San Juan for a baptism and my son-in-law used the Metropol for the after ceremony reception. At his recommendation there were five or six choices on the menu we received. The meal was authentic Puerto Rican fare and was excellently prepared and served. The accompaniments of Plantain and rice with beans were prepared in the traditional way.... More

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