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Desperado Restaurant Seafood and Steak House

Carr. #3, Km. 29.6, Bo. Carola, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
+1 787-981-4828
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribeye” (12 reviews)
“mofongo” (33 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
$$ - $$$
Carr. #3, Km. 29.6, Bo. Carola, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

we have had several dishes from this place and all have been really good we return every year. prices are good and not over priced and the portions of food sure do fill you up.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank markm5386
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This place is a very good representation of Puerto Rican Food. You could have tasty and delicious food for a comfortable price. The fried red snapper, Mamposteo Rice and Tostones (Green Plantains) was 👌🏽 !!! If you are close to Rio Grande, this is definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dcarocorot
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Staff was great, the service unbelievable and the ambience. But the food was horrible, not taste, cold.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank laln1979
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Amazing Rib Eye steak. The best hands down in Puerto Rico. Highly recommended, don't waste time looking someplace else.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Hector Lino M
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Desperado was such a breath of fresh air. The food was absolutely amazing and the wait staff was always so nice, helpful and inviting. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone and you have to try the lobster and shrimp dish. It is absolutely...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Gradia R
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Quality dishes. Excellent service. Excellent presentation of the dishes. Perfection on terms of the meat.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Leandro E
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

The food was ok, but the place is very small and does not have A/C. It was so hot that we didn't enjoy the food. Mofongo was good, but costly. They charge like an upscale restaurant, but the place is very rustic and hot.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Seaside361753
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Small place with good service. But extremely hot in the summer. I had a carrucho cocktail which was ok. They had ran out of the octopus cocktail. Drinks are measured to the tee and that I do not appreciate. I was going to try a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank GrandeSanJuan
Reviewed July 6, 2017

You should AVOID AVOID AVOID this scammy tourist trap of a "restaurant". Food prices are CLEARLY listed on the menu, yet when the bill comes, you are charged MUCH MORE, and they come up with ridiculous excuses if you dare challenge it. Excuses included, "We...More

Date of visit: December 2016
2  Thank pokerpro05
Reviewed July 3, 2017

One of the best meals of the trip. We shared a 2 pound stuffed lobster and could have had more it was so good.

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank ChloeK44
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December 18, 2015|
Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
The prices are quite high. My tbone steak was $35. It was delicious, but our overall experience and cost for it was that it was slightly overpriced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $60
Steakhouse, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carr. #3, Km. 29.6, Bo. Carola, Rio Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 787-981-4828
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