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“Always good!”
Review of Cafe Puerto Rico

Cafe Puerto Rico
Ranked #39 of 1,014 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always good!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Cafe Puerto Rico several times and the food has always been great. I recommend this establishment to anyone who wants to try typical puertorrican food. Service is good and prices very reasonable.

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Milan, Italy
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing, ate much better elsewhere”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We chose cafe Puerto Rico after reading the reviews and we're really disappointed. Everything we ordered was incredibly salty. The service was good and it's a nice location. Maybe the chef just had an off night but I wouldn't try again.

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you must have Mofongo....”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

My sweetie and I took the plunge and tried our first Mofongo at Cafe Puerto Rico. We had an outside table facing the city square. Intimate, except that garbage collection happens at 8PM on Thursdays! After a good laugh about our first romantic dinner in San Juan starting out with a garbage collector, we ordered the house merlot and some appetizers. Good wine for $5 per glass. The ceviche was great!! On to the Mofongo - she tried the grouper/yucca combo - me the skirt steak/yucca combo. Both the meat and the fish were great. The yucca was filling--more than we could both handle. This restaurant lived up to its reputation. Great ceviche. Tasty Mofongo, Inexpensive, tasty wine. If Mofongo is a must, Cafe Puerto Rico won't disappoint.

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Toronto
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“When in San Juan visit Cafe Puerto Rico”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had the cod (bacalao) mufango with green plantain. Not fine dining, but more like comfort food. Restaurant was crowded, so we ate at the bar. Service was quick, beer was cold, and mojito was rum-y. Entertainment at lunchtime, came in the form of a small travelling band that included a trombone player. Lots of people arriving for take-out, which I assume means the locals are buying the food here.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“3 1/2 Stars”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Had the mufango and fish. Place not real big. Price was pretty reasonable. I think overall PR food lacks spice, like I'm use too.

Visited December 2013
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