Spanish Cuisine in Puerto Rico

While staying in Puerto Rico, you'll encounter a great number of restaurants and other dining options. Those who adore Spanish cuisine particularly can't afford to miss the various establishments offering this cuisine on the menu. If you're wondering how common it is, there's an enormous pool of restaurants just within this category.

With everything from the informal backdrop at Picoteo Salsa to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Red Flamboyan, there's a menu suited for each type of traveler and for that special evening you're planning too.

The following list allows you to peek at the numerous restaurants specializing in Spanish food throughout Puerto Rico. For each restaurant, you can click its name to discover the details about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Restaurante Raices San Juan

Old San Juan | (787) 289-2121

Restaurante Raices San Juan is located in the heart of Old San Juan. Fresh catches from and Spanish panache are made for each other at this colorful eatery.

Enjoy some local variations of Spanish and Caribbean cuisines, like the churrasco style steak, mofongo, and rice and beans.

Red Flamboyan

Rincón | (787) 823-4508

Red Flamboyan

Red Flamboyan is a viable option for you to consider if you're thinking about visiting this part of the island. From the restaurant, Rincón is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the south-southeast. Seafood (of course) and Spanish style eats both share the spotlight at this well-liked place.

The menu here features authentic local cuisine that really centers around locally-caught seafood. What sets this kitchen apart is their gourmet presentation.

La Casona Restaurant

San Juan | (787) 727-2717

Set along the southern outskirts of Condado District, La Casona Restaurant is at 609 San Jorge Street. The atmosphere here is decidedly formal, so those who enjoy both an upscale environment and Spanish food shouldn't overlook this option.

The menu at La Casona is a collection of Spanish offerings with flair. Duck and lamb dishes truly shine here.

La Ana de Cofresi

Rincón | (787) 823-2450

La Ana de Cofresi, which is part of Villa Confresi Hotel, is located toward the center of Rincón. This enigmatic eatery can show multiple sides, so yes they're offering Spanish delights and particularly seafood, but here they're also dubbed a hotspot for steak.

Named for a historic pirate ship, La Ana de Cofresi maintains a maritime theme.

Che's

Condado District | (787) 726-7202

Positioned in Condado District, fairly close to San Juan, Che's is a smart choice for people thinking about spending some time visiting this part of San Juan. Speaking of delicious, specialty Spanish food, this place is known for its seafood and steak.

The menu at Che's includes a number of Argentinian dishes, known for their heavy spices and hearty feel. The burgers are large and the meats are tender. Che's also has an extensive wine list of Chilean and Argentinian wines.

