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“Cheap Eats”

Genesis Restaurante
Ranked #197 of 992 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Sacramento, United States
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5 reviews
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“Cheap Eats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We happened across this place while looking for a good/cheap place to have breakfast. If you're looking for a gastronomic delight, this isn't the place for you. But if you just want to fill up quickly and inexpensively before a day of sight seeing, this is well worth the stop.

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great mofongo!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We ate here for dinner while in port on a Cruise, recommended by port officials. We both had mofongo and it was fantastic! Great local flavor! I will say that we ended up paying close to $60 for our two entrees and four beers, which seemed somewhat expensive. The server we had was also the bar tender dressed in a black t-shirt and watched TV when he wasn't attending to our table. Overall a good experience, and I would recommend it for others wanting to taste some local Puerto Rican flavor!

  • Visited April 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

6 of us ate here on April 17th while in San Juan on a cruise. Everyone of us ordered the Chimichanga, which was only 6.95 or 7.95 (I can't remember which) and came with chips, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. We also ordered a side of fried plantain. Everything was absolutely delicious, and we had some picky eaters with us. Everyone loved it .I would highly recommend Genesis. Server was very friendly and helpful too.

  • Visited April 2013
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N. Royalton, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We love going to Genesis every time we are in San Juan. Servers are always nice and helpful, food is always great.

  • Visited March 2013
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Yorkshire
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173 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Stopped for a drink only, food menu looked interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We wanted to stop somewhere for a drink and this little place had room inside at tables and the bar. 2 bottles of beer was $5 and not bad to say there was a decent choice. There were a few tables eating and the food coming out of the kitchen looked good. Service was quick and polite and we watched as she made some fantastic looking frozen drinks. Menu seemed to be varied with local dishes and some favourites. We didn't eat so cannot comment on the food taste or quality.

The drink was great and have scored based on this only

  • Visited March 2013
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