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El Buen Cafe

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Caribbean, Cafe, Diner, Puerto Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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All reviews mofongo cubano sandwich rice beans pastries soup bread san juan mandatory stop great coffee west side pit stop staff was very friendly fast food island pr puerto coast
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

El Buen Café offer a variety of options at lunch time. My wife and I ordered Carne Mechada, with rice & beans, and London Broil with mash potatoes & salad, 2 bottles of water and one cup of coffee for $38.00 including tax, & tips,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is conveniently right off the highway. As you come in you may think you are in a cafeteria but trust me the food is good. You have the option of dining from food they have already prepared for the day or you can...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andres72423
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch while spending time with family. Excellent service and delicious food. There’s a great variety of plates typical to Puerto Rico

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Carmen R
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

On our way to Mayaguez we always stop here for breakfast. Excelent food, service and facilities...enjoy

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank X2220SUjosem
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on my way to west cost. I think its loosing in the quality of the food had the carne frita too much fat and chewy. The service was really good

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank H6043BSluiss
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The food choices were varied. The quality that was delivered to our table was just fair. My wife and I stopped in for dinner one evening, having heard good things. We were surprised by the mediocre food we were served. I ordered the vegetable of...More

Date of visit: July 2017
2  Thank Kevin03
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

In addition to the standard PR dinner fare, they offer a series of eggplant dishes, which we found refreshing after an overdose of mofongo. Early breakfast ( unusual in our PR travel) includes good strong coffee, crispy bacon, generous portions at a reasonable price. Service...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 255madelinen
Reviewed April 14, 2018

The coffee was a standout! I drank more than usual because it was so fantastic. The service was friendly and attentive. I loved having breakfast in a spot that is clearly a local favorite rather than a tourist spot. If you are looking for solid...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kymberw
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We have stopped on our way to Rincon from San Juan several times. And it has been consistently good. Service staff is pleasant, efficient and accommodating. Cubano sandwich had tender shredded pork on really perfect bread. The pigeon pea soup was so good that I...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Annietotravel
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

The cafeteria style menu is quick and there are quite a few daily choices. If you sit and order, food takes a little longer but service is really pretty good either way. Good choice of pastries and excellent cup of coffee.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank k2saintwilliams
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