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Metropol

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Pizza, Spanish, Cuban
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Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
787-791-5585
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 163
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  • 53
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Cuban food

This is a local chain of restaurants and the Isla Verde location is the best one for me. The food is always good. I like the lacón, breaded chicken and smoked chicken. Rice and black beans are also good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Jose D
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a local chain of restaurants and the Isla Verde location is the best one for me. The food is always good. I like the lacón, breaded chicken and smoked chicken. Rice and black beans are also good.

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Thank Jose D
St Charles Illinois
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an old standard in San Juan - been around well over 40 years. The Cuban basics - rice and beans frijoles negros carne sesina, or encebollada, fried sweet plantain, and for dessert, flan. You can't beat these classic Caribbean dishes for flavor and comfort food satisfaction. Metropol is a standby that we visit regularly during our San Juan... More 

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Thank ahijado2
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only was this place EXTREMELY LOUD but my food was not good. I ordered the mofongo with chicken> The mofongo was tasteless, the chicken was dry and the sauce tasted like ketchup. I didn't even eat half of it. I am not sure if I just ordered the wrong thing? I wouldn't return to try.

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Thank Becky C
Galveston County Texas
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were only in San Juan for a couple of days before flying home after a cruise. Our small group wanted to experience a local restaurant with a variety of dishes, including Cuban, while one member wanted American food. The restaurant met the need of our entire party. The service was good. The food had great flavor and the quantities... More 

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Thank GulfTX
Caguas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and service are excellent, they include valet parking. The price/value ratio is excellent and you can just go there with friends, couples, or a business meal you won't be disappointed. Great food!

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Thank Shizenko
Tampa
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cuban food is very similar to Puertorican food. When I go visit the island, this place is a must stop. Great food, great prices, and ok service. My favorite dish is the Cornish Chicken. It comes stuffed with Congri rice that's infused with flavor from the bird. Yummy. End with cafe and a flan.

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Thank Bennie T
Westbury, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to experience the local taste and cuisine. Food is good, fairly priced and good quality. GREAT Sangria and friendly staff.

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Thank Rich C
Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second year to visit Metropol. We walked from our hotel one evening during our PR stay. Even though we had a group of 12, the wait was manageable. Once seated, the service and food was excellent. We enjoyed the local cuisine and friendly staff.

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Thank kag7
Winsted, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was very conveniently located for us. It was right across the street from El San Juan Towers. The food was good, the service excellent, the price was moderate, and the portions were large. One more thing, the ladies room was clean and neat, an important consideration in my opinion.

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Thank MaryeElin
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoy my visit to the Metropol in Isla Verde. The food is very good and good variety. From all kind of Caribbean cuisine.

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Thank Manvelez

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-791-5585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Pizza, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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