If you find yourself in the mood for Cuban cuisine, don't pass up an opportunity to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, there are a few locations in Puerto Rico specializing in this this type of food.
With options including everything from the informal attitude at Metropol Dorado to the neighborhood eateries where beer and wine are equally important to the grub, there's something in store for each visitor and every style of vacation.
Below, you can scan and read details about the few choices for Cuban restaurants that you may come across as you're out on the town. For each option that interests you, click the name to find out more about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.
Metropol Guaynabo is situated near the heart of Guaynabo, a city in the vicinity of San Juan; 7.1 miles to the south of Old San Juan. Fresh catches from and Cuban style eats are an outstanding combo at this favorite place. With broad entree types including beef, pork, and rice entrees, Metropol takes the traditional dishes of Cuba and adapts them to a Puerto Rican taste. The result is a unique style that you are unlikely to find elsewhere.
Metropol Dorado is found in toward the heart of Dorado. Not only is this restaurant famed for Cuban themed dishes and of course chicken, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for 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.
El Capitan is located in the heart of Dorado. Fresh catches from and Cuban flair get along famously at this unique restaurant. At El Capitan, you'll find the days fresh catches laid out on ice waiting for you to select. Of course, they are best known for their lobster, which is only $15(USD) a pound on Thursdays.
You may crave something slightly different, in which case you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants below:
|(787) 977-8259||Caribbean||Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado|
|Paradise Café||(787) 796-6125||Caribbean||0.7 mi. North of Central Dorado|
|Martin's BBQ Vega Baja||(787) 855-3468||Caribbean||8.2 mi. West of Central Dorado|
|Aureola Cafe Restaurant||(787) 977-0100||Caribbean||Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado|
|(787) 977-0260||Caribbean||Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado|
|(787) 289-5626||Caribbean||Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado|
|Pez Dorado Marisqueria||(787) 273-6759||Caribbean||12.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado|
|Cafe La Princesa||(787) 724-2930||Caribbean||Old San Juan, 10.4 mi. East of Central Dorado|
|A la Vara||(787) 796-1313||Creole||0 mi. North of Central Dorado|
|Sabor Cubano||(787) 774-5784||Caribbean||12.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado|
Guests often find that the best dining options in Puerto Rico are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving during your daytime travels. But of course, it doesn't hurt to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To read more details regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.
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