Eating Puerto Rican

Restaurants

  • New Hampshire (1)
  • New Jersey (2)
  • New Mexico (1)
  • New York (15)
  • North Carolina (2)
  • Ohio (8)
  • Pennsylvania (7)
  • Tennessee (2)
  • Texas (15)
  • Virginia (11)
  • Washington (1)
  • Wisconsin (2)

  • Arizona, United States (4)

    Havana Cafe
    "Although the name brings to mind Cuban food, the menu is very diverse. I found several Puerto Rican entrees & appetizers on the menu. I lived in Puerto Rico for 20 years and I have to say that the food is authentic, moderately priced and the atmosphere is totally tropical. In addition they have local island vegetables, coffee & so forth. I was very impressed the first dined and I have been going back on a weekly basis," John Nieves said.

    Location
    6425 East Bell #111
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480) 991-1496
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 11:00am - 10:00 pm
    Sat: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sun: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


    California, United States (12)

    Andres Patio
    "Andre's is a Cuban and Puerto Rican Restaurant only 5 minutes from Downtown San Diego. Great food, good prices,"
    Will Cornier said.

    Location
    1235 Morena Blvd
    San Diego, CA
    (619) 275-4114

    Azucar Latin Cafe
    "Small cafe featuring Puerto Rican and Mexican dishes," Lori said.

    Location
    5253 Mission Oaks Blvd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
    (805) 482-0797

    Brooklyn Dogs
    "A family oriented restaurant, featuring 2 menu's: New York Style and Puerto Rican for you Boricuas,"
    David Munoz said.

    Location
    817 C Street
    San Diego, CA 92104
    (619) 696-1464
    (619) 283-5486 fax

    Ciudad Restaurante
    "Contemporary Latin cuisine, a taste of Barcelona, San Juan, Havana, Lima and so on over the Latin world,"
    Enrique J. Diaz said.

    Location
    445 S. Figueroa
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (213) 486-5171

    El Coqui

    Location
    509 W 2th St.
    Antioch, CA 94509
    925-778-8008
    Hours
    Mon-Tue: Closed
    Wed-Thu: 4pm - 9pm
    Fri-Sat: 12pm - 10pm
    Sun: 12pm - 9pm

    Frutilandia
    "It is a cozy restaurant in the heart of the Mission District. The food is great and has many traditional plates like: mofongo, lechón y arroz con gandules and habichuelas. Appetizers include: pasteles, alcapurrias, and tostones. The price range is as low as $6.95 to $11.95 which is great for this type of food. The service is excellent. I recommend going on Saturdays," Mario said.

    Location
    3077 24th Street, near Folsom
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    415-648-2958
    Hours
    Tue-Thu: 11:30am - 3pm / 5pm - 9pm
    Fri: 11:30am - 3pm / 5pm - 10pm
    Sat: 12pm - 10pm
    Sun: 12pm - 9pm
    Mondays closed.

    Mofongos
    "Mofongos Restaurant is the only place that serves a full Puerto Rican menu in Los Angeles County. Our goal is to provide affordable, authentic food with fast service and a great atmosphere. We are located in the NoHo Arts District and we strive to provide an eclectic, artistic, yet traditional Puerto Rican experience. Pa'Lante!" Kat said.

    Location
    5757½ Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    (818) 754-1051
    info@mofongosrestaurant.com
    Hours
    Open daily 10am - 10pm

    Señor Big Ed
    "Service is excellent, followed by a family oriented atmosphere," Randy Silva said.

    Location
    5490 Lincoln Ave.
    Cypress, CA
    (714) 821-1290

    Sol Foods
    "Seven seats inside, and 12 seats outside, with counters and tables for two. Very small place, but warm and good ambiance. Most popular dish is the pollo al horno, 3 pieces of chicken, marinated in garlic/oregano, baked 7 served with large protions of rice & red beans, organic salad & two pieces of either fried green or yellow plantain ($8.95). I liked the mofongo, friend green plantain mashed with garlic and olive oil($5). Simple, country island menu," Edward J. Garrison said.

    Location
    732 Fourth Street
    San Rafael, CA
    (415) 451-4765

    Sugarcanes Restaurant
    Recommended by: Eric Flores

    Location
    3938 Grand Avenue, Suite A
    Chino, CA 91710
    909-627-7223

    Taste of the Islands
    "We cater all events and specialize in Puerto Rican and Cuban Cuisine."
    Recommended by: Steve Duran said.

    Location
    1625 S. Euclid Avenue
    Ontario, CA 91762
    323-595-1584
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 8 - 5pm

    Tropical Star
    Puerto Rican and Latin American Cuisine. Capture the taste of the Caribbean at Tropical Star. The menu brings you authentic recipes from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America.
    Dine In and Take out. Open Mon-Sat 11 am - 9 pm. Close on Sundays.

    Location
    6163 Balboa Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92111
    Balboa Crest Shopping Mall (between Burger King and IHOP)
    (858) 874-7827

    La Vallarta
    "They have 20 locations throughout Southern California this includes Palmdale and Lancaster," Amarillys said.

    Location
    3425 Whittier Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90023
    (323) 980-4400
    Hours
    Monday-Sun 7am-10pm


    Connecticut, United States (1)

    Criollisimo Restaurant
    "The atomosphere is very puerto rican. Service is great and the food is great," Xiomara Ortiz said.

    Location
    340 Arch Street
    New Britain, CT 06051
    (860) 801-6259


    Florida, United States (29)

    Benny's Seafood and Puerto Rican Restaurant
    "Family owned and operated. Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious and just like you remember having it on the island. Reservations are not required, it is a family atmosphere, and casual attire is O.K. They also have take out," Camille said.

