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All 22 Hatillo Restaurants

El Buen Cafe

381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Hatillo
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner
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English first
Lynn, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

THEY HAVE DECAF! After traveling all around PR, no one had coffee, but they did and I was sooo happy it wasn't instant! I had an omelete and my family had breakfast sandwiches... Really good!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

El Buen Café is one of those places that's been around forever. What was once but a truck stop is now a small hotel as well. To me, it's always been a required stop on the way to the west end of the island, and has kept up a reasonable level of quality throughout the years. Everyone's experience may vary,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our first bad food experience, and we knew it immediately when we sat down and the table was vacant but had a "residue" smell to it, even though it had been prepped for service and it was only slightly past 1900 on a Saturday evening. We ordered staples from the menu recommended and favoured by our wait staff-- house specialties... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped based on do a other reviews . You can either get in line and order your food or sit at a table and order. We day and ordered but noticed it was much faster if you ordered (from the buffet area) and then sat down. The food was good but I thought it was pricey for the amount... More

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Monterey, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a very bad experience and honestly wished we never stopped at this place to eat. After looking for a local place to eat we decided to stop here and try their food. From the start everything was moving slow. Even though the restaurant itself was empty there was a cafeteria area that seemed to have the same server... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Parador for several days, and dined several times at this café. The variety of the menu allowed for sampling many dishes during my stay, that I really didn't want to dine anywhere else! Helpful & friendly staff really helped to make for a great time.

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Hatillo, Puerto Rico
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Exquisite food at good price. It has a family atmosphere where everyone can enjoy a delicious meal. The Buen Café is a good hotel in the town of Hatillo, where you can visit many area attractions. The staff is friendly and has good service.

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Vineland, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were just in Hatillo, PR for a week and we had breakfast at El Buen cafe each day we were there. Breakfast menu is simple but very good. We had same server that has been taking care of me since we started going there 22 years ago. He always recognizes me when we come in even if it has... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The most likable thing here is not just the coffee but also the "criollo" food. Is a cafeteria that wants to be a restaurant with very tasty recipes. THE PRICES ARE ACCEPTABLE, but I'd pay much more for that coffee without remorse.

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Orlando, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Location is good, specially if you are traveling between San Juan and Mayaguez. They have so many options in the menu that is really hard to choose just only one. Good price and excellent service. They sell items from the island like honey and coffee that works as souvenirs too.They have 2 ATM machines inside the restaurant and some P.R.... More

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