Ponce Restaurants

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Ponce, the second most populated city in Puerto Rico, is highly regarded for its culinary scene. Many of the establishments throughout town are owned by local families which specialize in serving hearty, home-style meals of local delicacies. There is also a handful of spots that take Puerto Rican fare and spin it on its axis, creating a fusion of sorts that seems to be irresistible to foodies. Mixed amongst these two style of cuisine are the restaurants that cater to a broader range of eaters, with eclectic menus aiming to please large groups with varying pallets.

Caribbean and Local

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Travelers will encounter several opportunities to enjoy local flavors throughout their time in Ponce. Caribbean and Mexican dishes are among the popular choices found in the area. Be sure to remember that you can read further info about each of the options on the page by clicking on their names.

Taco Maker La Rambla is a taco joint found in Ponce. The Taco Maker serves quick service Mexican fare, with such favorites as tacos, burritos, and taco salads available for a low price and in only a matter of minutes. The kids meal strays away from Mexican fare only to offer chicken nuggets as an alternative, and tator tots are also on the menu. Customers can reach them at (787) 840-2516.

Salvatella's Cuisine is a restaurant in the area you might enjoy. Set on a farm, Salvatella's Cuisine focuses on creating the freshest menu possible for their customers to enjoy in an intimate and friendly environment. Vegetarian and vegan menus are available. If you have questions and want to call before you go, do so at (787) 930-1781.

Pollo Tropical Ponce: For a quick and easy meal while staying in line with the Caribbean setting, try Pollo Tropical. Their rice dishes as well as grilled chicken have made them famous as a tasty alternative to the more well known fast food restaurants. If you want to call before you go, you can do so at (787) 290-0090.

Be sure to go through the table right below if you want to view all the relevant options that you will be able to find in Ponce.

Caribbean and Local Restaurants in Ponce
Name Location Type Phone Number
La Pagoda Cream 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Ponce Chinese, Creole (787) 844-4030
Pollo Tropical Ponce Ponce Caribbean (787) 290-0090
Puebla Crepas Mexican Grill Ponce Mexican, Vegetarian (787) 843-3666
Salvatella's Cuisine Ponce Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian (787) 930-1781
Taco Maker La Rambla Ponce Mexican (787) 840-2516
Zuppa Restaurant Ponce American, Caribbean, Italian, Latin American (787) 842-4787

European and Asian

Those hoping to find some European food will find many options to pick from. Alongside Italian food, you will also be able to choose from International and American options, among others.

Sancho’s Hilton is located at Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort and is a local lunch and dinner spot located in southern Ponce. Sushi and sashimi in Puerto Rico? It's true! The property is located at 1150 Caribe Avenue.

Guests might enjoy dining at Canela Cafe. Canela is a popular restaurant and tapas bar in Ponce where you can meet up for friends to sample flavors from around the world. Find them at 509 Tito Castro Avenue.

Pizzaioli: Pizzailoi's pizzas are light on sauce, heavy on the cheese, and topped with whatever meats and fresh vegetables you desire. They're located at 1295 Ave Munoz Rivera.

Travelers might enjoy visiting Romano's Macaroni Grill Ponce. Every meal at Romano's is an Italian feast. The menu is comprised of several categories that will allow you to choose from salads, pastas, meat based dishes, flat breads, artisan sandwiches, and more. Of course, each meal begins with a bread basket and your choice of wine. They're on Avenida Hostos.

The chart down below shows all 19 relevant possibilities that are able to be seen inside Ponce.

European and Asian Restaurants in Ponce
Name Location Type Phone Number
Canela Cafe 0.9 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Ponce International, Spanish (787) 841-2125
Canton Chino Ponce Chinese (787) 848-3161
Domino's Ponce Ponce Italian (787) 984-3030
Ginorio Pizzas Ponce Italian (787) 843-7755
K-Za Pizza Delivery Ponce Italian (787) 299-2087
La Pagoda Cream 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Ponce Chinese, Creole (787) 844-4030
Melao Downtown Ponce Continental (787) 813-5050 ext. 7502
Papo's Pizza Ponce Italian (787) 984-3000
Paradise Pizza Ponce Italian (787) 844-9393
Pizza Chez Ponce Italian (787) 840-2731
Pizza's Heaven & Italian Steakhouse Ponce Italian (787) 844-0448
Pizzaioli Ponce Brazilian, Italian (787) 259-0909
Pizzalato Ponce Italian (787) 848-6875
Pizzeria Hot Bite 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Ponce Italian (787) 290-3322
Pizzeria La Vega Ponce Italian (787) 847-2255
Rambla Pizza House Ponce Italian (787) 843-4090
Romano's Macaroni Grill Ponce 1.2 mi. South of Downtown Ponce Italian (787) 812-2800
Sancho’s Hilton 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Ponce Asian (787) 259-7676
Zuppa Restaurant Ponce American, Caribbean, Italian, Latin American (787) 842-4787

American

American fare is an especially popular choice in Ponce. For less adventuresome diners, there are 11 restaurants to enjoy characteristic American cuisine.

