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 79 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...
This place has that rare ethnic edge, being one of the few Puerto Rican places around in the bay area. I tried it not too long after they had just started...
Was so disappointed with this place, my first time going there after a month of anticipation.
First the chef called out because it was his birthday...
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 311 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
It took almost a year to find a good Puerto Rican spot in the Bay Area, and the food was worth the wait. Not only that, but they make vegan mofongo!!!...
3+ stars .....I love the fact that it's not really a restaurant but more of a 'to-go/delivery' joint with a few tables and seating thrown in....so there's...
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 309 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...
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...
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...
Sol Cubano 223 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 22 741 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
This place is supurb. Good atmosphere. Delicious food. Moderate pricing especially for the quality of food.
I had the Mofongo de Camarones (prawns]....
This place is amazing. I moved to San Francisco in January, after living in Puerto Rico for 25 years (my whole life) and it is such a nice feeling to have a...
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...
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...
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 34 reviews
2649 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Saw this truck at the Patchwork Festival and there was a huge line. Initially, I thought it was ridiculous to wait that long for coffee, but had to try it...
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...
The Horchatta Latte was the bomb.com. It was very sweet-just the way I like it. I was impressed that they could heat the drink up to 180 degrees. Most...
Senor Big Ed 257 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Senor Big Eds... Mmmmmm!!! Get ready to enjoy authentic Puerta Rican food, all the while watching a futbol game on the TV from 1997.
I went w a real...
This is my 4th time eating at Señor Big Ed's. I am Puerto Rican and I approve of the food. It is a good representation of our food considering there are...
Pasteles are to die for... actually teared up upon eating one.
I got 1/2 chicken Togo with yellow rice , beans and Plantains
The garlic sauce was very tasty and chicken delicious
I also got a nice Flan for desert...
We came in on a Tuesday night and there was only one other table. This looks like a one-woman operation, so props to her for doing everything!
I yelped restaurants in Riverside and this place seemed good.
1/4 rotisserie chicken with sweet plantains and yellow rice ($8.00): The chicken was juicy,...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 380 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Arroz con Pollo is what you'll want to order if you come here. I've been here several times and almost every single time I've gotten this dish... It's...
Finally got to try this place this past weekend and I'm feeling kind of disappointed. I ordered all my Cuban favorites including:
Pierna De Puerco and...
Costumer service is top of the line .
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 191 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
First time here yesterday night. Went for the food. Had Ropa Vieja combo and Avocado Salad. It was DELICIOUS!!!--except for the black beans --they tasted...
When I saw Colombiana and Postobon Manzana I knew I was going to like this place! These are awesome sodas with flavors you've probably never imagined in a...
Came here for lunch because hubby had buy one get one free coupon which saves us some money.
As we walk in, it's a small little shop with a few tables and...