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Restaurante La Guardarraya

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Carr. 127 Km. 6.0 | Barrio Quebradas Guayanilla, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
+1 787-856-4222
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good, but the service was too slow. We waited 45 minutes to get the food and 9 minutes to pay the bill. Other than that the place was good. If you visit you should get the chuleta can-can, they are really good.

Thank Gabriel C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Went to the place because it is the birthplace of kan kan porkchops. Ohh my goodness the flavor and size are great but work your appetite or share the plate. Also tried the filet with onions and greatly surprise because they cook like my mom, which is difficult to say. Place is family oriented. A must return when in town!!!

Thank MECac
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Very good place, go here to eat real good food !!! Great atmosphere, great people, great food, great experience !!!

Thank Víctor R
Yauco, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This place has been around for over 50 years, this is my first visit. I was not disappointed. The place is rustic but well kept. it has hole-in-a-wall look and feel but inside is much better. The house sangria is a holy-crap! good. oh and beware that mule has a kick. I had the Can-Can- Porkchop and although it is... More 

Thank johnnytuba
Psaldanav, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante La Guardarraya, responded to this review

We're glad you were able to try our food and hope you come visit us when you're back in the area! More 

Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The specialty of the house is the "Chuleta Can-Can", a special diagonal cut that traverses three ribs and results in an enormous cut of meat. This is deep fat fried and very crispy. A word of caution: the local preference is that pork should be cooked VERY well-done. This results in an incredible crispy pork rind, but the meat itself... More 

Thank James Wilford D
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurants many times when we are in the area, but I would not recommended anymore because the service it is way too slow. It took 1:30 hrs for our meal to be served. The quality was not bad and pretty good but it is not worth it.

Thank Juan Z
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place family ambiance the only downside is they take to long to bring you your food but if you want to talk and workout an appetite great food tasty drinks good.

Thank jinzoram
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Familiar ambiance. Good and eficient service. Clean. The only complain is that closes early. May need some mosquito prevention.

Thank Ricardo G
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, delicious food, excellent waiters, the only thing I would add is AIR CONDITIONING!!

Thank Raquel L
San German, Puerto Rico
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Puertorrican Latin cooking evolve about pork- good pork! Fried Pork Chops should be tasty and tender, but that's not the case at LA Guardarraya-

Thank Eric100x35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carr. 127 Km. 6.0 | Barrio Quebradas Guayanilla, Guayanilla 00656, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guayanilla
  • Phone Number: +1 787-856-4222
It all started in 1957, when Don Juan Vera-Martínez, an expert and impassioned gamecock breeder, started the Gallera Loma Bonita, a cockfight arena in the town of Yauco, Puerto Rico. There, he decides to open the restaurant where the famous "Can-Can" pork chops first appeared. The Can-Can pork chop became so famous that it's been copied all around the island, yet no one equals Don Juan's.

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