Creole Cuisine in San Juan

Almost everywhere in Puerto Rico, you'll be able to sample a wide selection of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. Those who adore Creole cuisine particularly will definitely want to check out the places specializing in this cuisine. Luckily, there's an over-abundance of dining options for this cuisine.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal destination known as Don Tello Restaurant to the scrumptious dinner and lunch at Contraste Restaurant, there's something for every traveler and every style of vacation.

Restaurants Map

Before your trip begins, you can read up on the rather large selection of Creole eateries awaiting Puerto Rico's guests. On each restaurant's name, click to view more information about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Don Tello Restaurant

Catano | (787) 788-1951

Don Tello Restaurant is located in the eastern part of Catano, a neighborhood in the vicinity of San Juan; 1.6 miles to the south of Old San Juan. Fresh seafood and Creole fare get along famously at this crazy tasty eatery.

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.

Metropol Dorado

Dorado | (787) 278-5500

Set near the center of Dorado, Metropol Dorado is a popular choice worth considering if you're thinking about going to this town or nearby. It's worth noting that within the genre of food with Creole flair, this place is especially proud of their chicken and seafood.

Warm peaches and oranges on the walls make the bistro style restaurant meets bar a warm environment to relax with a hearty home style meal. Because it is located in a suburban area, but near hotels and apartment rentals, it remains a family-friendly spot to dine.

Casa Lola Restaurant

Condado District | (787) 998-2918

Casa Lola Restaurant can be found in the eastern outskirts of Condado District. Seafood and Creole style eats share the same plate at this exceptional fine dining establishment.

Casa Lola serves a selection of local dishes seasoned to perfection.

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Old San Juan

Situated near the center of Old San Juan, Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge is at 102 Tanca. Considering this is an informal place to have a meal, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up.

Airenumo serves Spanish and Puerto Rican cuisine, but is especially known for their paella, of which there are over 20 varieties on the menu.

Pina Colada Club

Viejo San Juan | (787) 721-0303

Positioned 1.9 miles northwest of San Juan, Pina Colada Club is a part of Caribe Hilton. The style of service at this place is about as casual as they come, and that's good because your whole group can spend some time winding down while they have mouthfuls of Creole food.

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.

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 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 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
Coqui Kokee Restaurant 2.8 mi. East of Central San Juan Creole (787) 726-4330
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
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
La Garita Del Roble 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
La Pasta Criolla Juncos Creole, Italian (787) 713-0965
La Terraza Dorado 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
Metropol Dorado 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dorado Creole, Cuban (787) 278-5500
Paladar Boricua Restaurant 4.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Caguas Creole, International (787) 687-5777
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 don't mind changing things up a bit, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Genuine Broaster Chicken (787) 758-4448 Caribbean Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan
KFC Canovanas -- American 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Canovanas
Applebee's Dorado (787) 625-1591 American 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Fuddruckers Ashford Avenue (787) 723-2816 American 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central San Juan
El Ladrillo Restaurant (787) 796-2120 American 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Pamela’s Restaurant (866) 726-5010 Caribbean 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan
Platos Restaurant (787) 791-7474 Caribbean Isla Verde
Subway San Roberto Plaza (787) 767-8101 American Rio Piedras, Central San Juan
Aureola Cafe Restaurant (787) 977-0100 Caribbean Old San Juan
Metropol Guaynabo (787) 272-7000 Cuban 0.7 mi. West of Central Guaynabo

Sometimes, the most satisfying dining destinations in Puerto Rico are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. At the same time, it doesn't hurt to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To read much more regarding the culinary options available to you, check out this page.

 

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