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El Buen Cafe

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381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
898-3495
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Puerto Rican Cafe!!!

Employees are very attentive to needs of us while we were there. The food was clean not greasy. Typical Puerto Rican food and attention! Recommend to anyone not expecting a full very fine 5 star restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Employees are very attentive to needs of us while we were there. The food was clean not greasy. Typical Puerto Rican food and attention! Recommend to anyone not expecting a full very fine 5 star restaurant.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I stopped here to try their famous coffee. Although not epic, it was a great cup of espresso and the pastries were superb. Service, however, was poor. Waiters didn't really care much about you and weren't friendly. Bathrooms need work. The place had a odd smell too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great cafe con leche! Mofongo de jueyes was really good and so was the cubano sandwich. For taste and the coffee I would give the four stars. Prices were a bit on the high side considering you can go to Barancas bakery and eat great food like a king for literally half the price. And we waited a long time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

On a drive, we stopped here for lunch. So good! Chicken and rice were out of this world, as was the tres leches dessert. Forget the tourist places and go here!

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Newark
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Overpriced is a good description of this place,5 star prices in a 1star dinner cafeteria restaurant don't know what they really call it if its even that,funny thing the owner was there and he wanted everybody to know who he was,so if you like to be ripped off then this is the place

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Sparta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is one of the best restaurant in town the service excellent , the food excellent the ambiance great , and for all the price you will not believed . I fully recommend This stop for the best food coffee and food.

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Hightstown, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

El Buen Cafe is located across the street from the hotel by the same name. There are two parts: a dining room and a cafe that serves lunch and breakfast, and sells convenience items. In the evening, we sat in the dinning room and had Mofongo Pollo (plantains stuffed with chicken), Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice), and Casquito Guayaba... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were there last April. My sister always stays there when I vacation. Beatiful people. Clean. Helpful. Polite. Near stores and beaches. Wonderful! I recommend it to everyone. I would stay again n again...when I go on vacation.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I returned to this restaurant having been a few years ago. I think they are in the middle of upgrading the dining room. The cafeteria side was more comfortable. Tostones Relleno de Jueyes were good. Bistec Encebollado was ok. I should have made sure a temperature was taken for the meat. Came out well done. I guess I will try... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good coffee, good plantain soup. Puerto Rican tipical food. Good service, fair prices Bad they don't have good hot chocolate Easy to reach. Parking

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Additional Information about El Buen Cafe

Address: 381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 898-3495
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Hatillo
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Hatillo
  • Phone Number: 898-3495

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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