Where to eat Caribbean food in Arecibo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 8, 2019 Enedina Augsburger

Discover Restaurants offering the best Caribbean food in Arecibo, Caribbean including La Guira Restaurant & Lounge, Bocata Smokehouse, Gustitos Criollos, Salpicon Restaurant, Salitre Meson Costero, MenTa Cuisine, Playa Brava, La Guira Restaurant & Lounge, Truck Stop Bar & Grill, Lenel Restaurant
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10. Lenel Restaurant

51 Calle Palma, Arecibo 00612-4582 Puerto Rico Caribbean, International, Puerto Rican Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Table Service [email protected] +1 787-815-8400 http://www.lenelrestaurant.com
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4 based on 91 reviews

Lenel Restaurant

Reviewed By Ivonna02

Went to this restaurant with high expectations about their food! The mojito had no taste. The cocido madrileño (soup / Madrid) was a common soup, lot of carrots, potatoes and kind of chorizo.. Nothing like real Cocido Madrileño.. Also, ordered buñuelos de bacalao (cod croquettes)... looked good, but had no taste. And the plate had some creamy sauce , but didn't add any particular flavor. Lamb chops were greasy, mofongo filled with shrimps in garlic sauce tasteless too!! About service.. we ordered drinks to the only waiter available who didn't come back until drinks were ready, about 15 minutes later. No more drinks or dessert offered! Lenel Restaurant is a very famous place in Arecibo. For us, high prices for common food with very good presentation.

9. Truck Stop Bar & Grill

Carr. 2 KM 63.3 BO. Sabana Hoyos, Arecibo Puerto Rico Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Reservations +1 787-544-8312 http://stockmenstruckstopsouthstpaul.foodworld.website
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4 based on 25 reviews

Truck Stop Bar & Grill

Reviewed By sugeillymari

The food is excellent!! Great family environment, great service, The mojitos so perfect!!100% recommended.

8. La Guira Restaurant & Lounge

321 Ave Jose De Diego 00612, Arecibo 00612-4781 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, [email protected] +1 787-533-0300 http://www.facebook.com/La-G%C3%BCira-Restaurant-Lounge-594504953951553/?ref=bookmarks
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4 based on 45 reviews

La Guira Restaurant & Lounge

Puerto rican Food. Especialidades en Carnes y Mofongos. Cócteles, cava de vinos, espumosos y sangría de la casa. Ambiente familiar, Perfecto para reuniones de negocio, facilidades modernas. Brunch coming soon...

Reviewed By LC_trip123

No english menu, but would still highly recommend! We got the platter and fried chicken wings. Platter was 20 while 6 wings were for 6. Everything in the platter was delicious. Yam fries were freshly cooked and very crispy. The sauce on grilled beef was just about right. Chicken wings came with spicy mayo sauce. However, there are a lot of oil on the plate (in case you are very health conscious). We also got a strawberry mojito that has strawberries in it. There are other flavours to choose from as well.

7. Playa Brava

Carretera 861, Arecibo 00612 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Latin Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Table Service, Serves Alcohol +1 787-650-4706 http://www.facebook.com/PLAYA-BRAVA-499560636813606/
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4 based on 82 reviews

Playa Brava

Reviewed By golflover26

We were a group of four and were driving around to see the beautiful sights on road # 681 when we saw this place. We have been at the one next door but wanted to try this one. Not disappointed at all. It was far beyond our expectations. Yaz, our waitress was very nice. Pilar, the manager as well. The place was packed with people and we got our lunch in a reasonable time. Food was delicious, especially the mofongo. The views are breathtaking. Looking forward to going back soon.

6. MenTa Cuisine

Ave Jose Cedeno #171, Arecibo 00612 Puerto Rico Seafood, Puerto Rican, Caribbean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 787-642-3765 http://www.facebook.com/MenTaCusine
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4 based on 153 reviews

MenTa Cuisine

This restaurant opened about a year and a half ago in my hometown and tourists may benefit from finding it if they are visiting surrounding towns.

Reviewed By Gloria S

My husband and I decided to visit this restaurant after reading the reviews of customers in Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, our experience was very bad. The reasons were the following: 1. They did not have all the dishes of the menu. 2. They even did not have one of the complements my husband ask for. 3. There is poor illumination at the entrance. 4. Women's restroom did not have toilet paper. 5. Prices were high. 6. Food taste was fair. 7. Food amount in the dishes was poor.

