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Molini's Cafe and Restaurant

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Latin,
1902 Calle Loiza, San Juan 00911-1891, Puerto Rico
+1 787-726-2024
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
“stews” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
$$ - $$$
1902 Calle Loiza, San Juan 00911-1891, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very quiet, thoroughly authentic Puerto Rican restaurant. The menu is small but varied and thoroughly delicious, and the staff was most eager to please. The drinks were very large and very tasty as well. Maybe not as exotic or exciting as some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank keithgct
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We never miss an opportunity to visit this small intimate cafe as the food and ambiance are top notch! The menu changes daily, always fresh and delicious options. The owner David is friendly and welcoming and you will always find a loyal customer or two...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 607sandraa
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Molini’s is the only restaurant in San Juan where you can taste what good home cooking is about in Puerto Rico. Simple fresh ingredients ensembled with dedication like my mom or grandmother did. All beef, and chicken stews, pink beans, lentils or rice are cooked...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 604eileenp
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The owner David is awesome. If you just moved to the area, he’s a great man to know. He’s been there about 15 years or so. The food is amazing and very authentic. It’s a small place and dim lights, feels like home. Their menu...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Joey R
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Molini's is the most personable and fresh restaurant we have been to. Owners are hands on and make sure every diner is taken care of. Menu changes daily and from lunch to dinner with what is fresh and available that day!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tigresspc
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Taste like you get in mom’s kitchen. Small, intimate place with very good food. Limited menu changes daily. Owner makes sure you are happy.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Golfgma
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Discovered this little gem of restaurant while walking on Loiza St during the day and then came over in the evening for dinner. Had a wonderful “Asopao de bacalao” it brought me memories of my grandmother’s delicious cooking. The restaurant is nice, quaint and intimate....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Roberto A
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Right from the start, you can a personalized service from the waitress and the owner. The atmosphere is great and the owner is beyond friendly. It was my girlfriend and I's first day in Puerto Rico and we were looking for some mofongo (a classic...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank LLL1776
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is small- only 8 tables-but so nice! The chalkboard menu changes daily. We had Pastelon de Papas which was a beef and potato layered dish, and a chuleta jardinera, pork chop with vegetables. Both were amazing!! And the flan dessert was the best....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Lori K
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Since our last visit, we have had lunch and dinner at this excellent, cozy restaurant on numerous occasions, and the food has consistently been truly outstanding. A very popular place with locals in the know, this is definitely one of the best places for authentic,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank IvetteL3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 Calle Loiza, San Juan 00911-1891, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-726-2024
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