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El Racar Seafood Restaurant

Rte 987 | Las Croabas, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #21 of 68 Restaurants in Fajardo
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
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Good for: Bar scene
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81% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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334 reviews 334 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I wasn't quite sure what to expect as we rolled up to Racar, but I was pleasantly surprised. We devoured a couple empanadas and a few beers before rolling down to the park. The food was ok, most of what I saw was deep fried, but very affordable as were the beers.

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Can I just say I've never had Red Snapper this great in my life? It was truly amazing. The smell of the marina put me off and I didn't know if I wanted to walk into this shack. But when I took a bite of the food placed in front of me, I knew I hit a local winner. We... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

El Racar is great! All the food is fresh and big portions. I spent most of my days walking from the El Conquistador Hotel (10 mins walk) to grab breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout my stay in Fajardo. The fish meals are excellent and the hot sauces that you can purchase there are great. If you go spearfishing with Tim... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The food was fine here-- nothing over the top, but everything was good. I had expected lower prices for a place that uses plastic utensils and cups, but it wasn't an entirely disappointing experience.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ordered a variety of items off the menu to share among the five of us. We had a number of different empanatas,a cod dumpling and a cold octopus-conch-squid salad in a dumpling (the dumplings were more like a stuffed pita pocket), and everything was tasty. As far as the mofongo goes, it was a solid "good", but not great.... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Your initial impression of the open-air El Racar dining hall with its plain wooden tables is "do we really want to eat there?" But, when the food arrives and you take the first bite; then you realize that this will be a wonderful real Puerto Rican dinner. We returned every second night during our 8-day stay to indulge in the... More

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

we went there for dinner after a whole day swimming, the restaurant was not that spacious but the seafood were fresh, service was O.K and price was not exaggerated, worthwhile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Racal sea food!! The vest place ever been great mofongo an the ocean in front the rest.fajardo las croabas the vest placer in the local area..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The place was great. It's not much on decor but it's very authentic. Kathy was very helpful. We brought some of the homemade hot sauces home.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

I'm a local a nd I have been going to Racar, since I was teenager. I have traveled all over Puerto Rico and I can guarantee in Racar you will have the best mofongo filled with conch you will ever have. The prices are very good and is what locals do and eat, don't miss out on this traditional dish.

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