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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 437
    Excellent
  • 243
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Try the mofongo!

One of the taxi drivers actually recommended this restaurant to us. He said if we liked great food & drinks at great prices then we need to go here and we're glad we did. We wanted to take food back to New York with us because it was just that good. They may tell you have to form a line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Octavia M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the taxi drivers actually recommended this restaurant to us. He said if we liked great food & drinks at great prices then we need to go here and we're glad we did. We wanted to take food back to New York with us because it was just that good. They may tell you have to form a line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Agree with favorable reviews. Enjoyed skirt steak with mofongo de yuca. Very friendly service. Clean and well designed space.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel, but wasn't on the list that a friend who is a native gave us before our trip. We tried it anyway for a late dinner. We were sat quickly and they were the first place in OSJ to only serve bottled water, so be prepared for that upcharge. My husband enjoyed his breaded... More 

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visit every time we pass through while cruising. Get there early as there is most always a wait. Small but big on service and taste.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I ordered cream plantain soup and pork mofongo, my wife ordered whole fried red snapper. The snapper came out so overcooked, it had to be sent back. You couldn't even chew it. Their second attempt, while better, was still like eating fish jerky. (Fish should be flaky, not chewey) The pork mofongo was dry, and bland. If it's supposed to... More 

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Richmond, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We've eaten there several times while in San Juan and never disappointed whether lunch or dinner. Friendly attentive staff and they make the best mojitos! Try the pork chops, they are delicious! Will definitely eat here again.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My friend and I went here our first night in San Juan, the staff was super friendly (they even recommended a fantastic local salsa spot for us to try), the food was great (the Mofongo was delicious), the location is perfect, and the drinks are great too! I would definitely go back if I was in San Juan again.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Not bad. Clean. Reasonable prices I had vegetable Mondogo $12 No nonsense food. Not health food, but who cares when on vacation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had the salmon fillet but it was dry and over cooked. Mojitos were good and had just enough alcohol.

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Pleasantly surprised, first time to San Juan, we didn't know where to eat, so many choices of restaurants. We sat outside, on a late night, the service was good, and the food even better. I had mofongo chicken, my husband the steak. It was delicious, also looking at all my pictures from different Puerto Rican restaurants, this was the only... 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: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
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?