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“Come for the Tostones Rellenos, stay for friendly service”

rest. puerta al sol
Ranked #16 of 22 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“Come for the Tostones Rellenos, stay for friendly service”
Reviewed December 18, 2010

With friends in Salinas, we were introduced to this restaurant, and every trip we make the hour ride from San Juan for the food. Good seafood,and typical Puerto Rican fare. The tostones rellenos come in shrimp, lobster, crab -and are extremely tasty! You cannot get them in San juan. Ask for Benny

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Saint Louis
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“Excellent seafood, Puerto Rican style”
Reviewed January 18, 2009

Jan. 18, 2009. We stopped at Puerto al Sol last week on our way back from Guanica to San Juan. This was our third or fourth visit, and the restaurant changes not at all. It is timeless. Eat outside and watch the terns and pelicans search for their lunch while you eat yours: a huge pot of asapao (seafood stew with rice) or, for a smaller appetite, the small seafood "soup." Not fancy -- the chairs are plastic, the single washbasin serves for both men's and women's restrooms, English is barely spoken -- but you won't find more satisfying food in all of Puerto Rico. For a truly different dessert, try the preserved fruit with manchego cheese.

Only problem is finding it. Leave Hwy 52 at the Salinas exit, turn left at first stoplight onto Hwy 180, which circles eastward around the town of Salinas towards Playa de Salinas. Turn left at end of street onto Hwy 701. If these directions don't work, ask! Puerto Ricans are friendly, helpful and if their English isn't good they are very articulate with gestures. Puerto al Sol is worth the detour!

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