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“unexpected!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante El Platanal

Restaurante El Platanal
Carr. 444 Km. 1.6 | Barrio Cuchillas, Sector Vera, Moca 00676, Puerto Rico
787-877-0000
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Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Moca
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Ice Cream
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“unexpected!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

unexpected!!!You can not go wrong eating here. If you want Puerto Rican food this is the place to have it. Great prices all the way around. My wife and I while visiting ate here three days in a row. The portions are large so if your not a big eater you can split a dish. If there is a better place I haven't found it. Try there sandwich that instead of bread they make it with a type of smashed plantains .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The plantain stin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

In Puerto Rico locals are said to have that plantain stain or their love of it. "El Platanal" is a great place to taste the several different ways of serving the plantain. You can ask for a plantain sandwich (no bread, just meat in between two fried flat plantains), and of course they also have mofongo with your pick of meat fillings. Today I had the plantain basket filled with skirt steak laid on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes on the four corners of the plate. I asked for their local beer to chase. You will find on your table vinegar and olive oil along with your salt and pepper for your salad. You'll also see a bottle of "Mayoketchu" (you guessed it, mayonnaise and ketchup mixed) on the table as well for your delight. I first ordered my Medalla light (beer) after being seated by a joyful hostess. There's big screen TVs next to the bar for sports and by the way, they serve some freshly made on the spot fruit drinks. My only recommendation would be to add to their table accessories a bottle of garlic oil. Outside of that, it's located off of 65th Inf close proximity to Escorial Plaza in a dead end street that is tricky getting in and out of. I'll be back to this place for sure.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simply Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

El Platanal Restaurant served one of the most authentic food item from Puerto Rico which is the plantain in different and unique ways. Delicious sandwiches, steaks, fritter sampler and drinks. Serving sizes are plenty for an empty stomach. Good service and prices.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, PR
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Plantain Sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Good price, good food! The best is the carrucho plantain sandwich.

Visited October 2011
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Food is good, especially the fritter sampler and the plantain sandwiches. It is not too prices. Service is kinda bad and there is not enough parking spaces.

Visited February 2012
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