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303 De diego Ave, San Juan 00920, Puerto Rico
787) 783-2899
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best Carnitas

The carnitas at this restaurant are the best that I have ever eaten. Everytime I am in Puerto Rico, I have to eat at Auroritas and I always have the carnitas. The pork is so juicy and tender. Their homemade salsa is quite spicy but amazing. Definitely my top Mexican restaurant!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Shawn B
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place and is full Sunday evening Usually the line forms on the steps outside but the line moves fast and usually you are seated in less than 20 minutes They have a large staff of trained waiters and move you in and out quite efficiently The food is generally good

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The carnitas at this restaurant are the best that I have ever eaten. Everytime I am in Puerto Rico, I have to eat at Auroritas and I always have the carnitas. The pork is so juicy and tender. Their homemade salsa is quite spicy but amazing. Definitely my top Mexican restaurant!

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PR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Love the chicken and carnitas hard tacos...love them The food is awesome. Not too happy about the cost of cheese dip.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Let me tell you something first. If you come to Puerto Rico and you plan on having real authentic Mexican food then you have to ask the right people. The vast majority of "Mexican" places are really Tex-Mex. If your taco is topped with lettuce and tomato instead of parsley and onions it is not Mexican. That being said Aurorita... More 

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Armonk, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a wonderful meal we had at Auroritas! Everything was a cut above. Service was excellent. Just a very enjoyable, delicious experience.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You must start with regular, classic margaritas to join the fun that every table seems to be enjoying. And then order your regular mexican food. Everything in the menu is good. Try the melted cheese and the 'pico de gallo' for starters. Then get the tacos or enchiladas. Great, fun evening. You can have one sangrita at the end of... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place is far from being authentic mexican restaurant. The only authentic about mexico is their owners some decor and name on dishes. Althoug food is very good tasty and fullfiling. The service is good. The tacos are very good and tasty usually you reorder once you get the first serving. The prices are very reasonable and in the menu... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I decided to check out this out after winning Sal's best tacos in Puerto Rico. Even though I did not have the tacos, this place was flat out amazing. The food is very good, but the service sets this place apart. By far the best service I've received on the island. If you want good Mexican, head here. Plenty of... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I usually go for lunch because during weakens the parking is difficult and the waiting period is ridiculous. Inside during weakens is too loud for us.

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106 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great gathering of friends here, 8 of us in total. The pico de gallo as an appetizer was awesome! Their margaritas are great. I had the chicken chalupas & would highly recommend them...everyone enjoyed their food...be prepared for a short wait to be seated...service is friendly & fast!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 De diego Ave, San Juan 00920, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787) 783-2899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?