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 139 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
BEST MADUROS EVER! How you guys make them so sweet and perfect. Im addicted to maduros, their sandwish is to die for, evrything, and ohhhhh that delicious...
Weeeeeeeeeeepaaaaaaaaaa!!! Why havent I tried this place sooner? The food is fresh, delicous, and authentic. We had the combo number 1 which was grilled...
The service was delightful
Marus Kitchen 16 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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...
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 426 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
This location is quite the hidden gem compared to downtown San Rafael. There's hardly a line out the door when I come here. Know when to come, don't come...
Very rude hostess. Didn't even get to try the food because I was pressured into ordering otherwise she would give up my table. I asked her twice to give me...
Puerto Rican - Sol food
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 318 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...
Oh man, the flans... Good god, they are absolutely terrible. Curdled, grainy, goopy, and an absolute travesty. It's my partners favorite thing to eat,...
Absolutely yes for all their food. I wish they would open one in the East Bay, they would kill it down there. I've never eaten at the restaurant and...
Sol Cubano 265 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Absolute "hole in the wall" gem. If you drive-by you may not be enticed to enter this small, strip mall restaurant, but you would be so very wrong not to....
This place rocks
This place is great. Great customer service, made me feel welcome and they were very hospitable. The food was incredible, we had the lechón with arros...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 831 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
San Francisco... the golden gate, the old tramways, the up-and-down hills... and the hippie neighborhood ! In the middle of the eclectic and the "let's make...
A great, authentic Puerto Rican meal, and reasonably priced. Went here as a group of three on a Saturday night. Had to wait about 20 minutes for a table,...
Had to call twice to place my order but boy was it worth it.
Tucked next to the ever-popular Cha Cha Cha, it's very easy to overlook it, as I have, despite...
Parada 22 POP-UP 36 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...
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...
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...
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 280 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
Totally obsessed with the food. It's delicious and fresh with great service. I'm picky on my sangria and this is amazing. Specially with the sliced apples...
The food here is good. I especially enjoy the pork, platanos and black beans. But the service is sort of non-chalant. I believe the man who has served me on...
Sept. 21, 2016. We chose to come here today for lunch to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful lunch experience!
We ordered the...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 38 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
5 stars all the way!!! Better than any Starbucks I've ever had. Quality is amazing!! They are mobile and can come to your worn in the morning!
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...
I love latino-owned coffee shops. Frijolito's is one of the best coffee shops (trucks, I should say) that I've tried! They were at the Patchwork Festival in...
Senor Big Ed 298 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
I love Puerto Rican food, so I've been very pleased to have Senor Big Ed's in my city. They serve both Mexican and Puerto Rican food, so there is a variety...
Señor Big Ed was introduced to me as a child because my parents wanted me to have a taste for authentic Puerto Rican food, something in low supply on this...
Best Puerto Rican food around! Always good!
Riverside, CA 92503
First off. The reason I'm giving this place five stars, which I rarely do not, is because the lovely waitress here is absolutely amazing. Her customer...
Ordered a substantial To Go order for a business meeting today.
Don't know the details, but something went wrong with the delivery. Received prompt...
This place was pretty good, from what I tried. I had heard of this place before, but Groupon finally convinced me to give it a try. I took my coupon in...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 442 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego. The dishes are well prepared, delicious, and conpetively priced. Today I had the ropa vieja with red beans,...
As a boricua, I am sad at how disgusting this place is. LITERALLY an embarrassment to label themselves as an establishment serving Caribbean cuisine.
Not happy with the food.
Got picadillo to go. It had almost no flavor. How do you mess that up??? That's basically the safety dish. EVERYONE GETS THAT...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 216 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Excellent food, great service, and a well-stocked Bodega of Latin America products.
This family-owned restaurant is expanding next door with specialty...
I'm blown away by this place. Officially the best meal I've had in SD. When I come back soon to try other dishes, if any other dish is close to being as...
Cuban sandwich is a hell of a deal and very delicious. Very standard, no hipster twists here. Pork, ham, yellow mustard and pickles in well grilled pressed...