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 233 reviews
581 5th St
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
My very first time eating comida puertorriqueña and omg i want more!
One star is too good for this place.
The catering business is a huge disappointment!!
Marus Kitchen 22 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Nothing makes a great party if you don't serve good food!!! We hired Maru's kitchen to make this happen for us. David is easy going and will come up with a...
Best empanadillas around and the most authentic food I've tasted. Must try for yourself.
I'm at the night market right now and it took them 40 mins to get me 5 empanadas.... not including waiting in line time. slowest service here ever. I think...
Sol Food 611 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
This is hands down my favorite lunch spot in Marin. The food is amazing and it doesn't mater what the dietary restrictions of your friends are, Sol Food has...
It was my first time having Puerto Rican food and I was blown away! We ordered the Bistec sandwich, Pollo Al Horno, Chuletas Fritas, and a side of the sweet...
Food was good, good serving size, great taste.
The service, not so great. I'm writing this in hopes that the owners will reconsider the set up of this...
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 309 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING. I have no idea how I haven't had it yet - I have an aunt and uncle who live nearby who have always referenced it but...
Id give 3.5-4 stars. Good quality food for the price. Fairly authentic from my experience in Central America. The black bears and plantain chips are my...
3.0 - Let's just say that I should have ordered the pork chops. This was for dinner.
I've heard rave reviews of this place. I ordered the chicken, black...
Sol Cubano 341 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
The restaurant is on the small side but the 8 of us were seated immediately on a Saturday night and the sevice was prompt.
When I was in high school there was a Cuban spot within walking distance of our school. I used to go there once a week for a Cubano sandwich and fried...
Every time I come to eat here, I make it a point to try different things from the menu.
Cuban sandwich special- I loved this sandwich! They had a meal...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 1002 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
TL;DR Amazing food, large portions, short wait for seating!
This place is located right next to Cha Cha Cha on Haight. I went with 4 friends for Sunday...
I got the Mofongo with chicken and it was really tasty. Be forewarned: the portions are pretty big so one could easily get two meals out of...
cute place with great service.
Parada 22 POP-UP 34 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...
Dear Parada 22 POP-UP,
I'd rather have Puerto Rican Roasted Pork with rice, salad & plantains instead of Boogaloo's hipster breakfasts. .
ANY DAY OF...
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...
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 Cuban Restaurant 407 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
My husband and I met in Florida and he loves Cuban food. He works in Hollywood area and has tried all the restaurants down there and he always says they are...
I travel globally for a living, and HANDS DOWN THIS WAS THE WORST "CUBAN" FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! EXCESSIVELY EXPENSIVE, WITH FOOD THAT...
First time here and I have to say the the inside looks great. It would fit in anywhere in LA.
Arrived about 1pm so it was the lunch menu.
They have six or...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 39 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
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...
Saw this truck at the Patchwork Festival and there was a huge line. Initially, I thought it was ridiculous to wait that long for coffee, but had to try it...
Senor Big Ed 330 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Excellent food great price and friendly hostesses.. I would give A+++
Really good food! The arroz con guandules, and mofongo are both my personal faves but I got a bunch of different things are they're all pretty good! I...
This is the only place that's authentic to my grandmothers cooking. Such a treat to come down and bring my family to and get an idea of what I used to grow...
Riverside, CA 92503
Second time coming out here to this spot! Just as good as the first time, Love this place and the food is AMAZING!!!
I've had Puerto Rican food before......
This place is much bigger than it seems and it has a warm feeling to it. I really appreciated the decor and bright colors inside. I also love the music that...
5 stars for food and service!
I came in on Saturday evening 9/02/17. The quality of food here is on point. I've had authentic PR food...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 486 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
I had my food delivered. My first time eating cuban food. I got the pork dish that is fried pieces and some yucca fries. The pork dish came with black beans...
The Puerto Rican food here is authentic and portions are plentiful. The service here is also excellent. Andres has been around for decades and is a family...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 249 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Tropical star FTW! I am so happy my friend organized dinner here.. it's my new favorite spot for anything Latin American-- including groceries, frozen...
Omg!! How did I not know about this place!!???
This is as good as it gets when it comes to hole in the walls! I've never been to Latin or South America but I imagine this little market slash restaurant...