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Restaurante El Mamposteao

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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Bo. Carrizales, Carr. # 2 Km 85.0, Hatillo 00659, Puerto Rico
(787)820-2264
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 34
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem of "Criollo" flavors

A nicely decorated restaurant with Puerto Rican flavors and dishes, famous for its "mamposteao" rice; which is rice cooked with red beans and very lightly toasted in a skillet. From the outside you probably would not think to enter, but once inside, its simple modern decor will sooth you. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
JMercedReyes
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Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Puerto Rico
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A nicely decorated restaurant with Puerto Rican flavors and dishes, famous for its "mamposteao" rice; which is rice cooked with red beans and very lightly toasted in a skillet. From the outside you probably would not think to enter, but once inside, its simple modern decor will sooth you. Good portions, flavors, though service is a bit informal, but it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I ordered a " Pechuga Salteada" was not well cooked. Rice taste like a re heated. My friend ordered a Dorado.. it wasnt fresh. To be honest I missed my money..

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Vineland, NJ
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Outstanding food but very very long wait on food to the table the server was friendly and courteous but was 40 minutes from ordering to getting food on table

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner at this quiet place. I had the steak with onions and salad. I preceded my entree with their chicken soup which was a bit on the salty side but still a nice start to a good meal.. The food was well prepared and very flavorful. The sangria was refreshing and the service was very good. The... More 

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Sparta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nothing everything is great , the service, the food , and the price is right. very good decorated, the staff very nice , everything super clean, and very courtesy staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stuff filet and Rice was good. Breaded shrimp had to much oil. We order 3 wine and didn't had any. Service not great. They take your other and don't come back to check our table till end of dinner.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great little restaurant. Service was attentive and prompt. I ordered Churrasco steak with grilled onions, another person had grilled red snapper and another person had cassava stuffed chicken breast and we had an order of their mampost rap rice. Steak was flavorful and tender. Everyone loved their dishes. Only quibble would be the little salad of tasteless head lettuce and... More 

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Vineland, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great flavor,great atmosphere but do not go expecting to get your food on the table in less thatn 45 minutes. We have eaten there 3 times over the years when in Puerto Rico. It seems to be the theme all over the island in the better restaurants. I will continue to go there to eat when we are in Puerto... More 

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Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Mampostiao is a small restaurant, no attractive exterior, but exquisite, enter food, their tables has beautiful tablecloths and napkins in fabric. Care is excellent and delicious food. Their menu is varied and for any budget. I recommend it for its quality. Don't be lulled by its building, go and try it. You'll want to.

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It has been years since we have been in this place. I was planning to go to another restaurant, but left late home so decided to shorten the trip to this restaurant. It was remodeled (probably long time ago, although it looks in top shape). There were not much cars in the parking lot and when we got in there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bo. Carrizales, Carr. # 2 Km 85.0, Hatillo 00659, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Hatillo
  • Phone Number: (787)820-2264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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