A la Vara

The owners make it clear that this is "Your Place" to come and relax in a nice, calm environment that serves up great food and refreshing drinks. Although it caters to locals, tourists are more than welcome to stop by for one of the best meals in town.


Serving authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, guests are known to rave about the roast pork and the lechon. As a bonus, all of the drinks are made with fresh fruit.

A la Vara is a bar and grill where they proudly serve their take on Creole cuisine. As far as service and setting, you can expect the formality to be very casual. Diners are welcome to come by to enjoy both dinner and lunch, so give it a try. You might discover some dishes that you fall in love with.


A small, casual restaurant this spot is completely open air and comparable to a roadside eatery where you are sitting on plastic picnic tables under a roof. Stop by on Sundays for live music.


A la Vara can be found in the heart of Dorado.

Part of the reason why tourists book hotels in this neighborhood is the option of enjoying some outdoor attractions, for instance, Dorado Del Mar Golf Club and Dorado Beach. The latter of the two is the most convenient place to access the beach, and lives a brief distance from the restaurant.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are looking to find another restaurant in the area that has some similar kinds of food or a similar price range, there is no lack of nearby options to choose from, including Blue Seahorse Bar & Grill.

Of course, if you're looking for something different, this region of Puerto Rico has a long list of food and drink venues that will surely suit the tastes of nearly any kind of diner. For example, you might also enjoy some other types of food at a proximal area restaurant, like Metropol Dorado, which is a short distance away west-southwest.

Hours and Other Info

A a Vara is known for its reasonable pricing.

This restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Contact Info

Location: Road 693, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 796-1313


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