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Tropical Taste

) #112 of 800 Restaurants in San Juan $$ - $$$ Caribbean, , International
156 Cristo Street | Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-1458
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“pernil” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International
$$ - $$$
156 Cristo Street | Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to find it while looking for souvenirs to take home to our daughters...so glad we did!! Delicious and affordable, with an adorable atmosphere and great service.

Thank Jessi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally found this restaurant while souvenir shopping. When ordering our food I opted to stay close to a taste I know (sort of) and ordered the mofongo pollo my friend ordered pernil and we both truly enjoyed our meals! I'm so glad we stopped...More

Thank Lady H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a hidden restaurant behind a store, so it is not infested with tourists. It serves authentic PR food. Enjoyed the Mofongos and other dishes.

Thank USA123WashingtonDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might walk right past this spot thinking it is only the Kamel International Bazaar (which offers nice mid-high-end wares). However, if you look closer you'll find a small sign at the entrance advertising the restaurant with the day's special. In my case, it was...More

Thank Ava I
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had past up a number of times because it's behind a clothing store. Then a local recommended the mofongo. Had the mofongo w pulled pork and it was amazing!!! Highly recommended!

Thank EricMc09
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great lunch spot hidden in back of a clothing store. Enjoyed some traditional and local food. Friendly staff. Great drinks.

Thank Chad R R
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My husband and I were skeptical at first, after learning the restaurant was in the back of a gift shop, but what a surprise! Our first authentic Puerto Rican meal was absolutely delicious! And I had the best sangria I've ever tasted! The waitresses were...More

Thank Angela C
TropicalTaste, Owner at Tropical Taste, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Very glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting others know.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

You enter the restaurant through the back of a gift shop but once you enter the restaurant its light and open. We were the only people when we arrived but several groups arrived about half way through our meal. We saw from other reviews that...More

Thank lauraps97
TropicalTaste, Owner at Tropical Taste, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

We make our meals fresh and the Pernil takes a little longer than the other dishes. Hope you can make it back soon to try our Pernil.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Yes you do enter via the gift shop. Food was good but not outstanding. We had cod fish cake appetizer. Hit the spot. Then permil (roasted pork ) with 2 sides very tasty and mofongo fish. Very generous serving. This was for 3. An entree...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant is hidden the back of a cute gift shop. It had very good reviews so we stopped. Service was good on arrival, but it took quite awhile to get food (and the place was almost empty). Drinks were good. The pulled pork was...More

Thank Christine H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Cristo Street | Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-1458
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Puerto Rican restaurant open 7 days a week from 11am till 7pm, offers Puerto RIco traditional food. Open for lunch and early dinner, located in an indoor patio inside Kamel International Bazaar close to the Cathedral in Old San Juan. Groups are welcome. Kids menu available.
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