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 132 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...
The service was delightful
If you live in the East Bay or The City and you haven't been here yet YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
This food is amazing, filling, reasonable and makes me proud to...
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 413 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Consistently the best sweet plantains, pork chops, and limeade in the Bay Area. Always pleasant service.
We're so lucky to have Sol Food.
Very quaint atmosphere, only one table inside and a seating on barstools that faces the outside.
I ordered the sparkling limeade that was quite...
Nice change of pace to the Bay Area food scene. Love PR food for its wholesome qualities and this doesnt disappoint!
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 319 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 261 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Great first taste of Cuban food! Got the sampler plate and ate everything on it then licked it! (not really but I wanted to). Everything tasted delicious....
This place rocks
First experience with Cuban food was at this place. Almost everything on the menu is fried in some way, so if you have sensitive skin (like me) it can be a...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 829 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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...
Service alone was crap-
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...
Wasn't there tonight (a Friday)! Don't know if it is gone for good or just taking a vacation. I was a little sad...if anyone has more detailed info please...
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 274 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
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...
I had been wanting to try this place for so long, before the burger eating people of Palmdale close it down.
Finally went a few weeks ago and it was a...
Alright, today's food adventure has taken me and the King of lunch time cuisine (Jimmy) to this nifty little spot called baracoa lounge. We were hesitant at...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 37 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
This adorable little van showed up at the Porsche California Festival of Speed this weekend. The owner is a bubbly, warm, spirited woman who takes great...
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 297 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...
I have popped in this place many times to grab a bite to eat. I walked in this place as a kid in the 90's to try a big ed burrito and was hooked...never a...
Riverside, CA 92503
I loved it! Having never tried Puerto Rican food in my life, I didn't have any high expectations. My girlfriend and I came here because we though it looked...
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...
I ordered for take out: roast pork, mafongo with fried pork, roast chicken, French fries, fried platanos, tostones, and the empanadas sampler. The food was...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 441 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Great food..great prices.....good service
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...