Restaurants in Puerto Rico

Travelers can find restaurants of all kinds in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Restaurants
 

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 275 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Catano, Rincón, Morovis, Ciales, Barceloneta, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Esperanza, Ocean Park, Coto Laurel, Barranquitas, Moca, Aguadilla, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Guayama, Miramar, the vicinity of Fajardo, Vieques, Mayagüez, Ponce, Quebradillas, Old San Juan, Luquillo, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Isla Verde, Palmas Del Mar, Patillas, Yabucoa , Yauco, Carolina, Isabela, Arecibo, Utuado, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Cidra, Rio Piedras, Juana Diaz, Adjuntas, Salinas , La Parguera, Fajardo, Loiza, Guaynabo, Monacillo, Camuy, downtown Humacao, Hatillo, downtown Mayaguez, Manati, Viejo San Juan, Little London, Hormigueros, San Lorenzo, the vicinity of Aguadilla, Bayamon, Canovanas, Aguada, Boqueron, Isla Palominos, Lajas, Isabel Segunda, Cabo Rojo, Vega Alta, the vicinity of Humacao, the vicinity of San Juan, downtown Aguadilla, Corozal
Argentenian 18 Restaurants Caguas, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Condado District, Mayagüez, Catano, Guaynabo, Isla Verde, Salinas , the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Isabel Segunda, Carolina
Asian 19 Restaurants Caguas, Dorado, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Condado District, Ponce, Isla Verde, Miramar, Guaynabo, the vicinity of Aguadilla
Asian Fusion 5 Restaurants Condado District, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Australian 1 Restaurant Isla Verde
Brazilian 4 Restaurants Ponce, Isla Verde, Central Fajardo, Ocean Park
Cajun 1 Restaurant Rio Piedras
Caribbean 208 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Santiago Verde Mar, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Isla Palominos, Ocean Park, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Guayama, Miramar, the vicinity of Fajardo, Vieques, Mayagüez, Barranquitas, Quebradillas, Rincón, Luquillo, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar, Patillas, Maunabo, Orocovis, El Yunque National Forest, Carolina, Anasco, Potala Pastillo, Isabela, downtown Aguadilla, Utuado, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Cayey, Esperanza, Cabo Rojo, Juana Diaz, Yabucoa , La Parguera, Fajardo, Loiza, Guaynabo, downtown Humacao, Ponce, Yauco, Manati, Viejo San Juan, Aibonito, San Lorenzo, Bethel Town, Bayamon, Aguada, Isabel Segunda, the vicinity of Humacao, Boqueron, Isla Verde
Chilean 1 Restaurant Old San Juan
Chinese 109 Restaurants Barceloneta, Hato Rey, Catano, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Ciales, Central Fajardo, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Gurabo, Condado District, Vega Alta, Mayagüez, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincón, San German, Lares, Miramar, Old San Juan, Santa Isabel, Palmas Del Mar, Patillas, El Yunque National Forest, Sabana Grande, Carolina, Anasco, downtown Aguadilla, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Salinas , Guaynabo, Camuy, downtown Humacao, Hatillo, Manati, Arroyo, Yauco, Bayamon, Guayama, Canovanas, Aguas Buenas, Isabel Segunda, Cabo Rojo, Arecibo, Corozal, Isla Verde
Continental 6 Restaurants downtown Ponce, Condado District, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
Creole 131 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Catano, Juncos, Santiago Verde Mar, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Esperanza, Cabo Rojo, La Parguera, Dorado, Fajardo, Guayama, the vicinity of Fajardo, Vieques, Mayagüez, Rio Piedras, Quebradillas, Old San Juan, Luquillo, San German, Condado District, Isla Verde, Santa Isabel, Salinas , Yabucoa , Palmas Del Mar, Isabela, Arecibo, Utuado, Vega Baja, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Barranquitas, Juana Diaz, Caguas, Loiza, Guaynabo, Carrizales, downtown Humacao, Ponce, Viejo San Juan, San Lorenzo, Bayamon, Gurabo, Isabel Segunda, Vega Alta, the vicinity of Humacao, downtown Aguadilla, Boqueron
Cuban 10 Restaurants Caguas, Dorado, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, the vicinity of Fajardo, Guaynabo, Isla Verde
European 3 Restaurants Morovis, Isla Verde, Old San Juan
French 17 Restaurants Caguas, Dorado, Hato Rey, Mayagüez, Isla Verde, San German, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar
Fusion 15 Restaurants Las Croabas, Dorado, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Mayagüez, Isla Verde, Condado District, Old San Juan, downtown Aguadilla
German 4 Restaurants Morovis, Old San Juan, Rincón, Luquillo Kiosk Zone
Greek 2 Restaurants Condado District, Rio Piedras
Indian 1 Restaurant Condado District
