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El Gatito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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cabo, Cabo Rojo 00682, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best seafood turnovers in the area. Very fresh conch salad. The best stuffed mofongo I had ever tasted

Thank Edwin R
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat with the family and friends!!! The service is fast and everytime I go there, there always what I want and the personnel always are in good humor... Great place and accessible price!!!

Thank Liz M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Good service, and decent prices. The pan fried red snapper was delicious. I ate it with fried plantains + salad, and recharged my batteries immediately.

Thank Rico00913
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We were told this place is an institution , a must if you are around Joyuda. They did not disappoint , they have a good variety of seafood ( try the conch salad or the octopus salad both are good as can be) and of course they have Pastelillos ( turnovers puertorrican way) filled with almost any seafood, fish !... More 

Thank AMBB
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

This was our first night in Puerto Rico and we needed help with understanding the menu and how foods were prepared. The waiter here spoke enough English to help us and his suggestions were right on. The fried plantains were excellent. Both the mahi mahi and grouper filet were cooked just right and served on a bed of lettuce and... More 

Thank sharingRs
Puerto Rico
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serve the best octopus salad I ever had in the area. It is fresh, soft and delicious. The fish is also very good. I definitely recommend this place to all people looking for good food and great service. See you again guys and great job.

Thank Abraham R
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

We had two "asopaos": one with shrimp and the other with octopus. Both tasted great. So we went twice! Employees were very attentive.

Thank namm_pr
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

stop here to eat empanadas de chapin, langosta, cangrejo they were good and tasty waiter was great. the view was terrific while eating seeing big fish swimming by us inside the water. i trully enjoy it. well recommended

Thank eduardo121411
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

I would rather have the empanadillas in Regas Restaurant in Santa Isabel, love those better than the ones here so I liked the ample parking, and 2 eating rooms....with a little view....

Thank lolinstar
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

This restaurant has been there for many years. It has many loyal customers, who return even though there is a great quantity of restaurants nearby who cater same type of food. Famous for the sea food, mofongo, local food. Recommended. Great "empanadillas".

Thank Rikabra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cabo, Cabo Rojo 00682, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Cabo Rojo
  • Phone Number: 78755555555

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