Restaurants in Puerto Rico

Travelers can find restaurants of all kinds in Puerto Rico

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Restaurants in Puerto Rico
 

Puerto Rico is technically part of the U.S., but this affiliation with traditional Puerto Rican cooking has not changed much. What it has done, perhaps, is open up a few more doors as far as restaurant styles are concerned.

When visiting Puerto Rico, you'll find plenty of cuisine options, especially in San Juan. If you're searching for local fare in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is the place to go. Puerto Rico participates in a program that began in Spain called Mesónes Gastronómicos. With this program, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company chooses restaurants that offer visitors good quality food, excellent service, and the most value for their money. These restaurants have signs stating that they participate in the Mesónes Gastronómicos, allowing visitors to know immediately that the restaurant is a great dining option. For more information in Mesónes Gastronómicos, visit the Puerto Rico Tourism Company's Web site.

Meanwhile, a number of smaller restaurants serve authentic Puerto Rican fare, and some larger, tony restaurants feature international cuisine. No matter what kind of restaurant you choose, following a few guidelines will make your dining experience more pleasant. It is wise to make reservations for any restaurant that will accept them, and reservations are a necessity in the high season from mid-November to April. It's also best to know the type of restaurant you're eating in; nicer restaurants require collared shirts for men and stylish apparel for women. Jackets and ties are almost never required.

Although Puerto Rico has plenty of fine dining options, visitors with smaller budgets can also eat well. Many smaller restaurants serve meals designed to suit more modest budgets. Costs range from approximately $5(USD) to $15(USD) for an economically-priced meal, while even most higher-end meals don't cost more than $35(USD).

When you're ready to end your meal, don't forget the tip. Tipping here generally conforms to North American standards, but many restaurants will add a 10 percent surcharge in lieu of a tip. Otherwise, at least 15 percent is expected; feel free to tip higher if the service was exceptional.

Whether you choose to dine in a restaurant recognized by the government, or hit up a small local joint, dining in Puerto Rico is always a treat.

