Tex-Mex Cuisine in Puerto Rico

Throughout Puerto Rico, you'll come upon a variety of restaurants and other dining options. If you have a taste for Tex-Mex food in particular, then you can't afford to miss those restaurants that always feature it on the menu. There's an over-abundance of dining options with this cuisine on the menu.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the very casual attitude at Chili's Mayaguez to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at Chili's Barceloneta, you might come across a dish with all the right flavors.

The list below allows you to read up on the several restaurants specializing in Tex-Mex food available. You can click each restaurant's name to see more important info about its location, ambiance, and more.

Steak N' Sea Restaurant

Cabo Rojo | (787) 851-3131

Steak N' Sea Restaurant, which is part of Parador Perichi's, is located on the western part of the island of Puerto Rico, near Cabo Rojo; it's 6.4 miles to the south-southwest of Mayagüez. Though they're broadly known for Tex-Mex-inspired cuisine, this local spot is especially proud of their seafood and steak.

While steak and seafood are of course the specialties at Steak N' Sea Restaurant, soups are also available.

Chili's Montehiedra

The vicinity of San Juan | (787) 708-1000

Situated 3.0 miles east-southeast of Guaynabo, Chili's Montehiedra is a viable choice for people thinking about spending some time seeing this area of Puerto Rico. It's 8.0 miles north of Caguas. Thinking about American food, and definitely need some hamburgers? No matter your expectations for dining, you may as well make this place a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

The menu at Chilis is so varied that everyone can find something on the menu to enjoy. Offerings include hamburgers, steaks, tacos, and barbecue ribs. They also have soups and salads, other lite options, and a full bar.

Chili's Caguas

Caguas | (787) 703-6464

Situated near the middle of Caguas, Chili's Caguas is located at Las Catalinas Mall, and is a viable choice worth considering if you're exploring this part of the city and other nearby areas. For times that call for a laid-back atmosphere while tucking into tasty Tex-Mex cuisine, remember this place where the service and style is very relaxed.

The eclectic menu at Chilis features everything from your favorite soups and salads to cheese burgers and baby back ribs and even tacos and burritos. Appetizers are always favored, and many guests stop by just to share a few.

Chili's Mayaguez

Mayagüez | (787) 834-0880

Chili's Mayaguez, on the premises of Mayagüez Mall, is a viable choice worth considering if you are thinking about staying near this part of the island; it is 3.0 miles to the south of Mayagüez. The overall atmosphere of this awesome bar and grill is very casual, which means diners can really sit back and enjoy good conversation as they dig into the scrumptious menu items.

The menu at Chilis includes a variety of international favorites. They specialize in cheeseburgers and ribs, but you'll also find soups and salads, tex-mex, steaks, and more.

The Brass Cactus

Luquillo | (787) 889-5735

The Brass Cactus is situated in the heart of Luquillo. When it comes to specialty Tex-Mex food, this place eagerly offers their chicken and hamburgers.

With a wild west theme, you can expect to find an easygoing setting at the Brass Cactus. Looking for the brass cactus? You can find it on the bar.

Tex-Mex Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Chihuahua 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Palmas Del Mar Tex-Mex (787) 850-2693
Chili's Arecibo 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Arecibo American, Tex-Mex (787) 879-1320
Chili's Barceloneta Barceloneta, Northern part of Puerto Rico American, Tex-Mex (787) 846-1000
Chili's Caguas 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Caguas American, Tex-Mex (787) 703-6464
Chili's Carolina Carolina, Eastern part of Puerto Rico American, Tex-Mex (787) 791-3200
Chili's Cayey 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Cayey American, Tex-Mex (787) 738-6335
Chili's Condado 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan American, Tex-Mex (787) 725-5657
Chili's Dorado 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon American, Tex-Mex (787) 665-7027
Chili's Guaynabo Guaynabo American, Tex-Mex (787) 774-0295
Chili's Hato Rey 1.3 mi. South of Central San Juan American, Tex-Mex (787) 766-7760
Chili's Humacao 1.4 mi. East of Central Humacao American, Tex-Mex (787) 880-4884
Chili's Isla Verde Isla Verde American, Tex-Mex (787) 791-3200
Chili's Mayaguez 3.0 mi. South of Central Mayagüez American, Tex-Mex (787) 834-0880
Chili's Montehiedra 3.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Guaynabo American, Tex-Mex (787) 708-1000
Chili's Plaza del Sol 1.7 mi. North of Central Bayamon American, Tex-Mex --
El Paladar Bar & Grill Yauco, Southwestern part of Puerto Rico Spanish, Tex-Mex (787) 267-4491
Steak N' Sea Restaurant 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Cabo Rojo Tex-Mex (787) 851-3131
Taco Bell Aguadilla Aguadilla Mexican, Tex-Mex (787) 882-2966
The Brass Cactus 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Luquillo Tex-Mex (787) 889-5735

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When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, there are other categories to tackle, including restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Burger King Palma Real (787) 285-8237 American Downtown Humacao
Quiznos Dorado (787) 796-4903 American 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Subway Ave Esmeralda (787) 287-3485 American Guaynabo
Las Tortugas (787) 894-9600 Creole Utuado, Western part of Puerto Rico
The Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar (787) 860-6000 Mexican 0.8 mi. East of Central Fajardo
Subway Montehiedra (787) 287-0366 American Guaynabo
McDonald's Guayama -- American 0.5 mi. West of Central Guayama
Subway Centro Plaza Azul (787) 887-5454 American Rio Grande, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
El Meson Sandwiches Aguadilla (787) 819-1393 American 0.5 mi. South of Central Aguadilla
Fuddruckers Caguas (787) 745-0414 American 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Caguas

Or if you're still looking for that special something, seek out a signature dish, such as the tacos at Roca Taina.

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to try any cuisine in Puerto Rico are the ones that you happen upon as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. That being said, you'll save yourself some stress if you learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To read more information concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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