Cuban Cuisine in San Juan

During your travels through Puerto Rico, expect to come upon a tempting spread of places to dine. When your preference is Cuban food, you will want to visit the places specializing in this cuisine. Prepare your taste buds for the Cuban offerings in Puerto Rico and more specialties, below.

With lots to try, from the informal locale of El Capitan to the lovely dinner service at Metropol Hato Rey, you could encounter a dish that tempts your taste buds.

Restaurants Map

Take a moment to scan and read details about the many places where the focus is on Cuban food. Click each option to see the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Metropol Dorado

Dorado | (787) 278-5500

Metropol Dorado is found in outside the center of Dorado. Speaking of delicious, specialty Cuban culinary creations, this potential favorite likes to suggest 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>

Metropol Isla Verde

Isla Verde | (787) 791-5585

Situated near the heart of Isla Verde, Metropol Isla Verde is on Isla Verde Avenue. Seafood (of course) and Cuban panache share the same plate at this chilled-out favorite. <p>A fully stocked bar takes up one wall of the Isla Verde Metropol location, while the rest of the restaurant features bistro seating on checked tables and dark wood chairs. The walls are decorated with framed photos of Cuba.</p>

Metropol Guaynabo

Guaynabo | (787) 272-7000

Metropol Guaynabo is located in Guaynabo, a city in the vicinity of San Juan; 7.1 miles to the south of Old San Juan. Lovely, mild seafood and Cuban flavors make for a bold combo at this enjoyable eatery. <p>With broad entree types including beef, pork, and rice entrees, Metropol takes the traditional dishes of Cuba and adapts them to a Puerto Rican taste. The result is a unique style that you are unlikely to find elsewhere.</p>

Metropol Hato Rey

Hato Rey | (787) 751-4022

Metropol Hato Rey is situated near San Juan; it's 2.5 miles to the south-southeast of Condado District. Seafood and Cuban panache go well together at this unique eatery. <p>With mixed drinks, including the popular Cuban mojito, and traditional Cuban dishes with a local twist, Metropol offers a meal that everyone is sure to enjoy. You can expect high quality dishes with vibrant colors and ever more vibrant tastes.</p>

El Capitan

Dorado | (787) 278-0011

El Capitan can be found near the center of Dorado. Beautiful seafood and Cuban food are made for each other at this unique eatery. <p>At El Capitan, you'll find the days fresh catches laid out on ice waiting for you to select. Of course, they are best known for their lobster, which is only $15(USD) a pound on Thursdays.</p>

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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

If seeking variety within the same genre, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
El Asador (787) 289-9966 Caribbean 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Casa Dante (787) 726-7310 Caribbean 4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan
El Conejo (787) 220-5665 Creole 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano (787) 484-8438 Caribbean Old San Juan
Pamela’s Restaurant (866) 726-5010 Caribbean 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan
Martin's BBQ Ocean Park (787) 720-9889 Caribbean 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan
Salsa Restaurant (787) 791-0404 Creole 4.0 mi. East of Central San Juan
La Pasta Criolla (787) 713-0965 Creole Juncos
Punto de Vista Restaurant & Bar (787) 729-7575 Spanish 0.4 mi. East of Old San Juan
Cafe La Princesa (787) 724-2930 Caribbean Old San Juan

Sometimes, the most satisfying places to try any cuisine in Puerto Rico are those that you didn't think you'd ever wander into while trekking the town of your choice. At the same time, it's still a good idea to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To discover more details about the types of food available to you, check out this page.


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