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 222 reviews
581 5th St
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Looove this place!
Good food but unfortunately we've been here twice during business hours and they've turned us away saying they are doing an event or there is some reason...
Currently waiting for my food. I have had several great experiences here but today the service is completely devoid of Borinquen Soul.
Marus Kitchen 20 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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...
Great food and service! Really enjoy the chicken empanadillas.
Sol Food 589 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
This place is just simply amazing. Not sure what else I could add that hasn't already been said by previous yelpers?
Wow this place was GOOD!!! Loved their chuletas fritas (pork chops!) combo meal. It was lightly crispy on the outside and moist and tasty on the inside!...
Sol Food has absolutely delicious Puerto Rican food. This location is much smaller than its San Rafael counterpart, with 27 seats instead of 100. Though...
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...
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...
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...
Sol Cubano 322 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
This place was much better than I thought it would be. I come in to the restaurant on a Friday evening and the wait took no longer than five minutes. The...
Yes yes yes!!
Sol Cubano is so great! Plantains are my opium and Sol Cubano knowns how to fry up some sweet and tasty plantains.
The restaurant is really...
the ONLY cuban coffee i can get in sacramento! about 30 min from my house a lil too far but as soon i gulp my teeny tiny cup i felt instant energy.
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 967 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
First time trying Puerto Rican food, and this place was just a fantastic experience, everything from the food, drinks and dessert were delicious, I got...
What a great little spot! We arrived here for lunch and had about a 20 minute wait as the place is pretty small inside.
We sat on one of the side tables...
I have come here so many times and every time I am blown away. I normally get the Bistec Sandwich or the bistec, steak, plate. It comes with so much food...
Parada 22 POP-UP 35 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 380 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
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...
We visited on Friday evening, having made a reservation, and there was our table with a sign on it. Seated right away. It's a smaller room, but not that...
The BEST Cuban food in town!
My go-to meal is the spicy chicken Cuban sandwich with mojo fries and papas rellenas! They also own Cuban Express which has a...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 39 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
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...
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...
Senor Big Ed 321 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Love this spot me and my family been coming here for years... being able to get authentic Puerto Rican food, is awesome since our abuela has passed and...
Free soda on check-in: I got the INCA golden kola.
Well I am writing this review first as a Puerto Rican who left the island in 1979 and second as a Puerto Rican who knows how Puerto Rican food taste and...
Riverside, CA 92503
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...
How great that a restaurant in Riverside serves Puerto Rican food? I.E. represent! Everything tastes good and conjures good memories/feelings of my NYC...
Good yellow rice.
Fries were good.
Salad was standard.
Empanada was pretty good.
Steak & onion was ok.
Slow cooked pork - shredded - was...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 478 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
My mother is Costa Rican, which makes me very picky with Latin American food, but no worries at Andres!
The interior is adorable, and the wait staff was...
I'm from south Florida and grew up on delicious Cuban food -- one thing I've been missing like crazy since moving to San Diego. IMHO, Andres is one of the...
I've been eating here for twenty years. Food is always good.
Yesterday was a catered event in their hall, excellent service, outstanding food and flexible...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 243 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!!???
I love this place!!! Eileen is such a sweetheart and her alone would be reason enough for me to come back! From the very first contact she was so sweet and...