Creole Cuisine in San Juan

During your visit to Puerto Rico, you'll have the privilege of deciding between a savory selection of places to have a hot meal. Those who adore Creole cuisine particularly should take note of the places known for this style of cooking. Fortunately, there's dozens of restaurants within this cuisine alone.

With lots to try, from the informal favorite named Cafe Puerto Rico to the inviting dinner and lunch at Unagi, you're bound to find something that suits your taste - and budget.

Restaurants Map

Before your trip begins, you can browse this full list of restaurants serving Creole cuisine throughout Puerto Rico. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to see the full article about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Don Tello Restaurant

Catano | (787) 788-1951

Don Tello Restaurant is located within the eastern part of Catano, a neighborhood in the vicinity of San Juan; approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the south of Old San Juan. Seafood and Creole panache play nicely together at this noteworthy dining option.

Don Tello Restaurant offers authentic creole food and does so with passion. They have large portions and a stocked bar, and offer a good time along with their food.

Cafe Puerto Rico

Old San Juan | (787) 724-2281

Cafe Puerto Rico can be found toward the center of Old San Juan. The fresh taste of fish and Creole style eats make for a bold combo at this well-liked dining option.

Local cuisine is what you'll find on the menu at Cafe Puerto Rico, with the paella and mofongo being specialties that are often recommended.

Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill

Isla Verde | (787) 791-8777

Situated toward the center of Isla Verde, Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill is on the premises of Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan. Guests that are compelled to eat hamburgers will thoroughly love stopping here during a visit to Isla Verde.

International and creole cuisine fills the menu at Guacamayo, where you can kick back with a mojito, rum punch, or whatever mixed drink you desire.

Metropol Dorado

Dorado | (787) 278-5500

Metropol Dorado is located toward the center of Dorado. Though one might say the overall focus is food with Creole flair, this local spot serves up an awful lot of chicken and seafood.

The menu at Metropol consists of classic Cuban food that has been adopted by the people of Puerto Rico. The result is a fresh new taste that is familiar to both Cubans and Puerto Ricans, yet unique. Guests can choose from a wide selection of soups, salads, meats, chicken, seafood, desserts, cocktails and wines. Some of their most famous plates are the Stuffed Cornish Hen and the "Fiesta Cubana" which is a combination of typical Cuban dishes: Congri, Tamale, Pork, Casava, Pot Roast, and Shredded Beef.

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Old San Juan

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge is at 102 Tanca. For those times when you're banking on finding a memorable Creole atmosphere without all the fuss, this casual, breezy 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.

Creole Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
A la Vara 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole (787) 796-1313
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Creole, International, Spanish --
Cafe Del Angel 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Caribbean, Creole, Latin American (787) 722-1245
Cafe Manolin Old San Juan Creole (787) 723-9743
Cafe Puerto Rico Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Caribbean, Creole (787) 724-2281
Café Pierre 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan Creole, International, Latin American (787) 721-1200
Contraste Restaurant 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan Creole (787) 296-4808
Don Tello Restaurant 1.6 mi. South of Old San Juan Creole (787) 788-1951
El Capitan 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole, Cuban (787) 278-0011
El Conejo 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole (787) 220-5665
Gallery Inn Restaurant Old San Juan Creole (787) 722-1808
Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill 3.6 mi. East of Central San Juan Creole, International (787) 791-8777
Katrina's Restaurant 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Creole (787) 278-3183
La Fonda De Angelo Old San Juan Creole (787) 845-2886
La Ostra Cosa 0.4 mi. South West of Old San Juan Creole (787) 722-2672
La Terraza Dorado 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon Caribbean, Creole (787) 796-1242
Metropol Dorado 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado Creole, Cuban (787) 278-5500
Pina Colada Club 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan Creole, Eclectic, Latin American (787) 721-0303
Salsa Restaurant 4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan Creole (787) 791-0404
Unagi Caguas Asian, Creole (787) 344-6523

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If you seek even more options in this same genre, maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
El Mesón Sandwiches Plaza Del Sol (787) 778-0075 American 1.8 mi. North of Central Bayamon
Melao (787) 721-7160 Caribbean 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Platos Restaurant (787) 791-7474 Caribbean Isla Verde
Martin's BBQ Carolina (787) 769-0598 Caribbean Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan
La Villa Dorada De Alberto (787) 278-1715 Caribbean 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Tropical Restaurant (787) 761-1415 Caribbean Rio Piedras, Central San Juan
KFC Bayamon (787) 780-0896 American 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Bayamon
La Isla Beach Bar and Grill (787) 722-7000 American 1.1 mi. North of Central San Juan
Chili's Dorado (787) 665-7027 American 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Sizzler Dorado (787) 665-7061 American 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best dining options in Puerto Rico are those that you find unexpectedly while trekking the town of your choice. But, noting the names of a few different restaurants on a checklist, will keep this aspect of your trip worry free. To read more details concerning the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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