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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Menu

ENTREES‏
All entrees are served with rice and beans, sweet plantains or fried green plantains and avocado salad
Lunch 9.99
Dinner 14.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Chuletas
Thin cut pan fried pork chops
Lunch 10.25
Dinner 15.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Palomilla Encebollado
Thinly sliced top sirloin angus steak with sauteed onions
Lunch 12.50
Dinner 16.50
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Bacalaíto
A batter fried fritter filled with minced cod fish and garnished with cilantro, tomatoes and onions
Lunch 9.50
Dinner 11.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Chicharron De Pollo
Fried chicken,‏ seasoned, golden and crispy
Lunch 10.25
Dinner 15.25
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Pollo Al Horno
Baked chicken thighs marinated with special seasoning, bell peppers and cilantro (so tender it falls apart! )
Lunch 12.25
Dinner 16.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Camarones
Prawns sauteed in garlic and olive oil
Lunch 7.99
Dinner 9.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Vegetarano (Vegan Entree)
stewed red kidney or black beans spanish olives with avocado salad and choice of white or Spanish rice
Lunch 8.99
Dinner 11.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Canoas Vegetariana
a whole sweet plantain stuffed with choice of red or black beans and smothered in melted Monterey jack cheese this entree is not served with additional plantains
Baked chicken +2.50
Slow roasted pork +2.50
Lunch 9.99
Dinner 12.99
Rice and beans
Sweet plantains
Fried green plantains
Canoas con Carne Molida
A whole sweet plantain stuffed with seasoned ground angus beef and smothered in melted monterey jack cheese this entree is not served with additional plantains. Substitute our baked chicken or slow roasted pork for just 2.50
ORDENES INDIVIDUALES / SIDE ORDERS
4.25
Tostones
Fried green‏ plantains
5.50
Tostones con Ajo
Fried green‏ plantains with garlic and olive oil
4.25
Maduros
Fried ripe‏ plantains
3.95
Arroz Blanco
White rice
4.50
Arroz Amarillo
Yellow rice
3.95
Aguacate
Avocado
3.95
Habichuelas Rojas o Negras
Red or‏ black beans
4.50
Ensalada De Aguacates
Seasoned avocados with tomatoes and red onions
SPECIALS ON OCCASION‏
Bacalaitos
Batter fried‏ cod fritter
Pasteles
A holiday favorite-ground pork cooked with olives and raisins inside a banana leaf
Sancocho
Thick soup or stew with chunks of potatoes, beef, carrots, celery, yucca
Bistec Empanado
Pan fried sirloin steak seasoned and breaded with crackers
Ensalada de Bacalao
Cooked cod salad with yucca, avocado, potatoes
Pernil Al Horno
Slow roasted pork shoulder
Arroz Con Gandules
Rice cooked with pigeon peas
Arroz Con Pollo
Rice cooked with chicken
Arroz Con Salchichas
Rice cooked with sausage
ENSALADAS / SALADS
9.99
Ensalada De La Casa Con Aguacate
House salad with seasoned avocado, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and cheese
11.99
Ensalada de Bistec
House salad‏ with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cheese and seasoned steak
11.99
Ensalada de Pollo
House salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cheese and seasoned chicken
14.99
Ensalada de Camarones
House salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cheese and prawns sauteed in garlic and olive oil
APERITIVOS / APPETIZERS‏
5.99
Platanutres con Dip de Aguacate
Thin and crispy plantain chips served with a blended dip of avocado, cheese and onions
8.99
Bacalaíto
A batter fried fritter filled with minced cod fish and garnished with cilantro, tomatoes and onions
5.99
Empanadillas De Res
A turnover filled with ground angus beef seasoned with Puerto Rican spices, olives and a hint of raisins
8.95
Tostones Montaditos De Pollo
Fried green plantains topped with our famous pollo al horno
8.99
Tostones Montaditos De Carne
Fried green plantains topped with diced angus steak
11.95
Tostones Montaditos De Camarones
Fried green plantains topped with sauteed shrimp
8.99
Tostones Vegetariano
A meatless version of our tostones "rocky style" - don't forget to add the pique
6.75
Mofongo
Fried green plantains with fresh garlic
11.99
La Isla de Puerto Rico
Combination-green plantains, sweet plantains and mofongo
Try any of our tostones rocky style by adding avocado, tomatoes, sauteed onions and cheese 3.95
SANDWICHES
10.99
Sandwich Cubano
Slow roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard on a flat pressed French roll
10.99
Chicken Sandwich
Puerto Rican seasoned and marinated chicken thigh on a toasted French roll with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise
11.99
Sandwich de Bistec
Thinly sliced angus steak on a toasted French roll with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise and sauteed onions
10.99
Avocado Sandwich (Vegetariano)
Our famous avocado dip made with shredded cheese and onions spread on a toasted soft French roll and topped with red onions for an extra kick!
8.99
Grandmas Specialty
Seasoned scrambled eggs with tomatoes, mayonnaise and olive oil
POSTRES / DESSERTS‏
5.99
Mantecado De Coco Con Guineos Fritos
Coconut ice cream with fried bananas
4.99
Dona Beba's De Cabo Rojo Arroz Con Dulce
Rice pudding‏ made with cinnamon and raisins
4.99
Flan De Coco
Homemade coconut flan
4.99
Flan de Queso
Homemade cheese flan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with a round of appetizers -- the Bacalaito, the Empanadilla de Res, and the Isla de Puerto Rico (a sampling of Mofongo, Maduros - sweet plantains, and Tostones - green plantains). The Bacalaito (cod fritter) was crispy and crunchy with a toothsome center....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank SWSEats
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

We had plenty of Sushi and American food on this trip. We love it all but we were a bit homesick for our type of food. We are Cuban but we have great friends who introduced us to PR food and we like it so...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 25mariaq
Reviewed August 4, 2019

This cute little restaurant specializes in Puerto Rican deliciousness! So glad my husband and I decided to have lunch here after seeing a movie in downtown SR. The atmosphere with portraits of celebrities like Tito Puente, latin jazz on play and friendly service were all...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ConstanceSF10
Reviewed July 2, 2019

we go here after church with the family quite often. Not a big place, but great food. I would recommend it to anyone

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Bob A
Reviewed June 4, 2019

For all the years I lived in New York City, I never tried Puerto Rican cuisine. This excellent restaurant showed me what I had missed! The fried chicken was excellent. There is a choice of sides. If you're hankering for tropical cuisine but can't afford...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jeff D
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Menu was diverse. Food was good. Staff was amazing. I would definitely return. We all got different dishes and shared.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leslie H
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Love how this place will imagine me back to the Caribbean with its ambiance and delicious foods. Love to eat here and often. Great people to serve and they never rush you through your meal.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank redy2go_7
Reviewed April 14, 2019

This was our first time trying Puerto Rican dishes. What a surprise! This spot is very lively and friendly. Great staff! The food was wonderful. The stuffed plantain and chicken dishes were full of flavors. We tried both the black and red beans and were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Our friends from out of town wanted to try something different. So we tried El Coqui. All six of us enjoy our meals. Flavors that we haven’t had before. We went on a Saturday around 2:00 pm. It was very quiet and relaxing. The service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 20th
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Four of us went to Happy Hour about 4:00. Ordered one of everything on the Happy Hour menu and a pitcher of sangria. All was delicious. A nice variety of items and plenty for the four of us.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mary Ann C
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