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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
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Yauco, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We liked La Guardarraya for it's nice people, good food and ambiance. This restaurant is good for families including children. Make sure you order the house specialty, the chuleta kan-kan, which is a nothing more than a deliciously extra large sized deep fried pork chop. One kan-kan is good for 2 people. Buen provecho!!

Thank josepsanjuan
puerto rico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent. magnificent food. We ordered Churrasco, Carne Mechada, fried chicken. Everything was very tasty and were treated very well. The waitress Ana was very helpful. I recommend it. We met the owner and gave us a tour of the place I found tremendous person.

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

We're glad you were able to try multiple dishes and had a good experience. If fills us with pride and helps us to continue striving to provide great food and service. Please come visit us if you're in the area again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The main reason coming back to this restaurant was to try the chuleta can can. It was making even thought I didn't try the chuleta can can , had white rice beans and bistec. AMAZING!! Mother sister and cousin had chuleta can can with tostones . Everything was GREAT. Very homey feel to it . I recommend this please to... More 

Thank Raquel S

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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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