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“Casual excellence, Puerto Rican style!”

Platos Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #15 of 196 Restaurants in Carolina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The true taste of Puertorican food! Come and enjoy a piece of Puerto Rico with our variety of dishes. Mofongos, Angus Beef, Seafood, Paellas, Pasta and much more. Your favorite drink awaits for you at our bar. Also you can try our house drinks, sangrias and more. By the glass or a bottle, you will find your favorite wine at Platos Restaurant in Isla Verde. Red, Sparkling, Rosé or White, we have it. Come and enjoy the PLATOS experience...
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Came here with the family, as it was recommended by lots of people at the Intercontinental SJ hotel. It was a family of 5 adults and 3 children. This place was excellent! Nice Caribbean atmosphere, with a casual feel that made me feel like home.

Place was busy, wish is a good sign. Servers running back and forward, and you can smell in the air the different aromas of dishes on the table. We were seated promptly by a very professional hostess, wish introduced our waiter Joshua. This guy was awesome. He knew the menu, ingredients, drinks and even things that weren't in the menu. Very professional, with his own flair that helped the evening become a very pleasant one.

The food was spectacular. For appetizers we order fried cheese with guava sauce. It's very silky and melts in your mouth. The "canoa" was delicious. A sweet plantain with meat and cheese in it. For entrees we had Mofongo, churrasco steak, cooked to perfection, pork chop kan-kan, rice and beans, trifongo, and even pizza. Everything was delicious and well prepared. Must try the different sangrias they serve here. Coconut is the favorite, but the guava is not far behind. Dessert was great! Cheese flan was perfect, soft and creamy and sweet but not overly done.

This restaurant is the best in Isla Verde. Price was reasonable, food was excellent, service was professional, fun and accurate. Great time at Platos!

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went here for dinner for the 1st time with my son. We went to use a Groupon. The restaurant is very clean and very relaxing and had local art on the walls but not too much so as to not make the place tacky. The hostess was very nice. Our server was Orlando, he was excellent! Very polite, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Even though we had a groupon, they offered us the menu to look at, AND the server made sure to let us know that the amount wasn't our limit, we could order as much as we desired (A+ for that!!!) Restaurants that see groupons usually give very poor service because they don't expect much when that's rarely the case!

We had a bottle of pinot grigio and Orlando brought us a wine bucket on a stand and opened it tableside while answering our questions.

For appetizers we got the mussels and the piononos with shrimp. Both were sooooo delicious!! The piononos is 2 big ones (perfect to share) and the mussels brings ALOT of mussels with a creamy sauce and cheese on top (approx 15 mussels). The sauce was so good, we asked Orlando to bring bread to sponge it up and finish it! The sauce was a little bit salty but still delicious.

For entree, I had their famous mofongo with shrimp. It was very filling and good but I found the shrimp to be a little tough.
And my son had the dish called El Jibarito which was a sandwich almost with pulled pork in between two giant tostones. It brought arroz mamposteao on the side. All of it was very delicious.

We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were looking to eat at a restaurant servicing culturally authentic food and were pretty pleased with Platos as it was the closest to our hotel. We were eager to get a table so we took a booth in the room with four booths, but I wish we would have eaten at a table with table cloths (picky, I know), but the lamp hung so low, I couldn't see my husband and it was a bit confining! The service was extremely slow, but there was a live singer (whom we couldn't see) and that helped pass the extra long wait time. Food was pretty tasty although side was lukewarm. They were out of many items on the menu. The "canoe" appetizers with veggies was very tasty. Champagne sangria was too. It is pricey for the food one received.

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Thank Mary S
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went with a large group, with no invitation & they were able to accommodate us. Members of our group enjoyed the Sangria. Service was slow, but our group is used to traveling in the Caribbean, being subject to "island time". We enjoyed our food.

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Thank ILoveMI
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went to this restaurant for the second time and we found it is very good. The ambiance is nice, there is enough parking and is not expensive, but not cheap either. Decor is nice and the waiters are very capable. They usually have about 5 or 6 types of sangria and if you can't decide, the waiter will bring shot glasses with all alternatives so you can decide on taste and strength. I had the passion fruit sangria and my wife had the guava sangria. Both were excellent. We had fried white cheese with a guava dipping sauce as an appetizer and two different kinds of fish for the meal. Both the Mahi-Mahi filet with coconut-passion fruit glaze and the Snapper filet sautéed in butter - capers & black olives were very tasty and cooked very well, served over a root vegetable mash.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu items and served us in a fine way.

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