Creole Cuisine in Dorado

While exploring Puerto Rico, you'll be impressed by the delicious array of places to have a hot meal. Guests who already have plans to eat Creole food will want to visit the places that dub it their specialty. Thankfully there's a surplus of dining options for food prepared in this style.

From the pleasant, informal setting of Cafe La Princesa to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Inca Chicken, there is something to suit each and every person in your party and for that special evening you're planning too.

Restaurants Map

The following list allows you to peek at the large collection of Creole restaurants available. For each restaurant, you can click its name to discover the details about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Cafe Puerto Rico

Old San Juan | (787) 724-2281

Set near the center of Old San Juan, Cafe Puerto Rico is at 208 O"Donnell Street. Fresh fish and Creole cuisine come together for some great dishes at this unique eatery.

Local cuisine is what you'll find on the menu at Cafe Puerto Rico, with the paella and mofongo being specialties that are often recommended.

Don Tello Restaurant

Catano | (787) 788-1951

Don Tello Restaurant is a logical selection for you to consider if you're exploring this neighborhood or the surrounding area. If you're wondering, Old San Juan is approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the north. Fresh fish from Puerto Rico's coasts and Creole flair are a great pair at this noteworthy dining option.

Don Tello Restaurant offers authentic creole food and does so with passion. They have large portions and a stocked bar, and offer a good time along with their food.

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Old San Juan

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge is situated near the middle of Old San Juan. When the boisterous crew is anticipating a tasty selection of Creole eats in a relaxed atmosphere, this mellow restaurant is a perfect fit.

Airenumo serves Spanish and Puerto Rican cuisine, but is especially known for their paella, of which there are over 20 varieties on the menu.

Metropol Dorado

Dorado | (787) 278-5500

Located near the heart of Dorado, Metropol Dorado is a popular choice for travelers thinking about visiting this town and nearby areas. While more generally known for Creole-inspired cuisine, the kitchen at Metropol Dorado boasts about their chicken and seafood.

The menu at Metropol consists of classic Cuban food that has been adopted by the people of Puerto Rico. The result is a fresh new taste that is familiar to both Cubans and Puerto Ricans, yet unique. Guests can choose from a wide selection of soups, salads, meats, chicken, seafood, desserts, cocktails and wines. Some of their most famous plates are the Stuffed Cornish Hen and the "Fiesta Cubana" which is a combination of typical Cuban dishes: Congri, Tamale, Pork, Casava, Pot Roast, and Shredded Beef.

Made in Puerto Rico Dorado

Dorado | (787) 626-6666

Made in Puerto Rico Dorado is located in the heart of Dorado. The general vibe and formality of this awesome bar and grill is not formal in the least, and that means visitors will appreciate the laid-back feel as they savor the good eats here.

Head Chef Alexis Torres has been touring the world, learning the fine culinary traditions that differ from place to place. Recently he returned home to honor the food he grew up on, now serving such favorites as mofongo on a nightly basis.

Creole Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
A la Vara 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Creole (787) 796-1313
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado Creole, International, Spanish --
Cafe La Princesa Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado Caribbean, Creole, International, Latin American (787) 724-2930
Cafe Manolin Old San Juan, 10.5 mi. East of Central Dorado Creole (787) 723-9743
Cafe Puerto Rico Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado Caribbean, Creole (787) 724-2281
Don Tello Restaurant 10.6 mi. East of Central Dorado Creole (787) 788-1951
El Capitan 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Creole, Cuban (787) 278-0011
El Conejo 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Creole (787) 220-5665
Gallery Inn Restaurant Old San Juan, 10.5 mi. East of Central Dorado Creole (787) 722-1808
Happy Crab 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Creole (787) 794-4400
Inca Chicken 8.2 mi. West of Central Dorado Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 727-1556
Katrina's Restaurant 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Creole (787) 278-3183
La Fonda De Angelo Old San Juan, 10.6 mi. East of Central Dorado Creole (787) 845-2886
La Ostra Cosa 10.2 mi. East of Central Dorado Creole (787) 722-2672
La Terraza Dorado 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Caribbean, Creole (787) 796-1242
Made in Puerto Rico Dorado 0 mi. North of Central Dorado Caribbean, Creole (787) 626-6666
Metropol Dorado Central Dorado Creole, Cuban (787) 278-5500
Pika Bar & Restaurant 4.6 mi. South West of Central Dorado Creole, Latin American (787) 220-1210

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For something different in the same ballpark, there are other categories to tackle, including places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Burger King Altamira -- American 12.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado
L'ami Bistro (787) 796-6222 French 0 mi. North of Central Dorado
Senor Frogs Old San Juan (787) 977-4142 American Old San Juan, 10.7 mi. East of Central Dorado
McDonald's Corozal (787) 859-8355 American 9.2 mi. South of Central Dorado
El Ladrillo Restaurant (787) 796-2120 American 0 mi. North of Central Dorado
Church's Chicken Dorado (787) 278-2591 American 0 mi. North of Central Dorado
Transylvania Restaurant (787) 977-2328 French Old San Juan, 10.6 mi. East of Central Dorado
Sabor Cubano (787) 774-5784 Caribbean 12.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado
Chili's Dorado (787) 665-7027 Tex-Mex 0 mi. North of Central Dorado
Longhorn Bayamon (787) 778-0880 American 8.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in Puerto Rico are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. But, having at least a few interesting-sounding restaurants in your daily itinerary, is recommended no matter the size of your group. To discover even more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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