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 60 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,...
Until I am able to use my Amazon voucher that I paid for almost a year ago, I cannot give this restaurant a favorable rating. I have emailed, called, and...
"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 14 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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!
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...
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 233 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
VIBE: Casual, good for takeout or dining outside with the dog
Somehow the universe blessed...
My sister loves this place!
OK, I know I'll get a lot of flak for this but... Sol Food is not that great. It isn't. All you Marin Count mountain bike riders, hikers and pot smokers...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2283 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
The literal best food I've ever had in my life. I go here as often as I can, and would eat here every day, if I could. Like... this would be my dying meal....
The food is clean, healthy and the flavors are right.
The Cuban Sando is Delicious. It's a little over $11 with tax and doesn't come with a side. If your looking for veggies, the only veggies you'll see is...
Sol Food 273 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
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...
During the months of February 2014 - September 2014, while attending school nearby, I discovered this glorious place.
The food is VERY VERY good... and...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 653 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 went there for lunch today and I had a great experience. My friend had the Pernil Asado, which i had in the past and it was delish.
The food in this family-run Puerto Rican restaurant is authentically Puerto Rican and incontestably delicious!
We've been several times and we've tried...
Parada 22 POP-UP 28 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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...
Ordering a plate of carnitas is always a bit of a risk. After all, it's just a big plate of shredded meat. Well, this might be the most amazing plate of...
This place was terrific. It was empty when we showed up at 6:30 with a group of 7 on a Saturday, and the entire middle section was still empty when we left...
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...
I have never had Puerto Rican food before so I decided to give this place a try after hearing my coworkers brag about it. I was skeptical to try new...
This place used to be good. But unfortunately with my experience today this place has really gone downhill.
Starting off with lack of service. My...
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 450 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
MO MOFONGO MO-FO
Came here for lunch solo today and was impressed with my dishes!
Strangely I was the only diner in here at 4 PM!
Chicken Breast Mofongo...
It's a shame I have to write this review, because I enjoyed my food. However, I encountered the worst service I've ever had to deal with at any...
One of the best restaurants for Authentic Puerto Rican food in the Valley. I've ordered from here a countless number of times, and I've never been...
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...
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 had the number 2 and it was a good introduction to Puerto Rican food.
Fried mash potato ball with ground beef inside. Try the green salsa on the table.
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...
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...
Comida excelente y servicio bueno. He llegado varias veces, mi plato favorito es el mofongo!
Great food and great service. I've visited a few times and my...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 339 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
First time at Andres, and we found the service to be excellent. We were greeted immediately, seated right away, and to our delight, found out that on...
Very disappointed I have been in other Cuban and Puerto Rican restaurants and this one is one I will never go back to!!!!!!!
Luis R P.
Good variety of Cuban and PuertoRican food. Avoid having too much of the fried things. The taste was ok (I'm puertorican myself). Some of the things did...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 174 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...
when I am craving something from the motherland... I come here! they have just about everything you could imagine from most latin countries. I met the...