Tex-Mex Cuisine in Puerto Rico

While exploring Puerto Rico, you'll be overwhelmed by the wide selection of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. Those who adore Tex-Mex cuisine particularly will definitely want to check out the restaurants that always feature it on the menu. There's a surplus of dining options for this style of food alone.

With options including everything from the very casual setting of The Brass Cactus to the fantastic dinner and lunch at El Paladar Bar & Grill, you're sure to locate a menu item that tempts your taste buds.

The list below allows you to get more details about the several restaurants serving Tex-Mex cuisine available. Click on one of the options to view the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

The Brass Cactus

Luquillo | (787) 889-5735

Positioned near the heart of Luquillo, The Brass Cactus is a viable choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about going to this town or nearby. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Tex-Mex goodies, which yes, includes chicken, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of 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.

Steak N' Sea Restaurant

Cabo Rojo | (787) 851-3131

Located close to Cabo Rojo, Steak N' Sea Restaurant is a part of Parador Perichi's. If you're wondering, Mayagüez is within taxi range to the north-northeast. This is one local eatery that's enjoyed, not merely for its Tex-Mex cuisine and seafood, but here they're also dubbed a hotspot for 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

Chili's Montehiedra is found 3.0 miles east-southeast of Guaynabo, a city in the vicinity of San Juan; it's 8.0 miles to the north of Caguas. Patrons that want hamburgers will thoroughly enjoy eating here during a visit to the vicinity of San Juan. 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 Dorado

Dorado | (787) 665-7027

Chili's Dorado can be found near the heart of Dorado. If all you need is good company, a nice setting, and to be grabbing a good plate of Tex-Mex food, don't hesitate to try this dining option where the setting is casual. Their bold flavors are what set Chili's apart from other chain restaurants of a similar vein. Sure, they have the same hamburgers, chicken, steaks, taco, soups, salads, and more, but it is their kicky spices that allow them to stand out.

Chili's Arecibo

Arecibo | (787) 879-1320

Chili's Arecibo is on the premises of Plaza Del Norte, and is a viable choice for vacationers thinking about staying near this part of the island. If you're wondering, Arecibo is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the east-southeast. When you'd rather not get all dressed up before indulging in a helping of Tex-Mex food, don't hesitate to try this place where the whole vibe is very laid-back. Chile's is known for their large dishes that are tasty and often come with a spicy kick. Enjoy traditional American food such as hamburgers and chicken tenders and Mexican favorites like fajitas, all with a unique Chile's twist.

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

Similar Food


When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Church's Chicken Trujllo Alto Plaza (787) 755-8365 American Carolina, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
Taco Maker De Cabo Rojo (787) 851-8787 Mexican 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Cabo Rojo
Flamers Charbroiled Hamburgers (787) 844-7001 American Ponce
Subway Texaco Guayama (787) 866-1997 American Guayama, Southeastern part of Puerto Rico
Salsa Restaurant (787) 791-0404 Creole 4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan
El Bulgao (787) 547-5020 Mexican Boqueron, Eastern part of Puerto Rico
Sizzler Caguas (787) 273-3180 American 0.7 mi. South West of Central Caguas
Subway Plaza Las Piedras (787) 716-4770 American Las Piedras
Ceviche House (787) 726-0919 South American 2.4 mi. East of Central San Juan
Burger King Mayaguez Mall (787) 265-5515 American Mayagüez, Western part of Puerto Rico

Also, if need even more options for your long visit, try one of the specialties, like the tacos at Roca Taina.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best food and drink options in Puerto Rico are those you wind up near unexpectedly during your exploration of different cities. Then again, that doesn't mean you can't know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To find out more concerning the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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