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“Not for the can can”

Restaurante La Guardarraya
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Guayanilla
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Central American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: It all started in 1957, when Don Juan Vera-Martínez, an expert and impassioned gamecock breeder, started the Gallera Loma Bonita, a cockfight arena in the town of Yauco, Puerto Rico. There, he decides to open the restaurant where the famous "Can-Can" pork chops first appeared. The Can-Can pork chop became so famous that it's been copied all around the island, yet no one equals Don Juan's.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have been going to this restaurant for a long time, since it was a rickety old building back in the late 80s. After many years, the place has been revamped, the main dining room is a wooden structure with high ceilings and big open windows. Today we went for lunch, but although the place is famous for their brontosaurus-sized fried pork chops with the skin on, I had the fried chicken with garlic sauce and my husband had breaded steak. It was delicious. The chicken was perfectly fried, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The only disappointment was that they did not have their usual desserts, just candied papaya and guava with cheese, not to our liking.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I had to see it to believe it. The fried pork chop is awesome and huge. Sharing is the best part. The service is superb. Warning- do not attempt to arrive 15 minutes prior to closing at 6:30 pm as they will shut off the lights. They mean it when it comes to closing. Other than that this restaurant is a must see.

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Thank Josephine M
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

As already said, it's not bad at all, but if you go there because a thousand people told you about, you will feel a little disappointed.

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Thank angelislote
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Fried pork chop is main item in this restaurant. Puerto Ricans love fried food so this is no-brainer to them but it was a surprise to me. They were really fried! I have never imaged that you can fry a big piece of pork chop. It is definitely not healthy. If you are in a trip so why bother. I like the plantation style of the restaurant building. Food came slow so you want to make an order quick. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant if you are visiting this area.

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Thank Alice W
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We sat never been here! Some guy gave us a menu and no waiter came for a long time we order then waited for a long a long time i even had time to post this! First and last visit!

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Thank dougotmayoketchup
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