Creole Cuisine in San Juan

Throughout Puerto Rico, you'll be able to sample a tempting spread of fine restaurants, quick eateries, and more. If you have a taste for Creole food in particular, then you should check out the places that do it best. You won't have trouble finding a place either, since there's an enormous pool of restaurants for this style of food alone.

With choices such as the informal atmosphere beloved by diners at Cafe Manolin to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Contraste Restaurant, you're sure to locate a menu item with all the right flavors.

Restaurants Map

Below, you can read more about the several restaurants specializing in Creole food in Puerto Rico. Click on one of the options to discover the details about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Salsa Restaurant

Isla Verde | (787) 791-0404

Situated near the center of Isla Verde, Salsa Restaurant is on the same premises as Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort. Affectionately identified as a casual place to dine, it's easy to see why people love popping in for their food.

Metropol Dorado

Dorado | (787) 278-5500

Metropol Dorado is found in toward the heart of Dorado. As part of a menu decked with food with Creole flair, this visitor favorite is known for its chicken and seafood. <p>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.</p>

Made in Puerto Rico Dorado

Dorado | (787) 626-6666

Situated in the heart of Dorado, Made in Puerto Rico Dorado is on Carretera PR-693. If it doesn't feel right to dress up just for eating tasty Creole food, consider this dining option where you'll find the setting to be relaxed. <p>Head Chef Alexis Torres has been touring the world, learning the fine culinary traditions that differ from place to place. Recently he returned home to honor the food he grew up on, now serving such favorites as mofongo on a nightly basis.</p>

Café Pierre

Condado District | (787) 721-1200

Situated near the center of Condado District, Café Pierre is a part of Doubletree By Hilton San Juan at Gallery Plaza. Considered by most to be an informal place to have a meal, it's sometimes a respite for hungry visitors on lazy outings. <p>The menu at Cafe Pierre features an International selection upgraded with Puerto Rican flair.</p>

Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill

Isla Verde | (787) 791-8777

Guacamayo Pool Bar and Grill, which is on the premises of Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, can be found near the middle of Isla Verde. You certainly don't want to pass up Isla Verde when you just can't help your cravings for hamburgers. <p>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.</p>

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 seek even more options in this same genre, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Wetzel's Pretzel Caguas (787) 744-1240 American Caguas
Subway Centro Plaza Azul (787) 887-5454 American Rio Grande
Denny's Hato Rey -- American 3.0 mi. North of Central Guaynabo
Fuddruckers Guaynabo (787) 620-0077 American 3.0 mi. North of Central Guaynabo
Blue Seahorse Bar & Grill (787) 796-6125 American 0.7 mi. North of Central Dorado
Spot Bar Cafe (787) 763-2029 American Rio Piedras, Central San Juan
El Meson Sandwiches Rexville (787) 797-5077 American 2.0 mi. South West of Central Bayamon
Martin's BBQ Carolina (787) 769-0598 Caribbean Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan
Metropol Isla Verde (787) 791-5585 Cuban 3.7 mi. East of Central San Juan
Subway Los Angeles (787) 791-5944 American Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan

Visitors often find that the best culinary offerings in Puerto Rico are the ones you run into naturally during your daytime travels. Although, that doesn't mean you can't learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To read much more about the dining options available to you, check out this page.

 

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