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El Jibarito


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Puerto Rican
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want authentic Puerto Rican food, in Old San Juan at a reasonable price...this is a must...oh and the food is AMAZING!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DaRichtberg
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told by some area business people to check out this place. We were delighted with the food, and the prices! Traditional PR food menu, that was just what we were looking for after our "workout" walking along OSJ! Will definitely visit there again!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ManuelL340
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A hidden gem in Old San Juan. I came with a couple of friends while visiting Old San Juan. We arrived close to closing time. The staff was great about it and made us feel welcome. Our server was amazing. She made menu recommendations and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank dglaboy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just went to have lunch with my wife and service was terrible the roasted pork was couple of days old I will never go back to eat there.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Ricmor1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great restaurant to try traditional Puerto Rican food. The place was packed with locals. They don't accept reservations, but we only waited about 5 minutes. It's a small, but they fit a lot of people. We got to sit in a little...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LauraS_31383
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I received this recommendation from a local friend. It’s in a beautiful part of old San Juan. I would have never seen it had I not looked for it. I have been longing for good mofongo and I was not disappointed. The taste was unctuous,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank okimat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the fried red snapper and it was great! Definitely recommend if you are craving a while fried fish! Service was great too! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking admiring Old San Juan's charming colonial architecture when suddenly we were in front of this restaurant. We decided to eat there and we were very happy with our decision. Everything was excellent, a great atmosphere, excellent food, the service, friendly staff and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lovecruising19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious local cuisine. A little out of the way but worth the walk to Calle Del Sol. Gives you an oportunity to enjoy the local architecture. Lunch was delicious and tasty. Highly recommend if you want to walk away from the tourist traps and eat...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kbush541
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For years, every time I visited Puerto Rico, we would eat at this place. During our last visit (a week ago), I was surprised to find that the staff was rude, the drinks watered down and the food "whatever." I was also disgusted when I...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Migdalia R
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They have sancocho everyday.
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