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“BEST Falafel in Puerto Rico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Carthage Express

Carthage Express
Ranked #103 of 999 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“BEST Falafel in Puerto Rico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you have an urge for Middle Eastern food served in a relaxing environment, this is the spot to go to in Old San Juan. They play great Tunisian music and they offer many vegetarian options. If you've EVER been to New York's Famous "Mamoun's Falafel", you'll LOVE the falafel here!!! They also have a variety of meats, fish and items you won't find at many other places. The Owner and his wife are often there to warmly greet you. Try it!

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“It has a choo choo train!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate her for lunch following a cruise after a recommendation from the welcome center. The counter in the center of the restaurant has a model railroad track running around the counter and, you probably already figured this out, the food is delivered to you on one of the flatbed cars. The place is fun, good for lunch sandwiches, which were pretty good. But the train idea made this a fun stop

Visited March 2014
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Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, great dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Found this lovely restaurant while wondering through Old San Juan. Went in for lunch and it was so good, we returned the next day for lunch again! Had nice conversations with the owner and his father-in-law, Jose. The food was excellent, the service great and the overall atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommend this cafe to other diners. We're from Canada and we were made to feel right at home here.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank JoanJohn2014
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mt. pleasant
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great breakfast value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Had the breakfast sandwich with fried potatoes. Sandwich had ham, egg and cheese on , I guess , Tunisian bread, all for $3.99. Delivered by a small train that goes around counter, so kids would also enjoy. Saw other customers using free wi fi. Dinner menu looked to have good choices at good prices.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Peter D
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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“What an interesting place to go to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went for breakfast and the food was hot and cooked to order. I had eggs, sausage and French toast. Yummy! My wife had pancakes. Coffee was out of this world. Food came out on a train from the kitchen making it unique. The music was Tunisian and was very befitting the place. Don't miss this one

Visited March 2014
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Thank OldManBinky
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