Caribbean Food Guide: 4 Cuban food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in San Juan

August 31, 2019 Vergie Nakamoto

Discover Restaurants offering the best Cuban food in San Juan, Caribbean. The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reward yourself with a cooling dip at Luquillo or Carolina Beach, then a tasty tour of the Bacardi rum plant.
Things to do in San Juan

1. Princesa Gastrobar

Paseo de la Princesa, Viejo San Juan, San Juan Puerto Rico International, Gastropub, Puerto Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Fusion Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Avai [email protected] +1 787-723-7878 http://www.princesapr.com/
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4 based on 399 reviews

Princesa Gastrobar

Our Gastronomy Dates back to the 1850's At Princesa we've rescued the 1859 cookbook El cocinero puertorriqueño (The Puertorrican Cook). It contains details about 19th century Puertorrican culinary culture and its influences from Africa, Spain, the native

Reviewed By 407janetg

We tried many Pina coladas in San Juan. This one is the best. The servers and bar tenders were so nice too. Thank you.

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2. Ropa Vieja Grill

1200 Ave Ashford, San Juan 00907-1128 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 787-428-0237 http://www.ropaviejagrill.com/
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4 based on 1994 reviews

Ropa Vieja Grill

Reviewed By susyp2010

This past Sunday we had dinner at this lovely restaurant and sat outside to enjoy the music of a saxophone player playing in the street and feel the breeze. After a slight delay in getting our appetizer we spoke to David the manager who was first rate! He was on top of our dinner made sure we received the meat empanadas that were flavorful with a flaky crust. As there are three empanadas to an appetizer, I brought two on the plane the next day and enjoyed them a second time. We ordered. Pulled carne in a cooked plantain that was delicious! It was served with white rice and beans that highly recommend ordering . We ordered the skirt steakWith wonderful thing and french fries and red beans and rice. A lot of carbs but you have the option to order a salad if you want as a side. Everything was flavorful, everything was well prepared, and well seasoned. David the manager was exceptional in his customer service.Finally the tres Leche cake was amazing. Someone at the pool of our hotel recommended this restaurant as authentic Cuban and Puerto Rican food it was right on the mark and the prices were very reasonable I highly recommend going!

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3. Asere Cubano Kitchen Bar

180 Calle dos Hermanos, San Juan 00907-3008 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Street Parking, [email protected] +1 787-946-3804 http://www.facebook.com/aserecubanokitchenbar/
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4 based on 345 reviews

Asere Cubano Kitchen Bar

Reviewed By Mark D

Great server, nice ambiance. Fantastic food. Had been here once for a drink after eating somewhere else, and wanted to come back after noticing the quality of the food that was going by during our drinks.Everything was very good, if not excellent. Started off with the Empeñadillos and another starter that was not on the menu (avocado with fried shredded beef). Both were fantastic.For main, I had the Whole snapper, that was very good and presented upright, which I had never seen. My buddy had the Tuna tar-tar which was one of the best I had ever tasted.Not cheap for San Juan, but very good food.

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4. Metropol

Ave Isla Verde, San Juan 00979 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music +1 787-791-5585 http://www.metropolpr.com/
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4 based on 2415 reviews

Metropol

Reviewed By MarlboroMom

Done staff at our hotel recommended Metropol at the Sheraton for dinner. We really loved it. The food was fantastic. The portions were large and the staff was super friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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