Cuban Cuisine in Puerto Rico

While staying in Puerto Rico, you'll be impressed by the great number of places to dine. If you're admittedly obsessed with Cuban food, you should pay attention to the restaurants that dub it their specialty. And luckily, guests will have access to plenty of places that feature it on their menus.

With lots to try, from the informal setting of Metropol Guaynabo to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Metropol Isla Verde, you're sure to locate a menu item worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Use the list below to get more details about the handful of Puerto Rico restaurants at which to sample Cuban eats. For each restaurant, you can click its name to read the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Metropol Fajardo

The vicinity of Fajardo | (787) 801-2877

Metropol Fajardo is located in the vicinity of Fajardo, in Puerto Rico; 1.7 miles to the west-northwest of Fajardo. Hoping to have hot, shareable plates of food in a breezy, no-fuss location? Check out the casual atmosphere at this bar and grill.

The unique mix of traditional Cuban recipes and local Puerto Rican cuisine creates a delicious culinary mix that is sure to please any lover of Caribbean tastes. Enjoy some of the pork and ribs dishes, or simply take in one of their mixed drinks.

Metropol Guaynabo

Guaynabo | (787) 272-7000

Metropol Guaynabo is on Las Cumbres Avenue. In case you're wondering, Old San Juan is seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the north. Salty, fresh seafood and Cuban flair are made for each other at this favorite dining option.

This Metropol location features contemporary decor with sleek lines and a unique ceiling fixture. The walls are warm and inviting in deep oranges.

Metropol Barceloneta

Barceloneta | (787) 970-1000

Metropol Barceloneta

Located 1.2 miles south of Barceloneta, Metropol Barceloneta is a popular choice worth considering if you are thinking about visiting this side of the island. Arecibo is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the west. Fresh catches from and Cuban panache get along famously at this enjoyable restaurant.

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.

Metropol Isla Verde

Isla Verde | (787) 791-5585

Situated just outside the heart of Isla Verde, Metropol Isla Verde is on Isla Verde Avenue. Seafood (of course) and Cuban style eats make for an exciting meal at this completely casual favorite.

A fully stocked bar takes up one wall of the Isla Verde Metropol location, while the rest of the restaurant features bistro seating on checked tables and dark wood chairs. The walls are decorated with framed photos of Cuba.

Metropol Hato Rey

Hato Rey | (787) 751-4022

Set 1.4 miles southeast of San Juan, Metropol Hato Rey is a logical choice worth considering if you're going to be visiting this neighborhood or the surrounding area. It is 2.5 miles south-southeast of Condado District. Fresh fish from Puerto Rico's coasts and Cuban flavors are a great pair at this informal restaurant.

With mixed drinks, including the popular Cuban mojito, and traditional Cuban dishes with a local twist, Metropol offers a meal that everyone is sure to enjoy. You can expect high quality dishes with vibrant colors and ever more vibrant tastes.

Cuban Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
El Capitan 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole, Cuban (787) 278-0011
El Fogan Del Rey Guaynabo Cuban, International (787) 708-2349
Manolos Pan & Deli Caguas Cuban (787) 745-8801
Metropol Barceloneta 1.2 mi. South of Central Barceloneta Caribbean, Cuban (787) 970-1000
Metropol Dorado 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado Creole, Cuban (787) 278-5500
Metropol Fajardo 1.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Fajardo Caribbean, Cuban (787) 801-2877
Metropol Guaynabo 0.7 mi. West of Central Guaynabo Caribbean, Cuban (787) 272-7000
Metropol Hato Rey 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, Cuban (787) 751-4022
Metropol Isla Verde 3.7 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean, Cuban (787) 791-5585

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If you seek even more options in this same genre, you might like distinctly different, but still related establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Rincon Tropical (787) 823-2017 Caribbean Rincón, Western part of Puerto Rico
El Patio Familiar (787) 431-8482 Spanish Rincón, Western part of Puerto Rico
El Quenepo (787) 741-1215 Spanish Isabel Segunda
Pina Colada Club (787) 721-0303 Creole 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan
Meson Restaurant and Bar (787) 898-1000 Creole 3.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Arecibo
Karambola Ocean View Restaurant (787) 969-9810 Creole Isabela, Western part of Puerto Rico
La Pagoda Cream (787) 844-4030 Creole 1.1 mi. South West of Central Ponce
A la Vara (787) 796-1313 Creole 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Unagi (787) 344-6523 Creole Caguas, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
Bollyhoo Bar and Grill (787) 863-1000 Caribbean 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Fajardo

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to try any cuisine in Puerto Rico are those that you casually come across while trekking the town of your choice. Then again, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. To read much more concerning the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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