Cuban Cuisine in San Juan

While staying in Puerto Rico, you'll be able to sample a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, and places with delicious cocktails. When your preference is Cuban food, you should pay attention to the various establishments serving this favorite. Take a look at the varying interpretations of Cuban food available with this worthy set of establishments.

With choices such as the informal favorite named Metropol Hato Rey to the lovely dinner service at Metropol Dorado, you're sure to locate a menu item with just the right elements.

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Below, you can get more details about the places at which to sample Cuban eats. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to view the full article about its location, style, and more.

Metropol Guaynabo

Guaynabo | (787) 272-7000

Metropol Guaynabo is located in Guaynabo, a city in the vicinity of San Juan; seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the south of Old San Juan. Fresh fish and Cuban cuisine make for a bold combo at this well-liked eatery.

This Metropol location features contemporary decor with sleek lines and a unique ceiling fixture. The walls are warm and inviting in deep oranges.

Metropol Isla Verde

Isla Verde | (787) 791-5585

Positioned near the heart of Isla Verde, Metropol Isla Verde is on Isla Verde Avenue. Fresh fish and Cuban flair are made for each other at this laid-back eatery.

Metropol in Isla Verde offers a delicious mix of both Cuban and local food that is sure to be a hit for the entire family. The menu contains numerous dishes that include Cuban staples like pork and seafood, and of course, rice.

Metropol Hato Rey

Hato Rey | (787) 751-4022

Set 1.4 miles southeast of San Juan, Metropol Hato Rey is at 124 Roosevelt Avenue. It's 2.5 miles south-southeast of Condado District. Fresh seafood and Cuban cuisine make for an exciting meal at this favorite eatery.

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.

Metropol Dorado

Dorado | (787) 278-5500

Located near the heart of Dorado, Metropol Dorado is a popular choice for vacationers who are going to be spending time seeing this town and areas nearby. Not only is this restaurant famed for Cuban themed dishes and of course chicken, but it's also known for putting out great 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.

El Capitan

Dorado | (787) 278-0011

Situated near the center of Dorado, El Capitan is a viable choice for people thinking about spending some time seeing this town or nearby. Fresh seafood and Cuban cuisine are an outstanding combo at this enjoyable eatery.

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.

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If you seek even more options in this same genre, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Tropical Taste Restaurant (787) 722-1455 Spanish Old San Juan
Martin's BBQ Carolina (787) 769-0598 Caribbean Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan
Los Gorditos Bayamon (787) 269-9879 Spanish 0.2 mi. South West of Central Bayamon
Pamela’s Restaurant (866) 726-5010 Caribbean 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan
Booby's Restaurant (787) 753-8181 Spanish 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan
Antojitos Puertorriquenos (787) 888-7378 Caribbean Rio Grande
Platos Restaurant (787) 791-7474 Caribbean Isla Verde
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge -- Creole Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan
Restaurant Antonio (787) 721-2139 Spanish 1.0 mi. North of Central San Juan
Melao (787) 721-7160 Caribbean 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to grab a bite in Puerto Rico are the ones you run into while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. However, noting the important details of a few intriguing establishments in your daily agenda, means you won't have to settle for something less. To find out much more about the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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