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La Cueva del Chicken Inn

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507 Ave Ponce de Leon, San Juan 00919, Puerto Rico
787-753-1306
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best pizza in town

A very different place, it is like a Cavern with nice paintings, nice bar, an extensive menu but have the best pizza in town. They also have nice fried chicken in a basket. They have been there for more than 60 years. Casual atmosphere, you can go in shorts or as you please. It has lots of echo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
lolinstar
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great homemade pizza at an affordable price. Prompt service. They also serve Local Puerto Rican cuisine. This place was owned by Raul Julia's family.

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San Juan, Puerto RIco
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place is call "La Cueva del Chicken Inn" or The Chicken Inn Cave. The place is so dark you can't see what you are eating. In fact we couldn't read the Menu with out a cellphone flashlight! . Service is par. We were a large group three (3) ate pizza. Pizza was very good. Sangria was good, but the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The are offer a menú with different taste of food. I always order their great pizza. Its not so big the size of the pizza that they offer but the taste is really good. You need eat the sausages with fried cheese wine, And DO NOT forget order complete jar of sangria. and like dessert a coconut custard. The employes... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A very different place, it is like a Cavern with nice paintings, nice bar, an extensive menu but have the best pizza in town. They also have nice fried chicken in a basket. They have been there for more than 60 years. Casual atmosphere, you can go in shorts or as you please. It has lots of echo so there... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant was the first to make pizza in Puerto Rico and the recipe is unique. Also, don't miss the "chicharrones de pollo" with home made fries, probably the best in San Juan.

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Florida
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After many years, I visited the island. As is usually the case, one tends to go back to those places that you remember with love. The Cueva is one such place. Don't be misled, this is not about the memory of good food. This is good food and above all excellent pizza! The local is a little dated, but looks... More 

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Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant was ( or still is owned ) by Raul Julia's parents.. been visiting the place since I was 18 yrs and still do...

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carolina pr
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Wonderful food, attention and the priceses are right. I would definitely recommend La Cueva to my friends without hesitation.

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Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The place is low key, the service goes with that and the pizza is great. These people giving only one star and saying is, tasteless need to go back to where ever the hell they came from. Stupid. The place is good.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The attention is terrible, waiters disspear and come back half an hour later; the pizza is tasteless, never go for "mofongo"and "carne frita" we are locals and is by far the worse we had. To make all matters worse the prices are way too high.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 507 Ave Ponce de Leon, San Juan 00919, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-753-1306

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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