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Kiosko El Boricua

Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Beach cafe between Loiza and San Juan, Loiza, Puerto Rico
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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409 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for one drink and ended up staying for hours. We ordered beer, mixed drinks and a lot of food. The staff here takes care of you and you will not believe how cheap the prices are. The food is outstanding and the people that hag out here are a blast. A do not miss.

Thank Travelman360
Bennington, Vermont
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took food out from this kiosk and ate ate the beach. Jibarito sandwiches have fried plantain instead of bread with meat filling. It was very greasy but so delicious. There is usually a long wait and the menu is not in English. Staff English is not too great either but we took a chance and really enjoyed the local... More 

Thank Gail O
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Love the food. Is amazing the view of the beach near the restaurant. The bacalaitos and piononos were amazing. You have to go on week days because in the weekends are full of people. The service is great and we love that all the food is cooked at the moment and fresh.

Thank hildita27
New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Travelling along Loiza coast, there were many small and medium size restaurants but something that attracted me to this place was the appearance, the smoke, and that there were lots of people! Drinks are cheap and good so have one, maybe two. The food menu is encompassing and a good representation of PR authentic food. Most off all, the food... More 

1 Thank JMRC88
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

From the fresh coconut water to the deep fried deliciousness this place was a dream. We ordered one of everything and I don't regret any of it.

1 Thank Jodi T
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I'll just start by saying, don't be scared by the wait it's just that good. This is the best frituras and pinchos in Piñones so fresh that you look over the counter and you will see the ladies making everything fresh the alcapurria de chapín (red snapper) is just so good wish I could have one right now, I mean... More 

1 Thank Alexis A
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Long wait to order then also waited for the food which doesn't come out all at once. This is controlled chaos - the women know exactly who got what and what they still have to make for you. Just take a seat and enjoy your food as it comes out fresher than anything you could have elsewhere in Piñones. We... More 

1 Thank Miriam C
Burbs of NYC
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

You'll wonder where you are for a while as you drive into "Pinones" (the nickname for the area). The winding, single lane roadway takes you past some pretty "interesting" kiosks and roadside vendors selling fruit and drinks. Keep going. On the right (coming from metro San Juan) is this kiosk from heaven! Find a place to park, stand on a... More 

1 Thank NewYawkers1970
New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is my ALL TIME Favorite spot for authentic Puerto Rican Yum-yums! If you're in Puerto Rico's north/north east area, you'd have to be a complete moron to pass-up this place! MORON! Get yourself a car and take a nice little drive to Piñones. Don't stop at the first Kiosk you see. More than likely, you'll see a whole bunch... More 

1 Thank MixCM
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I stopped by from a cruise ship on the recommendation of the tour bus driver. The food was not what I expected, it was very salty and the amount of oil used was excessive. The BBQ pork and piña colada was great. Please do yourself a favour and avoid the horror that is the restroom

Thank Kavia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach cafe between Loiza and San Juan, Loiza, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Loiza
This is a great little beach cafe along the road between Loiza and San Juan. The long lines attest to its popularity with Puerto Ricans, and the food is great and deep fried.

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