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Restaurant El Taino

Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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129 Km. 20. Hm. 1 | Callejones, Puerto Rico
+1 787-897-7417
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing good about this restaurant is the appearance of the outside of the building. A guy at the front of caves was passing out flyers. We waited far too long given their were only 2 other tables with customers. The mofongo with skirt steak was supposed to come with garlic sauce. It didn't. Given how long I waited... More 

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Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here after touring the caves. Waited 30 mins and did not receive our food . Bad customer service .

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Thank Anette I
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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I don't know why there are so many bad reviews. The food was on time and very very good. The service was excellent. Best mojitos in the area. My family and I really enjoyed the environment. Best Puerto Rican food!!

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Thank Orlando M
Lares, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

Taino Restaurant has gone down hill and I'm willing to say it hit rock bottom. Once one of my favorite places to go to sadly this restaurant has lost it. The service is terrible, the food is terrible and food is overprice. I have not much to say because there is not much to say except how disappointed I was.... More 

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Thank PRaquaman
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Had to wait more than an hour for greasy and extremely salty appetizers . Main course took 90 mins. Poor quality food. Multiple parties left the place with untouched food or drinks at the tables w/o settling accounts. That bad !!!!

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1 Thank Mr L
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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

El Taino is officially the worst restaurant I have ever been too. The service was horrible - took an hour to get our food and it the place was far from busy. They begged us to say and said the food "was on the way out". The food was absolutely horrible - no meat at all just crushed bone, marrow,... More 

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1 Thank Jeremiah G
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Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

How much a restaurant can change in a decade, it was the best arroz con guinea when it was a small business! What a dissapointment! today after visiting the observatory, went back. Place it's huge, decoration is beautiful, however owner and chef should be ashamed. High prices, bad service. arroz con guinea, came without beans, Conejo was 2 small bones... More 

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Thank Min C
Valrico, Florida
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Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We received a flier upon entering the caves at Camuy for this restaurant so we figured we would try it... The outside and inside look nice. Looks can be deceiving... We ordered our food, drinks were served, soda cans came out hot. Waitress comes back to tell us they are out of white rice... (In a Spanish restaurant?) then the... More 

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1 Thank mxdaless
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed March 5, 2015

I’m living now for 30 years in Puerto Rico. My wife is Puertorican. I guess I have seen it all, especially after reading all these reviews I knew what to expect. We had recently a Class Reunion from our Swiss Engineer College (ETH) in Zurich. 32 persons made the trip and attended the one week event. We planned to visit... More 

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Thank Matthias E
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Reviewed January 16, 2015

Directed to this restaurant from the cavernas de camuy. The food- I recieved the Christmas plate which consisted of lechon, pasteles,morsilla( blood sausage) and rice with pigeon peas. The sausage, lechon were prob 3 days old and not edible, seriously the meat was super dry and I could not even cut it. Rice was good though. Waitress was very nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 129 Km. 20. Hm. 1 | Callejones, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico
  • Phone Number: +1 787-897-7417

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