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El Turpial Boricua

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Calle Jose de Diego, Cotto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-5848
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Leverett, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from the beach in Guanica after reading reviews of restaurants on TripAdvisor for places to eat on our way back to San Juan. We had an excellent meal. The four of us ordered steak, pasta mariscos and dorado. Such wonderful flavors and large portions of yumminess! The staff were friendly and attentive and... More 

Thank Linda H
Puerto Rico
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with the entire family and had a great time. I will put it at the same level as Metropol. Great service and from appetizers to the Churrasco, we had a great experience. Only two disappointments, that made me to avoid the 4th and 5th stars: 1. Their rendition of "flan de cafe" (coffee flan) was very poor. 2. Never... More 

Thank travelauditor
Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is one of my favorites. Staff is highly attentive and make you feel comfortable. They remember what you like. I recommend all the appetizers and the soups taste like home. "Croquetas de Jueyes y Croquetas de amarillos" taste very good. Sttuf mofongo and meats are excellent. Salmon is very god too. i posted a picture of my last visit.

Thank Monica F
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The atmosphere excellent. the best food is delicious i recommend it to everyone, even if you drive by and you want to stop by and try their food you will love it, and the attention and the service its unique you feel like you in your own house .....love it !EXCELLENT!

Thank guisela b
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of these places that you asked yourself Why I haven't discovered it before?. Very cozy environment (noisy at times) with soft background music makes your visit very pleasant. The crew is very nice and attentive. The menu is pretty limited, but everything that you try is delicious. Meats are their specialty here, but they have fish and... More 

Thank Pablo D
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and cozy restaurant. Ask for the house specialties,all of which are delicious. On road #14, from Ponce to Juana Diaz, this delicious spot is a definite must for cuisine explorers!

Thank Eyedocsurgeon2020
Sarasota, FL
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a great meal. This pal has a really lovely dining room and the staff was so friendly and helpful. The menu is sort of a mix of Puerto Rican food with some Italian inspired dishes. The soup of the day was pigeon pea & ham. It was delicious. And the wine was one of the best $5 house... More 

Thank SRQChristine
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Nowadays most places are all flair and less substance. This place is totally the opposite. It's all about great food and great service. They don't need to pretend anything. The employees seem to know very well the menu in detail, and all kept working when not attending anyone. Even the owner was doing some cleaning at some point. They all... More 

Thank Jorge V
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Slow cooking time, but the food was excellent. Great service. Reasonable prices. No diaper changing station and no high chairs for kids.

Thank elyuyi
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100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

If you happen to be in Ponce, on the other side of the "Island", this is a great place to dine. Note I said dine, not just eat. You will notice the difference the moment they open the door to welcome you in. The servers are dressed in proper attire, are friendly and very professional. The food is excellent. We... More 

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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
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose de Diego, Cotto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
  • Phone Number: +1 787-848-5848

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