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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 542 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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English first
Longview, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived around 7 pm and the place was packed. The prices and menu seemed descent so we waiting 15 minutes until we could get a seat at the bar. The bartender was very kind; he was obviously very busy but he didn't rush us at all when he took our drink and dinner order. He was the best part... More

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Catharpin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We really liked this place, the setting, the people the food. IT is a true local's place...we were one of the few non-locals there. Our dinners were spectacular, just keep in mind that they take there time at this restaurant. There is no rush to get you in or out...and no rush to get the food to you! Would go... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth visiting . Not too expensive and just delish. Located just across from fort Cristobal. Definitely try the monfongo specials.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

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
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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