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Cafe Puerto Rico

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208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2281
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to Café Puerto Rico and it did not disappoint. The Mofongo is so flavorful and you can have it made with plantain, yucca or sweet plantain or mixed. The portion sizes are perfect for lunch or dinner and the service is efficient and friendly. The staff is happy to help you with the menu and... More 

Thank btur72
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cafe had amazing food, cocktails, and waitstaff. Authentic puerto rican food- we had local cheese, steak and chicken mufangos and sangria. Reasonably priced and superb! The staff was so, so nice and explained the menu to us in detail.

Thank Laura H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the yucca mofongo with grouper and the Creole sauce (not spicy, tomato based). It came with rice and a small salad. It was amazing! For dessert, my friend and I shared a guava flan, it was heavenly. Great place with great service!!!

Thank SkierGRL
Portland, Maine
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner at the bar and was served a very delicious Mofongo with shrimp. Very attentive bartender and group at Cafe Puerto Rico, in Old San Juan.

Thank Susan D
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced local food. Staff very friendly and helpful. Centrally located. Went here for the Mofongo and it didn't disappoint - very tasty and filling. The drinks we tried we very good too - Sangria and their specialty drink.

Thank fmanor69
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On recommendations of others we trekked into town for this restaurant. We had viewed the menu online and noticed a couple of octopus dishes. So we ordered the octopus salad and the grilled octopus. Disappointment, NO octopus although it was on the menu. Apparently they do not bother with it any longer as they finally removed it from their online... More 

Thank O0gierules
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to get a few drinks. The staff was nice and the drinks were cold. It was a good place to start and end at Old San Juan

Thank JRPenn
Gainesville, FL
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch. A bit of a wait - but boy was it worth it. Wife and I had mofongo dishes - grouper and skirt steak. Both were delicious and nice portion size. Reasonably priced and good service considering how busy the place was.

Thank menetbliss
New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service could have been better, but the food was tasty and we had a nice meal for a very affordable price. Make sure, for lunch, to inquire about the daily specials.

Thank Maria W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the 7 people in my group had the mofongo per the recommendation of our tour guide. It was delicious. I had the seafood paella but I would probably get the seafood mofongo if I go back. Decor is basic and restaurant is small but I liked it. The white sangria was refreshing and not too sweet.

Thank kat s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 O'Donnel Plaza Colon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-2281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?