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Cafe Puerto Rico

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Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 547
    Excellent
  • 291
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Taste of PR

Food and service was wonderful. Atmosphere was great. I tried the mufongo, which was good, a little dry but flavor was great, the rice and beans were to die for. Definitely would come back. As a matter of fact, I'm bringing my husband in April 2016 so he can have his own experience :-).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cherri S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and service was wonderful. Atmosphere was great. I tried the mufongo, which was good, a little dry but flavor was great, the rice and beans were to die for. Definitely would come back. As a matter of fact, I'm bringing my husband in April 2016 so he can have his own experience :-).

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Thank Cherri S
Navarre, Fl
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is terrific...I had the chicken mofongo with sweet plantains and garlic sauce. My waiter the first night was awesome and very helpful in making my decision...I sat outside and the ambiance was great as we watched the passerby's and enjoyed the night air. I tried a couple of other places while in PR but returned at the... More 

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Thank OverjoyedK
Kennewick, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff at the hotel we were staying at recommended we try Café Puerto Rico for dinner and we are so glad we did. The food was incredible. Excellent mofongo and fish. We left full and wanting to return.

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Thank Travis M
Montgomery, Texas
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here was very good. The service not so much as we had trouble getting our food, they forgot our appetizer and our waitress went to lunch before we finished and we had to flag down someone else to get our check. This place was recommended by our hotel but we won't go back.

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Thank Dianne L
Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not a fancy place. It's a real, family style, authentic restaurant. Excellent food, perfect service, and good crowd. We had dinner there 4 times! They don't have a liquor license.

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Thank luzzien
Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by dinner and eat octopus app with soup they were delicious and the show stopper was the yuca mofongo with garlic chicken. Boy!!! my mouth is still watering writing this review. Definite eat in OSJ.

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Thank watertravel21
Naples, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The skirt steak is amazing, and so was our waiter, Omar. He took the time to explain the menu to us, pointed out what was true Puerto Rican food verses Spanish, and made recommendations on what to order. He is one of the best waiters we have ever had. Very attentive and observant! I would go back just because of... More 

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Thank Sonja B
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Remembering the fantastic Mofongo from 2 years ago, we had to return. Outstanding ! This is not a large facility but seems to always to be full. There was a problem with the liquor license so alcohol was not available during our visit but that was only temporary. You will be very full when you leave and strolling the square... More 

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Thank CruisingDJ
los angeles
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the woman from our hotel and I'm glad we went. My boyfriend and I both had the mofongo. I had the yucca (cassava) with steak and he had a mix of sweet and savory plantains with creole shrimp. I thought that mine was better and I thought I didn't like yucca since the only other... More 

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Thank valleytrekker
Orlando, Florida
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270 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting the restaurant with my group of visitors, and I have to say that Omar took care of everyone nicely. He described our menu, gave suggestions and was really impress me it was the simple questions that no one seems to ask and are the most important one. That was outstanding! food was savory and delicious. As local,... More 

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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: Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?
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