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195 Palmas Inn Drive | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Jambalaya I've ever had

Had a wonderful dinner at Pura Vida on our 10th anniversary vacation. The Jambalaya was outstanding, well seasoned and bursting with seafood and chicken. The skirt steak was also great and paired well with the slightly sweet oniony mofongo. Ivan is a wonderful host and an even better chef!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
MarkZ_Chi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner at Pura Vida on our 10th anniversary vacation. The Jambalaya was outstanding, well seasoned and bursting with seafood and chicken. The skirt steak was also great and paired well with the slightly sweet oniony mofongo. Ivan is a wonderful host and an even better chef!

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Elmira Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Our last night in Puerto Rico we read the reviews for the number one restaurant and decided to see for ourselves.. It truly was the best food in Palmas del mar and in fact of all the meals we had in 13 days here.....the servers were the best and even entertained our 7 5 and1 year old. I had the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The food is wonderful, the service spectacular, and the outdoor dining a treat. The jambalaya was a particular hit and there was plenty on the menu for the kids. The staff was friendly and attentive - a real gem in Palmas.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try real Puerto Rican food yet feed children too. We got good service for our table of ten. The red snapper was a treat, with the choice of one side in addition to a nice Caesar salad. Choose the third side listed, the one with rice, beans and bacon. It is a small place and they really... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Picked Pura Vida based on TA reviews. Ivan greeted us, sat us outdoors and took our order. Found out later he was the owner! Our entire experience was wonderful: outdoor dining on the plaza, excellent food, well presented, with attentive wait staff. It was such a lovely evening we went back again the next evening and were not disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food was amazing and the service incredible. Zachary was extremely attentive and very nice and welcoming. It was a busy night for the restaurant but we still felt like we were one of the only tables. Never had to ask for anything, not even water refills - they were on top of it. And they didn't rush us out... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a great place. The staff is always eager to please and they will do anything they can to accommodate their customers. The food menu is geared to the local delicacies which seem to be quite good. Since I need a gluten free meal I was unable to taste those things. But I always had a safe and tasty... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Pura Vida is a great restaurant with GREAT pleasant servers as well as very good food. Atmosphere very nice as well. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

These guys were cheaper than all the rest yet their quality was excellent. The waiters were friendly and really helpful in describing the dishes. The food was plentiful and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice large menu to pick from. We enjoyed the seafood selection as well as the options for the kids. The setting was nice. The service was outstanding and attentive to our needs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 Palmas Inn Drive | Palmanova Plaza, Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Humacao

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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