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Cafe Puerto Rico

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 724-2281
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Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 491
    Excellent
  • 266
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Drinks and Mofongo

We arrived a day early for our cruise and stayed over in Old San Juan on a Friday night. Very cool nightlife in the area with live music and local artisans all out that evening. Cafe Puerto Rico was a quant restaurant and we were lucky enough to dine upstairs where it was reasonably quiet. Just be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Patsy K
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Parsippany, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived a day early for our cruise and stayed over in Old San Juan on a Friday night. Very cool nightlife in the area with live music and local artisans all out that evening. Cafe Puerto Rico was a quant restaurant and we were lucky enough to dine upstairs where it was reasonably quiet. Just be aware that everything... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide suggested this restaurant to the group and raved about the mofungo. So we had to go and try it and out and it did not disappoint. Amazing food.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great time here. Carla explained just about all of the items on the menu. We practically had the whole top floor to ourselves. Great dining experience, authentic Puerto Rican food.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Small space.....big taste good food good staff fast service authentic puerto Rican food I recommend, I sow a lot of visit I went .

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went her for dinner on a busy night in Old San Juan. We were able to score a table pretty quickly and had a nice server. We ordered the yuka mofongo and the chicken with yellow rice. The food was outstanding and the portions generous. I would have gone back twice more if it didn't cost $50 to get there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here on a whim and were presently surprised. A table opened up within minutes of is arriving. Our drinks were ice cold and our server was attentive and lindo. She was just as excited about our foods selections as we were. Of the 4 of us( everyone was very pleased with their meal choices. I took a bite... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was the first restaurant we ate at in old san juan. The food was DELICIOUS!!! It is not a big restaurant so we opted to eat outside instead of waiting since it was not extremely hot and the tree above us provided shade and a nice breeze.

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St Petersburg, Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful restaurant for a lovely lunch. Try to get there ahead of the crowd - 11:45 or so, or risk standing in line outside. The food is wonderful Puerto Rican and the owner is very gracious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here for a late dinner our last night in Old San Juan and we were not disappointed. I had the shrimp mofongo and my wife had some kind of fish mofongo. Both were very good.

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I don't usually leave reviews, but this place is GREAT! The food was nice, the workers were sweet and most importantly they have wine! (My favorite) I am so recommending this place to my friends!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: (787) 724-2281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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