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El Racar Seafood Restaurant

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Rte 987 | Las Croabas, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Food was good, ambiance was mediocre

The fish here was fresh and tasty. The ambiance is very causal, which is fine, but the service/atmosphere leaves some room for improvement. There was a counter where locals were ordering food, and tables, and there seemed to be one waitress working the tables. She did not greet us. It was hard... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Pound Ridge, New York
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  • Bar scene
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Pound Ridge, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The fish here was fresh and tasty. The ambiance is very causal, which is fine, but the service/atmosphere leaves some room for improvement. There was a counter where locals were ordering food, and tables, and there seemed to be one waitress working the tables. She did not greet us. It was hard to tell if there was actually table service... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Don't expect a great restaurant, but you will receive fresh, local seafood that tastes fine. We had the snapper and the king fish and both were pretty good. Snapper was delicious and other friends tried the shrimp. The hygiene of the place is questionable, but you may put that under "authentic beach bar atmosphere". Bathrooms should not be used, if... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you're looking for a local seafood place, this is a great choice! We had creole with red beans & rice, doing the traditional local specialties, and enjoyed every mouthful. The sangria is good, but served in plastic cups. Nothing fancy here, but great location right on the Las Croabas circle, great service, with delicious food and drink, just like... More 

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Visalia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We asked for help at Las Casitas Manor Desk to find Puerto Rican seasoning sauces to take back home. Carlos sent us to El Racar. We got the sauce and their seafood Mofungo while we were there. My wife and I loved it. Authentic Puerto Rican dishes. Locals helped us with our order.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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519 reviews 519 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte 987 | Las Croabas, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Fajardo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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