During your travels through Puerto Rico, you'll be impressed by the plentiful supply of restaurants, cafes, and places with delicious cocktails. But guests who seek Creole cuisine in particular can't afford to miss the places that do it best. If you're wondering how common it is, there's a surplus of dining options just for this type of food.
With choices such as the informal attitude at Costa Criolla to the inviting brunch, dinner and lunch at Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill, you are sure to find something that suits your taste - and budget.
Take a moment to browse the large collection of Creole restaurants throughout Puerto Rico. For each option that interests you, click the name to see more important info about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.
Located near the center of Isla Verde, Salsa Restaurant is on the premises of Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort, and is a popular choice for people who are going to spend some time exploring this section of San Juan. Definitely deemed an informal type of restaurant, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.
Patio Galeria & Tapas Restaurant is located near the middle of Dorado. Don't overlook Dorado if your busy day calls for a satisfying serving of tapas. Although there are a few dishes that remain constant on the menu, they change at least seasonally to reflect the availability of produce, customer demand, and the chef's whim.
Situated in the heart of Dorado, Costa Criolla is a logical selection worth considering if you are going to spend some time exploring this town and its environs. Seafood (of course) and Creole style eats come together for some great dishes at this noteworthy restaurant. The food at Costa Criolla is often described as authentic and fresh. Seafood is heavily featured, and the mofongo is some of the best around.
Pina Colada Club, on the premises of Caribe Hilton, is located 1.9 miles northwest of San Juan; it's When it comes to the atmosphere, the vibe at this fun little destination is not formal in the least, which means at least your crew can take a time out and just order and indulge in whatever sounds good. It doesn't get anymore colorful and vibrant than the decor at Pina Colada Club. The walls and ceiling are painted a bright blue that match the table, the bar and benches are a neon green, and the chairs are either blue or white. The lighting scheme along the ceiling makes it appear as though stars are lighting the dining room.
Situated near the heart of Isla Verde, Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill is located at Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan. Got hamburgers on the brain? Even if you're just out for the atmosphere, you may as well make this place a done-deal, as far as your itinerary goes. The circular bar is set right near the pool, with patio dining in luxurious furniture. The view from your seat will be of the pool, the hotel, and the towering palm trees.
|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||(787) 723-0984|
|Cafe La Princesa||Old San Juan||Caribbean, Creole, International, Latin American||(787) 724-2930|
|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|
|Casa Del Angel||2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan||Caribbean, Creole, Latin American||(787) 722-1245|
|Casa Jose||1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan||Caribbean, Creole, Latin American||(787) 993-6003|
|Casa Lola Restaurant||2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan||Caribbean, Creole, Latin American||(787) 998-2918|
|Coladas||Isla Verde||Caribbean, Creole, Latin American||(787) 253-2008|
|Contraste Restaurant||1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan||Creole||(787) 296-4808|
|2.8 mi. East of Central San Juan||Creole||(787) 726-4330|
|Costa Criolla||9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon||Creole||(787) 626-5999|
|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|
|El Zipperle Restaurant||1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan||Creole, German, Spanish||(787) 763-1636|
|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|
|Happy Crab||9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon||Creole||(787) 794-4400|
|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|
|Rio Piedras, Central San Juan||Cajun, Creole||(787) 274-1186|
|La Ostra Cosa||0.4 mi. South West of Old San Juan||Creole||(787) 722-2672|
|Juncos||Creole, Italian||(787) 713-0965|
|9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon||Caribbean, Creole||(787) 796-1242|
|Made in Puerto Rico Dorado||9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon||Caribbean, Creole||(787) 626-6666|
|Made in Puerto Rico Isla Verde||3.7 mi. East of Central San Juan||Caribbean, Creole||(787) 998-5506|
|Metropol Dorado||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado||Creole, Cuban||(787) 278-5500|
|4.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Caguas||Creole, International||(787) 687-5777|
|Patio Galeria & Tapas Restaurant||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado||Creole, Fusion||(787) 626-6508|
|Pina Colada Club||1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan||Creole, Eclectic, Latin American||(787) 721-0303|
|Ramiro's||1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan||Creole, Eclectic||(787) 722-6067|
|Salsa Restaurant||4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan||Creole||(787) 791-0404|
If you seek even more options in this same genre, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at places like the following:
|(787) 753-8544||French||1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan|
|Quiznos Condado||(212) 736-4400||American||0.3 mi. North of Central San Juan|
|El Meson Sandwiches Old San Juan||(787) 721-5286||American||Old San Juan|
|Brother Jimmy's BBQ||(888) 579-2632||American||3.4 mi. East of Central San Juan|
|(787) 977-8259||Caribbean||Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan|
|Fuddruckers Guaynabo||(787) 620-0077||American||3.0 mi. North of Central Guaynabo|
|Metropol Hato Rey||(787) 751-4022||Cuban||Hato Rey, Central San Juan|
|El Meson Sandwiches Rexville||(787) 797-5077||American||2.0 mi. South West of Central Bayamon|
|Parrot Club||(787) 725-7370||Caribbean||Old San Juan|
|Subway San Roberto Plaza||(787) 767-8101||American||Rio Piedras, Central San Juan|
You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to try any cuisine in Puerto Rico are the ones that you stumble upon during your exploration of different cities. Of course, it's still a good idea to have a handful of favorites in mind. To find out more details about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.
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