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

+1-925-330-9251

Laurie F.'s Review Laurie F.
5 Stars

Love the authentic tasty food of Puerto Rico..... Hats off to the Borinquen Soul Food Truck!!! I love the fact they travel to different cities of the Bay...

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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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Dson F.'s Review Dson F.
3 Stars

Was excited to try this place at the San Leandro Street Eats. Tried the #2 which was a fried beef empanada with sweet plantains and rice. For $10 I was...

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

+1-415-380-1986

Mikey S.'s Review Mikey S.
5 Stars

The Nino pobre is one of the best sandwiches in the world. Yeah, I'm saying that. If you beg to differ go to Sol food and try it. Plantain battered fried...

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Ben T.'s Review Ben T.
4 Stars

We had 6 ribs, 5 prawns, and the porkchop special. Aside from being a bit on the pricy side ($20 per entree), the food was excellent. Place is small with...

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Lucy N.'s Review Lucy N.
3 Stars

Came here for lunch before heading to Muir Woods.

Chicken - They are known for their chicken but I wasn't impressed. It's baked and skinless, which makes...

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901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

+1-415-451-4765

Beth P.'s Review Beth P.
5 Stars

I absolutely love this place... Delicious fresh and healthy food served in an artistic and creative environment - the decor really
Completes the experience...

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David R.'s Review David R.
2 Stars

On Saturday, 12/20/14, my girlfriend and I made the trip out to San Rafael and ate at Sol Food for lunch. I've read so many positive reviews on YELP about...

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Katerina M.'s Review Katerina M.
3 Stars

A classic go-to spot with pretty tasty food - especially since they are open a lot later than most food spots in Marin which is a huge plus for a lot of us...

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Sol Food
Sol Food Sol Food 256 reviews Sol Food on Yelp
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901

+1-415-451-4765

Casey G.'s Review Casey G.
5 Stars

Great chicken, perfect rice and wonderful plantains.
The pink beans are to die for, especially if you dump a ton of hot sauce in them and dip the plantains...

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Rhianna M.'s Review Rhianna M.
1 Stars

It really pains me to write this review. Sol Food has been our favorite restaurant, hands down, for the last two years. We have turned tons of our friends...

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Oscar G.'s Review Oscar G.
1 Stars

Pay more, eat less! I paid $24 for 2 bistec sandwiches that used to cost me $16 and they were thinner then the ham sandwiches I make at home!

La...

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SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

Parada 22
Parada 22 Parada 22 616 reviews Parada 22 on Yelp
1805 Haight St
The Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117

+1-415-750-1111

Adriana R.'s Review Adriana R.
5 Stars

I was looking for somewhere to eat with my friend after walking around haight and saw this place pop up on yelp. It had been compared to Sol in San Rafael...

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Samantha C.'s Review Samantha C.
5 Stars

My boyfriend and I were looking for a Puerto Rican place similar to sol food in the north bay. This place had similar menu items and others that made them...

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Michelle L.'s Review Michelle L.
5 Stars

Spent a Sunday in the neighborhood. Usually I go to ChaChaCha, however
they were not serving at the hour I was starving.
I was in the mood for the classic...

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Parada 22 POP-UP
Parada 22 POP-UP Parada 22 POP-UP 24 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

Mark M.'s Review Mark M.
5 Stars

I think this is the first time I am truly drooling while writing a review.

This place was recommended to me when I asked for something that was clean,...

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Geoff G.'s Review Geoff G.
4 Stars

The moment I stepped foot in El Coqui, the vibes reminded me of the Puerto Rican girls in West Side Story!

"Puerto Rico,
You lovely island....
Island of...

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Rew C.'s Review Rew C.
4 Stars

Good interesting food - I'm not a huge fan of Plantans no matter how they're cooked so cannot give good or bad on that particular.

It's a nice cozy...

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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

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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Michelle S.'s Review Michelle S.
3 Stars

Prices have gone up significantly. I don't like that. They did remodel a couple of years ago creating a lot more space which is nice, but the service is...

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ORANGE COUNTY

Senor Big Ed
Senor Big Ed Senor Big Ed 206 reviews Senor Big Ed on Yelp
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630

+1-714-821-1290

Steve S.'s Review Steve S.
4 Stars

Puerto Rican dish, a first for me.
Senor Big Ed offers both Puerto Rican food and Mexican Food.
I like that they split their menu categories by each...

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Rod L.'s Review Rod L.
4 Stars

I've been here a few times. Always enjoy it.

Food: Always enjoy the pernil with arroz con habichuelas and tostones. The mofongo de lechon is delicious...

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Michel D.'s Review Michel D.
5 Stars

Best Puerto Rican Food in California. Period.
This place has 1/2 Mexican; 1/2 Puerto Rican menu. I have not tried any of the Mexican, so this is for...

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY

San Juan Bbq
San Juan Bbq San Juan Bbq 97 reviews San Juan Bbq on Yelp
10203 Hole Ave
Riverside, CA 92503

+1-951-588-6555

Gabriella C.'s Review Gabriella C.
5 Stars

I just made a Yelp account and had to write my first review on San Juan. I took to Yelp to find a good place to eat near me since I am new to the area and...

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Sarlyn P.'s Review Sarlyn P.
4 Stars

First time to try Puerto Rican and I knew it'll be good!

Went here for lunch on a Monday 12 pm and it was not crowded at all.

I ordered the chicken with...

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Sandy M.'s Review Sandy M.
1 Stars

Not sure what all the hype is about. I'm Puerto Rican, and I went with my father and family. We drove 30 miles to come here and I am extremely...

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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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Jeffrey P.'s Review Jeffrey P.
5 Stars

Unbelievably tasty!! Makes me feel like Im back in New York enjoying cuchifrito. I'll be back a lot more. Highly recommend!!

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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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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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Samar N.'s Review Samar N.
5 Stars

This is a hole in the wall place but kicks many 4 star restaurants in the butt. The food is true and authentic. Puerto Rican and Colombian. Will come back...

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