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El Buen Cafe

Cafe, Caribbean, Diner, Puerto Rican
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381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a traditional trip! Every time that we come to this side of the island, we have to stop in El Buen Café. They have the best puertorican coffee!!! And the people is so polite!!! Definitely we will be back!!! Thank you guys... 😉

Thank Rosa P
Port Republic
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is located across from the Parador Hotel. Since my husband was at work I would go over to the cafe and have coffee! It is wonderful! They use hot milk in their coffee made me come home and use milk.

Thank Molly G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I was staying in Arecibo PR and went to El Buen Cafe for Breakfast daily before heading off to our adventures. Their Coffee is really very good and the breakfast was delicious and reasonable prices. I was told about this place from a friend who was born there and I'm glad i took his advise. I hear that their lunch... More 

Thank Tom R
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We have been to El Buen a few times. It is a reliable place to breakfast or lunch. Not fancy but good and predictable.

Thank JetGypsy_11
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast everyday was great. Shoutout to Oscar who served us everyday and to Modesto from the bar. Pastries were good too

Thank enise21
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Coffee was great food was tasty service was quick Diner style feeling comfort food good staff reasonable prices

Thank Luis M
Anasco, Puerto Rico
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

El Buen Café is a popular little restaurant. They have an extensive menu. Their soups are good, the garlic bread just right. The breakfast is also very good. My one complaint is that the service can be slow at times and the servers don't seem to bother. But the food is good and you can take a break on your... More 

Thank profearroyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I am a local so I like going to this restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinner the service is always excellent and the food is great

1 Thank BorikuaEly
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This café is a traditional café in Hatillo for many years, we often stop here on our way to the west end of Puerto Rico. The service is very good and the food is very fresh, made to order. The coffee and garlic toast are my favorites, nonetheless, these guys will fix up whatever you desire to eat.

Thank Henry B
Luck, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

If your travels bring you to the close of a day near hatillo, this is a good stop over. Directly on the highway, you would want a room toward the rear. Ours was quiet, tasteful. Easy walking to a fine beach. Priced right, too. That said, there is nothing around the area to hold your attention so this is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Caribbean, Diner, Puerto Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Hatillo
  • Phone Number: 898-3495

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