    Location
    2500 S.W. 107th Avenue #1
    Miami, FL 33165
    305-227-1232
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 10am - 10pm

    El Bohio
    "Small, family owned restaurant. Very warm and friendly," David Rios said.

    Location
    4651 Babcock Street NE #14
    Palm Bay, FL 32907
    321-676-6500
    Hours
    Mon & Tue: 11am - 4:00pm
    Wed & Thu: 11am - 9:00pm

    Borinqueña Restaurant
    "Great food and good prices," Israel said.

    Location
    6875 Stirling Rd.
    Davie, FL 33314-7012
    (954) 587-2482

    Caribbean Sandwich Shop
    "This is the "hole in the wall" restaurant you have been looking for. It feels like you are in PR at a little deli. The owners and staff are very humble and friendly, the prices are very cheap at around $4 for a huge plate of food and the pork is maraneade all night to give you that real puerto rican flavor we only get during the holidays! On Saturdays, they feature our special vegetable roots soup just like grandma made it! This is the best puerto rican shop in town! Come visit and say hi to my dad, Narciso. He is the short sweet guy who serves you!," Gloryvee Cordero said.

    Location
    8240 West Waters Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33615
    813-886-6913
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 5am - 2pm

    La Casita
    "Great mofongo-pleasant atmosphere and service. Be prepared for ample sized servings," George and Edith said.

    Location
    22777 State Road 7
    Boca Ratón, FL 33428
    (561) 482-6782

    La Casona Rest.
    "Authentic Puerto Rican food, alcapurrias, piononos, mofongo stuffed with seafood,whole red snappers and so much more. It's the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, or just a nice relaxing evening," Martha C. Rivera said.

    Location
    5709 N.Armenia Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33603
    813-414 9774

    La Cocina Puertorriquena Restaurant
    "I love their Mofongos variety! And the Lucy's specialty drink "Lucy's Best" - piña, mango & lemon juices blended with a rum base. They also have "Wholesale Food To Go" to help you with your own parties!"
    Recommended by: Barbara Rivera said.

    Location
    6742 Pembroke Road
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33023
    (954) 962-0777

    El Coqui
    Recommended by: Carlos D. Gonzalez

    Location
    4417 South Florida Ave.
    Lakeland, FL 33801
    941-648-4374

    Guavate
    "Prices are great! It is like a cool restaurant/cafeteria atmosphere.If you have been to Guavate in Cayey, PR you know what I am talking about. The food is cooked by people that lived and cooked in Guavate, Cayey PR Wonderful food! It makes you want to go back home, believe me! ,"
    Cecilia Delgado said.

    Location
    6096 East Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL
    407-765-2142

    Ila Bakery
    "The best Pan Sobao! They also have Pan de Agua, Mallorca, Tembleque and offer throughout the week true Puerto Rican food. Highly recommended," David Raposo said.

    Location
    15588 SW 72 Street
    Miami, FL 33193
    (305) 382-3150
    Hours
    Mon-Sun: 6am - 9pm

    Isla del Coqui
    "Home made coconut and pineapple ice cream. Tembleque is also served. Very casual atmosphere," Hazel Estrada said.

    Location
    3092 Jog Road
    Greenacres, FL
    561-642-0204

    Lantana
    Puerto Rican & Tex-Mex Specialties. The owners are from Bayamon and are very friendly. We had the mofongo which was delicious. It's a small place but a friendly atmosphere. They following is a list of some of their tasty foods: Mofongo, Camarones, Pollo Frito, Bistec, Pastelillos, Alcapurrias, Papas Rellenos, and many more," Pamela Maestre said.

    Location
    6266 S. Congress Ave.
    Lantana, FL 33462
    (561) 968-2211

    La Lechonera
    "Real Puerto Rican cuisine! Seems like you are IN Puerto Rico - honest! Very nice people, too - Eddie and Lucy are the owners. Very reasonable - not fancy at all."
    Recommended by: Maria Valinote said.

    Location
    5601 N. Armenia Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33603
    813-870-3504
    Hours
    10am - 10pm

    Liborio's Café
    "Comida criolla y cubana. Arroz, Habichuelas, Amarillos, Tostones, Yuca al Mojo, Pollo al Horno, Pernil, etc. Large portions...very tasty...great lunch deals for only $5.00," Kurt G. Soderstrom-Vega said.

    Location
    8240 Causeway Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33619
    813-623-1318

    Le Mana Bakery & Deli
    "Bakery & Deli offering typical Puerto Rican bread, desserts, sandwiches and dishes. Seats 75 customers comfortably. Menu includes: pernil, mofongo, ropa vieja, brandy glazed cakes, flan and more. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Daily Specials. Catering available. Great Service!," Sandy Lamourt said.

    Location
    2332 W. Oak Ridge Rd.
    Orlando, FL 32809
    407-859-5341
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 6:00am-7:00pm.

    Martin's BBQ
    "You can find rotisserie chicken, mofongo(plantain & yuca), tostones, sweet plantains, white rice and beans, yellow rice, fried pork(carne frita). Everythin is really good, with the island and grandma's taste that we all love. prices are really good, Combo meals start at $6.49 include ½ chicken, sides and soda. It provides a family atmosphere with great service in a beatifull and casual setting. Go end enjoy the great food, you will not regret it!," Aivin said.

    Location
    12701 John Young Pkwy, Suite 114
    Orlando, FL 32837
    407-851-6110
    Hours
    Sun-Thu: 10am-10pm
    Fri-Sat: 10am-4am

    Mi Viejo San Juan Restaurant
    "They have mofongo and almost all the tipical boricuan food. Two can eat a great meal for $18. Wine and beer serve.," Maria said.

