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 58 reviews
1531 E 31St
Oakland, CA 94619
Love the authentic tasty food of Puerto Rico..... Hats off to the Borinquen Soul Food Truck!!! I love the fact they travel to different cities of the Bay...
"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...
I have eaten this food truck twice now and can confidently give a reasonable review.
I'm not an expert on Latin American food in general but this stuff is...
Marus Kitchen 12 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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...
We were having a birthday lunch for our boss and didn't want the same food that we always order pizza, mexican, sandwiches ect.. so after yelping and...
Sol Food 231 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
A great place to stop by after a day of hiking. The food is a tad salty but perfect after hiking .
Pork chop was awesome and rice cooked perfect
OK, I know I'll get a lot of flak for this but... Sol Food is not that great. It isn't. All you Marin Count mountain bike riders, hikers and pot smokers...
The food is 4 stars but the setup of this place on a busy day, which im guessing it is often, SUCKS! It gets really hectic and its such a tiny place yet...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2269 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
OMG-this is what I call service. I saw a long line for this restaurant and checked it out in line prior to arriving in town. I will say they are on their...
Grabbed a late lunch here, as every other time I've come by the line is out the door! I was lucky to be in the area around 3-4 p.m., and got a seat right...
Upon subsequent visits, I must say that it's a solid three stars. A little over-hyped (thanks to Guy Fieri in no small parts) but still pretty good.
Sol Food 276 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
During the months of February 2014 - September 2014, while attending school nearby, I discovered this glorious place.
The food is VERY VERY good... 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...
My recommendation: Pollo al horno with one sweet plantain and one garlic plantain, pink beans and a mango tea. I always get a bottle of the hot sauce as...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 653 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Absolutely delicious! I had the chicken and caramelised onions dish $11.50. It also came with rice (choice of white or yellow), beans (choice again between...
Had been to Puerto Rico and been always craving to have some authentic Puerto Rican food in the mainland. Found this after biking trip in GG park. Not very...
My boyfriend and I just finished watching the movie, "Chef." We had the biggest craving for Cubano's afterwards. Searched on Yelp to see where we could get...
Parada 22 POP-UP 27 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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...
Ordering a plate of carnitas is always a bit of a risk. After all, it's just a big plate of shredded meat. Well, this might be the most amazing plate of...
This place was terrific. It was empty when we showed up at 6:30 with a group of 7 on a Saturday, and the entire middle section was still empty when we left...
All around excellent first time experience! We were in downtown SR and missing our favorite Puerto Rican restaurant in San Rafael, and decided to try El...
I have never had Puerto Rican food before so I decided to give this place a try after hearing my coworkers brag about it. I was skeptical to try new...
This place used to be good. But unfortunately with my experience today this place has really gone downhill.
Starting off with lack of service. My...
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 443 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
One of the best restaurants for Authentic Puerto Rican food in the Valley. I've ordered from here a countless number of times, and I've never been...
I break my diet to taste the food from my little island in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico ... I love the food here, hands down!
I get the sampler plate, tres...
It was... interesting.
I had the number 2 and it was a good introduction to Puerto Rican food.
Fried mash potato ball with ground beef inside. Try the green salsa on the table.
I love Mexican food and looked forward to giving Puerto Rican food a try. With that being said, looking at the menu, the PR items were difficult to...
I am of Puerto Rican decent (on my mom's side) from NY. West coast folks don't realize that this place is a cultural gem. You just cannot find PR food of...
I found this place on accident. I was really excited to go, because I've never seen a Puerto Rican restaurant . I decide to take my wife and children. I...
Attentive staff. Quick friendly service. Food tastes great! Prices are very reasonable. The guava pastries are AMAZING!
The chicken is cooked in a way that...
Comida excelente y servicio bueno. He llegado varias veces, mi plato favorito es el mofongo!
Great food and great service. I've visited a few times and my...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 332 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
First time at Andres, and we found the service to be excellent. We were greeted immediately, seated right away, and to our delight, found out that on...
Luis R P.
Good variety of Cuban and PuertoRican food. Avoid having too much of the fried things. The taste was ok (I'm puertorican myself). Some of the things did...
Ate dinner here with a friend last night. This was her first time and it has been a couple years since the last time I came.
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 171 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
if there is one thing you need to know about the food here it is what i'm about to write below.
yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. yes....
...as im standing there waiting for my takeout order, i look around, closely analyzing details and as i scan the place from top to bottom, side to side, i...
when I am craving something from the motherland... I come here! they have just about everything you could imagine from most latin countries. I met the...