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Cafe Puerto Rico

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican, Seafood, South American
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 724-2281
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a good lunch here, but be aware that the portions are huge and plan accordingly...I couldn't come close to finishing mine. This restaurant currently does not have a liquor license but the lemonade was good and very refreshing. The servers and kitchen here work hard here so you are not waiting forever for your food or your check.

Thank PPPMaryland
Austin, Texas
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were running short on time so we went in and ordered to go then went shopping, came back and then ate on the ship. The staff understood our time issue and was very nice. The ceviche was very sweet and a little weird. The whole snapper was excellent! The chicken breast creole was very good but not at all... More 

Thank Donald K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently stayed in Old San Juan for a few days prior to a cruise and stumbled across Cafe Puerto Rico and I'm I glad we did! Friend atmosphere with great food!! Had the Pork Yuca Monfongo and it was amazing! We ended up going to Cafe Puerto Rico Multiple times on our trip. Only downfall was they weren't serving alcohol... More 

Thank Kari J
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was recommended to go here by one of the tour guide. The service at this restaurant is nice. Inside of the restaurant, it is a bit small but I would recommend sitting outside. The food was good.

Thank Rachel L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a reasonably priced place to eat and right before turning around to walk back through old San Juan, we saw Cafe Puerto Rico. The food looked good and the menu was the right price. We were not disappointed. The bistec encebollado was pretty good, the rice and red beans were very flavorful, and the mofongo was... More 

Thank Andrew M
Morgan Hill, CA
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Note: since Trip Advisor won't let me change the date prior to August 2015..nite that the travel date to this resto was Feb 2015. Last dinner in PR before we head back home the following morning. We kept walking past this resto throughout the 7 days we were there and we finally thought of giving it a try on our... More 

Thank onegr8rt
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this Restaurant twice during our visit. The food was authentic. Great Mufungo and salads were fresh. Our waiter was helpful and informative. Small no frills authentic homey like interior. No alcohol great fruit juices.

Thank 22bsg
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We remembered it to be so good, We looked forward to have their famous whole red snapper, no words to describe how horrible that was. Hard as a rock, not cook through 😫 and than we were told it was frozen and not fresh, it was sooooooooo bad. Never going back there!

Thank dldiamante
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend of ours highly recommended this restaurant to us before we traveled to Puerto Rico. He loves it and says he eats here for every meal when he comes to San Juan. For us, it was pretty average. You do get a good portion of food, and the mofungo is good.

Thank jandcfromcwe
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been at this restaurante many times. Their yuca's mofongo is amazing and their churrasco is one of the best. The lunch specials are a bargain and the the quality is always good. The place is pack (full) when the cruise ships arrive at port so call before.

Thank jessicaopp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: (787) 724-2281

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