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Cafe Puerto Rico

208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 724-2281
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Ranked #51 of 605 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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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English first
Jamestown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I ate outside under the umbrellas on a warm summer evening and enjoyed the scenery. My daughter said the flank steak was the best steak she has ever had! The waiter and waitress were very friendly and the prices were very reasonable!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Cafe Puerto Rico is an excellent place. Went with my girlfriend and had a great time, very nice price and awesome food GO!

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is small but was still able to accommodate a group of 10 people for dinner. We had a good meal made up of all traditional Puerto Rican dishes. Great service. Call ahead for a reservation or you can try your luck at walkup if you are a small group.

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Fullerton, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We tried the famous puerto rican mofongo de pollo here. The food was excellent although a little pricey but no surprise here since the restaurant is located in the heart of old San Juan. The atmosphere and the restaurant itself were amazing but the best part was our waitress the sweet and amazing Roxanna! So attentive and thoughtful, she made... More

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Lexington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is one of several restaurants we frequent every time we visit Old San Juan. We love the cozy atmosphere, music, & we especially love the food. The arroz con pollo is my favorite but everything we've eaten here has been very good. My only minor complaint would be that the restaurant is small which can make the waiting time... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

best seafood mofongo in town, i'm a local resident that had moved to the states and came back 4 months ago and I find that their food is as good as before, good prices and service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We entered the restaurant on a Tuesday for lunch restaurant have limited hour 11 am to 3 pm then reopens for dinner. We waited 1 hr for our food but it was amazing we ordered yellow rice with sausage and the skirt steak. Infant changing room on the first floor.

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Austin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a small cafe that seats around 30 people inside. Very cozy inside with Puerto Rican music. We started with a local fruit drink called Pacha. It tasted like a passionfruit drink and was really refreshing on a hot humid day. Our server was terrific and really helpful with the menu. We had an appetizer, bandeja surtida, that was... More

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are so many options to dine out in old San Juan, some good, some rather mediocre, so when I walked into Cafe Puerto Rico, I did not know what to expect. They specialize on Puerto Rican dishes. A little secret, they love meat in Puerto Rico and their beef is quite excellent, so when we saw the skirt steak... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a bad experience with mofongo our first night in Old San Juan, but tried Cafe Puerto Rico the second night, which changed our opinion. Huge portions and reasonable prices. The mofongo was flavorful, rich, and tasty. We tried the cassava and steak mofongo and the plantain and pork mofongo. We traveled all over the island on our honeymoon,... More

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