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Ropa Vieja

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Puerto Rican
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1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-2665
11:00 - 23:59
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here just hungry enough to sample a couple of appetizers - the croquetas de jamon and black bean risotto - but both were absolutely delicious. I am actually half Cuban and have had many croquetas in my life, but none were quite like the ones here. And the black bean risotto was absolutely out of... More 

Thank jtarheel37
Evergreen, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here one night, and the food was delicious. Great service, mid-range pricing, nice place.

Thank Crazy4vbal
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellence food and service Their employees are outstanding Pedro is one of the best attendance I ever deal with, he made great recommendations. he walked the talk. He recommended the Churrasco "skirt steak" is certainly it was the best.

Thank Alejandro M
Rockville Centre, New York
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this was close to the hotel and had great reviews we'd figured give it a try. We were not disappointed. Food was great. I had the house special mofongo, with steak. Fantastic.

Thank J2800
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's funny to start a review about the bread basket given upon arrival, but it was delicious - fresh and baked to perfection. We enjoyed the rice and beans, mofongo with chicken and garlic sauce, and dessert!

Thank Mollie W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by local sources as a great place to get authentic Puerto Rican food this side of San Juan. Prices were reasonable for this area, but still pricier ($5-10 more) than what you would normally see in the USA for this type of restaurant. It is a very nice atmosphere but not a fine dining experience. Service was... More 

Thank Sarah M
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this because it is a short walk from where we are staying at the Condado Plaza Hilton. I had the salmon with capers - it was out of this world!! Waitstaff was very attentive and personable. I highly recommend dining here.

1 Thank Angela S
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and typical PR food and I should know as I am PR. My Mom was born & raised in PR & cooked the best flavored PR food. This restaurant impressed me quite a bit!! Service was outstanding too ensuring we were okay with everything & checking on us several times.

Thank TRAVELHIGHSurprise
Maitland, Florida
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went back a year later and it is still a great place. Sat at the bar again. Chris the bartender was friendly and animated. He enjoys what he does and he does it well. Had the twice fried pork chunks and tostones again with mojo marinated onions and a drink. Yum. The place was busy and had a nice buzz... More 

Thank RobMaitland
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another of my must visit spots each visit I have to SJU. They are family and pocket friendly and the waiters are very helpful. I highly suggest the Canoa de Ropa Vieja - it's my favorite dish and enjoy a bottle of wine. Also make sure you order the flan to finish.

Thank Heather C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-2665

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