California Puerto Rican and Caribbean Restaurants
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 119 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
For a casual comfort food joint, this place gets 5 stars based on the friendliness of the staff and taste of food.
The place is definitely a bit run down...
I paid over $250 for party trays to feed about 10 people - and it fed about 10 people with minimal left overs.
Ooooh, what a treat! I cannot remember whether I ever had Puerto Rican food before, only lots of Dominican food when I lived in NYC and it's similar. I came...
Marus Kitchen 15 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Today my coworkers and I ordered the Tuesday special, Cuban sandwich, tostones with a special sauce, and vegetable soup. The food was delicious from the...
Maru's Kitchen booth was flying the puerto rican flag. other booths fly brazilian, guatamalean, mexican, san salvador, whatever foods they happen to be...
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...
Sol Food 380 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Omg I came here of all times while I was on a low-carb diet (#EDCbody) and it broke my heart to order a salad and watching massive plate after plate of...
This is for their Mofongo Relleno De Camarones plate. WAY TO MUCH GARLIC!!!! So much garlic it over powered anything else in the sauce. What a shame....
Sol food is always worth the drive from the East Bay. Fabulous food and that crazy hot sauce makes any dish taste just out of this world. My favorite is...
Sol Food 2477 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
I was very lucky to come here for Saturday brunch at around 11:30am with 9 people and there was no line! We were seated almost immediately, so maybe come a...
Full disclaimer: I'm not bashing Sol Food. I'm simply stating facts of an experience that occurred on a warm summer early Sunday afternoon, so I strongly...
Came here with the fam on our way to Graton and since we arrived by 11:30 AM on a Saturday, the place was a bit crowded, but no line to order.
Sol Food 310 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
You have a nice feeling as soon as you walk in. Very bright & green indoors. I get a sense that the beach is just a few steps away! The chicken dish is very...
Oh man, the flans... Good god, they are absolutely terrible. Curdled, grainy, goopy, and an absolute travesty. It's my partners favorite thing to eat,...
Absolutely yes for all their food. I wish they would open one in the East Bay, they would kill it down there. I've never eaten at the restaurant and...
Sol Cubano 251 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
I have never tasted Cuban food and when i seen this place on Yelp i had to try it! I have only had Mexican, Puerto Rican and El Salvadorian. I was pretty...
First experience with Cuban food was at this place. Almost everything on the menu is fried in some way, so if you have sensitive skin (like me) it can be a...
Great customer service. Very nice people. Appetizers muy delicioso. Sandwiches no bueno.
My mom and I were craving cocina criolla; we're Puerto Rican. Of...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 795 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
The generous, indulgent, yet balanced food at Parada 22 was a perfect comma without the coma on my "treat yo self" day. The price is decent, the ambiance is...
Great! The pernil (roast pork) plate with rice, beans, plantains, and salad was sooooo good! The pork was marinated and cooked to perfection, and well, so...
Amazing first experience at this little Cuban food paradise.
Parada 22 POP-UP 37 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
For ~$15 a plate, this is the best meal for its value. If you like authentic Puerto Rican food, you will love this.
Pernil Asado is a great entree for...
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...
Wasn't there tonight (a Friday)! Don't know if it is gone for good or just taking a vacation. I was a little sad...if anyone has more detailed info please...
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing everything about this place is amazing.
Amazing service and truly authentic food.
I've been here three times, always the same.
Excellent, friendly service
Amazing, authentic, Puerto Rican...
After coming here a few times; I finally decided to write a review.
I've always come here either not that hungry or partially hungry (I guess it's the same)...
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 493 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Delicious food, friendly fast service. I ordered the Mofongo with fried pork with a side of rice and red beans. I can't even tell you what that first bite...
As I'm waiting for my food, I figured I'd kill time by writing a review. Yeah, it has been that long. And no more than 10 people here. The appetizer took 15...
So this was my first visit, and I was pretty excited. ....as I'm Puerto Rican. We came at about 930 and we were the only table with the exception of 1...
Baracoa Lounge 246 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
Love this place! Very cute! Great food, drinks, and desserts. Coconut mojitos were very tasty. The flan is made fresh and oh my goodness you can taste the...
Alright, today's food adventure has taken me and the King of lunch time cuisine (Jimmy) to this nifty little spot called baracoa lounge. We were hesitant at...
On April 30, 2016 My fiancé and I decided to stop in and try some food to go. Being of Cuban ancestry, my fiancé was looking forward to having some...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 35 reviews
2649 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hands down best coffee and a non shop!
While having dinner at the Food Truck Haven, I came across coffee truck Frijolito. They said that they are a coffee truck with a Latin twist. There's not...
I love latino-owned coffee shops. Frijolito's is one of the best coffee shops (trucks, I should say) that I've tried! They were at the Patchwork Festival in...
Senor Big Ed 282 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Señor Big Ed was introduced to me as a child because my parents wanted me to have a taste for authentic Puerto Rican food, something in low supply on this...
I have popped in this place many times to grab a bite to eat. I walked in this place as a kid in the 90's to try a big ed burrito and was hooked...never a...
Since this visit have been to Senor Big Ed's 3 times. Food has always been good and service not memorable in a negative way. So that's a positive.
Riverside, CA 92503
Now here's a place with pictures that made me "want" to come in. It only took one item to spark my flavor curiosity - Mofongo. First sight of the name...
I begrudgingly give San Juan 2 stars because the manager(?) genuinely seems like a nice guy. He knows who I am because of today's incident.
In short, we...
I just got back from this place. Let's state this up front: I've never been to a Puerto Rican restaurant because of the simple fact that I always had mom...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 422 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Great food..great prices.....good service
I ordered (catering) here almost 6-8 months ago for a work event and I just so happen to be around the neighborhood today and asked if I were able to order...
My son and I went on a Monday. My Boricua side was very excited for Carribean food.
The garlic bread came first (reminded me of how my abuela made...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 204 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Cuban sandwich is a hell of a deal and very delicious. Very standard, no hipster twists here. Pork, ham, yellow mustard and pickles in well grilled pressed...
Confession: We haven't eaten the food here yet (only because we got done chowing down local Mexican fare elsewhere), but we were in the mood for something...
Friend recommended Tropical Star Restaurant some time ago when I was on a Cuban sandwich obsession. I had driven by this tiny restaurant so many times but...