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 70 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...
First time I noticed the Borinquen Soul food was back in 2013 when they were mobile in their truck usually parked around Lake Merritt or Downtown Oakland....
Well Christopher C. finally responded today, two weeks after my initial Yelp review with: "We apologize for any inconvenience, unfortunately our truck was...
Marus Kitchen 15 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Today my coworkers and I ordered the Tuesday special, Cuban sandwich, tostones with a special sauce, and vegetable soup. The food was delicious from the...
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...
Sol Food 299 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
We come here primarily for the hot sauce and probably buy two bottles every trip.
The food is prepared so simply but it is so damn good. My go to...
Sorry, but I wasn't that impressed. Maybe I just ordered the wrong dish?
I've had Sol Food before and thought it was a delight, but this time around it...
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....
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 303 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...
People other reviewers please come on!!
I was recommended this place by someone so I I thought I'd give it a shot so me and my two friends patiently...
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...
Sol Cubano 213 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Nice little hole in the wall off Watt Ave
Why is this my first time here after living in Sacramento for over 10 years? The place is a small little hole in the wall off Watt avenue, which isn't quite...
For not being in south Florida, it was pretty good Cuban food. The only think I didn't really care for was that they mixed the rice and beans instead of...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 725 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
There is an epidemic in Norther California. It's a food-based epidemic. Suddenly, it seems like people can taste price! Everywhere you go, 5 and 4 star...
What a delight! If you are looking for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, this is your place. Based on other people's reviews, this place seems to be packed. I...
I had high hopes for Parada 22 since Sol Food is one of my ultimate favorite spots and I've heard such great things about them. The restaurant is an itty...
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...
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 30 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 248 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
The meal was delicious! The staff was friendly, although didn't return to check on me to see if I needed anything else (dessert, a refill, etc.)
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...
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...
I personaly didn't like the food. I tried out the Tripleta sandwich and I have to confess, I threw half my sandwich to the trash. It was dry with a funky...
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...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 365 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
I had to come here after I tried the empanadas at an event on campus...if the empanadas were tasty, I knew the food had to be good. As soon as we walked in,...
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...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 187 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...