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Dorado | Road 693 Km 5.8, Dorado 00956, Puerto Rico
+1 787-796-1313
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lechon” (14 reviews)
“turnovers” (8 reviews)
“pork” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Dorado | Road 693 Km 5.8, Dorado 00956, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Sunday and they were out of lechon, ribs, sides among other things. We tried Fish "Mero" and Tenders with rice and beans. The flavor was good, but it took hour and half to be served. We came at 5:30pm...More

Thank Xiomara T
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Very surprised!! Right outside the Dorado Plaza it looks a bit run down with cheap plastic chairs and tables. But I was very surprised in both service and quality of food. I was unsure of the menu so the waitress brought me out one and...More

Thank shwa84
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Grouper tacos were very good but came with no sides. Empanadillas were only OK. Music is Ok but very loud.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Loving the bunny turnovers lolol pleasantly surprised! Great dive after a day at the beach. Can't wait til next friday to taste ribs🙂

Thank Isabelpr88
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

You have got to eat here! The man taking our order spoke English very well. He brought us a taste of several of their side dishes so we can decide which one we like the best. We picked the sweet potato and also had two...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here and it was absolutely amazing! The food is out of this world and the service was terrific. We had one pound of the pork, rice and beans and fried plantains. Everything was excellent. We also had pina coladas, which I would...More

Thank stanbrown810
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and they were out of lechon and dessert amongst over things. We tried several items on the menu and the skirt steak on tostones was by far the best. I did not care for the chicken we had. It seemed like...More

Thank Sheri G
Reviewed January 20, 2017

The only Roadside pork stand in Dorado which is one of the signature foody attraction in PR. You can sit and have pork, ribs, PR rice or I took the easlier way out. I order a portion of roast pork with skin that is moist...More

Thank Man Sing C
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a no - miss on your stay in PR. The food is amazing! The atmosphere is loud and fun but I loved it. We took our family of 4 and the kids hung out while the adults enjoyed the tasty food and adult...More

Thank Stwilkinson
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Good food and a nice place to spend time with family. My recommendation is to visit with patience, since the place is visited by big groups and food takes time.

Thank Moises C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$4 - $19
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorado | Road 693 Km 5.8, Dorado 00956, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Dorado
  • Phone Number: +1 787-796-1313
  • E-mail
Your place is a very casual restaurant for everyone that wants to eat fresh and local. With some international flavors that makes you try our complete menu. We specialized in Roast Pork and Chicken on weekends. Also we prepare "local turnovers" like the rabbit or the Churrasco marinated in tequila and orange juice. Soups or creams are also available. We have a very nice ambiance and there is always interaction with locals and guests. On Sunday's we have LIVE MUSIC to have a Chilling and Relax time. Hope to see you.,,Buen Provecho!!!
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