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“best place on vieques”
Review of La Gran Parada - CLOSED

La Gran Parada
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“best place on vieques”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Unfortunately we found this on our last night. The guy bartending was amazing letting us sample a few menu items. I lost my debit card that night! He got it to me at the airport the next day. Loooved this place. I cant wait to revisit this week.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank emtgates
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Gunnison, Colorado
Level Contributor
216 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“The #1 Puerto Rican Restaurant: NO Other Mofongo Compares to La Gran Parada”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Locals recommended La Gran Parada for the best Puerto Rican food - especially their yucca mofongo & it did not disappoint! It is a modest restaurant located on the corner of 200 & 201. I had the chicken mofongo on the their recommendation & it was DELICIOUS!!! It seemed to be baked instead of deep fried. The smell of the garlic aromas that floated out of the kitchen aroused your anticipation of the food that was to come! The presentation of their food was so artistic, reminiscent of more expensive restaurants. Foods prices here were very reasonable! I was sad that they were out of rice & beans. Guess they rely on deliveries from the mainland. The mamposteao - a cheesy combination of seasoned rice & beans was HIGHLY recommended & I had planned to order this dish! But, I had their fried sweet plantains instead which were wonderful. Ordered a pina colada & got a strawberry one! ( See photo ) Also had their arepas - a Puerto Rican style fried fritter. YUM! DO NOT MISS EATING HERE!
Everything was cooked to perfection & we left completely satisfied, full, & happy!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank NatureLover99_11
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Easy to pass by”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

No style on the outside, but excellent food. Great Mofongo. Great pork. Everything is very fresh. Prices are good.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Legalhis
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Edwards, Colorado
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Mofongo!”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I spent a week in Puerto Rico and sampled mofongo every night. This was by far the best! Melt in your mouth guilty pleasure. The other items on the menu were delicious too. It's just a casual little restaurant on the highway. Nothing fancy. Really nice waitpersons and delicious food.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank SallyEdwards
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minneapolis
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“For an authentic Vieques experience”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Don't let the street appearance fool you. Go in order their $5 special beans and rice dish and the stuffed mofongo and you'll be thinking of how you can get it back in the States. I promise.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank jim s
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