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El Toston Criollo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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B-1 Galerias Del Escorial, Carolina 00987-5198, Puerto Rico
+1 787-757-2201
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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290 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On April 27 2017, a friend came back from New Jersey and I picked her at the airport. I was lunch time and I suggested to go to El Toston Criollo. In the maintime another friend joined us. The waitress that attended us was excellent and she knows her job. My two friends asked for beer and I preferred sangria.... More 

Thank Aury D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The place is awesome! Friendly ambience. It's clean and spacious. The food was served quick. I ordered beef steak & onions with rice and beans, its was a large portion and very tasteful. Great menu options, good pricing $$. The employee was extremely friendly and helpful. I invite you to go and enjoy the taste...

Thank Jesus B
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Was a nice ambience and good music, the monitors with sports was interesting. Food was good, but employee took a while to come back for any inquiries (like refill or all good question). Was nice. the close early.

Thank Ricardo V
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I never gonna go there again bad food bad people. The place is dirty and has a disgusting smell from the bathrooms.

Thank selenadiazgarcia
Prague, Czech Republic
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We came here to find original Puerto Rican food and were successful. The service is good and the meat of great taste. Of course you get Tostons in any kind.

Thank Sebastian S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I've visited this place a few times and I have to say the service is always fast and professional Good quality of food, one of the best empanadas I ever had

Thank gladyssantiago12
Delray Beach, Florida
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237 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

El Toston Criollo Restaurant was recommended by friends to meet for a get together. The parking is complicated and busy, few spaces nearby. The place is nice and well decorated. The menu has variety of options. The service is not too good. Staff needs to improve. I ordered my seafood with salad and "Tostones" ( Puerto Rican side dish) but... More 

Thank Love2travel2222
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The mofongo with chicken, in creole sauce or garlic sauce is delicious. Rice and red beans perfect every time.

Thank Oscar G
Lake City, Florida
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466 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We ate here on a recommendation from the place we are staying. It was Valentine's Day and they were busy, so the service was a little slow. Our server, however, was great! He explained the menu and the specials.

Thank travlingal51
Eastport, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A good place for good food...not fancy...comfortable atmosphere. Good and friendly service. Clearly loved by the locals. Our group loved their margaritas and enjoyed the Mofongo con Churrasco, Mofongo con Flank Steak, Tostones alla Maria with Churrasco (a specialty of the house), Salmorejo de Jueyes (crab stew) with rice & beans. All plates were clean. We had the tres leches... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B-1 Galerias Del Escorial, Carolina 00987-5198, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Carolina
  • Phone Number: +1 787-757-2201

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