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“Flavorful Food & Personable Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ropa Vieja Grill

Ropa Vieja Grill
Ranked #34 of 999 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Flavorful Food & Personable Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stopped by for a late dinner and the restaurant was quite busy: a good sign. The drinks were well-mixed, the food was incredibly flavorful, the menu was diverse, and we had the pleasure of being waited on by a very personal and well-mannered waiter. All around good experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food but don't expect great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had a reservation and the host ignored us at the front door for a good 15 minutes. When we finally got his attention, it was another 15 minutes before he could find us a table (despite there being several open tables). Once we were finally seated, the experience got much better, as the food is excellent. They have a good variety of Cuban and Puerto Rican specialities, and everyone will find something to like on their menu.

Visited January 2013
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San Juan, PR
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147 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Cuban in Condado”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Good Cuban food in Condado near the Condado Plaza Hotel. Also has lots of Puerto Rican specialties, but if you go to a restaurant called Ropa Vieja - order the Ropa Vieja... old clothes in Spanish, its shredded skirt steak with veggies and sauce over rice... Try it, you'll be a fan!

Visited June 2012
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Sacramento, California
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Peurto Rican dishes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Good place to eat local food - staff was very helpful in choosing the dishes - there were several of us eating dinner then so we did it "family style" so we could each try several of the dishes.

Visited January 2013
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Oceanport
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Really good food. We shared tapas and tried a lot of different things. The staff was great and accomodated our large party and got us seated in a timely manner, even though we did not have a reservation. Though reservation is recommended.

Visited January 2013
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