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Ropa Vieja Grill

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1021 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-2665
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Stamford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yep, the other great reviews are right! Delicious food and good service. We had a great meal and it was cooked to perfection. They made all sorts of changes to our teenage kids entrees and they came out just how they wanted them. Don't see fries on the menu for your finicky kid? Just ask for them and they will... More 

Thank Simi531
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465 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Restaurant is a s short walk from the Condado Plaza Hilton....just down the Condado Strip. Food was very good and one of the better restaurants around. Puerto Rican food is not particularly noted for their seafood as most food is pork, beef, plaintains combinations...but this restaurant had quite a selection of seafood.

Thank m w
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191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ropa Vieja is a lovely restaurant with excellent food and great service. It looked like a place for locals,and this would be well deserved. The menu is interesting and well worth exploring multiple times. Most at our table of nine were really impressed by their entrees, and all by appetizers. I had a Cornish hen stuffed with black beans, and... More 

Thank Fishperson
Bronxville, New York
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here our first night in San Juan. Excellent choice. The mofongo was amazing. Must get it. I felt the arroz con pollo was good, but too commercial. I've had more authentic. Lastly, the ropa vieja was perfect. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Nazrio00
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ate here for a business dinner. Good food and atmosphere... but I have to RAVE about the mojitos! They were the best I had on the whole island! They were cool and crisp and went down so easily!! I also had the vanilla creme brulee -- excellent! Just the right combination of creamy and crisp!

Thank xxoox
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2015

By far one of the best, authentic meals we have ever had in our frequent trips to San Juan and PR. So much so that we went twice over the long MLK weekend. If you long for authentic, tasty and reasonably priced PR cuisine, do not miss Ropa Vieja.

Thank Tom S
Englewood, New Jersey
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came for a late night dinner and enjoyed a robust plate of flavorful ropa vieja and mofongo, accompanied by a a delicious pitcher of sangria - perfecto!

Thank SGKlausner
Sandwich, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Our second time here lived up to our memories. Arroz con pollo for him, sea bass for her. Outstanding, authentic! Will be back again.

Thank camanoe
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2015

We happened to come across this restaurant by chance walking down the main strip of Condado Beach. We highly recommend. The restaurant was crowded, however, the wait was not bad at all. The food was excellent and priced reasonably. I would highly recommend giving this restaurant a try even if crowded.

Thank Steven W
Woodridge, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a true hot spot! It's open for weekend brunch, daily lunch and dinner. Our waiter, Eliot, made certain that I was well cared for - they serve a couple of dishes with nuts which in truth scared me a little. He made certain there was nothing for me to fear! The octopus appetizer was beyond spectacular; the goat... More 

Thank Bette W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-2665

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