    Location
    7229 East Colonial Dr
    Orland, FL 32807
    407-380-2061
    Hours
    Mon Closed
    Tue-Sat 8:00AM to 8:00
    Sun 11am to 8pm

    My Tierra
    "Puerto Rican cuisine. It's very family oriented. Alcapurrias de jueyes were great. Arroz con gandules was excellent. Very reasonable prices. Service is also very good," Edith Rivera said.

    Location
    1015 N State Road 7
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    954-964-3772

    Mr. Mofongo
    Recommended by: Sam Moon

    Location
    5643 E. Colonial Dr.
    Orlando, FL 32828
    407-482-0150

    Mary Mayra's Puerto Rican Cuisine
    "This place is brand new. Family oriented with a home feeling. Great food at great prices," Carlos said.

    Location
    6389 Sheridan St.
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    954-961-9299

    Old San Juan Restaurant
    "Family oriented atmosphere with excellent service. Not to mention great tembleque and arroz con dulce! Price range: $7.00 - $20.00," Alexia said.

    Location
    1200 S.W. 57 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33144
    305-263-9911

    Papa Rudy's Restaurant
    "Copious menu with large variety of Puerto Rican as well as Cuban food... all well seasoned. They have about 5 different types of mofongos. Informal and inexpensive,"
    Carmen Vazquez said.

    Location
    7173 West Flagler St.
    Miami, FL
    305-265-5059

    Puerto Rico Cafe
    Recommended by: Juan R. Colon

    Location
    507 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL
    407-847-6399
    Hours
    Sun-Thu: 8:00am - 10:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Restaurant El Coqui
    Recommended by: Eduardo

    Location
    7173 W. Flaggler
    Miami, FL
    305-261-0512
    Hours
    10:00am - 10:00pm.

    Richie's Puerto Rican Grill
    "Richie's Puerto Rican Grill is a family-owned and operated restaurant specializing in Puerto Rican food. Rice and beans, alcapurrias, pasteles, pernil, mofongo...if it's Puerto Rican we have it! Prices range from $6.99 up and we can cook for your event! Dine-in, take-out, and catering."

    Location
    9350 W Hwy 192
    Clermont, FL 34714 407-505-1492 richies@imorcorp.com
    Hours
    Tue-Sat 11am-7pm
    Closed Sunday & Monday

    El Rincón Boricua
    "Tu Cocina Latina Para Cualquier Ocasion. Miguie Marcano-propietario El sitio es pequeno pero con un gran sabor puertoriqueño!," Pr. Rosa said.

    Location
    1898 Drew St.
    Clearwater, FL 33765
    727-449-0135
    727-857-2256
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm

    El Rinconcito #2
    "Good prices and good food," Israel said.

    Location
    18457 Pines Blvd.
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33029-1400
    (954) 443-5333
    Hours
    9:00am - 10:00pm

    Victor's Farm
    Recommended by: Wanda O'Neill

    Location
    2927 Sipes Av.
    Sanford, FL 32773
    407-330-1013

    Victoria's Borinquen Cafe
    I'm Puerto Rican, I live in Miami Fl, I have been to almost all the Puerto Rican Restaurant the Best one so far is Victoria's Borinquen Cafe," Raquel



    Georgia, United States (5)

    Borinquen Foods
    "Family business, grocery store and restaurant. Food is great and the service genuinely friendly. Priced reasonably. Located near Ft Benning a military base. Yum!,"
    Carmen Gridley said.

    Location
    3601-3613 S. Lumpkin Rd.
    Columbus, GA 31903
    (706) 687-6273

    La Garita

    Location
    2785 Cruse Rd
    Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    678-924-7876

    La Isla Restaurant

    Location
    1175 Commercial Ct.
    Norcross, GA 30093
    770-931-2343

    Mi Pilón
    Restaurant specializing in Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban cuisine.

    Location
    5705 Buford Highway
    Norcross, GA 30071
    770-797-2924
    Hours
    Open Daily: 11am - 9pm

    Millie's Corner Market
    "Family owned restaurant, grocery store, deli, bakery and more. Located near Ft. Benning military base," Blanca Martinez said.

    Location
    2023 South Lumpkin Rd.
    Columbus, Ga 31903
    (706) 682-6070
    (706) 682-4846 (fax)

    Pura Vida (Costa Rican food, Puerto Rican Chef)
    Recommended by: puravidatapas@aol.com

    Location
    656 N. Highland Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    404-870-9797

    Raul's Latin American Cafe
    Recommended by: Raul Thomas

    Location
    5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd.
    Austell, GA 30106
    770-745-3200
    Hours
    Mon: 11am - 4pm
    Tue-Sat: 11am - 10pm
    Sun: 11am - 8pm




    Hawaii, United States (4)

    Aunty's Puerto Rican Kitchen
    "Especializados en arroz con gandules, pasteles, ensalada de bacalao, guineos verdes y empanadillas," Orestes y Zamya Cancel said.

    Location
    907 Kekaulike Street
    Honolulu, HA 96817

    Mama Ding's Restaurant & Bakery
    "Puerto Rican specialties: pasteles, arroz con gandules, ensalada de bacalao, habichuelas, empanadillas, morzillas, pescado en escabeche, etc. Meals range from $4.95 to $6.50. Casual dining atmosphere, with Latin and local music," Frank Caravalho said.

    Location
    255-E Alamaha St.
    Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 96732
    Hours
    Weekdays: 6:30am - 2:00 pm

    The Pastele Shop
    "Tiny take-out restaurant with Hawaii-style Puerto Rican food -- pasteles, arroz con gandules, matura, chorizo, Spanish rice, ensalada de bacalao, morsella, panadesa, boiled banana."
    Hours of Operation: Recommended by: Kyle Shinseki said.

