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.


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. The style of the restaurant and its dishes is considered by most to be informal. Diners are welcome to come by to enjoy both dinner and lunch, so make time to try it.


Considering the moderately large size of this dining establishment patrons can expect to avoid long waits during high-volume meal-times. Plus, this makes for an ideal dining establishment if you and your traveling companions are eating with a large party.

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.


Positioned toward the center of the island of Puerto Rico, 1.2 miles South of Barceloneta, Metropol Barceloneta makes a tempting option for those lodging close-by. Vacationers making a trip to Arecibo might also think about dining here, since it is 13.1 miles to the east of the city.

Tourists seeking to merge their restaurant visit with some nice sightseeing opportunities should think about visiting Parque Infantil, which is situated 1.3 miles to the north.

Another point of interest in this neighborhood is Mar Chiquita Beach, a nearby beach, where you might nod off after a good meal or a long day.

Nearby Restaurants

For those hoping to find another restaurant with similar types of food or a similar atmosphere, there are lots of nearby dining spots to choose between, including Ruby Tuesday Barceloneta.

However, if you're in the mood for something different, this region of Puerto Rico boasts an impressive range of food and beverage venues that will surely satisfy nearly every kind of diner. For example, you could also 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




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