Restaurant Options in Ponce

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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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For guests who like seeking out exciting recipes that are particular to the region they're visiting, Ponce has a good range of truly local choices to choose from. Caribbean and Mexican dishes are two of the options found in the area. Don't forget that you can click on the restaurant names to read additional info.

Taco Maker La Rambla is a fast food restaurant located in Ponce. One of the hottest food chains in Puerto Rico is the Taco Maker, where you can order freshly made tacos, burritos, and other Mexican favorites on a budget.

Salvatella's Cuisine is a nice restaurant you might visit. 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. You can call them 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. You can reach them at (787) 290-0090.

The chart down below will show you all 6 different choices you can visit while 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

If you and your party are craving some European cuisine, you will have tons of options to pick from in the area. In addition to Italian food, you'll be able to find International and American options as well.

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

A local establishment worth considering is 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. You will be able to find them at 509 Tito Castro Avenue.

Pizzaioli has a couple of cuisine options to choose from, including Brazilian and Italian. Pizzailoi's pizzas are light on sauce, heavy on the cheese, and topped with whatever meats and fresh vegetables you desire. Find them at 1295 Ave Munoz Rivera.

Romano's Macaroni Grill Ponce is another restaurant in the vicinity to consider. A well-known chain of Italian restaurants, Romano's Macaroni Grill is known for its casual elegance, busy dining room, and down-right delicious cuisine. The property is located on Avenida Hostos.

The table down below presents the 19 relevant choices you can visit 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 tremendously popular in Ponce. For less adventurous travelers, there are 11 spots to enjoy characteristic American fare.

Sizzler Ponce is a local steak house found in Ponce. Fill up on all of your favorite foods without hesitation when you dine at Sizzler. This buffet restaurant allows you to return for as many plates as you like for one low price. Visitors can find them at 2050 Ponce by Pass, Suite 207.

A nice place you might like is El Meson Sandwiches Ponce. Fill up between landmarks at El Meson Sandwiches, where you can order a submarine sub or other specialty item.

El Meson Sandwiches Ponce North: A hearty, healthy meal can be found on the go when you choose El Meson Sandwiches as your fast food dining experience in Puerto Rico. If you have questions, call them at (787) 290-3335.

Flamers Charbroiled Hamburgers is a worthwhile restaurant in the vicinity you might enjoy visiting. 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. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (787) 844-7001.

Popeye's Ponce Mall is located at Ponce Mall and is a lunch and dinner spot found within 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 can find them at 4990 Calle Candido Hoyos.

The table just below will show you the 11 relevant possibilities that are able to be seen in Ponce.

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

You can choose from some other locations serving other types of cuisine in Ponce.

El Bohio Sports and Pool Bar can be found at Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort and is a restaurant with a casual theme 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 located at 1150 Caribe Ave..

Hungry travelers may want to consider visiting La Cava Restaurant. For a unique meal in a trendy atmosphere, La Cava is the perfect choice every time. They're located 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. You'll be able to find them at 1239 Avenida Franklin D Roosevelt.

A pleasant nearby food place you could try is La Terraza Restaurant. Serving both local and international cuisine, La Terraza is an amazing al fresco-style restaurant. They are located at 1150 Caribe Avenue.

Lola's Eclectic Cuisine is located at Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino and is a local lunch and dinner spot located in downtown Ponce. Looking to be adventurous with your food selection. Lola's Eclectic Cuisine is the perfect spot to do so. If you would like to call before you go, do so at (787) 813-5033.

Just below you can find the 14 eateries offering visitors this flavor.

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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