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El Gigante Dormido

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Urb. Riverview, Calle 20 W-7 | Urbanizacion Riverview, Bayamon 00961, Puerto Rico
+1 787-640-7889
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If your looking for authentic puertorrican food you have to visit. It's small so don't expect a large restaurant. Service is really good and the owner always stops by and makes you feel welcome. I can take clients and friends for some good sangria and pasteles (which are traditional puertorrican christmas plates).

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Thank Tania M
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place the food delicious and the waiter super cool going back soon we all enjoyed the place and the food big proportion

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Thank j0ssie10
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Great portions. The dessert "Tres leches" was excellent. The music was entertaining. I came for the risotto and it was very good. The offered a skirt or shrimp risotto. They had coconut water and fresh orange juice.

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Thank Mario P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Besides the typical "criolla" menu, this place offers traditional Christmas fare, such as pasteles, pork, etc., all year. The food is generally very good, the service not so much. They usually have live music and karaoke and the ambiance is entertaining. You need to make reservations if the group is large. Although not outstanding, it is a good choice for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

1 of the best in Puerto Rico ,friendly and cost affective. Parking is a little tough but they do offer valet.

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Thank beantownsfinest2016
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was my first visit to El Gigante Dormido, but most definitely not the last! What a wonderful experience: the typical Puerto Rican food was delicious, from the pasteles as an appetizer to the flan de queso as desert. But it is really the atmosphere which is extraordinary - Edwin, the owner, takes the time to make everyone in the... More 

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Thank AILBEART
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

It was good but not wow, the waitress apparently was not happy that day, her silent reaction spoke loud , no greeting or offering from the menu, just what they had run out of. The life music was good an accord with the atmosphere. When the ticket came we had to double check we were getting charge for an extra... More 

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Thank Richard B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Edwin is a character all to himself. Chef, entrepreneur, bon vivant, he'll chat you up for hours, have a drink, and tell you himself every little detail about the place. The décor could use a little updating but maybe that's what gives it its charm... I don't know. It really is Edwin's world and you just happen to float in.... More 

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Thank lrojeda
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was awesome, the ambiance was family oriented and even Edwin, the owner, was talking to us making sure everything was done right. This is a must visit place if you want real local food, at a good price with awesome service.

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Thank Jose A
Chesterton, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

After an afternoon at the Bacardi Factory we stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant!!! Throughout our whole vacation this restaurant will hold a place in our hearts 💕 Not only was the food amazing with delicious Puerto Rican dishes but the owner Edwin was so nice and treated us like a good friend!! He made sure we knew what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urb. Riverview, Calle 20 W-7 | Urbanizacion Riverview, Bayamon 00961, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Bayamon
  • Phone Number: +1 787-640-7889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?