Updated: 12/03/2014: Deleted Puerto Rican restaurants that closed down
Here is the most updated list of Puerto Rican / Caribbean restaurants in California. Unfortunately we have seen many great Puerto Rican restaurants come and go in the past 10 years, so please bookmark these restaurants and check them out if you are in the area!
If you see a Puerto Rican restaurant (or a place that serves Puerto Rican food) that is not on this list, please email me and let me know, thank you!
Borinquen Soul 61 reviews
1531 E 31St
Oakland, CA 94619
We hired Borinquensoul to cater a Baby Shower for us in Benicia. "Awesome" OMG the food was great! Arroz con Gandules, Pollo Encebollado, Empanadilla's,...
I have been unable to use the Groupon I bought last fall. I only saw them once in San Lorenzo, it was raining, and I didn't have my Groupon when I drove...
"Maria Maria...She reminds me of a west side story...Growing up in Spanish Harlem....She fell in love in East L.A....to the sounds of the guitar, yeah, yeah...
Marus Kitchen 13 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Thanks David for working with me at the last minute to create a unique menu that included all if the birthday boys' favorites!!! Your food was definitely a...
AMAZING! I have to say the Best Pasteles ever!!! My family and I have been ordering pasteles thru them for the past couple of years. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
We used Marus catering for our wedding. We worked with her son David. He was very easy to work with and attempted to accommodate us as best he could. My...
Sol Food 251 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Can't wait to get back to San Fran to dine here again!
After be hungover the night before and then starting the day extremely late, my cousin and I were...
A nice hole in the wall type restaurant. The place was pretty accessible, and there is parking outside the restaurant and a few spots in the back. It was...
I am very sad to have to write this review.
Maybe its popularity caused them...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2331 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Most amazing restaurant in Marin. So much amazing flavor. A little bit on the pricey side but well worth every penny. There is a store open specific for...
Not so much. And a word to the wise: do not bother calling ahead to place a takeout order. If you think it will save you time, it won't. You won't save ANY...
Here is why this place rocks hard: you can get any sandwich with flattened plantain instead of bread. Maybe not a big deal to many people, but for a grl who...
Sol Food 284 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
One of my favorite restaurants of all time. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
My personal favorite is the 2 chicken breast pieces with black...
This place is SO SO GOOD!! I'm happy my uncle brought my cousin's and I here on 3/21/15 to check it out, because I completely fell in love with the food and...
We ordered two pollo sandwiches and one order of tostones con queso, for take out. Got there maybe five minutes after they said to come, and another five...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 663 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Came to the city to sight see. And wanting to try something different. So why not Puerto Rican food?
Decorated with PR historical pictures. Possible...
i'll tell you the truth: i wanted to go to cha cha cha but their kitchen was closed between lunch and dinner and this was next door, the menu looked great,...
I had my first date with my novio here. Danay was our server and she was a delight. Love her!
First of all... they serve sweet tea and that melts my little...
Parada 22 POP-UP 31 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
SO good! Such an amazing hole in the wall place.
The ambiance is very casual/ diner setting and the price is pretty decent for so much food.
I got the...
good, hearty Puerto Rican food. i had the pollo encebellado and found the chicken to be nicely done: crisp while still juicy. the chicken was paired with a...
I've been here twice. Hearty food and big portions. My first time trying Puerto Rican food, so I do not know what to compare it to.
I love tostones...
One of the more authentic Puerto Rican spots in California. I took my parents during a road trip and they were pleasantly surprised! This is a great spot...
Not the best experience
My mother and I waited to be seated for over 40 minutes. A flood of other customers came in and within less than 10 minutes a party...
Nobody wants to attend a funeral, whether it is for somebody who has battled an illness for a significant period of time, had their life unpredictably...
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Mama Fina Dominican Restaurant 2 reviews
7931 E. Firestone Boulavard
Downey, CA 90241
My son and I ate at their original location (pictures are on their web site).
All I can say is the food was DELICIOUS!!
I'm so glad that moved much closer...
Place doesnt seem to exist; too bad, they had good food at the other location. The night club they are suppose to be in is never seems to be open during the...
Mofongos Comida Caribena 467 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Had dinner there last night. I ordered the mofongo con pernil with a side of arroz con habichuelas and a cola champagne.
Everything was really good! The...
I was born and raised in a puerto rican neighborhood where many of my friends families would cook authentic puerto rican food. When I moved to los angeles,...
The place was super hole in the wall the decor was mehhh. The reviews on yelp were pretty good so why not see what the hype is about.
Anyways I think our...
Second visit was the charm for me. Ordered the grilled pork chops. They were season to taste, not salty, spanish rice was a good flavor, and sweet plantains...
Will not come back. Came here at about 11 am and ordered beef gorditas with a side of rice and beans.
I presume the rice and beef were from the previous...
I had the canoa plate with white rice and beans , being half Puerto Rican I was really excited to try this place. So the white rice and beans were good ,...
I just finished eating at San Juan BBQ. DELICIOUS.
Started with appetizers, Pastel and a spinach/cheese empanada. Both very good. Wanted to try the...
Attentive staff. Quick friendly service. Food tastes great! Prices are very reasonable. The guava pastries are AMAZING!
The chicken is cooked in a way that...
I found this place on accident. I was really excited to go, because I've never seen a Puerto Rican restaurant . I decide to take my wife and children. I...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 349 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Love this place! Was introduced to Cuban food during my brief time in Florida back in the 80's. Really loved it, so was happy to find this place! Have...
I feel torn about Andres because some things were really good and some things needed some work so I'm going to split the difference with three stars. If I...
Whenever my husband wants a taste of home, we head on over to Andres and indulge in the deliciousness.
I'll admit that the place doesn't look like much...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 178 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
if there is one thing you need to know about the food here it is what i'm about to write below.
yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes....
...as im standing there waiting for my takeout order, i look around, closely analyzing details and as i scan the place from top to bottom, side to side, i...
The shrimp and rice is actually pretty good, they have Costa Rican items which I loved because when I move to SD in a couple months I can be close so all...