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Restaurante El Mamposteao

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Bo. Carrizales, Carr. # 2 Km 85.0, Hatillo 00659, Puerto Rico
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Portland, OR
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to sample a wide variety of Puerto Rican dishes. You're on an island, so go for the fish and seafood. I ordered the Dorado with garlic. For a side, try one made with yuca or plantains - delicious. I suggest you share plates, and leave room for flan or some other dessert. The prices aren't... More 

Thank jmglick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a mission trip and had been eating some fantastic local home made food and a lot of peanut butter sandwiches. We needed a break and stopped in. It was really nice. I felt a little under dressed but they never said a word about it. The staff spoke English which was not necessary but was helpful. I... More 

Thank Firetriedby
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

First visit in a couple of years. The dining room has been remodeled. The menu has several good dishes. All of them with reasonable prices. Three of us ordered Mahi Mahi cooked in different ways. All were fresh and delicious. All the side dishes were excellent. Generous portions. Very friendly service. One of them spoke very good English to my... More 

Thank golflover26
Montreal, QC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

The food here is good, but it is overpriced. I ordered a dish and wanted the side to be their specialty "arroz mamposteao". They charged me $4 extra for that. My wife and I were so excited that they offered a plantain soup, only to discover it was likely a green plantain, savory soup, similar to chicken stock, and someone's... More 

Thank Sunburned77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate my friends birthday. The place is really fancy inside. The tables, tablecloths and utilery but the food is nothing out of this world for the price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Very cozy yet elegant. The mahi mahi was extremely fresh and mofongo de yuca incredible. Super affordable for the quality of food. Example $15 for the plate I had. Flan de almendra (almond) super creamy and not too sweet. I'm definitely coming back on my next trip!! Have recommended it to everyone!! Pic of the flan

Thank LizEsc
Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The place is beautiful and the waitress and waiter are very friendly. The food is devine and if you like sangria they are the best in Hatillo

Thank Rose R
Puerto Rico
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A nicely decorated restaurant with Puerto Rican flavors and dishes, famous for its "mamposteao" rice; which is rice cooked with red beans and very lightly toasted in a skillet. From the outside you probably would not think to enter, but once inside, its simple modern decor will sooth you. Good portions, flavors, though service is a bit informal, but it... More 

Thank JMercedReyes
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a " Pechuga Salteada" was not well cooked. Rice taste like a re heated. My friend ordered a Dorado.. it wasnt fresh. To be honest I missed my money..

Thank Pedro V
Vineland, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Outstanding food but very very long wait on food to the table the server was friendly and courteous but was 40 minutes from ordering to getting food on table

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $30
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bo. Carrizales, Carr. # 2 Km 85.0, Hatillo 00659, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Hatillo
  • Phone Number: (787)820-2264

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