    Location
    2101 North School Street
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
    (808) 847-6969
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 7:00pm
    Sun: 10am t- 5pm

    Tropical Latin Beats
    "Latin music, musical instruments, and all kind of goodies," Malama Padua said.

    Location
    95020 Waihau St.
    Mililani, Hawaii 96789
    808-623-4616
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 11am - 5pm



    Illinois, United States (6)

    La Bomba
    "It's gooood!," Nicholas Lopez said.

    Location
    3221 W. Armitage
    Chicago, IL 60647
    773-394-0106
     

    Borinquen Restaurant

    Location
    1720 N. California Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois
    773-227-6038
    773-227-6437
    773-227-7211 (fax)

    Connexion Cafe
    "Great Puerto Rican food... My favorite is the Jibrito sandwich which i had with chicken," Joseph said.

    Location
    1140 W. Wilson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773-739-2462
    Hours
    Mon-Sun: 10am - 10pm

    Delicia Tropical Cafe
    "Pretty good food," Josie Hickman said.

    Location
    780 Villa St.
    Elgin, IL
    (847) 695-6207

    La Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant
    "Excellent and authentic food. Great friendly place for people who are not familiar with Puerto Rican food to go. Excellent pernil (roast pork), vianda con bacalao, everything is good! This place is a must for your list. The best in Chicago," Kandice Speers said.

    Location
    1340 N Homan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60651
    773-862-0886
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 8am - 7pm
    Sun: 10am - 6pm



    Indiana, United States (1)

    La Perla Del Mar
    "Family owned restaurant has a lot of special Puerto Rican art that was probably made locally. They have succeeded in adding their own special touches to the decor. Its very nice and clean, the service is very friendly, and the food is delicious. The price range is very affordable (ie: lechon con arroz con gandules was about 6.00..most dinner items were under 7.00) You can buy pasteles, if they have them, for about 1.50 each. They had many different frituras when I ate there that are all very affordable...1.00 seemed to be the going price. I highly recommend eating at La Perla Del Mar!"

    Location
    151st Street
    East Chicago, IN 46319
    219-397-3083
    Hours
    Tue-Sun: 11am - 8pm



    Kansas, United States (1)

    Food 4 Less
    "Located in the "Spanish side" of Wichita, Kansas. Has an isle devoted to Mexican food that includes some Puerto Rican spices. Goya brand products. Has juices like tamarindo, guava. A very good find in a city where otherwise you would not find very much Puerto Rican," Candice said.

    Location
    2021 Amidon Street
    Wichita, KA 67203
    (316) 832-8800



    Maryland, United States (3)

    El Coqui
    "They sell Puerto Rican & Cuban products."
    Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-9:00pm
    Recommended by: Wanda Rosario said.

    Location
    16248 S. Frederick
    Gaithersburg, MD 20850
    (301) 330-6798

    The Caribbean Cafe
    "Puerto Rican food: pasteles, lechon, mofongo, alcapurrias, sorullitos, flan, tembleque, Cafe Crema, etc. The food is great with the island condiments and prices are reasonable. Small deli setup, great for take out. Small dine-in," Samuel Cotto said.

    Location
    8-C East Diamond Ave.
    Oldetown Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
    301-926-0108
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 9am - 7pm
    Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat: 9am - 8pm
    Sun: 9am - 5pm

    Manna Carry Out
    "They offer foods from Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Cuba. Even though it says carry out, they have a small restaurant inside that offers a great Latin atmosphere," Ivy Colon said.

    Location
    8640 Flower Ave.
    Takoma Park, MD
    301-589-9390



    Massachusetts, United States (8)

    Chicken & Ribs
    Recommended by: Richard Toro

    Location
    122 Nauset Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts
    508-999-7427
    Hours
    Sun-Wed: 11am - 9pm
    Thu: 11am - 11pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am - 3am

    Cuchilandia
    "They make all sorts of frituras: alcapurrias, rellonos de papa, carne frita, platanos maduros, arroz con gandules," Calmira said.

    Location
    Liberty Street
    Springfield, MA

    Fernandez Family Restaurant
    "The best Puerto Rican food in all of Western Mass. It family owned and good people that keep the culture alive!," Angel Perez said.

    Location
    111 High St.
    Holyoke, MA 01040
    413-532-1139

    Izzy's Restaurant & Subshop
    Recommended by: Julio Santana

    Location
    169 Harvard St.
    Cambridge, MA
    617-661-3910
    Hours
    10am - 8:30pm

    Mister Sandwich Shop
    "Small family owned Restaurant they serve different kinds of Puerto Rican sandwiches: pernil, bistec, mariscos, etc.," S. Cruz said.

    Location
    158 Essex Street
    Lawrence, MA 01840
    978-682-0600

    Old San Juan Bakery
    Recommended by: Angel Perez

    Location
    300 High St.
    Holyoke, MA 01040
    413-533-5555

    Soul Food & Spanish Delight
    Recommended by: Tamaris Alicea

    Location
    Springfield, MA
    413-796-7837

    El Taino
    "Authentic, home-made Puerto Rican cuisine, friendly bi-lingual service, Caribbean music," Leah Hutton said.

    Location
    417 Hyde Park Ave.
    Roslindale, MA 02131
    617-325-5900



    Minnesota, United States (3)

    Babalu
    "The menu is extensive, yet easy to navigate; touting tropical specialties like Tapas, Cuban Mojitos, Puerco Asado and Ropa Vieja. A spacious lounge area offers complimentary live music three days a week starting on Thursday evenings," Ile Valencia said.

    Location
    800 Washington Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    612-746-3158

    Caribe Caribbean Bistro
    ""Best new restaurants, 2010" by Mpls St. Paul Magazine. Chef Tony Panelli from Ponce, Puerto Rico started Caribe Caribbean Bistro to share his love of Caribbean food with Minnesotans. Bold colors, tropical decor and dishes from Puerto Rico and other islands across the Caribbean. Beer, wine, and tropical sodas available. Unique weekend brunch. Cozy neighborhood restaurant," Heidi Panelli said.

