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La Casita Blanca

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351 Calle Tapia, San Juan 00912-4214, Puerto Rico
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after reading a number of reviews and seeing it on all the top 10 lists. This isn't a fancy spot, more like eating at grandmas. The staff is super friendly and very fast, which is a welcome reprieve after a week of 2-3 hour meals and slow service. The food was full of flavor and healthy sizes... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance is eclectic, the limited menu is written in chalk and brought to you on a board. We were a large group and they do not take reservations but we had called in advance and they more than accommodated us. The meal began with a fried 'fish' appetizer. I loved my lemon and mint drink. Our table ordered stuffed... More 

Thank Hudsonrev
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 and tried many dishes. They bring you plantain soup as your starter and most of us really enjoyed it. Grouper was outstanding. Everyone was happy with their entree. The flan was excellent. Atmosphere is friendly and quaint with well done eclectic decor.

Thank Teresa W
Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Cozy in size but huge in flavor - worth enough to overlook parking limitations. If you are looking for REAL home-made puertorrican flavors - this is the spot to visit, at least once.

1 Thank Liana-Carlos
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This is such an interesting place to eat. The food is authentic Puerto Rican; yummy. It seems the restaurant was built around a tree which is interesting. Loved the red beans and rice side dish.

1 Thank BevF1310
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Best meal I had on the island! Reminds me of my daughters grandmas cooking who lives on the island. We were seated quickly and given plantain soup and some sort of deep fried bread to go along with it and it was amazing :) Our meal came out quickly and it was AWESOME!!! After our meal we were given free... More 

1 Thank Jennifer C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2017

...She would cook like La Casita Blanca. We nearly got killed three times biking there (it's about 5 miles from old San Juan) but it was worth it, and good to burn off some calories before and after our feast. We were the only non-locals there for lunch. A party of 6 grandmas were at a nearby table which boosted... More 

1 Thank Leah D
North Carolina
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is an old style Puerto Rican house in a mostly Dominican neighborhood. The restaurant is now run by the son of the founder. I first came here 37 years ago on business and have been coming here ever since. Casita serves traditional PR food. They always offer for free a soup starter and yesterday gave us a basket of... More 

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Statesville, NC
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

People who were seated after us were served faster than us. Drinks took forever. Shrimp meal only included 4 shrimp. Disappointing based on all the rave reviews. Flan was amazing. Will come again and hope to have a better experience.

Thank 40yearOldGirlScout
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We really liked La Casita Blanca. We went here twice during out stay and they offer great in season Puerto Rican food. Great place to get a taste of the local culture. A little off the beaten track, but that only helps it not be inundated with tourist types. Most days they only do lunch - but Friday and Saturday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Calle Tapia, San Juan 00912-4214, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 726-5501
Puerto Rico's most authentic flavors and culinary traditions served at your table for over 30 years. In the heart of Villa Palmeras, one of San Juan's most eclectic and historical areas, La Casita Blanca has been a gathering spot for everyone who wants to enjoy our Island's traditional cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?