Caribbean Cuisine in San Juan

Caribbean cuisine is viewed fondly by newcomers and locals, especially for including sweet and savory flavors, incredible fruits and vegetables, and some of the world's best seafood. When it comes to availability, there's an incredible amount of choices for this type of food alone.

Restaurants Map

With lots to try, from the informal favorite named Mojito's Restaurante to the much anticipated dinner service at La Llave Del Mar, you might come across a dish that suits your taste - and budget.

The list below allows you to peek at the numerous Caribbean establishments to be found. Click each option to view the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Ropa Vieja Grill

Condado District | (787) 725-2677

Located in the heart of Condado District, Ropa Vieja Grill is at 1025 Avenida Ashford . Considered an informal place to dine, it's not hard to see why people come here to "put their feet up".

La Llave Del Mar

Isla Verde | (787) 791-7227

La Llave Del Mar is found outside the center of Isla Verde. It's worth noting that within the genre of Caribbean culinary creations, this visitor favorite is known for its seafood and steak.

Well-known among the natives for its lip-smacking range of seafood, La Llave del Mar also serves piping hot grilled steaks.

Sirena Restaurant

Isla Verde | (787) 791-0404

Set near the heart of Isla Verde, Sirena Restaurant is on the same premises as Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort. Fresh fish and Caribbean food get along famously at this well-liked dining option.

El Asador

Condado District | (787) 289-9966

El Asador is found in the eastern outskirts of Condado District. Don't hesitate to pass through Condado District for a mouth-watering helping of the specialty, steak.

Inside El Asador is decorated with an old world bistro feel. Tiled floors, dark wooden furniture, and dim lighting makes the inside cozy and warm, while outside on the terrace guests enjoy views of San Juan in a romantic spot.

Aguaviva

Old San Juan | (787) 724-2535

Aguaviva is situated near the center of Old San Juan. Fresh fish and Caribbean food make for an exciting meal at this informal place.

Aquaviva always serves the freshest seafood available, going so far as to have fresh oysters flown in on a daily basis.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aguaviva Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 724-2535
Antojitos Puertorriquenos Rio Grande Caribbean, Latin American (787) 888-7378
Aureola Cafe Restaurant Old San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 977-0100
Beach Bohio Bar & Grill 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon American, Caribbean (787) 486-7915
Bleu Bistro Old San Juan Caribbean, French, Vegetarian (787) 723-1728
Blue Moon Caribbean Cuisine 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, International (787) 728-6648
Cafe Del Angel 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 722-1245
Cafe Del Caribe Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Caribbean (787) 977-0260
Cafe El Punto Old San Juan Caribbean, Chilean, Puerto Rican (787) 646-4943
Cafe Puerto Rico Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Caribbean, Creole (787) 724-2281
Cafetteria Mallorca Old San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 724-4607
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano Old San Juan Caribbean, International (787) 484-8438
El Asador 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 289-9966
El Buren Restaurant Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 977-5023
Koco 3.4 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean, Contemporary (787) 791-7078
La Llave Del Mar 4.1 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean (787) 791-7227
La Pradera Restaurant 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean (787) 723-2795
La Terraza 3.4 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean (888) 579-2632
La Terraza Dorado 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Caribbean, Creole (787) 796-1242
La Villa Dorada De Alberto 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Caribbean (787) 278-1715
Mares 3.8 mi. East of Central San Juan American, Caribbean (787) 253-1700
Martin's BBQ Carolina Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan Caribbean (787) 769-0598
Martin's BBQ Ocean Park 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean (787) 720-9889
Melao 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, Fusion (787) 721-7160
Metropol Guaynabo 0.7 mi. West of Central Guaynabo Caribbean, Cuban (787) 272-7000
Metropol Hato Rey Hato Rey, Central San Juan Caribbean, Cuban (787) 751-4022
Metropol Isla Verde 3.7 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean, Cuban (787) 791-5585
Mi Casita Restaurant 3.3 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean, International (787) 791-1777
Mojito's Restaurante Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan American, Caribbean (787) 723-7539
Molasses Restaurant 1.3 mi. East of Central Loiza Caribbean (787) 809-8048
Pamela’s Restaurant 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean (866) 726-5010
Paradise Café 0.7 mi. North of Central Dorado Caribbean, Fusion (787) 796-6125
Parrot Club Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 725-7370
Pez Dorado Marisqueria 3.4 mi. North of Central Guaynabo Caribbean, Latin American, Spanish (787) 273-6759
Platos Restaurant Isla Verde Caribbean (787) 791-7474
Ropa Vieja Grill 1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central San Juan Caribbean (787) 725-2677
Sheraton Pool Bar & Grille 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 993-3500
Sirena Restaurant 4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean (787) 791-0404
Tropical Restaurant Rio Piedras, Central San Juan Caribbean (787) 761-1415

Similar Food

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, there are other categories to tackle, including establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
El Capitan (787) 278-0011 Creole 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
El Conejo (787) 220-5665 Creole 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Metropol Dorado (787) 278-5500 Cuban 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge -- Creole Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan
Cafe Manolin (787) 723-9743 Creole Old San Juan
Pina Colada Club (787) 721-0303 Creole 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan
Contraste Restaurant (787) 296-4808 Creole 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan
La Fonda De Angelo (787) 845-2886 Creole Old San Juan
La Ostra Cosa (787) 722-2672 Creole 0.4 mi. South West of Old San Juan
Don Tello Restaurant (787) 788-1951 Creole 1.6 mi. South of Old San Juan

Some of the most memorable places to try Caribbean food in Puerto Rico are the ones you didn't expect to find yourself craving while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. At the same time, you can't go wrong when you know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To read more information regarding the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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