Spanish Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Old San Juan, Eastern part of Puerto Rico Creole, International, Spanish --
Barrachina San Juan 0.1 mi. South West of Central Old San Juan International, Spanish (787) 725-7912
Bodegas Compostela 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Portuguese, Spanish (787) 724-6088
Booby's Restaurant 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 753-8181
Buena Vibra Bar & Tapas Cabo Rojo, Western part of Puerto Rico Creole, Spanish (787) 718-0024
C.Bar Kitchen in Style 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Palmas Del Mar Spanish (787) 852-5600
Caficultura 0.3 mi. East of Central Old San Juan Spanish (787) 723-7731
Café Soleil 4.1 mi. Northeast of Central Rio Grande Caribbean, Spanish (787) 657-1579
Canela Cafe 1.1 mi. East of Central Ponce International, Spanish (787) 841-2125
Casa Manolo 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan International, Spanish (787) 723-2481
Che's 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Juan Argentenian, Spanish (787) 726-7202
El Paladar Bar & Grill Yauco, Southwestern part of Puerto Rico Spanish, Tex-Mex (787) 267-4491
El Patio Familiar Rincón, Western part of Puerto Rico Caribbean, Spanish (787) 431-8482
El Picoteo 0.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Old San Juan Spanish (800) 468-2779
El Quenepo Isabel Segunda Spanish (787) 741-1215
Harbor Restaurant 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Rincón Spanish (787) 823-0547
La Ana de Cofresi 0.3 mi. South of Central Rincón Caribbean, Spanish (787) 823-2450
La Casona Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. South West of Central El Combate Spanish (787) 458-5223
La Casona Restaurant 0.3 mi. East of Central San Juan International, Spanish (787) 727-2717
Los Gorditos Bayamon 0.2 mi. South West of Central Bayamon Spanish (787) 269-9879
Los Gorditos Caguas Caguas Spanish (787) 744-7975
Los Gorditos Hato Tejas Bayamon Spanish (787) 169-9962
Meson Espanol Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Spanish (787) 833-5445
Mike's Steak House San German, Western part of Puerto Rico Spanish (787) 892-3581
Mist 3.1 mi. East of Central San Juan Fusion, Italian, Spanish (787) 728-3666
Palio 0.3 mi. East of Central Old San Juan Fusion, Spanish (787) 721-5100
Pez Dorado Marisqueria 3.4 mi. North of Central Guaynabo Caribbean, Latin American, Spanish (787) 273-6759
Picoteo Salsa Anasco, Western part of Puerto Rico Spanish (787) 229-1204
Punto de Vista Restaurant & Bar 0.4 mi. East of Central Old San Juan Spanish (787) 729-7575
Red Flamboyan 2.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Rincón Caribbean, Spanish (787) 823-4508
Restaurant Antonio 1.0 mi. North of Central San Juan Italian, Spanish (787) 721-2139
Restaurante La Guardarraya 2.6 mi. East of Central Yauco Caribbean, Spanish (787) 856-4222
Restaurante Raices Caguas Caguas Spanish (787) 258-1570
Restaurante Raices San Juan 0.2 mi. East of Central Old San Juan Spanish (787) 289-2121
Solera 1.2 mi. North of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 721-8500
Stoa's Downtown Mayaguez Spanish (787) 832-9191
Tapas Cafe 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central San German Spanish (787) 264-0610
Tattoo Cafe 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Boqueron Spanish (787) 254-3692
Terramar Restaurant 2.0 mi. West of Central Betances Creole, Spanish (787) 645-3996
Tino's Restaurant 0.5 mi. West of Central Cabo Rojo Spanish (787) 851-2976
Triana 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 725-8819
Tropical Taste Restaurant 0.1 mi. West of Central Old San Juan Spanish (787) 722-1455
Vai Ven Tasca En El Mar Cabo Rojo, Western part of Puerto Rico Spanish (787) 600-3499
Volkanos Restaurante 1.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Rincón Caribbean, Spanish (939) 242-8639
Yolanda's Bar & Grill 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central La Parguera American, Caribbean, Spanish (787) 899-7676

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When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Palermo Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant (787) 892-7107 Italian San German, Western part of Puerto Rico
Voga (787) 721-8500 Italian 1.2 mi. North of Central San Juan
Williams Pizza Vieques (787) 741-8396 Italian Isabel Segunda
Correcaminos Pizza (787) 839-7500 Italian 3.0 mi. East of Central Guayama
Reggio Pizza (787) 256-3615 Italian 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Pellin Pizza (787) 285-8844 Italian Downtown Humacao
Piazza Pizza (787) 776-7730 Italian Carolina, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
Luigi Ristorante Italiano (787) 977-0134 Italian 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Yaely's Pizza & Pasta Anasco (787) 826-0100 Italian Anasco, Western part of Puerto Rico
Panaderia Y Pizzeria (787) 735-1832 Italian Aibonito, Central Puerto Rico

Or you may also like the specialty items available at places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
Pirilo Pizza Rustica (787) 721-3322 Tapas 0.2 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Vistas Restaurant (939) 350-2407 Tapas Downtown Ponce
Cafe de la Plaza (787) 852-2612 Tapas Palmas Del Mar, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
Deleites (787) 626-7526 Tapas 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Cafe Nova Ley (787) 834-3327 Tapas Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico
Tapas Cafe Bar (787) 294-6655 Tapas 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Vinisimo (787) 767-7902 Tapas 3.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Juan
Restaurante Bili (787) 741-1382 Tapas 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Esperanza
Moons Bar & Tapas (787) 362-0935 Tapas 0.0 mi. West of Central La Parguera
C Bar Kitchen In Style (787) 852-5600 Tapas Downtown Humacao

Oftentimes, the best foods in Puerto Rico are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving while trekking the town of your choice. However, jotting down at least a couple restaurant possibilities on your itinerary, may put everyone's minds at ease. To learn much more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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