Metropol Barceloneta

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Great for any occasion, Metropol in Barceloneta offers fresh take on Cuban food on Puerto Rico. With over forty years of experience here, Metropol is sure to deliver a good meal.

Food

While the specialty here is Cuban food like pork and rice, many of the dishes have been adapted to the local culinary styles of Puerto Rico, and are thus slightly different than traditional Cuban food. Some of their most popular items include the Gallinita Rellena de Congri (cornish gen stuffed with congri rice), Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), Fiesta Cubana (combination of diced fried pork, cogri, cassava, pot roast, cured shredded beef, and a tamale), Palomilla Rellena (palomilla beefsteak stuffed with mozarella cheese, chorizo, and ham with mushroom sauce on top), and Puerto Rican style Stuffed Mashed Plantains.

Metropol Barceloneta is a bar and grill that offers Caribbean and Cuban cuisines, as well as seafood. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is informal. This location is open for both dinner and lunch, so give it a try. You might discover some dishes that you fall in love with.

Ambiance

Because of the slightly roomy measurement of this dining establishment tourists can expect to bypass lengthy delays during peak times. Plus, this makes for a great dining establishment if you and your group are arriving with a large group.

Metropol Barceloneta has one of the largest dining rooms of the Metropol chain, yet remains cozy and inviting with its warmly colored decor and comfortable booths. The theme is Cuban modern and there are a few pieces of Cuban artwork on the walls. The restaurant has a family ambiance. There are 32 tables in the dining room and 12 tables at the bar.

Location

Located near the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.2 miles South of Barceloneta, Metropol Barceloneta proves to be a tempting choice for those staying in the area. Guests making a trip to Arecibo might also think about having a meal here, since the restaurant is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the east of the city.

With the chance to visit at least one attraction just a short distance away from the restaurant, this can be a fun destination to experience. The attraction closest to Metropol Barceloneta is Parque Infantil, which is just just a short distance away.

One benefit of stopping or staying in the area near this location is Mar Chiquita Beach, the closest beach, where visitors can stop and truly take in the scenery.

Nearby Restaurants

For those looking for a local restaurant with similar kinds of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there is no lack of nearby dining spots to choose from, including Green House Cafe.

However, if you want a change of pace, this region of Puerto Rico boasts an impressive selection of dining establishments, which offer all types of cuisine styles and flavors. For instance, you can try Chinese food at Big China Restaurant, which is a short distance away north.

Item on the menu tend to cost between $10 and $25(USD). Lunch specials are available Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Happy Hour is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact Info

Location: Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 970-1000

Secondary Phone: (787) 970-0300

Website: http://metropolrestaurant.com/

Email: metropolbarcelonetapr@hotmail.com

 

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