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Cafe Restaurante El Camaron

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
(787) 721-5499
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bayamon, PR
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vale parking and self parking available. Good atmosphere, clean, great service and tasty Dominican-Puerto Rican food. Good competitive prices. Located in the middle of Santurce, a borough of San Juan, on Ponce de Leon. Worth the visit and the food, the food is really good.

Thank jlmorales
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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240 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This restaurant is a famous one in Santurce, but we didn't like it at all. It's more like a cafeteria than a restaurant, the waiters are order takers. At 4pm, many customers came in and they laugh and talk very loud. The place was not a good one to eat and talk with my friends, too much noise. The food,... More 

Thank Ivonna02
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Always good local food with dominican touch. Drinks are really good. Not watered down. Very good prices. Open until late night ours. Good for takeout also which is my regular routine on Friday evenings.

Thank Wilfredo M
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

iSunday afternoon lunch with frieinds pre concert!!! We had Mofongo with bacalao!!! WOW!!! The presentation was great with a very generous portion and great taste!!! Family atmosphere but also a great, casual bar inviting to hang out!! Completely remodeled!!! Will definitly come back!!!

Thank Annie F
Toa Alta
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I use this rest for Lunch. A very good prices and good quality. Employees are very kind and owner works everyday, so service is very good. A huge parking , also they have valet parking for free.

Thank Felix V
New Bern, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

The staff made way for my wife and her scooter, and the lobster and drinks were somethings we won't forget! It's a very popular local haunt, but one we're going to feel comfortable going back to.

Thank da2blessed1s
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great food quality, tasty and they serve pretty good amounts of food. Also cheap for being in the metro area. Went with my family for the first time and we did not regret the visit. If you are around this area is a great place to stop by. They also have a huge parking lot and dinning room, clean and... More 

Thank zadrovet
Burbs of NYC
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

The restaurant is clean, the food is delicious, the service is fine. The set up is more like an open cafeteria. Grab a seat and your waitress will come by for your order. Air conditioned, comfortable, clientele are families and average folks. There is a bar at the far end of the dining hall. Very relaxed atmosphere, lots of chatter... More 

Thank NewYawkers1970
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

He food is very good. Mofongo is very tasty and the price is reasonable. The problem came with the service. The food was brought to the table 50 mins later and no one apologized for the delay. Besides that recommended.

Thank Mauricio A
Rockledge, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to eat when visiting San Juan Puerto Rico. Its owner are from the Dominican Republic and have been established in Puerto Rico for many years. The point is, they have manage to fuse Puertorican and Dominican cuisine to an art of very tasteful food. One can enjoy the blend of spices that becomes... More 

Thank Luis M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 Ave Ponce de Leon | Santurce, San Juan 00907-3804, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: (787) 721-5499
""Criolla" food, seafood, steaks, poultry, and a daily menu. Has a good service and a private parking lot".

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