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 13 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 219 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
* DRK - Ponche = refreshing and delightful
Sol Food is straight up delicious! After a hike, my friends and I were heading back to the east bay. On our way to the freeway we saw Sol Food which our...
There's a reason there's always a line outside this place! The food is very unique and super good, and I recommend getting one of their juice drinks as...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2226 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
One of my absolute favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. Puerto Rican food at it's finest! There's usually a line for this place. If not, your lucky. If you...
Worth the drive from San Francisco, and worth the line that wraps around the front of the restaurant (that goes by much quicker than you'd expect!). The...
Delicious food, amazing atmosphere, great portions, cool music!
Not a good place for groups, but a good place for a two or threesome (especially on a...
Sol Food 271 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...
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...
First time here on Sunday with family, enjoyed everything about this place. Although there was a line out the door, Sol Food has patio heaters on the...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 642 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
From someone who just moved here less than a month ago from Puerto Rico...it's great to have a piece of home here!
I love this place. It reminds me of home in the Caribbean: red beans, rice, plantains, delicious meat entree and flan coco for dessert!
I would eat it...
Miles better than neighboring Cha Cha Cha and I'm convinced the $8 Sampler platter is the best happy hour deal in the city.
Everything here is spot on,...
Parada 22 POP-UP 25 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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...
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...
We left the casino and I suggested to my mom and my two Titi's (aka Aunt's) to drive to San Rafael and hit up the PR restaurant everyone keeps telling me to...
The Chicken is excellent, I mean PERFECT and full of flavor, the plantains are offered two ways, I prefer sweet. This place is always hoping so try...
Pollo al Horno!! A.m.a.zing!!! My immediate favorite from the get-go. And the sweet plantains were just perfectly caramalized and sweet. This small sports...
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 435 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Mofongos is an authentic Puerto Rican restaurant that is a great place to eat for lunch and dinner!
Omg! A place that does a great jibarito and its a block from my favorite golf store.
Best day ever.
Beans were more Mexican than...
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...
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...
Had a great dinner starting out with trying mofongo for the first time. All I can say is wow, very flavorful. I had the pork mofongo which came with a side...
Went yesterday to eat here after going to riverside. As a Puerto Rican I am always trying to find new places to take my family to go out and eat.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 331 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...
I grew up in Miami. And let me tell u, I kno me some Cuban food.
This place is spot on, the bomb dot com.
Everything on the...
Nice service and centralized location. A more upscale puertorican restaurant with a nice ambience and prices that reflect that.
The owners seem to be...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 171 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
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...
...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...
"You can get this stuff at little corner stores called 'bodegas.' Say it with me, BO-DE-GAS..." - Thurgood Jenkins, Half Baked 1998
For over 15 years, I've...