    Location
    791 Raymond Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55114
    651-641-1446

    El Meson
    "Spanish/Latin and American Cuisine," John Hassam said.

    Location
    3450 Lyndale Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, MN
    (612) 822-8062

    Puerta Azul
    "Great Island atmosphere and wonderful tasting food. As close as you can get other than momies food at home in Caguas. The service is far better than I got when I was on the island a few years ago. Wonderful wine selection at a very cheap price," Juan Falcon said.

    Location
    1811 Selby Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    (651) 646-7999
    (651) 646-7003


    Nevada, United States (2)

    El Coqui Caribbean Restaurant
    "Lunch Specials $5.95 Mon-Thu," Iris said.

    Location
    2210 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (702) 737-1868
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 11:30am - 9pm
    Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 10pm
    Sun: 1pm - 9pm

    Sabor Caribeño
    "Authentic comida boricua. Like your mother used to make,"
    Carmen L. James-Ancher said.

    Location
    2210 Paradise Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    702-737-1868
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 11:30am - 9pm
    Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 10pm Sun: 1pm- 9pm



    New Hampshire, United States (1)

    Don Quijote
    Recommended by: Delia Rivera Lafayette

    Location
    362 Union St.
    Manchester, NH 03101
    (603) 622-2246



    New Jersey, United States (2)

    Brisas Del Caribe Restaurant
    "Price Range From 1.00 for frituras to aprox 25.00 for seafood like lobster," Angel Galarza said.

    Location
    2841 Monmouth Rd
    Wrightstown, NJ 08562
    609-724-0444

    La Estrella Del Caribe
    "Excellent Puerto Rican & Caribbean Cuisine! Plenty on the plate at reasonable price," Frank Estremera said.

    Location
    875 Paterson Plank Road
    Secaucus, NJ 07094
    201-863-3223



    New Mexico, United State (1)

    Guava Tree Cafe
    "Panaderia-resposteria al estilo puertorriqueno con seleccion de sandwiches, postres y resposteria puertorriquena y caribena. Somos de la isla del encanto,"
    Maricarmen Pijem said.

    Location
    216 Yale Blvd SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    505-990-2599
    Hours
    Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm

    Monroe's Restaurant
    "Family style, casual dining serving primarily New Mexican food, with a few Puerto Rican dishes. The owner, Miguel Diaz, is from Santurce, PR, and declares a "Puerto Rican Night" every few weeks when he prepares his native cuisine for all who are craving it!," Kathy Diaz said.

    Location
    6051 Osuna NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    505-881-4224
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 11am - 9pm
    Sat-Sun: 9am - 9pm


    New York, United States (14)

    El Bohio Lechonera Restaurant
    "If you are looking for some great lechon. This is the place to go. If you are looking for excellent Puerto Rican food. This is where you will find it. I heard people come from New Jersey and Long Island just to eat there. Prices are very reasonable. Two can eat for $15.00,"
    Jessica Rodriguez said.

    Location
    791 East Tremont
    Bronx, NY 10460
    (718) 299-4218

    Casa Adela
    "Authentic Puerto Rican family restaurant in the heart of one of the original Puerto Rican neighborhoods in Manhattan, the Lower East Side (now often known as Alphabet City). The owner often goes so far as to have pasteles made for her in Puerto Rico and then have them flown to New York City for her restaurant," Steven Bookman said.

    Location
    66 Avenue C
    New York, NY
    (212) 473-1882
    Hours
    Sun-Sat: 7:30am to 8pm

    El Conquistador Restaurant
    "Tienen sancocho los sabados y mondongo los domingos. Arroz blanco y amarillo combinado con pernil, pollo, biftec, pollo relleno. Tambien hay cuchifritos, mofongo, y postres. El precio de una comida es alrededor de 6.00 a 9.00 dolares," Carlos Robles said.

    Location
    1939 Clifford Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14609
    716-288-4160

    Coqui Latin Jazz Cafe
    "Live music on Friday and Saturday," Tarah Greenidge said.

    Location
    331 Rt. 32
    New Paltz, NY
    (914) 256-9575
    Hours
    Wed-Sun: 5pm - 10pm

    Country Rock Cafe
    "Culinary and gourmet food also Puerto Rican classics like arroz con gandules, pernil, pasteles, alcapurias and empanadas. Country setting and very home like atmosphere, the fireplace makes this place a home like feeling," Eamon Torres said.

    Location
    2562 Rt 55
    Poughquag, NY 12570
    845-724-3959
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 7am - 5pm
    Sun: 7am - 3pm

    La Fonda Boricua

    Location
    169 East 106th Street
    New York, NY
    212-410-7292

    La Lechonera Criolla
    "The best Puerto Rican food in the Bronx," Dave said.

    Location
    1709 Webster Ave.
    Bronx, NY 10457
    718-220-7855

    O.T. Deli
    "This is a hot food deli serving many traditional dishes, and sandwiches. Traditional Puerto Rican and Dominican. Large steam table to see how all that good food looks," Bobby Mac said.

    Location
    2213 Forest Avenue
    Staten Island, NY 10303
    718-447-9070
    718-420-0835

    Old San Juan Restaurant
    "The best place to eat 'criollo' in Manhattan. You can enjoy from the delicious 'morcillas' and 'yuca al mojo; to the exquisite 'pasteles'. Owners Jack & Adela are excellent hostesses. Visit them!,"
    Maria C. Muniz said.

