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 187 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
Daaa-yum. Just smashed on the whole fried fish with the sauce. And the plantains. And the rice. And the salad. It was so damn good. Hella good. We ate it...
I live down the street so this place was perfect! Just like anyone they have their good days and bad days but today was my last straw especially since i...
This is the best meal that I've had all year. The food was delicious, but I will be coming back to Borinquen for other reasons, too. Eric (the owner) won us...
Marus Kitchen 17 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Okay folks, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! I have been missing good pasteles ever since The Pastele Factory in Hayward skipped town and moved to Turlock. My cousin...
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 495 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Amazing food!! It gets pretty crowded but it's well worth the wait. I drive up from San Jose and don't mind at all in exchange for this food.
I've only been to the one in San Rafael, but this one was closer for after our Alamere Falls hike! We got here at 3pm on a Saturday, hoping that the crowd...
If you're gonna order anything from here, let it be the rice and beans. It's crazy how close their recipe is to the Trinidadian one, which goes to show that...
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 305 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Amazing food, welcoming environment, the customers and the staff were all great and super friendly! Deffinetly making this place the new spot to come and...
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...
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...
Sol Cubano 292 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Hole in the wall! From appetizer, entree & dessert = great food! It was worth every penny we spent.
This place is always crowded so come as early as u...
I'm from South Florida and Cuban food is my jam. My expectations were fairly high from the get go. Since moving to California I've avoided most places that...
Sol cubano my closest resemblance in food, of the bodegas i used to frequent as a teenager back east. The cuban food is close to the Puerto Rican food with...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 863 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I was extremely excited to stumble upon this restaurant during my SF visit! I live in LA and there is one okay Puerto Rican restaurant.
I came here for lunch yesterday with a friend. The restaurant is extremely small- so be warned that there may be a wait if you have a big group! Two of us...
Parada 22 is great! The place is a little bit small so not ideal for big groups but the decor, staff and food are amazing!
Food wise I recommend the...
Parada 22 POP-UP 35 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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...
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...
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 314 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
The vibe is nice in this place. They make a red and a white Sangria that is very refreshing.
Finally a fun place to relax, listen to music, and eat good food in the AV! I highly recommend this place. The food was amazing.
We started with the...
Wish I could give 0 stars. Arrived for a Mothers Day dinner on a weds night( May 10th, Mexican holiday). We had 5 adults & 4 kids. Server seemed annoyed...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 37 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
Omg having them at work on Friday mornings helps me get through the day! Such a great sense of humor and contagious laugh. Recommend the mariachi loco with...
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 297 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Love coming here for some Puerto Rican Food. Especially in Los Angeles County where there are only couple of Puerto Rican restaurants. Just alittle mom n...
Delicious as always - but I'd never tried the "chuletas" - pork chops - Yumm!!
The place is always busy, but Veronica is always gracious under pressure....
First time trying Puerto Rican food and let me say it's amazing!
Riverside, CA 92503
The San Juan BBQ is the perfect place for those foodies looking to try something out of the box Puertorican Fusion foods. As time evolve so do recipes and...
Came here again, this time with the wife. We ordered some of the same things I had gotten before- empanadas, papa rellanas, but this time we ordered the...
I came to this restaurant at the suggestion of one of my fellow Puerto Rican friends and I do not regret it! The dining area is brightly painted and well...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 447 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
A great hole-in-the-wall restaurant that a friend of mine found. The service was great and enjoyed my meal thoroughly.
I ordered the arroz con pollo which...
I honestly feel bad giving a restaurant a bad review. It's a tough business. That said, here goes:
On a positive note: Service was fast. Prices are...
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 225 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Yummy! If you are looking for Salvadoran Papusas, Argentinian Empanadas de pollo, alcapurria, penil, arroz con gandules, Goya products, dulce de leche, and...
I'm not one to try different foods , when my friend asked me to take her to TS to pick &go, I had no problem stopping by without any interest in getting...
Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to the Latin American food scene, so I'm trusting less on my knowledge of the culture for this review and relying more on my...