5. Salitre Meson Costero

Carretera 681 Km 3.8, Arecibo 00612 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach [email protected] +1 787-816-2020 http://www.salitre.com/
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4 based on 611 reviews

Salitre Meson Costero

Reviewed By Aeneken

We went there after we toured Cuevea Ventana where they advertise just as you leave the grounds. The restaurant did not disappoint. The seafood salad was amazing, so were the chickpeas escabeche. Mofonfo and pasta alfredo were awesome, too. Loved this place a lot.

4. Salpicon Restaurant

Carr #681 Km 12. 3 Bo. Islote, Arecibo 00612 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Table Service, Win [email protected] +1 939-940-9766
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4 based on 299 reviews

Salpicon Restaurant

Open ONLY on weekendsFriday 2:00-7:00 & Saturday & Sunday 12:00-7:00 Seafood Restaurant Located oceanfront with amazing views of theatlantic ocean. Family Ambiance.

Reviewed By Sandra V

We went to this restaurant highly recommended by some friends and reviews from TA. We waited longer than 2 hours for the food. When we finally asked for the food the owner came and told us that they were understaffed and had a long wait. Then proceeded to tell us that it was a small price to pay for freshly cooked food. She also referenced the menu saying they had a disclaimer that I should have read on their menu about their wait times. I wanted to leave at that point but didn’t want to make the other friends feel bad since they had recommended this place. My husband asked for a shrimp soup and it was watery and tasteless . Never again! Think twice of going to this place unless you want to cultivate an appetite.THIS IS A COMPLETE LIE! You were a party of four that arrived to the restaurant last on Sunday. We were FULLY BOOKED and sat you at the last available table. We seat 125 people so your table was last to prepare, as we don’t skip tables. As I passed to your table to see how your party was doing (as I do all our guests). You were upset and kept giving me snarky looks. I really don’t know why. The 3 other guests in your party said they loved everything from the food to the ambiance to the service. The couple that invited you said they were from caguas and always visited our area and soon would come by again. Im sorry your a “difficult person” and glad everyone else enjoyed there visit. Denise RiveraOwner

3. Gustitos Criollos

Carr # 2 Km 65.9 Bo., Arecibo 00612 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover [email protected] +1 787-815-0804 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gustitos-Criollos-Arecibo-PR/183316861691804?fref=ts
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5 based on 282 reviews

Gustitos Criollos

Reviewed By Brett R

February 11, 2019 while on a birding/nature trip, our guide stopped here at 11:30 for lunch. He said we had to beat the crowd. Cafeteria style. 2 ladies stood on the other side, behind the glass so customers can not touch the food. They were very helpful in explaining all the different dishes. I had a stuffed chicken breast with a couple of sides for $8.95 and my wife had the salmon for $12.99. A drink was included. Cash or credit card. Food was very good. And yes, at noon the place had a line of 20 people. I counted. Do not hesitate to stop if you are hungry.

2. Bocata Smokehouse

Pr-681 km. 6.1 Bo. Islote, Arecibo Puerto Rico Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards +1 787-510-0681 https://www.facebook.com/bocatasmokehouseofficial/
Bocata Smokehouse

Reviewed By aliciao439

Excellent day with family. We picked the place as it was one of the few opened on christmas eve. Nice surprise as the food was very good. All smoked and the apastelado rice had amarillo inside. The service is also good as well as the ambience. I will return again without a doubt.

Top 10 restaurants in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

1. La Guira Restaurant & Lounge

321 Ave Jose De Diego 00612, Arecibo 00612-4781 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, [email protected] +1 787-533-0300 http://www.facebook.com/La-G%C3%BCira-Restaurant-Lounge-594504953951553/?ref=bookmarks
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4 based on 45 reviews

La Guira Restaurant & Lounge

Puerto rican Food. Especialidades en Carnes y Mofongos. Cócteles, cava de vinos, espumosos y sangría de la casa. Ambiente familiar, Perfecto para reuniones de negocio, facilidades modernas. Brunch coming soon...

Reviewed By LC_trip123

No english menu, but would still highly recommend! We got the platter and fried chicken wings. Platter was 20 while 6 wings were for 6. Everything in the platter was delicious. Yam fries were freshly cooked and very crispy. The sauce on grilled beef was just about right. Chicken wings came with spicy mayo sauce. However, there are a lot of oil on the plate (in case you are very health conscious). We also got a strawberry mojito that has strawberries in it. There are other flavours to choose from as well.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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