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Cafe Puerto Rico

208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 724-2281
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Ranked #42 of 539 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I both had the chicken mofongo. It was good, and big. I couldn't eat all of mine. There was a salad on the side, but no dressing..... Prices were very reasonable, considering how expensive food in PR seems to be.

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San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Glad we happened upon this café as our last place to eat and grab drinks prior to departing Puerto Rico. We tried the Café Puerto Rico Special which was phenomenal and the seafood and Mofongo was great too! We were lucky enough to have street side seating, which added to the experience and for the most part, service was decent.... More

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McLean, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

With a small but cozy patio right in the middle of Old Town next to Plaza Colon. Food was excellent and the waiters very friendly. Highly recommended

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Pleasanton, CA
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229 reviews 229 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A transplanted local recommended this restaurant to us. Expect that you will wait 15-20 minutes at lunch time, but it is worth the wait. Eat outside if you can. The food is the same either way, but the people watching is more fun outside. They have everything from very elaborate fish dishes to simple salads. The seafood is all great.

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Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Right in the middle of old San Juan with out door seating (very small) but the food was very good and affordable. Dinner for two came out to $37 with appetizer. It was very, very yummy ordered steak with onions and the meat was soft. The only compliant I have was the wait was longer than I was told -... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our hotel staff recommend this restaurant for dinner and it was a short walk away in Old San Juan. We luckily got there early and were able to get a table. The staff was very friendly and the service was timely. The appetizer and meals were excellent - easily our best meal in the two days we stayed in the... More

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Apparently everyone goes here for the coffee. I couldn't wait to try it. My opinion was the coffee was just 'meh' ...not all that great. I guess if your used to having American coffee then the Puerto Rican coffee is little sludgy. It leaves residue in your mouth and just not all that great. The service was slow but I... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I had a half of a day in San Juan during cruise trip and one of the local art gallery owners recommended this cafe. Really nice spot. We were luck to be there before 6:30pm. Did not have to wait for more than a couple of minutes. Ordered mofongo relleno (local specialty). Here is how it looks:... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I ate here for dinner the night before we left on a cruise. The restaurant was recommended to us by the front desk at our hotel. The restaurant was very busy and crowded, obviously a popular place in Old San Juan. We ended up waiting a few minutes for a better table as the only table available... More

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Medford, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ate here twice on our last trip to San Juan and really enjoyed ourselves both times. The food is very good and the mohitos were high on our list of the best in old PR. This restaurant is very popular so it is not always easy to get a table.

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