International 143 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Ocean Park, Esperanza, Aguadilla, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Gurabo, Miramar, Vieques, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincón, Luquillo, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar, Yabucoa , Yauco, Carolina, the vicinity of Aguadilla, Arecibo, Utuado, Vega Baja, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Juana Diaz, La Parguera, Guaynabo, Carrizales, downtown Humacao, Manati, Viejo San Juan, Aibonito, Bethel Town, Bayamon, Canovanas, Isabel Segunda, Isabela, Vega Alta, the vicinity of Humacao, Cabo Rojo, downtown Aguadilla, Boqueron, Moca, Isla Verde
Irish 1 Restaurant Guaynabo
Italian 469 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Catano, Morovis, Ciales, Ocean Park, Aguadilla, Las Croabas, Caguas, Dorado, Las Piedras, Guánica, Gurabo, Vega Alta, Corozal, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincón, Luquillo, San German, Lares, Condado District, Juana Diaz, Juncos, Salinas , Patillas, Maunabo, Yabucoa , Guayanilla, Hatillo, Comerio, Carolina, Anasco, Potala Pastillo, Isabela, Arecibo, Utuado, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Coamo, Cayey, Moca, Cidra, Rio Piedras, Adjuntas, Viejo San Juan, the vicinity of Humacao, the vicinity of San Juan, Hato Rey, Aguas Buenas, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, El Yunque National Forest, Cabo Rojo, Aguada, Camuy, Fajardo, Arroyo, Aibonito, Little London, San Lorenzo, Penuelas, Bayamon, Guayama, Canovanas, Mayagüez, Manati, San Juan, Old San Juan, Santa Isabel, downtown Aguadilla, Orocovis, downtown Humacao, Yauco, Sabana Grande, San Isidro, Maricao, the vicinity of Puerto Rico, Barceloneta, Hormigueros, Barranquitas, Miramar, Isla Verde, Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, Guaynabo, Monacillo, Lajas, Ceiba, Isabel Segunda
Japanese 39 Restaurants Miramar, Caguas, Dorado, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Condado District, Mayagüez, Rio Piedras, Old San Juan, Rincón, San Juan, Guaynabo, Isla Verde, Central Fajardo, Isabel Segunda, downtown Humacao, Ocean Park, Bayamon, Carolina, Corozal, Las Piedras
Latin American 52 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Las Croabas, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Vega Alta, Mayagüez, Ponce, Isla Verde, San Juan, Condado District, Juana Diaz, Salinas , Carolina, downtown Aguadilla, Utuado, Vega Baja, Rio Grande, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Barranquitas, Guardarraya, Guaynabo, downtown Humacao, Viejo San Juan, Bayamon, Aguada, Old San Juan
Lebanese 1 Restaurant Guaynabo
Mediterranean 12 Restaurants Hato Rey, Condado District, Rio Piedras, Old San Juan, Luquillo, Guaynabo, Isla Verde, downtown Aguadilla
Mexican 58 Restaurants Central Fajardo, Hato Rey, Boqueron, Rincón, Santiago Verde Mar, Ocean Park, Rio Piedras, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Fajardo, Guayama, Humacao, Corozal, Ponce, Quebradillas, Isla Verde, Luquillo, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Yabucoa , Sabana Grande, Carolina, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Cidra, Barranquitas, Loiza, Guaynabo, Lares, Manati, Little London, Penuelas, Bayamon, Jayuya, Aguada, downtown Aguadilla, 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
South American 5 Restaurants Miramar, Isla Verde, Barceloneta, Boqueron, Luquillo Kiosk Zone
Spanish 62 Restaurants Hato Rey, Luquillo Kiosk Zone, Ocean Park, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Dorado, Fajardo, Mayagüez, Ponce, Rincón, San German, San Juan, Condado District, Old San Juan, Palmas Del Mar, Yauco, Anasco, Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, La Parguera, El Combate, Lajas, downtown Mayaguez, Viejo San Juan, San Lorenzo, Bayamon, Isabel Segunda, Boqueron, Isla Verde
Tex-Mex 19 Restaurants Aguadilla, Caguas, Barceloneta, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Guaynabo, Luquillo, Condado District, Isla Verde, Dorado, Palmas Del Mar, Bayamon, Yauco, the vicinity of Humacao, the vicinity of San Juan, Carolina
Thai 4 Restaurants Condado District, Puerto Rico, the vicinity of Aguadilla, Ocean Park
Vietnamese 1 Restaurant Condado District
Contemporary 15 Restaurants Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Miramar, Isla Verde, Condado District, Old San Juan, Boqueron
Eclectic 50 Restaurants Juana Diaz, Rincón, Barceloneta, Ocean Park, Esperanza, Aguadilla, Caguas, Dorado, Condado District, Vieques, Mayagüez, Ponce, Isla Verde, San German, San Juan, Miramar, Old San Juan, Juncos, Hatillo, Arecibo, downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico, Adjuntas, Guaynabo, Yauco, Viejo San Juan, San Lorenzo, Bethel Town, Bayamon, Canovanas, Aguada, Boqueron
Vegan 3 Restaurants Las Croabas, Ponce, Rincón
Vegetarian 7 Restaurants Mayagüez, Old San Juan, Ponce, Rincón, Puerto Rico
 

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