Puerto Rican Restaurants

Puerto-Rican-Food

California Puerto Rican / 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!



NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Borinquen Soul
Borinquen Soul Borinquen Soul 58 reviews Borinquen Soul on Yelp
1531 E 31St
East Oakland
Oakland, CA 94619

+1-925-330-9251

Kea K.'s Review Kea K.
5 Stars

Hella good Puerto Rican food! Tried the rice, plantains & chicken. Very good unusual flavors! Different take on the usual taco truck which is what Oakland...

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Jewel L.'s Review Jewel L.
4 Stars

I have eaten this food truck twice now and can confidently give a reasonable review.

I'm not an expert on Latin American food in general but this stuff is...

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Michelle B.'s Review Michelle B.
5 Stars

"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...

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Marus Kitchen
Marus Kitchen Marus Kitchen 13 reviews Marus Kitchen on Yelp
East Oakland
Oakland, CA 94603

+1-510-969-0421

Alison R.'s Review Alison R.
5 Stars

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...

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Nichole G.'s Review Nichole G.
5 Stars

We were having a birthday lunch for our boss and didn't want the same food that we always order pizza, mexican, sandwiches ect.. so after yelping and...

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Gee J.'s Review Gee J.
4 Stars

After trying out their Tuesday special, I went ahead and ordered catering delivery for my daughter's birthday party. The food was great. Everything tasted...

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MARIN COUNTY

Sol Food
Sol Food Sol Food 206 reviews Sol Food on Yelp
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

+1-415-380-1986

Paul G.'s Review Paul G.
5 Stars

Never disappoints. Had the today chicken combo last time and the chicken thigh salad this time

Combo is perfect. Exactly what you want with roast chicken....

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Tara M.'s Review Tara M.
4 Stars

Food is insanely good in the restaurant. Seriously. TRY IT. That said, the take-out is SO COLD. Doesn't seem very fresh and chicken is kinda stale. I don't...

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Jonas S.'s Review Jonas S.
4 Stars

My friends and I spent the whole day hiking at Muir Woods and of course we wanted to do what we love to do, (especially after hiking), EAT!!!! We found this...

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901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

+1-415-451-4765

Sam Q.'s Review Sam Q.
5 Stars

All I can say is you must this place. Great food, great customer service.

After dinner the last time I went, a waiter came to my table by the name of...

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Dara S.'s Review Dara S.
4 Stars

The boyfriend took me here one morning when we were in the area. He said this place was raved about and had good food. Knowing I was a foodie, he thought I...

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Harvey D.'s Review Harvey D.
5 Stars

I love this place! It's always packed and that's a great sign of great food. It gets pricy, but it's worth it.

I usually get the 3-4 piece chicken thighs...

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Sol Food
Sol Food Sol Food 266 reviews Sol Food on Yelp
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901

+1-415-451-4765

Lara M.'s Review Lara M.
5 Stars

During the months of February 2014 - September 2014, while attending school nearby, I discovered this glorious place.

The food is VERY VERY good... and...

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Darcy R.'s Review Darcy R.
4 Stars

My recommendation: Pollo al horno with one sweet plantain and one garlic plantain, pink beans and a mango tea. I always get a bottle of the hot sauce as...

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Ron D.'s Review Ron D.
5 Stars

First time here on Sunday with family, enjoyed everything about this place. Although there was a line out the door, Sol Food has patio heaters on the...

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SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

Parada 22
Parada 22 Parada 22 628 reviews Parada 22 on Yelp
1805 Haight St
The Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117

+1-415-750-1111

Kenneth B.'s Review Kenneth B.
5 Stars

Delicious Puerto Rican food in Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco!

This is my first Puerto Rican food, so I can't comment on authenticity. Fresh...

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Karina A.'s Review Karina A.
5 Stars

Sooo happy there's a Puerto Rican restaurant here! I love Sol Food as much as the next girl but that's literally the only reason I have to go to Marin....

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Yvette F.'s Review Yvette F.
5 Stars

I had a most enjoyable lunch at this joint yesterday! I came here on my own at around 1pm and it was still quite busy. Luckily, I was able to secure a...

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Parada 22 POP-UP
Parada 22 POP-UP Parada 22 POP-UP 25 reviews Parada 22 POP-UP on Yelp
3296 22nd St
Mission
San Francisco, CA 94110

+1-415-824-4088

Anna G.'s Review Anna G.
5 Stars

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...

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Krista L.'s Review Krista L.
4 Stars

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...

