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“a hidden gem”
Review of Cafe de la Plaza

Cafe de la Plaza
Ranked #9 of 72 Restaurants in Humacao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Café de La Plaza Italian Ristorante serves up some of the most authentic Italian cuisine on the East coast of Puerto Rico. Our Chefs combine flavors from all regions of Italy including Rome, Sicily, and Tuscany. All our sauces such as the Pomodoro, Marinara, "Mother Sauce", Alfredo, and Vodka Sauce are homemade completely from scratch. Most importantly, we bring you a farm to table experience by growing a lot of the ingredients that go into your delicious meal from our farm in Yabucoa, PR. At Cafe de La Plaza family and food are a big part of our lives. We want to create a casual fun family style dining experience that you can enjoy with you friends and loved ones. We hope that you will join us at our table. Buon Appetito!
Reviewed February 21, 2014

It took us a few tries before we actually found Cafe de la Plaza, but it was worth the effort. Park in the lot below Palmanova Plaza, face the ocean and walk down the path to your left across the street. It's a little way down the path - bear to the right until you see the place on the left.

We had seen the restaurant menu described as 'Caribbean fusion'. We don't really know what that means, but the food was excellent. Our very first mofongo was an unexpected treat - tasty! I decided to forgo my standard baked potato for rice and beans. Turns out rice and beans are a staple in Puerto Rico. Folks at the Cafe make an outstanding version - the best of the several other restaurants we patronized during our stay. Service was excellent - prompt, responsive, and genuinely friendly.

Cafe de la Plaza feels like a family-operated venture. We were greeted and treated warmly and felt comfortable there. Paintings by local artists line the walls. We enjoyed Cafe de la Plaza and suspect you will too.

We had a reservation for 6pm, when the place opens for the evening. While reservations initially seemed unnecessary, most tables were filled when we left - and the remainder had been reserved. We suggest making a reservation, especially if you plan to arrive after 7pm.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The place is perfectly located for us, less than a minutes walk. Food is well prepared, staff friendly and courteous and the outside garden, a perfect place to eat and enjoy.

Can you imagine sitting outside, dining, laughing and enjoying instead of sitting snowbound in the Midwest in minus 12.

Menu has an Italian flavor with some fish fish on the menu.

Thank Nineunder
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is the time it took to receive our order. Many irate customers that arrived before us left without ever receiving their meal. A very unpleasant experience.

Thank Jr. Md Thad C
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have been coming to Palmas del Mar for 30 years and Cafe de la Plaza is one of our favorite spots for dinner and Sunday brunch. Nestled into a quiet area not far from the beach, we request an outside table - weather permitting.- lovely atmosphere - twinkling lights in the trees. In the past we've ordered the steak, pasta or salmon, but this year we tried the chicken with mango sauce and the grouper. Both were excellent and are highly recommended. The almond martini is yummy - and don't forget the Sunday brunch .- They are very accommodating - even made me an all white omelet.

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

It's our first trip to Puerto Rico. We've visited, stayed and eaten in San Juan, Viques, and Humacao. The fare ranged from street vendor food at San Sebastián, to bar food (American and Puerto Rico style), to fine dining, to fusion, which pretty much covers the gamut. Cafe de la Plaza was by far our favorite place to eat during our trip. The drinks, food, and atmosphere were all equally creative, balanced, and delicious. The 'fun with rum' was delicious and deadly. The ceviche was spot on. The flank steak was tender and the best of the 5 restaurants I tried it at. The plantain crusted chicken with mango sauce was delightful. We enjoyed the mofongo and beans n rice, but we are not from PR either. Cafe de la Plaza is not authentic PR food...it's fusion...it is a blend of old world flavors with a twist, in a vibrant, tasteful boutique restaurant.
It is difficult to find. From Palmas Drive take Palmas Inn Road. As you go down the hill there will be a parking lot on the right and a sopping center to the left (it's not in the shopping center). Park in the lot and walk to the end of the lot. You will find a small sign and sidewalk. The sign should be next to the Club Villa sign. It's about a 200 feet walk to the restaurant.

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