    Location
    765 9th Ave.
    New York, NY
    212-262-6761
    Hours
    Daily: 10am - 10pm

    Panchito's Broadway Cafe
    "Very reasonably priced Puerto Rican cuisine... a great family style restaurant. Catering, take-out and delivery are available. Seafood specialties, and also family size platters by the pound. Lots of delicious pastries and deserts as well. Very popular restaurant, with all types of cultures. Service is very friendly,"
    Sarah Martino said.

    Location
    285 South Broadway
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    914-423-5006

    El Taino Restaurant
    "Very typical Puerto Rican atmosphere. Lots of salsa music playing meanwhile you eat. Very friendly waiters. You will experience Puerto Rican cooking just like the home made cooking grandma used to make at home. Everything from rellenos de papas, pernil, arroz con habichuelas and even pulpo. Very reasonable prices. You leave the restaurant with a belly full and still money in your pocket," Yahismar Hau said.

    Location
    Lyell Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14606
    (716) 277-7354

    La Taza de Oro
    "The coffee is the characteristic strong but surprisingly unacidic Puerto Rican variety, and the main dishes usually center about rice and beans (multiple varieties of each) and a stewed or roasted (sometimes fried) poultry, meat, or seafood. They usually have pasteles, mofongo, and tostones, as well as an avocado salad and a few expected desserts of the cuisine such as flan and tembleque," Steven Bookman said.

    Location
    96 Eighth Avenue
    New York, NY
    212 243-9946
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 6am - 11:30pm
    Sun: Closed

    El Viejo Yayo Restaurant
    "El "Viejo Yayo" has been on my list of most visited Puerto Rican Restaurants for over 10 years. The atmosphere is tropical and yet the seating is spacious. Excellent service and food dominate this location and I am sure you will love the prices. And, don't forget to order "El Viejo Yayo Montado a Caballo" for breakfast (Steak and Eggs)," Ricardo Veguilla said.

    Location
    36 5th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 622-8922

    Willie's Steak House
    Recommended by: Evelyn Marcano Collazo said.

    Location
    1832 Westchester Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10472
    718-822-9697


    North Carolina, United States (2)

    Caribbean Restaurant
    "The food is outstanding to please all the guests. most of all the latino. Who at times share critic of their own taste, but comeout satisfied. The atmosphere is pleasant and small with the latino music playing over the speakers. The service is excellent and they do aim to please. The menu with prices have a wide variety of choices. The parking is limited to a dozen cars more or less,"
    Ernie Martin said.

    Location
    1345 LocKland Av.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    (336) 722-9001

    El Coqui to Go
    "Delicious home made Puerto Rican food freshly cooked. Food trailer located on Gender Rd. across from Gender Rd. exit, coming from Rt. 33 and Bob McDorman Car Sales,"
    Monica Hawkins said.

    Location
    4117 Shannon Pond Dr.
    Canal Winchester, OH 43110
    740-215-9374
    614-524-4719 (fax)
    Hours
    Daily: 11 am - 9pm

    Gran Sabana Restaurant
    "My favorite is pernil asado, a Puerto Rican dish starring pork shoulder that's marinated in a blend that includes vinegar, garlic and oregano before roasting until the flesh is succulent under layers of semimolten fat and crunchy skin," Ralph Nunez said.

    Location
    4853 Hwy 55
    Durham, NC 27713
    (919) 544-5855
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 11am - 2:30pm / 5pm - 9pm
    Sat: 11:30 - 9pm
    Sun: Closed


    Ohio, United States (8)

    EigthyThree Degrees
    "Romantic atmosphere and a Trio Music on Fridays and Saturdays," PR65 said.

    Location
    6212 Memphis Ave.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44144
    216-741-4566

    El Kafon
    "Small dine in/carry out cafe at very affordable prices." Aimee Roldan said.

    Location
    1836 Broadway
    Lorain, OH 44052
    440-246-6396
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 11am - 7pm
    Sun: Closed

    Key Largo Seafood Market
    "We are a fresh seafood market, special orders party trays, pasteles for the holidays. We also have a taste of Puerto Rican lunch specials weekly: arroz blanco, habichuelas, pollo guisado, roast pork rice, yuca, salted cod and more," Ruben said.

    Location
    11430 Montgomery Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45249
    (513) 469-9300
    Fax (513) 469-9301
    Hours
    Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm
    Sun: Closed

    Lozadas Restaurant
    "Restaurant serves "pasteles", "arroz con gandules", "cabro y conejo en fricase", fried pork, "mollejitas", etc. Frequented by PR baseball players from Cleveland Indians. Its decorated with Indians team memorabilia and PR arts and pictures. Latin music is always heard through radio speakers," Luis A. Quinones said.

    Location
    1951 W. 25th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    216-621-2954

    Primo's Kitchen
    "Excellent Puerto Rican dishes including pasteles, pasteillos and just about any other dish. Family restaurant operated by a Puerto Rican and his spouse. Warm friendly atmosphere with very reasonable prices," Raymond Ruiz said.

    Location
    1904 E. 28th St.
    Lorain, OH 44055-1907
    (440) 277-9996

    El Tropical Restaurant
    "Restaurant and Night Club,"
    Carmen Nieves said.

    Location
    3589 W. 44th St.
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    216-939-8388
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 11am - 9pm
    Fri-Sun: 11am - 2:30am

    South Side Market
    "Tienen una linea de productos latino, mexicano y americano, cervezas y vinos. Tienen de todo Puertorriqueno," Omaira Torres said.

    Location
    2811 Fulton Road
    Lorain, OH 44055
    440-277-1275
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 9am - 9:30pm
    Sun: 9am - 7:30pm


    Pennsylvania, United States (7)

    Brisas Del Caribe
    "Pastellio's (beef patties) & chicharon are delicious! Small family run place, excellent prices!," Michele said.

