Creole Cuisine in Puerto Rico

During your visit to Puerto Rico, you'll be able to sample a wide range of places to dine. When your preference is Creole food, you will definitely want to check out the places specializing in this cuisine. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's more than enough restaurants for this type of food alone.

With options including everything from the very casual setting of El Yate Bar and Restaurant to the much anticipated dinner service at El Manjar Tropical, there's something in store for each traveler and style of vacation.

Below, you can get a taste for the rather large selection of Creole establishments throughout Puerto Rico. You can click each restaurant's name to read more about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Pasion Por El Fogon

Central Fajardo | (787) 863-3502

Situated in the heart of Fajardo, Pasion Por El Fogon is a smart choice for you to consider if you're thinking about exploring this neighborhood. Considered a casual restaurant, it's like a mecca for hungry, intrigued travelers touring the town.

Guests enjoy dishes from the "nest," the "net," and the "earth," when they dine at Pasion Por El Fogon, all featuring authentic Puerto Rico cooking methods and flavors.

Ay Bonito!

Luquillo Kiosk Zone | (787) 644-1455

Ay Bonito!, which is part of Luquillo Kiosks, is located in Luquillo Kiosk Zone, a neighborhood in Puerto Rico; 1.2 miles to the west of Luquillo. Fresh seafood and Creole style eats make for a bold combo at this friendly restaurant atmosphere.

Being right on the beach, this fun tropical dining experience is sure to ignite a flame of excitement inside you. At Ay Bonito!, gourmet style food is serves from one of the most casual eateries imaginable: a beach side kiosk.

Cafe Puerto Rico

Old San Juan | (787) 724-2281

Situated in the heart of Old San Juan, Cafe Puerto Rico is a popular choice for travelers thinking about visiting this neighborhood or nearby. Salty, fresh seafood and Creole fare are an outstanding combo at this unique restaurant.

Local cuisine is what you'll find on the menu at Cafe Puerto Rico, with the paella and mofongo being specialties that are often recommended.

Café Pierre

Condado District | (787) 721-1200

Located just outside the heart of Condado District, Café Pierre is on the premises of Doubletree By Hilton San Juan at Gallery Plaza, and is a popular choice worth considering if you are going to check out this part of San Juan. For those visitors looking forward to a tasty selection of Creole eats in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this easy going restaurant hits the spot.

The menu at Cafe Pierre features an International selection upgraded with Puerto Rican flair.

Francisco's

(787) 823-0101

Francisco's

Francisco's is on the same premises as Lazy Parrot Inn. It is 1.9 miles north of Rincón. The fresh taste of fish and Creole cuisine make for a bold combo at this informal dining option.

An open air restaurant with bistro style furnishings, Francisco's appeals to diners craving elegance in a casual setting. Surrounding the dinning pavilion of a beautiful garden which provides a lovely view.