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Omar M.'s Review Omar M.
5 Stars

This is what I call puertorican food!
The sangria is a muscle relaxer! Lol

Everytime that I visit this amazing place reminds me my beautiful island of...

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SONOMA COUNTY

400 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

+1-707-542-8868

Lisa K.'s Review Lisa K.
5 Stars

We finally made it up to Santa Rosa to try El Coqui and we were delighted with the food. I felt kind of silly ordering the Cuban sandwich in a Puerto Rican...

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Victor L.'s Review Victor L.
5 Stars

This is a great Puerto Rican restaurant, or rather, great restaurant, period.
I recommend the fried plantains, avocado salad, chicken and rice and "India"...

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Denyne L.'s Review Denyne L.
5 Stars

MY bf's mom couldn't stop talking about this place after El Coqui successfully catered an Honor Guard Event. So naturally, I had to see for myself. The food...

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



LOS ANGELES COUNTY

7931 E. Firestone Boulavard
Downey, CA 90241

+1-562-867-8128

pat h.'s Review pat h.
5 Stars

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...

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Anthony C.'s Review Anthony C.
1 Stars

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...

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La Puma Rosa
La Puma Rosa La Puma Rosa 1 reviews La Puma Rosa on Yelp
510 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802

+1-323-973-8358

Evelyn C.'s Review Evelyn C.
5 Stars

My family and I have always tried finding a joint that made homemade Puerto Rican food. I tried this restaurant when they were locate in Watts and I loved...

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5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA 91601

+1-818-754-1051

Lindsey W.'s Review Lindsey W.
4 Stars

So happy right now! Finished eating at Mofongo's a little bit ago and my full stomach is gurgling with delight.

It's no grandma's cooking and if you're...

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Matt L.'s Review Matt L.
5 Stars

The food here is delicious. We ordered pick-up with a friend from the Midwest whose palette is "limited" and he loved it. Try the half rotisserie chicken,...

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Mingus M.'s Review Mingus M.
1 Stars

The first time we ate here was before their remodel and expansion, and it was really good food albeit a lil pricey but understandable cos everything was...

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ORANGE COUNTY

Senor Big Ed
Senor Big Ed Senor Big Ed 214 reviews Senor Big Ed on Yelp
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630

+1-714-821-1290

Timothy P.'s Review Timothy P.
4 Stars

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.

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Steve H.'s Review Steve H.
2 Stars

I love Mexican food and looked forward to giving Puerto Rican food a try. With that being said, looking at the menu, the PR items were difficult to...

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Jonathan P.'s Review Jonathan P.
5 Stars

I am of Puerto Rican decent (on my mom's side) from NY. West coast folks don't realize that this place is a cultural gem. You just cannot find PR food of...

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY

San Juan Bbq
San Juan Bbq San Juan Bbq 104 reviews San Juan Bbq on Yelp
10203 Hole Ave
Riverside, CA 92503

+1-951-588-6555

Sasha R.'s Review Sasha R.
5 Stars

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...

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Plato V.'s Review Plato V.
5 Stars

Had a great dinner starting out with trying mofongo for the first time. All I can say is wow, very flavorful. I had the pork mofongo which came with a side...

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Alex H.'s Review Alex H.
2 Stars

Went yesterday to eat here after going to riverside. As a Puerto Rican I am always trying to find new places to take my family to go out and eat.

The...

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY

1235 Morena Blvd
Linda Vista
San Diego, CA 92110

+1-619-275-4114

Samuel B.'s Review Samuel B.
5 Stars

Nice service and centralized location. A more upscale puertorican restaurant with a nice ambience and prices that reflect that.

The owners seem to be...

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Tisha R.'s Review Tisha R.
3 Stars

Staff was very friendly despite with other reviews I read. We had a pleasant visit. First time here. It was a little different as far as we had to serve our...

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Garden C.'s Review Garden C.
1 Stars

11/20/14 Andres Restaurant review

Unbelievable. I eat in this restaurant and come out to find a car parked literally into the back end of my Volvo. I do...

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6163 Balboa Ave
Clairemont
San Diego, CA 92111

+1-858-874-7827

Cesar C.'s Review Cesar C.
4 Stars

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...

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Seven T.'s Review Seven T.
2 Stars

...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...

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Chun P.'s Review Chun P.
5 Stars

"You can get this stuff at little corner stores called 'bodegas.' Say it with me, BO-DE-GAS..." - Thurgood Jenkins, Half Baked 1998

For over 15 years, I've...

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