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El Buen Cafe

Cafe, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Diner
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to eat. Inexpensive, good food, good selection. Take out or eat in. It is worth the stop to experience old school dining. Good service Dining room is not sophisticated or up-to-date, but does the job.

Thank Steve M
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast on the way to Las Cavernas de Camuy. I know this place since I was a kid. Great coffee, daughters really enoyed their breakfast. Good food and service, adequate prices and great pastries.

Thank Jose M
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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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5 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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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 787-898-3495

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