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El Jibarito

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Caribbean, Pizza, Puerto Rican
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280 Calle Sol, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-725-8375
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 81
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  • 40
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  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place

Friendly staff, traditional food and great service especially in small parties. I suggest the chicken and garlic dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Andrew H
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Valrico, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful little place to eat great food, big portions good prices! Service was fast and friendly... Go there if you get the chance you will want to go back again too!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An off the beaten path local restaurant in Old San Juan that has an authentic Puerto Rican feel with outstanding food. The staff at the Condado Vanderbilt (highly recommend this hotel in nearby Condado) recommended El Jibarito when we asked for good local authentic food. We were not disappointed. We took the waiters recommendation and enjoyed two outstanding dinners along... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Tucked deeply in Old San Juan. Simple, delicious Puerto Rican food. We had the goat and flank steak. I wish I could have brought that food back with me.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, traditional food and great service especially in small parties. I suggest the chicken and garlic dish.

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Kemah, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The locals know all the good places to eat so that's where we go. The menu was easy to read, both in spanish and english. Service was great with friendly & informative staff. Wait time wasn't long at all for the size of crowd when we were there. We ate there twice during our visit to San Juan and enjoyed... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This locals place is perfect to really enjoy some great Puerto Rican food. There was a short wait when we got there around 7 p.m., but there was a place to sit and enjoy the coming and going of people. Located in Old San Juan, El Jibarito is not off the Main Street where many restaurants are located, but on... More 

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Florida, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Local place that we stumbled upon while meandering the streets of Old San Juan. The servers were no-nonsense but very efficient. That deep fried snapper was soooo damned good that when we got back to Florida, I made it my mission to find and perfect that recipe. I've gotten close... but not quite. Go and order the LARGE-sized snapper and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went to this quaint establishment on the recommendation of several locals while I was in San Juan. The food was great and well priced. They are super busy with less seating than would be ideal, but the staff handles the traffic well. I will go again on a future visit to the islands.

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Madison, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We recently returned from a visit in Old San Juan. While there, we dined at El Jibarito because we were told it is where the locals dine. The atmosphere is very much San Juan. The tables are quite close. It is almost like they are shared community tables. The food prep area is visible from the dining area. There is... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The service always are good. Puerto Rican food is excellent here. I recommend Bisteca (meat) with rice and beans. The restaurant is clean, centrally located and cheap. Highly recommended!

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Additional Information about El Jibarito

Address: 280 Calle Sol, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-725-8375
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: Caribbean, Pizza, Puerto Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 280 Calle Sol, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-8375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Pizza, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?