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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
+1 787-721-5499
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can be sure to enjoy varied, freshly made, creole food and sea food dishes for a reasonable (could be cheap) price for lunch, and up till 4am. Accesible parking in the back.

Thank Perseoind
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122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It gets pretty crowded with locals. They got alot of variety on the menu and food is pretty decent. Place is cleaning, prices are standard comparing with other rest. Service wasn't that great but nothing major to complain about.

Thank lizakq
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to this place has always been the perfect choice. I loooooove food and of course adore puertorican food, so everything we puertoricans like to eat, you'll find it here. If you're trying out the famous "Mofongo" for the first time and enjoy sweet plantains, here you can actually order a sweet plantains mofongo, or mixed.

Thank Yas E
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were headed to another restaurant when our cab driver recommended Camaron. To be sure, it is not fine dining and the place is a wide-open floor plan with many big groups. However, if you want great food, good service and a reasonable price...this is it. I had tenderloin mofongo and it was outstanding! We had a calamari appetizer that... More 

Thank steve y
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some locals at a nearby Walgreens suggested this restaurant and we found it to be very good. Decent prices, more expensive the more exotic you go. I ordered the Milanesa de Pollo and the portions are huge! For this plate, the chicken is breaded and covered with Swiss cheese and a red tomato sauce. My wife ordered the red snapper... More 

Thank Jordan P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Family Rest. With local food and amazing attention from the owner to the staff are fantastik recommend very highly if you local food these the place. ..

Thank Luis Manuel G
Watervliet, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I liked that it seemed to be a popular eating spot & that it had a decent social scene. But the mofongo was DRY and too HEAVY. I recommend more shrimp dishes when visiting Puerto Rico, since it's near the C. Sea. Mofongo tasted LESS than delightful. My 4 "star" was based more on the popularity & sociability factors than... More 

1 Thank SeanH857
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with two of my friends. It's comfortable and clean. I had mofongo and skirt steak. The portions are huge!! The food came quickly and it had amazing flavor. The prices are good . I'll definitely go back!!! 👍🏻

Thank Mamitaelsie
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Went on New Year's eve with my family and have to say the service is great. Enormous portions, big enough to share plates and reasonable prices . We had the shrimp stuffed mofongo which was good and a one person portion but rice and beans and the rest of the meats are either for very hungry people or to share.... More 

Thank Nellys R
Bayamon PR
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Ate here several times for lunch,portions are good.Ordered mofongo stuffed with chicken and wife had octopus salad with mofongo with a side of white rice and beans to share.The mofongos and chicken we're bland would have been better if a lot more spices were used in preparation of the food.

Thank MikeTina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: +1 787-721-5499
""Criolla" food, seafood, steaks, poultry, and a daily menu. Has a good service and a private parking lot".

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