    Location
    401 N. 8th Street
    Allentown, PA 18102
    (610) 782-9247
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 10am - 2pm

    La Familia Restaurant
    "Owned and operated by the Hernandez family, the restaurant offers a nice dinner menu including pernil, chicken, bistek carne and pollo guisado, chuletas, fish and soups. A tasty assortment of salads and cuchifritos are always available as are sandwiches (including Cuban sandwiches). Everything is reasonably priced. The restaurant is "eat in" and "take out" but there is very limited seating so the majority of their clientele places orders to go. Make no mistake however, the food is great and service is quick. If you find yourself in South Central Pennsylvania this is the place," George F. Haskins said.

    Location
    424 South Duke Street
    Lancaster, PA
    717-299-9688
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 10am - 9pm
    Fri-Sat: 10am - 10pm
    Sun: 11am - 7pm.

    La Favorita
    "Good alcapurrias, pastelillos de carne y pizza, arroz con gandules, yuca al ajillo, pionono, carne frita, carne guisada, arroz blanco y amarillo, tostones, ensaladas etc. They are nice people, the place is always full," Julia Colon said.

    Location
    1053 East 3rd Street
    Bethlehem, PA
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 10am - 6:30am

    La Ideal
    "We have a wide selection of Criolla foods from a menu to however you wish whatever you want we are a carry-out order store an restaurant so if you need anything else we are also a store with are you cooking needs for delicious Criolla cooking. Family owned by the Rivera family your treated like family and served with a smile!," Ismael Rivera said.

    Location
    223 Fulton Street
    York, Pennsylvania 17403
    717-854-7051
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 6:30am - 6pm
    Sun: 9am - 3pm.

    Sabor al Tropical Restaurant
    "They have lots of traditional Puerto Rican frituras as well as pernil and chicken dishes. ," Lynelle said.

    Location
    102 N Church St.
    West Chester, PA 19380
    610-696-5577



    Tennessee, United States (2)

    Coco Loco
    "Nice/lively atmoshere, good food, on weekends live music and dancing (salsa)," Michelle Rivera Hedge said.

    Location
    4600 Nolensville Pke
    Nashville, TN 37211
    615-781-9050

    La Placita
    "Full market with a variety of Caribbean foods and vegetables," Mitch David said.

    Location
    1511 Ft Campbell Blvd.
    Clarksville, TN
    (931) 645-5762



    Texas, United States (15)

    Boricua Income Tax Restaurant
    "Alcapurrias, pastelillos de carne y queso, bacalaitos, rellenos de papa, carne frita, tostones, mofongo, pollo al horno, arroz con gandules, pasteles y mucho mas ," Angel said.

    Location
    4683 Betts Dr.
    Grand Prarie, TX 75052
    Hours
    Sat: 12pm - 7pm

    Coffee Bistro
    "Best Mofongo in the Houston area. Authentic Puerto Rican Food. Carne Frita Tostones Arroz con Gandules, Fish with Coconut sauce, and much more,"
    Carmen Andujar said.

    Location
    109 Meadow Parkway B
    League City, Texas 77573 281 538 8400
    Hours
    Tue-Sun 10:30am to 6:00pm

    El Caribe Restaurant
    "A fun place to dine. Latin Music played weekends in the evening. Good Puerto Rican and Cuban menu," Felix Colon said.

    Location
    2611 Wagonwheel
    San Antonio, TX
    210-826-8818

    El Coqui
    Recommended by: Sylvia Echevarria

    Location
    7323 Sonnet Glen Lane
    Houston, TX 77095
    Hours
    Mon-Sun: 7am - 10pm

    Coqui Bakery
    "Pan sobao, pan de agua, dulces, postrecitos boricuas y mas," Ralph B. Banchs said.

    Location
    544 Harwood Rd.
    Hurst, TX 76054
    817-498-4230

    El Coqui Restaurant
    Recommended by: Gloria Caldas

    Location
    8080 Montgomery
    San Antonio, TX
    210-967-6011

    Las Croabas Restaurant & Grill
    Recommended by: Diego

    Location
    6060 Montgomery Dr. 101
    San Antonio, TX
    210-646-8111

    Cuco's Restaurant
    "Informal atmosphere where you order at the counter and eat at your table. The restaurant features Cuban and Puerto Rican favorites such as: "tostones", "croquetas", "fricase de pollo", "yuca" and Cuban sandwiches. Also has a well stocked market of Goya and other Caribbean products. Inexpensive and always fresh," Julian E. Armstrong said.

    Location
    6650 Glenview Drive
    North Richland Hills, TX
    817-284-1692
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 10am - 3pm

    Don Tito's Cafe Latino
    "This restaurant offers great Puerto Rican dishes. Excellent food with authentic flavors. Located in downtown El Paso, it is the best boricua restaurant in the area. Family owned and operated. Friendly atmosphere, they make feel at home. They also offer catering services," Linda Binkowski said.

    Location
    110 East Franklin
    El Paso, TX 79901
    (915) 351-1780

    La Garita
    Recommended by: Roberto Soto

    Location
    305 W. Rancier Ave.
    Killen, TX 76544
    254-628-2080

    Killeen Nutritional Center
    "They have a good variety of hispanic food specially from Puerto Rico. Good Puerto Rican bread, quesitos, sandwiches, artesania, Maja products and all the good stuff for "Navidades". If they do not have what you need they do their best to find it. Very good persons. Recommended 100%," Manyoli Ortiz said.