Creole Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
A la Vara 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole (787) 796-1313
Agua al Cuello 9.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cabo Rojo Creole, Eclectic (787) 254-1212
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Old San Juan, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole, International, Spanish --
Antojos Restaurant Bar & Restaurant Salinas , Southern part of Puerto Rico Argentenian, Creole, Latin American (787) 824-8765
Ay Bonito! 1.2 mi. West of Central Luquillo Creole (787) 644-1455
Blue Bahia Seafood Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 863-6509
Buena Vibra Bar & Tapas Cabo Rojo, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole, Spanish (787) 718-0024
Cafe Del Angel 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 722-1245
Cafe Los Migueles Loiza Caribbean, Creole, Mexican (787) 957-6600
Cafe Manolin 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Old San Juan Creole (787) 723-9743
Cafe Puerto Rico Old San Juan, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole (787) 724-2281
Cafeteraa La Criolla Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 832-6153
Café Pierre 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Creole, International, Latin American (787) 721-1200
Café Rústico 0.7 mi. East of Central Mayagüez Creole (787) 834-5653
Candelero Smokey Grill House Downtown Humacao American, Creole (787) 550-0518
Caribe Wraps Arecibo, Northwestern part of Puerto Rico Creole, International (787) 881-2343
Casa De Los Pastelillos Bayamon Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 995-0350
Casa Patria Restaurant 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Luquillo Creole (787) 439-5447
Casa Tropical Cayey, Southeastern part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 263-2660
Castillo del Mar 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Luquillo Creole --
Contraste Restaurant 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan Creole (787) 296-4808
Costa Mia Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 801-5400
De Sylvia 1.2 mi. West of Central Luquillo Creole --
Delicias Criolla Downtown Humacao Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 285-3190
Di Yukas 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Fajardo Creole (787) 922-2000
Don Esteban 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Fajardo Creole (787) 860-3067
Don Tello Restaurant 1.6 mi. South of Central Old San Juan Creole (787) 788-1951
El Balcan De Dixon Cabo Rojo, Western part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole (787) 254-1248
El Bohio Fajardo Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 863-0865
El Capitan 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole, Cuban (787) 278-0011
El Conejo 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole (787) 220-5665
El Gran Cafe Aguadilla 1.2 mi. South West of Central Isabela Creole (787) 882-8420
El Manjar Tropical 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Luquillo Creole (787) 477-3070
El Nuevo Horizonte Yabucoa , Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 893-5492
El Patio Restaurant 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Isabel Segunda Creole (787) 741-6381
El Platanal 8.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Coamo Creole (787) 219-6507
El Resuelve 0.2 mi. North of Central Isabel Segunda Caribbean, Creole (787) 741-1427
El Revolu 1.2 mi. West of Central Luquillo Creole --
El Rincon de las Alcapurrias Downtown Humacao Creole (787) 446-6772
El Varadeo Seaside Grill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Fajardo American, Creole (787) 860-2662
El Yate Bar and Restaurant 0.3 mi. North of Central Isabel Segunda Creole (787) 741-4191
Ely's Place 1.2 mi. West of Central Luquillo Creole (787) 889-1761
Emidian Restaurant Bayamon Creole, International (787) 798-4948
Ernestina’s Restaurant Luquillo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 526-5701
Francisco's 1.9 mi. North of Central Rincón Caribbean, Creole (787) 823-0101
Gallery Inn Restaurant 0.2 mi. North of Central Old San Juan Creole (787) 722-1808
Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill 3.6 mi. East of Central San Juan Creole, International (787) 791-8777
Jarama Seafood and Steakhouse Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 834-7095
Karambola Ocean View Restaurant Isabela, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 969-9810
Katrina's Restaurant 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole (787) 278-3183
La Brochette 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Palmas Del Mar Creole (787) 852-7173
La Casita 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central La Parguera Creole (787) 899-1681
La Fonda De Angelo 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Old San Juan Creole (787) 845-2886
La Ostra Cosa 0.4 mi. South West of Central Old San Juan Creole (787) 722-2672
La Pagoda Cream 1.1 mi. South West of Central Ponce Chinese, Creole (787) 844-4030
La Terraza Dorado 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Caribbean, Creole (787) 796-1242
Las Cascada Restaurant 1.2 mi. South of Central Cabo Rojo Continental, Creole (787) 851-2158
Las Tortugas Utuado, Western part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole (787) 894-9600
Los Munchies de Raquel Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole, Mexican (787) 655-4576
Los Remos Restaurant and Beach Club 1.9 mi. West of Central Betances Creole (787) 357-7117
Meson Restaurant and Bar 3.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Arecibo Creole, International (787) 898-1000
Metropol Dorado 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado Creole, Cuban (787) 278-5500
Molinas Restaurant Downtown Aguadilla Creole (787) 882-1487
Mom & Dad's Cafe Bayamon Caribbean, Creole (787) 279-5904
Monchos Cafe Cayey, Southeastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 738-8995
Parrillas Restaurant & Bar 1.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Humacao Creole (787) 474-9440
Paseo Playero Restaurant 3.8 mi. East of Central Humacao Creole (787) 850-8048
Pasion Por El Fogon Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole (787) 863-3502
Pika Bar & Restaurant Vega Alta, Northeastern part of Puerto Rico Creole, Latin American (787) 220-1210
Pina Colada Club 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan Creole, Eclectic, Latin American (787) 721-0303
Port House Restaurant Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole (787) 860-1000
Puerto Nativo Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 655-4265
Punta Caribe Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole --
Quebradita 1.0 mi. North of Central Quebradillas Creole (787) 895-2873
Restaurante Bili 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Esperanza Creole (787) 741-1382
Restaurante Delicias del Mar y Tierra Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 834-4444
Restaurante La Llave del Mar 1.0 mi. North of Central Quebradillas Caribbean, Creole (787) 895-5843
Sabores Restaurant 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Isabel Segunda Creole (787) 741-7000
Salsa Restaurant 4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan Creole (787) 791-0404
Sancho Panza Mayaguez Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole, Italian (787) 833-0215
Sancho Panza Restaurant Central Fajardo, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Creole (787) 509-9995
Sandy Sea Food Rest 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Luquillo Creole (787) 889-5765
Shauna's Isabel Segunda Creole (787) 741-1434
Siglo XX Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole (787) 833-1370
Sol Food 1.9 mi. South of Central Isabel Segunda Creole, International --
Sorcé 2.0 mi. West of Central Isabel Segunda Creole (787) 741-7022
Sorongo Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole --
Terramar Restaurant 2.0 mi. West of Central Betances Creole, Spanish (787) 645-3996
The Spot Sandwhiches 2.0 mi. West of Central Betances Creole (787) 254-1434
Tito Bloque 0.1 mi. South of Central Esperanza Creole (787) 741-2142
Unagi Caguas, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Asian, Creole (787) 344-6523
Yeyo's Seafood 5.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Ponce Caribbean, Creole (787) 843-7629
Zazones Downtown Aguadilla Caribbean, Creole, Fusion, Italian (787) 997-2000

Similar Food

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When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Cafe & Crepes (787) 648-5260 French 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan
Chez Daniel's Tapas Bar (787) 850-3838 French 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Palmas Del Mar
The House of Pastelillos (787) 268-2222 Caribbean 2.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Fajardo
Mojito's Restaurante (787) 723-7539 American Old San Juan, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
El Asador (787) 289-9966 Caribbean 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Fuddruckers Caguas (787) 745-0414 American 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Caguas
Mcdonald's Caguas -- American 0.7 mi. South West of Central Caguas
Subway Monacillo -- American 2.7 mi. East of Central Guaynabo
Church's Chicken Dorado (787) 278-2591 American 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Subway Cinnemas (787) 857-1414 American Barranquitas, Central Puerto Rico

Guests often find that the best places to try any cuisine in Puerto Rico are those that you run into while walking around during the day. However, having the important details of a few dining possibilities in your plans, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To discover more concerning the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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