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Restaurants By Cuisine
Cuisine Restaurants Locations
American 221 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Catano, Rincón, Morovis, Ciales, Barceloneta, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Esperanza, Hormigueros, Coto Laurel, Barranquitas, Moca, Aguadilla, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Guayama, Miramar, Vieques, Mayagüez, Ponce, Old San Juan, Luquillo, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Isla Verde, Palmas Del Mar, Patillas, Yabucoa , Yauco, Carolina, the vicinity of Aguadilla, Arecibo, Utuado, Vega Baja, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Cidra, Rio Piedras, Juana Diaz, Salinas , La Parguera, Fajardo, Loiza, Guaynabo, Monacillo, Camuy, downtown Humacao, Hatillo, downtown Mayaguez, Manati, Viejo San Juan, Little London, Bayamon, Canovanas, Aguada, Isabela, Isla Palominos, Lajas, Isabel Segunda, Cabo Rojo, the vicinity of Humacao, the vicinity of San Juan, downtown Aguadilla, Corozal
Argentenian 15 Restaurants Caguas, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Condado District, Mayagüez, Guaynabo, Isla Verde, Isabel Segunda, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Salinas , Carolina
Asian 14 Restaurants Caguas, Dorado, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Condado District, Ponce, Isla Verde, Miramar, Guaynabo
Asian Fusion 3 Restaurants Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Australian 1 Restaurant Isla Verde
Brazilian 3 Restaurants Ocean Park, Isla Verde, Ponce
Caribbean 154 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, downtown Ponce, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Luquillo, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Isla Palominos, Ocean Park, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Fajardo, Guayama, Miramar, the vicinity of Fajardo, Vieques, Mayagüez, Barranquitas, Quebradillas, Rincón, Santiago Verde Mar, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar, Patillas, Orocovis, El Yunque National Forest, Carolina, Anasco, Potala Pastillo, Isabela, downtown Aguadilla, Utuado, Rio Grande, Cayey, Esperanza, Cabo Rojo, Yabucoa , La Parguera, Loiza, Guaynabo, downtown Humacao, Ponce, Yauco, Manati, Aibonito, San Lorenzo, Bethel Town, Bayamon, Aguada, Isabel Segunda, the vicinity of Humacao, Isla Verde
Chilean 1 Restaurant Old San Juan
Chinese 82 Restaurants Barceloneta, Hato Rey, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Ciales, Central Fajardo, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Guayama, Condado District, Mayagüez, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincón, San German, Lares, Miramar, Santa Isabel, Palmas Del Mar, El Yunque National Forest, Sabana Grande, Carolina, Anasco, Arecibo, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Guaynabo, Camuy, downtown Humacao, Hatillo, Manati, Bayamon, Gurabo, Canovanas, Aguas Buenas, Isabel Segunda, Salinas , downtown Aguadilla, Corozal
Continental 4 Restaurants downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico, Isla Verde
Creole 93 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Catano, Santiago Verde Mar, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Esperanza, Cabo Rojo, La Parguera, Dorado, Fajardo, the vicinity of Fajardo, Vieques, Mayagüez, Ponce, Isla Verde, Luquillo, Condado District, Old San Juan, Santa Isabel, Salinas , Yabucoa , Palmas Del Mar, Isabela, Arecibo, Utuado, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Caguas, Loiza, Carrizales, downtown Humacao, Viejo San Juan, Bayamon, Isabel Segunda, Vega Alta, the vicinity of Humacao, downtown Aguadilla, Boqueron
Cuban 9 Restaurants Caguas, Dorado, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, the vicinity of Fajardo, Guaynabo, Isla Verde
European 3 Restaurants Morovis, Isla Verde, Old San Juan
French 11 Restaurants Caguas, Dorado, Hato Rey, Isla Verde, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar
Fusion 13 Restaurants Las Croabas, Dorado, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Mayagüez, Isla Verde, Condado District, Old San Juan, downtown Aguadilla
German 2 Restaurants Morovis, Luquillo Kiosk Zone
Greek 2 Restaurants Condado District, Rio Piedras
Indian 1 Restaurant Condado District
International 106 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Ocean Park, Puerto Rico, Aguadilla, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Miramar, Vega Alta, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincón, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar, Yauco, the vicinity of Aguadilla, Arecibo, Utuado, Vega Baja, Cayey, Esperanza, Rio Piedras, Juana Diaz, La Parguera, Guaynabo, Carrizales, downtown Humacao, Manati, Aibonito, Bethel Town, Bayamon, Canovanas, Isabel Segunda, Isabela, Vieques, the vicinity of Humacao, Boqueron, Isla Verde
Italian 278 Restaurants Barceloneta, Hato Rey, Las Croabas, Catano, Morovis, Aguas Buenas, Central Fajardo, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Ocean Park, Rio Piedras, Ceiba, Moca, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Gurabo, Miramar, Vega Alta, Corozal, Ponce, Rincón, Luquillo, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, El Yunque National Forest, Maunabo, Yabucoa , Guayanilla, Hatillo, Comerio, Carolina, Anasco, Potala Pastillo, Isabela, downtown Aguadilla, Utuado, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Coamo, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Barranquitas, Juana Diaz, Adjuntas, Orocovis, Aguada, Monacillo, Lajas, downtown Humacao, Yauco, Palmas Del Mar, Manati, Arroyo, Sabana Grande, Little London, Hormigueros, San Lorenzo, Penuelas, Bayamon, San Isidro, Guaynabo, Aibonito, Viejo San Juan, Camuy, Isabel Segunda, the vicinity of San Juan, Arecibo, Mayagüez, Isla Verde
Japanese 23 Restaurants Miramar, Caguas, Dorado, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Guaynabo, Mayagüez, San Juan, Condado District, Central Fajardo, downtown Humacao, Ocean Park, Bayamon, Carolina, Corozal, Las Piedras
Latin American 36 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Las Croabas, Caguas, Vega Alta, Mayagüez, Ponce, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Salinas , downtown Aguadilla, Utuado, Rio Grande, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Barranquitas, Guardarraya, Guaynabo, downtown Humacao, Viejo San Juan, Bayamon, Aguada
Lebanese 1 Restaurant Guaynabo
Mediterranean 10 Restaurants Hato Rey, Condado District, Rio Piedras, Old San Juan, Luquillo, Guaynabo, Isla Verde, downtown Aguadilla
Mexican 41 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Boqueron, Luquillo, Ocean Park, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Fajardo, Guayama, Humacao, Corozal, Ponce, Quebradillas, Isla Verde, Santiago Verde Mar, San German, Condado District, Old San Juan, Yabucoa , Carolina, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Cidra, Rio Piedras, Loiza, Guaynabo, Manati, Little London, Bayamon, Aguada, Boqueron
Middle Eastern 1 Restaurant Ocean Park
Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 4 Restaurants Las Croabas, Viejo San Juan, Dorado, Condado District
Portuguese 1 Restaurant Condado District
Puerto Rican 2 Restaurants Old San Juan, Ponce
South American 3 Restaurants Miramar, Isla Verde, Luquillo Kiosk Zone
Spanish 45 Restaurants Hato Rey, Ocean Park, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Mayagüez, Ponce, Rincón, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar, Yauco, Anasco, Puerto Rico, La Parguera, El Combate, downtown Mayaguez, Viejo San Juan, Bayamon, Isabel Segunda, Boqueron, Isla Verde
Tex-Mex 17 Restaurants Caguas, Barceloneta, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Guaynabo, Luquillo, Condado District, Isla Verde, Dorado, Bayamon, Yauco, the vicinity of Humacao, the vicinity of San Juan, Carolina
Thai 1 Restaurant Condado District
Vietnamese 1 Restaurant Condado District
Contemporary 10 Restaurants Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Miramar, Isla Verde, Condado District, Old San Juan
Eclectic 45 Restaurants Barceloneta, Hato Rey, Rincón, Ocean Park, Esperanza, Caguas, Dorado, Condado District, Vieques, Mayagüez, Ponce, Isla Verde, San German, San Juan, Miramar, Juana Diaz, Juncos, Hatillo, Carolina, Arecibo, downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico, Adjuntas, Guaynabo, Yauco, Viejo San Juan, San Lorenzo, Bethel Town, Bayamon, Canovanas, Aguada, Old San Juan
Vegan 3 Restaurants Las Croabas, Ponce, Rincón
Vegetarian 6 Restaurants Mayagüez, Old San Juan, Ponce, Rincón
 

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