Sizzler Ponce is a laid-back restaurant located within Ponce. Sizzler is known for their steaks and their "World Famous Salad Bar," but there is plenty more on the buffet including hamburgers, seafood, barbecue, tacos, and of course, the dessert table. You'll find them at 2050 Ponce by Pass, Suite 207.

You might want to consider dining at El Meson Sandwiches Ponce. The extensive menu at El Meson includes sandwiches, wraps, soups, and sandwiches. Customers can reach them at (787) 848-4971.

El Meson Sandwiches Ponce North: You can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner at El Meson. The typical order includes a sandwich and a side like french fries or hash browns, but you can also get soups, salads, and quesitos. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (787) 290-3335.

Another local establishment you might consider visiting is Flamers Charbroiled Hamburgers. Flamers famous burger weighs in at 1/3 of a pound. It is charbroiled, and made with the freshest ingredients (toppings of your choice) every time.

Popeye's Ponce Mall is located at Ponce Mall and is a lunch and dinner spot located in central Ponce. Southern-style fried chicken with a spicy Cajun inspired kick is what Popeye's is known for. Also on the menu: fried shrimp, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, Cajun fries, mashed potatoes and gravy, fluffy biscuits, and coleslaw. Visitors will find them at 4990 Calle Candido Hoyos.

You can learn more on related types of places within Ponce by viewing the table just below.

American Restaurants in Ponce
Name Location Phone Number
Burger King Rambla Ponce (787) 840-3396
El Meson Sandwiches Ponce 1.2 mi. South of Downtown Ponce (787) 848-4971
El Meson Sandwiches Ponce North 3.5 mi. Northeast of Central Ponce (787) 290-3335
Flamers Charbroiled Hamburgers Ponce (787) 844-7001
McDonald's La Rambla Ponce (787) 259-8059
Popeye's Ponce Mall 1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Ponce (787) 978-2444
Quiznos Marginal Ponce Ponce (787) 843-3333
Sizzler Ponce Ponce (787) 841-5320
Subway Ponce Ponce (787) 290-2501
Subway Ponce Mall 1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Ponce (787) 385-5119
Zuppa Restaurant Ponce (787) 842-4787

Other Restaurants

There are more restaurants serving other types of food in Ponce.

El Bohio Sports and Pool Bar is situated at Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort and is a lunch and dinner possibility located in southern Ponce. El Bohio Sports and Pool Bar is a favorite hang out amongst guests of the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort. Lite snacks and cool beverages are available for those relaxing poolside. They're at 1150 Caribe Ave..

A pleasant local establishment worthy of consideration is La Cava Restaurant. For a unique meal in a trendy atmosphere, La Cava is the perfect choice every time. You'll find them at 1150 Caribe Avenue.

La Ceiba: All you have to do is but walk into La Ceiba and your mouth will begin to water as you view the delectable array of bakery and deli offerings encased in the deli case and smell the sweet smell of good things cooking. The property is located at 1239 Avenida Franklin D Roosevelt.

You might enjoy dining at La Terraza Restaurant. Located at the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort, guests can take all three meals a day at La Terraza and feel as though they are dining in a new spot each time. Visitors can find them at 1150 Caribe Avenue.

Lola's Eclectic Cuisine is located at Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino and is a lunch and dinner possibility situated in downtown Ponce. The menu at Lola's appears typical at first glance, with offerings such as steak, chicken, and seafood, but all are made with Lola's special touch. To reach them, call (787) 813-5033.

Below are the 14 eateries serving this cuisine.

Other Restaurants in Ponce
Name Location Type Phone Number
Buffalo's Ponce Ponce International (787) 220-4411
Canela Cafe 0.9 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Ponce International, Spanish (787) 841-2125
Carvel Ponce Eclectic (787) 841-0095
Cold Stone Creamery Ponce 1.9 mi. South of Downtown Ponce International (787) 290-3400
El Bohio Sports and Pool Bar 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Ponce Eclectic (787) 259-7676
La Cava Restaurant 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Ponce Eclectic (787) 259-7676
La Ceiba 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Ponce Eclectic (787) 970-0668
La Terraza Restaurant 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Ponce International (787) 259-7676
Lola's Eclectic Cuisine Downtown Ponce Eclectic (787) 813-5033
Piccolo Cafe Ponce Eclectic, International (787) 813-2020
Pizzaioli Ponce Brazilian, Italian (787) 259-0909
Puebla Crepas Mexican Grill Ponce Mexican, Vegetarian (787) 843-3666
Salvatella's Cuisine Ponce Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian (787) 930-1781
Tanama Restaurant 4.1 mi. South West of Central Ponce International (787) 844-1200
 

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