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 61 reviews
2020 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
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,...
Well Christopher C. finally responded today, two weeks after my initial Yelp review with: "We apologize for any inconvenience, unfortunately our truck was...
"Maria Maria...She reminds me of a west side story...Growing up in Spanish Harlem....She fell in love in East L.A....to the sounds of the guitar, yeah, yeah...
Marus Kitchen 13 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...
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!
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...
Sol Food 258 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Can't wait to get back to San Fran to dine here again!
After be hungover the night before and then starting the day extremely late, my cousin and I were...
I ordered Rots Polly Combo, Flan de CoCo, Bistec Combo,, and also Coco Rico!
I've been to their fast casual location in San Rafael and it is a lot more casual! Here they seem to throw a fit if you seat yourself, which is strange for...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2390 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Worth the wait every time! Delicious!!
Be prepared to wait in a 20-30 minute line as this place is always busy. However once you get your food the wait...
On the way back home from dropping off people at SFO we decided to give Sol Food a try. Maybe my expectations were too high based on all the good reviews...
Sabroso! Came here for the first time today with a friend and while lines were long as other reviewers mentioned,we were seated relatively fast. Seemed like...
Sol Food 285 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
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...
This place is SO SO GOOD!! I'm happy my uncle brought my cousin's and I here on 3/21/15 to check it out, because I completely fell in love with the food and...
We ordered two pollo sandwiches and one order of tostones con queso, for take out. Got there maybe five minutes after they said to come, and another five...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 673 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Came to the city to sight see. And wanting to try something different. So why not Puerto Rican food?
Decorated with PR historical pictures. Possible...
I hardly ever make it to the Upper Haight. It just gets a little too crowded for me. Besides I was a near-toddler in the Summer of Love so what did I know...
Wow, very flavorful and hearty food! I came here last night (Sat) at 6:30pm and snagged one of the last tables.
I ordered the Pastelon ($15) which came...
Parada 22 POP-UP 34 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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...
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...
I've been here twice. Hearty food and big portions. My first time trying Puerto Rican food, so I do not know what to compare it to.
I love tostones...
One of the more authentic Puerto Rican spots in California. I took my parents during a road trip and they were pleasantly surprised! This is a great spot...
Not the best experience
My mother and I waited to be seated for over 40 minutes. A flood of other customers came in and within less than 10 minutes a party...
Nobody wants to attend a funeral, whether it is for somebody who has battled an illness for a significant period of time, had their life unpredictably...
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 479 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Yummmmy!! It's the closest I'm gonna get to PR from here.
This place is almost always busy!
We always get the fried chicken pieces with arroz con...
I love Puerto Rican and Caribbean food! When I found out about Monfongos, I was excited and hoped that the food would be authentic.
BEST and ONLY Puerto Rican restaurant in LA. Seriously love this place but you MUST have patience. The wait here is so long because the restaurant is super...
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...
There's a reason SBE has been in business for over 3 decades...service and food.
The staff is friendly, inviting and patient in explaining their...
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...
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....
I was so surprised that there was a Puerto Rican restaurant in riverside of all places !!!
The place is simple and decorated colorful . We had chicken...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 354 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
As implants from Florida (island Latin food), we were starting to become a bit disappointed in the Latin food scene here in SD. Mexico seems to have a much...
Our expectations were met. We had fried yuca with garlic, arroz con calamares, breaded steak with black beans and rice. The rice and calamares needed a...
This review is for the cuban sandwich only, don't do it, its super duper uber freaking DRY!!! I recommend asking for extra pickles, mustard about 10x.
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 183 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Q Steve T.
South American Products available. I will not get tired of recommending this place to my Latinos in town.
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...
This place use to be sooooo much better. Food is ok, not great like it use to. There are certain things that might come out to greasy or "taste funny". if...