California Puerto Rican / 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 58 reviews
1531 E 31St
Oakland, CA 94619
Hella good Puerto Rican food! Tried the rice, plantains & chicken. Very good unusual flavors! Different take on the usual taco truck which is what Oakland...
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...
"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...
Marus Kitchen 13 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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...
After trying out their Tuesday special, I went ahead and ordered catering delivery for my daughter's birthday party. The food was great. Everything tasted...
Sol Food 206 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Never disappoints. Had the today chicken combo last time and the chicken thigh salad this time
Combo is perfect. Exactly what you want with roast chicken....
Food is insanely good in the restaurant. Seriously. TRY IT. That said, the take-out is SO COLD. Doesn't seem very fresh and chicken is kinda stale. I don't...
My friends and I spent the whole day hiking at Muir Woods and of course we wanted to do what we love to do, (especially after hiking), EAT!!!! We found this...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2175 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
All I can say is you must this place. Great food, great customer service.
After dinner the last time I went, a waiter came to my table by the name of...
The boyfriend took me here one morning when we were in the area. He said this place was raved about and had good food. Knowing I was a foodie, he thought I...
I love this place! It's always packed and that's a great sign of great food. It gets pricy, but it's worth it.
I usually get the 3-4 piece chicken thighs...
Sol Food 266 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 22 628 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Delicious Puerto Rican food in Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco!
This is my first Puerto Rican food, so I can't comment on authenticity. Fresh...
Sooo happy there's a Puerto Rican restaurant here! I love Sol Food as much as the next girl but that's literally the only reason I have to go to Marin....
I had a most enjoyable lunch at this joint yesterday! I came here on my own at around 1pm and it was still quite busy. Luckily, I was able to secure a...
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...
This is what I call puertorican food!
Everytime that I visit this amazing place reminds me my beautiful island of...
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
We finally made it up to Santa Rosa to try El Coqui and we were delighted with the food. I felt kind of silly ordering the Cuban sandwich in a Puerto Rican...
This is a great Puerto Rican restaurant, or rather, great restaurant, period.
I recommend the fried plantains, avocado salad, chicken and rice and "India"...
MY bf's mom couldn't stop talking about this place after El Coqui successfully catered an Honor Guard Event. So naturally, I had to see for myself. The food...
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 431 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
So happy right now! Finished eating at Mofongo's a little bit ago and my full stomach is gurgling with delight.
It's no grandma's cooking and if you're...
The food here is delicious. We ordered pick-up with a friend from the Midwest whose palette is "limited" and he loved it. Try the half rotisserie chicken,...
The first time we ate here was before their remodel and expansion, and it was really good food albeit a lil pricey but understandable cos everything was...
Cypress, CA 90630
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...
Riverside, CA 92503
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
Andres Cuban & Puerto Rican Restaurant 20 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Nice service and centralized location. A more upscale puertorican restaurant with a nice ambience and prices that reflect that.
The owners seem to be...
Staff was very friendly despite with other reviews I read. We had a pleasant visit. First time here. It was a little different as far as we had to serve our...
11/20/14 Andres Restaurant review
Unbelievable. I eat in this restaurant and come out to find a car parked literally into the back end of my Volvo. I do...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 168 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...