Spanish Cuisine in Puerto Rico

Throughout Puerto Rico, expect to be able to sample a delicious array of places to sit down to a meal. Can't resist Spanish food during your holiday here? Guests can't afford to miss those restaurants that always feature it on the menu. Thankfully there's dozens of options for food prepared in this style.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual backdrop at Triana to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Dieguito and Markito's, there's something special waiting for each type of traveler and even for a memorable date night.

Take time to read more about the wide selection of Spanish restaurants to be found. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to view more information about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

El Picoteo

Old San Juan | (800) 468-2779

El Picoteo, on the premises of Hotel El Convento, is located in the heart of Old San Juan. Head on over to Old San Juan when you have a strong hankering for tapas.

Along with an extensive menu of tapas, there are a number of full meals available on the menu including Costillas de Cordero con Chutney de Cerezas, which is Grilled lamb chops with berries chutney or a favorite in the Spanish and Latin American culinary world, the empanada.

Pikayo

Condado District | (787) 721-6194

Pikayo

Located just outside the heart of Condado District, Pikayo is on the same premises as Condado Plaza Hilton, and is a viable choice for vacationers thinking about spending some time seeing this part of San Juan. When considering this restaurant, anticipate a fine sampling of fare that's well beyond the very casual establishments in town.

Chef Wilo Bennet has created a menu of what he calls Nu + Global Mix, a combination of classic favorites and new dishes in an innovative yet always flavorful manner. The menu is ever-changing, so there is no telling for sure what you might find, only know that it will always be to die for.

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Old San Juan

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge is a good option worth considering if you are going to spend some time exploring this neighborhood or the surrounding area. When you're looking forward to a delectable Spanish dish without all the fuss, this informal restaurant fits the bill.

Airenumo serves Spanish and Puerto Rican cuisine, but is especially known for their paella, of which there are over 20 varieties on the menu.

Solera

Condado District | (787) 721-8500

Solera, which is part of Renaissance La Concha A Renaissance Resort, is located in the heart of Condado District. Guests that desire tapas will particularly love eating here during a visit to Condado District.

Restaurante Raices San Juan

Old San Juan | (787) 289-2121

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Restaurante Raices San Juan is a good option worth considering if you're going to spend time visiting this neighborhood or nearby. Fresh fish from Puerto Rico's coasts and Spanish style eats come together for some great dishes at this friendly establishment.

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

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
Cafe Valencia 3.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 764-3790
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
Descorche Restaurant 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Spanish --
Descorche Wine and Cheese Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico Latin American, Spanish (939) 253-0798
Dieguito and Markito's 1.1 mi. West of Central Luquillo Creole, Spanish (787) 355-0875
Do Galego 0.6 mi. North of Central Rincón Spanish (787) 949-8551
Drums 3.7 mi. East of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 253-1443
El Catador D' Abreu 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 758-5125
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
Mirabueno 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Old San Juan Spanish (787) 889-0868
Miro Seafood Bar And Grill 1.0 mi. North of Central San Juan Caribbean, Spanish (787) 723-9593
Miro-Marisqueria Catalana 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 723-9593
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
Parguera Rest & Steak 6.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cabo Rojo Spanish (787) 899-3400
Pelayo 1.0 mi. North of Central San Juan Spanish (787) 724-0999
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
Pikayo 1.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central San Juan Fusion, International, Spanish (787) 721-6194
Piropo Tapas & Barra 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Spanish (917) 689-0985
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
Soho Tapas Bar & Restaurant 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Juan Contemporary, Spanish (787) 758-3512
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
Tasca OleLelolai 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Fajardo Spanish (787) 655-1222
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
Yiya's Restaurant 3.7 mi. South West of Central Juncos Caribbean, Creole, Spanish (787) 736-8427
Yolanda's Bar & Grill 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central La Parguera American, Caribbean, Spanish (787) 899-7676

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If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Pizza Box (787) 286-7171 Italian Caguas
Palazzo Pizza San Francisco (787) 773-1680 Italian San Juan
The Cowboy Pizza & Grill (787) 920-0495 Italian Bayamon
Edie Restaurant Pizza & Grill (787) 970-0011 Italian Barceloneta, Northern part of Puerto Rico
La Cobacha Bar Restaurant & Pizza (787) 867-2248 Italian Orocovis, Central Puerto Rico
Atlantic Restaurant & Pizza (787) 891-8787 Italian Downtown Aguadilla
El Tunel Pizzeria Y Restaurante (787) 453-5665 Italian Aguada, Western part of Puerto Rico
Harley's Pizza (787) 251-1013 Italian 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Ernies Pizza (787) 251-7600 Italian Bayamon
Pepe Pizza Bar & Restaurant (787) 859-1380 Italian Corozal, Eastern part of Puerto Rico

Plus, it's always possible to go for the signature menu items available at places like those below:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
Tapas Cafe Bar (787) 294-6655 Tapas 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Dulce Fruta Bistro & Cafe (787) 221-9070 Tapas Ponce
Aquanuts Restaurant Music & Grill (787) 806-8332 Tapas Cabo Rojo, Western part of Puerto Rico
Deleites (787) 626-7526 Tapas 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Di Vino Wine & Tapas (787) 253-4422 Tapas 3.2 mi. East of Central San Juan
El Patio Latin Bar Cafe (787) 791-0505 Tapas 3.2 mi. East of Central San Juan
Vinisimo (787) 767-7902 Tapas 3.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Juan
Jamon Jamon Restaurant (787) 993-1848 Tapas 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Cafe Nova Ley (787) 834-3327 Tapas Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico
Mi Casa by Jose Andres (787) 278-7217 Tapas 1.9 mi. West of Central Dorado

Sometimes, the most exciting places to dine in Puerto Rico are the ones you didn't think you'd ever wander into while walking around during the day. But, writing down the addresses of a few viable options in your daily agenda, may put everyone's minds at ease. To learn more about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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