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El Buen Cafe

381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #8 of 21 restaurants in Hatillo
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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39 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Naples, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Decent variety of food. Food was very good. Wait staff little slow, but you're in PR. Prices reasonable.

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Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Loved the café con leche. The eggs were perfect and the bacon very tasty. The pan de agua toast Washington sondear fuel.

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Hainesville, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I went with a group of 14 and we all had good meals. I had mofongo with seafood and it was very tasty with good variety of seafood, such as lobster, shrimp, calamari and octopus. I also tasted the plantain soup and it was delicious. The surullitos were a bit sweet and perfectly fried. The owner came to see how... More

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