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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avocado Cocina Local & Patio Bar

Avocado Cocina Local & Patio Bar
Ranked #5 of 133 Restaurants in Guaynabo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

The food, service, overall everything at this restaurant is great. Friendly servers and excellent food had different appetizers like Hummus de Gandules, croquetas de longaniza, futuristas de langosta, croquetas de risotto, dinner plates like pechuga de pollo rellena, and churrasco.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Simply Delighted!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited this new restaurant today for lunch. We were promptly greeted by our server. The place features a great ambiance with indoor, outdoor tables (back patio) and a long chef table in front of the kitchen. The menu is displayed on a board. Prices are very reasonable for the presentation and portions. Our server recommended the carrucho guisado over alcapurria tostones. We ordered that as an appetizer followed by lobster stuffed avocado and stuffed chicken breast with mamposteao. All three plates were outstanding. Food was cooked to perfection with very balanced flavors and nicely presented. For dessert we had the avocado icecream with brioche which was okay. The ice cream was too sweet for my liking. All in all, I definitely recommend this place and will add it to my faves list.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Creative Cuisine at its Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Avocado is a new restaurant that just open a few month ago in the San Patricio area of Guaynabo. It is a little known gem (for now).
The cuisine,especially the appetizers, are very creative and tasty. We had the Ahi Tartar, Croquetas de Risotto with pork and the Pasteles Spring Rolls; all were amazing with beautiful plating. The appetizers were so great that we had no space for the main course, but will be back soon because they are very appealing. The prices are very reasonable.
The best came last; Avocado Ice Cream over a tempura pastry, simply delicious!
The bar has some unique cocktails such as watermelon/guanabana/guava or mango mojitos or sangrias. The mango and watermelon mojitos were great.
The service was friendly and attentive.
Avocado is a great place to have a full meal or just have drinks and share some great appetizers tapas style! I highly recommend this new restaurant. Will definitely come back!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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233 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of the newest jewels in the culinary scene in Guaynabo. Close to San Patricio Plaza, this new restaurant seems low key from the outside, but its interior is bright, very comfortable, quiet and inviting. Service was superb, a waiter showed us a blackboard with the meals of the day. Our waiter needs to be better trained in describing the meals but perhaps he was a greenhorn.

We ordered 3 appetizers and 3 dishes. The Crema de Malanga was extraordinary, as was the longaniza croquettes. The tuna tartar was good but could be improved with some additional spices to give it some oooomph!! Main dishes were fried pork (masitas de cerdo) with a delicious blue cheese sauce; a stuffed chicken breast with mamposteado rice and finally medallions of beef in a mushroom sauce with home made french fries (a personal weakness). All that was left were clean plates!!!

On top of this excellent quality I have to pay homage to their very reasonable prices. Seldom you will find a restaurant with this high quality at prices that seldom rise over $20.

I do recommend you visit this place no matter how far you have to travel. It is worth it!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“"Must go place" in San Patricio Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I went to Avocado with a friend of mine to have a business dinner and everything was beyond our expectations. The decorations, ambiance, the outdoor patio with a real avocado tree...its amazing!!. My guest is vegetarian and the Chef made a breadfruit mash with different type of vegetables and it tasted amazing. I had the Stuffed Chicken and it was good too. Prices were great. At the end we try the Avocado Ice Cream...it tasted like heaven of earth :). I can't wait to come back soon. I wish the owner, the chef and all the staff good luck in your new venue :)

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