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Cafe Puerto Rico

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican
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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 724-2281
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Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
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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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Springfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff were very friendly and all help each other. The food was very good. We eaten inside and outside on occasions. Prices are reasonable. We have returned on several occasions when we are in Old San Juan.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Valet and our taxi driver both recommended this place for dinner. YUM! It was my first of many mofongo's on my trip. By far the best one. The waiters were so friendly, even remembered and waved at us a couple days later :). Please try this place!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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572 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told this cafe had good Puerto Rican foods and this was so true. We order drinks of fresh fruit punch, Sangria and Mojito. We started with fried cheese (soft curds) and a sweet BBQ sauce. Also chorizo in wine sauce and mini fried beef accupulria. Main entree was chicken on yellow rice. All very freshly made and delicious.... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local food here. Many locals and also tourist go to this cafe near the castillo de san cristobal. The mofongo is pretty big and really filling, dont make plans after eating that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came recommended. Perfect end to our day in Old San Juan. Food is amazing, not expensive, and staff is great. I'll definitely go back. Highly recommended!

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a cruise and our tour guide told us about this place. The service was amazing. We had a small child in a stroller and the guy bought chairs for us to sit along the sidewalk and cold water. It was the first time I heard about or tried Mofongo. Their fish is perfect and pork was to... More 

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Fairport, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic Puerto Rican food. Service wax very friendly We will hit that up every time we visit there.

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Brockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mofongo was delicious. Great location, close to the entrance of Old San Juan, and a park. Try one of their drinks! Small inside, best for couples. No air conditioning.

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Arlington, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot to get lunch. It's a little small and there is no air, but the fans are going constantly which they kept the place cool. The service is a little slow and they aren't the most attentive people I've ever met, but the food makes up for the minor flaws in their operation. I had a... More 

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Thank Chava2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the monfongo it was the best we had in Puerto Rico. They had a mix up with our order so it took forever but they did credit us for the wait and gave us a free dessert. The dessert was TOO DIE FOR, I think it was tres leche cake. Besides the wait (which everyone has off days)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
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?