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El Platanar

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Carretera 153 Km 8, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent! Even made me vegetarian mofongo bolitas!!!!! My husband had mofongo with chicken and steak and shrimps on top. It was a huge portion! They serve you so much and then you can't stop yourself from ordering dessert! We got a piece of cheesecake with platano crust. Even came with ice cream! Everything was delicious and worth the... More 

Thank J1313M
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and had a big meal consisting of Mofongo and seafood and meat. The platano soup was also very good. Wine selection is poor. The service was average. The site was clean. Parking is limited above and if you need to park on the lower level will need to go at least two flight of stairs.

Thank Julio P
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This place have a great food! Good prices, the service was incredible. The view at day and night is so beautiful. You can go with friends and family or with your boyfriend. Great place.

Thank Paloma515
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The food took almost an hour, but it was completely worth it. The fried fish, the "churrasco", the "mofongo" and the fried pork were great. The service was really nice.

Thank Marcos O
San Juan, PR
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Not easy parking, time of waiting too long. The food is very good but in our case take more than one hour to get it, the waitress came to excuse and tell that we have to wait one more hour and we wait one hour to be seat. They have to made more planning when they have this amount of... More 

Thank latinsalamander
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Came here because we were in the area. Came in for an early lunch. No waiting time they were still setting up we ordered the mofongo filled with churrasco we payed $8 each and it was delicious. The view is spectacular of the ocean and the mountain. If you're in the area it's a great place to stop by and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

No lunch special.....but ok with that ...order the chicken breast, was dry , mangu was good ... They should fix the parking area .... There's a clunker in the parking lot ...maybe is a decoration item .....the view is great :)

1 Thank marsha m
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

We visited this restaurant not long ago, and we loved it. The place has a great view of the island's southern landscapes. The food was delicious. The service was top notch and the pricing was fair. We definitely recommend this place for a family day.

Thank Alx L
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Great view mountain and sea with fast and cordial service. The food was abundant. I order a Modongo Churrasco which was taste and delicious. The platano cheesecake was also good. Great monitor. Did not like the house wine.

Thank Julio P
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend took me here on my bday and we waited too much for the food to come. People that sat after us had their food before us, it was just frustrating. When the food came it was dissapointing, not that it wasnt good but not worth the wait!

Thank jrodprz87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera 153 Km 8, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Santa Isabel
  • Phone Number: 787.219.6507

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