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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been visiting this restaurant for over 20 years. My favorite dish is the stuffed Cornish hen. If you're ever in the Isla Verde area, do yourself a favor and stop in. You wont regret it. There's a good reason why they've been in business for so long.

Thank nottoohappy2016
Puerto Rico
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with my family after church on Sunday for lunch. My son wasn't so impressed, but my Wife and I like the first impression. We ordered Risotto with mushroom and Chuleta Can Can, the atmosphere was very comfortable. When the plates arrive , the presentation was excellent and the taste and texture of the rice was about 98% to... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorites in Puerto Rico. Have been to the one in Caguas & the one in Isla Verde multiple times. The atmosphere is just ok at Isla Verde, a bit better at Caguas, but expect to have other tables fairly close by at both locations. The Metropol salad & soups are good. Our tween especially likes the black... More 

Thank Millie M
Goodyear, Arizona
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service. WE had the paella wow, it could have feed us all so fresh, the Mofongo outstanding.

Thank Mel123060
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good service, great flavor! I ordered the "arroz mamposteado" it tasted like heaven. The prices weren't that bad either they offer a daily lunch menu

Thank Liza I
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our trip by recommendation of the receptionist at our hotel. I was very excited to try mofongo, since I've never had it before. I'm glad we came here! I got a Cuban tamale, and the steak mofongo with the garlic sauce. I loved the tamale. It tasted so fresh. The steak was a little tough on... More 

Thank kfritz93
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious and we ate there twice on this vacation. The fish was cooked perfectly and my friend tore it up. You don't want to be near San Juan and miss visiting this restaurant.

Thank Joanne H
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First 'go' at Puerto Rican food. Discovered I am not a plantain fan! That said the appetizers and stuff in the mashed plantain was great! Hubby had large shrimp which were great! More food to try there and will go back. They offer a paella that takes 45 minutes to make so will have to try that!

Thank Holly D
Ballston Lake, New York
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There’s nothing fancy about this restaurant, just plain good food and service. Since inception in the late 60’s Metropol established itself for big servings of authentic Cuban food at reasonable prices. 50 years later, they’re still standing and have several locations. There might be a reason for that. Although all my kids are Mainland-born, our Hispanic heritage has been preserved,... More 

Thank Pelayo R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like the Cuban community has migrate from PR, there are no good Cuban restaurant in the island, there gone. now the Cuban food is not the original one, this one has the idea of Cuban food but not exactly, you still have to go to Miami to have a good Cuban meal.

Thank Nilinsky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-791-5585

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