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Reviewed April 18, 2020

The food had no flavor. Inedible. The owner picked up my full plate and never even asked if there was a problem. He didn't even say hello. What a waste, I left hungrier than I arrived.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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DoritaVera, Owner at Restaurante La Guardarraya, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2020

Thanks for visiting our Family Restaurant. Sorry to hear about your disappointment, especially with the way the waiter treated you. I am the owner (always present), a woman. Reviewed the cards on the “suggestion box” back when you visited 6 months ago, and couldn’t find...More

Reviewed October 26, 2019

El Guardarraya offers a great selection of puertorrican cuisine including their trademark chuletas Can Can. But you can also indulge in arroz mamposteado, pot roast, amarrillitos, etc. The service, atmosphere and selections merrit a visit for lunch or dinner any time

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

We order chuletas can can it was very good Tostones de pana were average Rice mamposteao was alsa average Flan was small, expensive and not really good Service was average and the place was not busy about 7 tables only when we arrive wasca Saturday...4:00 pm they close at. 5:00 pm really early for a restaurant on a Saturday Besides the chuletas does not justify the trip Sorry to say but service needs to improve no one ask us abything about how the foid or if we need or want something elseMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

Good food excellent price.We stop by recommendation of a friend. Can't complain the service, the quality of the food was authentic Puertorican cuisine. I recommend the restaurant to everyone visiting the South West side of Puerto Rico. Is an authentic Puertorican rural place.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The place were the chuleta Can Cán was born. Been going there for more than 15 years. Still great food, good prices, good service and great coffee!! Puerto Rican food at its best.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

30 minutes to sit us ( 2 ) another 20 to take our order and almost and hour to eat. Need attention to custumers. Not friendly emloyees and the food was not good. Fried plantains with a lot of oil. Nobody can it that. And...the chuleta can can, the specialty was unflavor, dry and looks bad. Maybe at the first years of doing business was the best rest in the area, now is not. Need renovations from service, food and fisical plant. Sorry im not recomend it.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We were taken here by a local who said it was the birthplace of chuleta Pan-Pan. It was delicious and huge! We split it among three plus the tender encebollado can mamposteado, it was melt in your mouth good. The service was excellent. It was...worth the stop.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

My wife, a great friend and myself went to La Guardarraya to have lunch on the 4th. Our friend had never been at the restaurant and my wife and I came back because we love it. They were celebrating their 59 year anniversary and they...had lovely live music. We order the Chuleta Can Can their signature dish and the breaded chicken for our friend. The rice and beans was delicious the Can Can marvelous (you need to like fried pork) and the tostones (fried plantains) crispy. I also tried our friend’s chicken and was also impressed with the flavor and great texture. No doubt why they have been in business for this long with the same quality and great service as ever. Their menu is limited but everything they make is great. Recommend this place!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

My high school reunion was here and they did a great job with the food. Off to the right is a lovely room for a family get together or reunion. Great parking and lovely people. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. They...brought in dish after dish of yummy delights.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Went to visit la Guardarraya with a gustazo and I enjoy the attention and detail the employee showed and the food was very decent with very decent serving enjoy all the presentation and the House Drink was out off this world plus had some coffee...and home made flan that really made the afternoon with all that was eaten, I do recommend it it you like homemade atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a place mainly for typical puertorican food. Food is excellent and prices affordable. Service is great as well. Major handicap is waiting times in queue

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

The place has been serving this delightful pork chop cut since 1952. You will not go wrong ordering it as your primary choice. The restaurant is quaint and rustic, could use some updating; however, it makes up for it in the kitchen with the Chuletas...can can. The best I’ve tasted in the island while traveling across for the last two months.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Everyone raves about the chuletas can can, and I have enjoyed them here many times in the past, but these days I find them too fatty for my taste. Not that they're done poorly here, quite the opposite, it's just what it is, a big...pork chop with a large swatch of pork rind still attached. If that sounds yummy to you, this is the place to get them, but if not, any of the other dishes will satisfy your craving for typical Puerto Rican food. I particularly like the carne mechada, and their pinto beans are really good too. It's been family run for as long as I can remember, and has always felt homey and welcoming. If you're in the Yauco-Guayanilla area, this the place to go.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

I went here with my husband and we absolutely loved it. I had the Chuleta Can Can and my husband had shrimp scampi. The food was delicious. The beer so nice and cold. For dessert I had the tres leche and it was amazing!!! The...service was great and the people beautiful. The food came fast. I had heard so many people talking about La Guardarraya and I had to visit for sure. We were staying in Aguadilla and took the beautiful straight ride over. So well worth it!!! Must visit you will not be disappointed!!!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Our party of six arrived at La Guardarraya for dinner on a Saturday and were seated near the restrooms despite the restaurant not being full. Not sure why but we didn't ask to be re-seated. We did not experience the slow service described in many...of these reviews; our server was attentive, maybe even a little rushed. That may have been a function of the restaurant not being full. One in our party ordered the Chuleta Can-Can, two ordered fried chicken, one shrimp and I ordered the Bistec Encebollada. In reality the menu is somewhat limited. Chuleta Can-Can is offered but not regular pork chops, odd. In any case the rating is average because three of the meals were average and two were poor. The Can-Can was reported as good and I did try a piece and it was fine. The chicken was average - it was just fried chicken, which is difficult to mess up. The shrimp dish was reported as so-so and the Bistec was an unappetizing, gray piece of meat covered in onions. It was fatty and stringy and sometimes tasted like beef and sometimes like liver. It was not very good. Needless to say I didn't finish it. The lighting in the part of the dining room we were seated is poor, which if I could have seen the steak better maybe I would have thought twice about trying it. Overall it's possible that La Guardarraya is good at the chuleta can-can and diners should stick to that if they can deal with the large pork chop, maybe share. But some of the other options are just not executed well. Not counting the can-can our visit was average to poor at best.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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