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 68 reviews
2020 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
First let me start off by saying Chris and Eric are both amazing!!!! They catered my mom's 60th birthday this past Saturday and I can't tell you how many...
Well Christopher C. finally responded today, two weeks after my initial Yelp review with: "We apologize for any inconvenience, unfortunately our truck was...
We hired Borinquensoul to cater a Baby Shower for us in Benicia. "Awesome" OMG the food was great! Arroz con Gandules, Pollo Encebollado, Empanadilla's,...
Marus Kitchen 15 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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...
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...
AMAZING! I have to say the Best Pasteles ever!!! My family and I have been ordering pasteles thru them for the past couple of years. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
Sol Food 286 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Got the Bistec Sandwich. It was so damn good. Caremelized onions, avocados, steak... Amazing. I got the large which has an extra piece of steak in it....
What tiny Sol Food in Mill Valley is lacking in seating, it makes up for in delicious food with simple preparation.
They specialize in Puerto Rican food,...
Great food. Really unique sauce, too. Certain items are too expensive for their small portions, however. The portions for the 'rice and beans' side are...
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 298 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Edit: There seem to be two pages for Sol Food on Yelp, so there's some confusion because they have several store fronts in the same area. It's all the same...
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...
One of my favorite restaurants of all time. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
My personal favorite is the 2 chicken breast pieces with black...
Sol Cubano 205 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Love this place.
Been here a few times and my only complaint is that they put barely any meat in the papas rellenas...
I LOVE THIS PLACE
My boss took me here for the first time and I fell in love with it immediately. The Lechon Asadao dish on point, and so are the friend...
Ordered food to go. First time trying))
The sandwich was pretty good and I don't even like pork!
Shredded beef with rice was good too
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 707 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I LOVE THIS PLACE.
1 - Entrees. Pernil Asado, the roasted pork entree, is so good. I have gotten it every time I have been here because its just so good....
I LOVE PLANTAINS. That being said, the side of plantains, funny enough, were the highlight of my plate. Don't get me wrong. I got pollo plate and the...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE their mofongo w/ shrimp dish. There's plenty to share for two (unless you're a hungry, hungry hippo, or maybe just a normal food eater I...
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...
good, hearty Puerto Rican food. i had the pollo encebellado and found the chicken to be nicely done: crisp while still juicy. the chicken was paired with a...
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...
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...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 29 reviews
2649 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Had Frijolitos for a Breakfast Food Truck event this past weekend and it went really well! They arrived on time, set up quickly and in an organized fashion,...
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...
great service and delicious coffee. I love getting the mariachi loco! try not getting the song stuck in your head when you are drinking it ;)
Senor Big Ed 246 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
YES!!!! finally a spot with good puerto rican food!! I drove from dtla to orange county just for this and it was worth it!!! Pernil was awesome...rice...
My friends and I always walked by here saying someday we would try it. I always heard good stories about this place so I had pretty high expectations. I...
We were craving our culture Puerto Rican food for Father's Day. My uncle has been coming here for years, he claims it reminds him of his childhood food...
I just finished eating at San Juan BBQ. DELICIOUS.
Started with appetizers, Pastel and a spinach/cheese empanada. Both very good. Wanted to try the...
It was mine and my girlfriends first time trying Puerto Rican food, and I have to say it was pretty good.
We split a cheese empanada for an appetizer and...
Since I was nearby I made another visit here to see if trying a few more things on the menu would improve the 3-star "score" I assessed on my first visit....
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 361 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Im a sucker for cuban and puerto rican food, what can I say?
The dishes that I have tried have all been delicious! I always get an appetizer or two.
I used to go here pretty frequently a few years ago but I haven't been in probably 5 years. I have been wanting to go for a while and I came across a...
Last night we celebrated my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. My wife and I decided to provide appetizers for the event and turned to Andres for their...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 188 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Went to this restaurant /small market and I totally love this place as well as the courteous service provided by friendly staff. Although, images shared by...
I love this place!! The place I come when I need a home cooked meal, 400+ miles from home. Food is tasty and service is impeccable. Not only can you come...
First time here. The man upfront was very friendly and courteous. We ordered: cuban sandwich w/ salad, bandeja Paisa & side of arroz w/ gandules. They have...