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Cafe Puerto Rico

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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place in old San Juan. Nothing fancy but fast and good quality. The staff was very pleasant. They have a cute little outdoor seating area off the cobble stone streets.

Thank Astorian13
Hoboken, New Jersey
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, right in the heart of Old San Juan. Convenient, fast and great menu. Decently priced, classic menu.

Thank Dina M
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been walking for 4 hours on a tour, we were hungry and needed a break. We passed a local Park Ranger in the street and asked her for a recommendation. Cafe Puerto Rico was her first choice. We sat at the bar, I had the appetizer sampler (1/2) with a white sangria and my husband had a plantain... More 

Thank Marianne M
Modesto, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a 5 hour layover in San Juan after holiday in St. Barths and came to eat at this gem that was recommended by our taxi driver. Pork chop and chicken chicharrón were legit! Overall great meal and our server Joel was fantastic as well! Thank you for a great authentic foodie experience!

Thank Christian G
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant based on several locals recommendation and they did not lie. The food is wonderful as are the staff. The staff ensured we had everything we needed and kept our glasses full. Their house special tropical rum was yummy and they didn't skimp on the alcohol. I had their shrimp and rice bowl, which also came... More 

Thank Christy R
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked a police woman for a great place to eat and she pointed directly at Cafe Puerto Rico. It is very small and full Lo local folks. Small menus. We ordered ribs and 2 sides. We couldn't finish, it was so much. Ribs were excellent. Highly recommended for couples or small groups.

Thank rperry16
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super nice and clean place!!!! They have an indoor eating area and a small terrace as part of the front sidewalk. Very original concept 😊. My husband ordered the churrasco with rice and beans and "amarillos". I tried the mofongo stuffed with churrasco. Super tasty!!!! We re giving an "A+" to this place!!! Very friendly staff and the food is... More 

Thank Avolarahora
Bronx, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on the recommendation of the staff at Senzala Tattoo after getting our tattoos. It was like eating at my Mami's table, the red beans were like being home. They make plantains in the shape of french fries and they were great!!!

Thank S L
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the spot for our last meal before heading to the airport and boy did we choose right. Saw it Just walking by as a family walked out and told us the "food was really good". Decided to try it out. Mofongo relleno was excellent and filling. Appetizers aren't necessary with the portion size. Great place to eat if... More 

Thank Patricio R
Foley, AL, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiting for our cruise our party of 6 went to try out their mofongo and loved it. We had several different kinds. I had the mixed seafood which was rich and wonderful. Our waiter was good efficient and very helpful.

Thank Ira W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +1 787-724-2281

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