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“Best meal in PR!”
Review of El Parilla

El Parilla
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Loiza
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best meal in PR!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

We wanted to eat some authentic PR food, so selected El Parilla based on reviews. It was PERFECT! The evening was beautiful, so we ate outside. Nothing fancy but that, in its own way, was charming. The owner was friendly and helpful. I wanted a PR dish but do not like fish, so he asked his wife about making mofongo with strip steak. It was SO GOOD! The steak was lightly spiced; the sauce (oil and garlic?) was delicious over the very, very good mofongo (and I can say this with knowledge, as I kept getting mofongo everywhere I went after this, and nothing was as good). My husband had another recommended fish dish, and he said it was very good, too. Oh, and we had mango margaritas as we waited. We'd had mango on our honeymoon (this was an anniversary trip), so this was a sentimental choice, but they were made freshly and were delicious.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

A little bit of a hole in the wall, but excellent and cheap.
the fish was very good, and so was the meat. We ate so much for so little money- we even took some food back home.

Visited March 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lobster, from the Ocean to your plate”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place had some of the most delicious Lobster, Fried Yuca I've ever had. It's not cheap, but the service is very nice, location by the beach, can get crowded during dinner hours so go early!

Visited February 2014
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Thank rasheesha
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Deer Park, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Fresh, unpretentious and right on the ocean! Not terribly overpriced! The food was selfish! Try the skirt steak with lobster

Visited February 2014
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Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Fresh Lobster!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Good service. Great food! Lobster was yummy! Good varietny, daughter had chicken strips. Son had fresh fish dish.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Rachel W
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