    Location
    102 E Ave D
    Killeen, TX 76540
    254-634-0022
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 9am - 6:30pm
    Sun: 10am - 5pm

    Mofongo
    Recommended by: Vivian

    Location
    2113 Hardwood Rd.
    Suite 325
    Bedford, TX 76021
    (817) 545-0222
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 11:30am - 8pm
    Fri: 11:30am - 9pm
    Sat: 8am - 9pm
    Sun: 11:30am - 6pm

    Puerto Rico Restaurant Bar
    The Puerto Rico Restaurant Bar offers a paradise of Puerto Rican cuisine for those who live in or close to El Paso, Texas. Some of the mouth watering dishes available includes: Coctel de Camarones (Shrimp Cocktail), Pastelillo de Carne (Beef Turnover Pastry), Guineo en Escabeche (Pickled Green Bananas), Mofongo, Tostones, Pastelillo de Queso (Cheese turnover), and much more.

    Location
    11040 Montwood Suite 602
    El Paso, Texas 79936
    (915) 590-2002
    Fax: (915) 590-2215
    E-mail: puertorico@elpasorestaurants.com
    Hours
    Sun-Thu: 11am - 9pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am - 10pm

    Rincon Tropical Restaurant
    very cozy place with a Caribbean atmosphere. The food is delicious and the service is fast and courteous. Is located close to Ft. Bliss, TX, the prices are affordable and all kind of Puerto Rican delights such as "alcapurrias,rellenos, pastelillos,mofongo and cuajito can be find there daily," Tomas Santos-Cruz said.

    Location
    4032 Hayes Ave.
    El Paso, Texas 79930
    (915) 565-1300, (915) 565-1311
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm

    Tex Chick
    "Un rinconcito de Puerto Rico en Houston donde puede saborear los más deliciosos platos de la comida criolla como la que hacian nuestras abuelas. El menu incluye: bistec encebollado, arroz y habichuelas, arroz con gandules, pasteles, chuletas, carne frita, mofongo, tostones, carne guisada, flan y mabí," Myrna Torres said.

    Location
    712 Fairview
    Houston, TX 77006
    (713) 528-4708



    Virginia, United States (11)

    Amadeus Café
    "Restaurant by day. Lounge by night. Salsa, merengue, bachata, techno, house music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Great Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican cuisine. Ambiance - "muy elegante". 21 and up," Annette said.

    Location
    13144 Jefferson Ave
    Newport News, VA 23608
    (757) 833-3779

    The Alibi Lounge & Restaurant
    Recommended by: Mafalda

    Location
    906 W. Mercury Blvd.
    Hampton, VA
    (757) 827-5534

    El Boricua
    Recommended by: Tito

    Location
    5770 Chesapeake Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23513
    757-858-0003

    El Coqui
    Recommended by: Mafalda

    Location
    333 Effingham Street
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 398-0100

    El Latino Deli & Bakery
    "Puerto Rican food and pastries, including fritters and desserts. The food is great and prices are reasonable. Small deli setup, great for take out. Small dine-in," Al Garcia said.

    Location
    4304 Holland Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    757-463-2040
    Hours
    Mon-Sat: 9am - 7:30pm
    Sun: 12pm - 6:00pm.

    Macondo's Caribbean Restaurant
    "Mixture of mostly Puerto Rican flavors with Cuban, Jamaican and Spanish flavors. They have a Paella to die for and the cuban sandwiches are a hit!," Rosa E Rivera said.

    Location
    43 Linda Lane
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    540-432-0851
    Hours
    Tue-Thu, Sun: 11:30am - 3pm / 4:30pm - 9pm
    Fri-Sat 11:30am - 3pm / 4:30 - 10pm Mon: Closed

    La Palmera Restaurant
    "Lugar tranquilo, y puedes encontrar pasteles, alcapurrias y rellenos de papa. No venden bebidas alcoholicas. Precios razonables," Monica said.

    Location
    7701 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23225
    804-330-9234

    Padrinos
    "Small place with excellent food. Prices are very reasonable. $5 for lunch $7 for dinner from buffet line plus a la carte available," Annette said.

    Location
    5800 Chesapeake Blvd.
    Norfolk, VA 23513
    757-857-5600
    Hours
    Mon-Fri: 11am - 8pm
    Sat: 11am - 9pm
    Sun: 1pm - 9pm

    Sabor Latino
    "Our mofongo the Norfolk is our specialty," Chickie said.

    Location
    7920 Chesapeake Blvd. (Bayview Shopping Center)
    Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 583-9902

    Teresita's Latino Bar & Grill
    "Wide range of authentic foods of Boriqua, from frituras to mofongos. Simple, relaxed atmosphere with salsa music and Island-themed paintings. Bar and restaurant area," Ron said.

    Location
    4300 Holland Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 463-0003

    Mi Tierra Latin Store
    Recommended by: Mafalda

    Location
    15517 Warwick Blvd
    Newport News, VA
    (757) 820-3374



    Washington, United States (1)

    La Isla
    "The interior design makes you think of Viejo San Juan and there is a touch of the kiosk of Luquillo," Miguel said.

    Location
    2320 NW Market
    Seattle, WA 98107
    (206) 789-0516
    Hours
    Tue-Thu: 11:30am - 10pm
    Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
    Sun: 1pm - 8pm
    Mon: Closed



    Wisconsin, United States (1)

    El Farol Restaurant & Grocery
    "Place is nothing fancy, but food is pretty good," Karen said.

    Location
    1401 West Washington Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    (414) 647-1899

    Salinas
    "The food is excellent (it's as good as grandma's) and the owners as well as the employees are very friendly (first name basis). They are expanding the seating as we speak. They have dine-in, carry out, and delivery. They also have other foods for those with different taste buds. I recommend the "Build Your Own" with Arroz Con Gandules with Habichuelas, Lechon, and a side of Tostones!," Nick Martinez said.

    Location
    1221 Douglas Ave.
    Racine, WI 53402
    (262) 898-1061
    Hours
    Mon-Thu: 11am - 7pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm



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