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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 458
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 33
    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
Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, great atmosphere

Cafe Puerto Rico was recommended to us by an employee at our hotel. I had asked where to find the best local cuisine in Old San Juan, and he didn't even hesitate. This place did not disappoint. Very nice location with some limited outdoor seating by a nice open plaza. The inside is fairly small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Mike Y
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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cafe Puerto Rico was recommended to us by an employee at our hotel. I had asked where to find the best local cuisine in Old San Juan, and he didn't even hesitate. This place did not disappoint. Very nice location with some limited outdoor seating by a nice open plaza. The inside is fairly small also. Very intimate atmosphere, while... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I are on the island for a wedding. I arrived yesterday and rather than head straight to hotel, she took me to Old San Juan to wander around, grab a bite and see Castle Cristobel. I had yellow rice with codfish, Nina had Arroz con pollo. Both were very good and beer was cold. Authentic.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We tried this plan as a recommendation of our tour guide. We had to wait in line and were seated in about 15 minutes. We tried the mofongo which was excellent! Everything was fresh and full of flavor.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I will start by saying the staff there were so friendly and accommodating! There were 12 of us and it is a small place! They took one of our cell numbers and called to say our table was ready which allowed us to walk around and hit the local shops while waiting! The got us together at 2 tables and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the mofongo, they serve it my favorite way, made from Yucca. Sometimes there is a wait but the quality of the food is worth it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently tried Cafe Puerto Rico for the first time and loved it. I'm Puerto Rican so I don't usually go to Puerto Rican food restaurants while visiting home because that's what family is for. However, this time I was participating at a scientific conference and decided to experience this restaurant with a few friends from the U.S. We all... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food recommended by our tour guide. We really enjoyed the food however the staff could have been more friendly. We were told we had to move from the front of the restaurant because the owner did not want to see us in the window. What? They didn't have a waiting area and the front of the restaurant was the only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place was incredible in almost everyway! The food was amazing and the drinks were very good as well. I enjoyed the outdoor seating and the man playing guitar it was very pleasant. The only downside was they forgot to bring out our appetizers. Other than that it was a very pleasant place to visit. I recommend the grouper it... More 

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Miami
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Best food and service ever! Great Staff! Great MENU choices! Great shopping area, walking distance! Lots of tourist in this area, very well protected and safe!

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Lafayette, IN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We LOVE Cafe Puerto Rico! We first found it a few years ago. We were on a bus tour of old San Juan and asked the driver where he recommended we eat. He directed us to Cafe Puerto Rico and he was right! Since that first meal, every time we are in San Juan, we eat here. The mofongo is... 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients
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?