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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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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 475
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  • 257
    Very good
  • 68
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  • 35
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Great food and amazing staff

small but full of life and spice! Wonderful tastes and food. sangria amazing! Staff very helpful recommending options and with non native Spanish speaking guests

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Susan N
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Potsdam, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Potsdam, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

small but full of life and spice! Wonderful tastes and food. sangria amazing! Staff very helpful recommending options and with non native Spanish speaking guests

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For tourists and locals Cafe Puerto Rico is a good option in the heart of Old San Juan. The food is good, plentiful and inexpensive. Buen provecho!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant that we tried in Old San Juan. We were very lucky it usually has a long wait but we were able to be seated quickly. The food was ok but the pina colada wow! Overall an ok experience. Would go back just for the pina colada. :)

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is small, and a bit crowded, but service is very friendly, the food is varied and excellent (try the fried sweet potatoes) and the prices are very adequate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent!!!!!! 😋 the food was awesome casual attire and real Authentic Puerto Rican Food ..Very Tasty ate there twice it was that good!

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Burleson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate here our first evening in OSJ, on the recommendation of the front desk clerk at our hotel. Cafe Puerto Rico was just a short walk from our hotel, which made it convenient for a late night meal after a tiring day of travel. We were pleased with our waitress---she was friendly and informative about the different dishes that... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On a very hot day in Old San Juan, we came across Cafe Puerto Rico. It was a wonderful surprise. Cool inside with warm wood paneling and a cozy atmosphere. We split a sweet plantain mofongo filled with a subtle garlic chicken. It was the perfect sweet and savory combination. It was crowded but the service was helpful and quick.... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is great. The food and staff treated us like family. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to try great local foods.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant while in San Juan. They have several variations of Mofongo (green plantains, yucca and sweet plantains), that can be stuffed with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or vegetables. Really fantastic food. Get there early for a seat or you'll have to wait for customers to finish and leave. Really great food and good service!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I chose to eat here based on a recommendation from one of my friends who had traveled to San Juan and happened to eat here. That shows how strong the word of mouth is for this restaurant. I loved the Veggie Mofongos here. Also, the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend it especially if you are a vegetarian like... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Puerto Rico

Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 724-2281
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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