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 201 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
Tried the combo #1 and 2 and they were both great! 5~6 people were waiting in line ahead of us, and I had to wait about 20 min. to get my order, but the...
****Finally made it ***
I've been stalking this restaurant for about 2 months now and thank goodness I found the time to visit the fruitvale/Coolidge area...
I want to really like this place, but there is a problem with consistency. Food is sometimes great, sometimes not. Portions vary quite a bit. But when it's...
Marus Kitchen 18 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...
I'm at the night market right now and it took them 40 mins to get me 5 empanadas.... not including waiting in line time. slowest service here ever. I think...
Maru's Kitchen booth was flying the puerto rican flag. other booths fly brazilian, guatamalean, mexican, san salvador, whatever foods they happen to be...
Sol Food 524 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
This place is seriously somewhere you can't go wrong. Delicious food in every corner...
Sol Food is good for the soul! It's one of those meals that is made from common dishes (ex. Rice and beans, chicken, Salad) but somehow everything together...
Best food in Marin ! Hands down! I loooooooooove this place! One of the few places so rewarding I probably wouldn't notice if the prices were raised...
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 305 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...
3.0 - Let's just say that I should have ordered the pork chops. This was for dinner.
I've heard rave reviews of this place. I ordered the chicken, black...
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 299 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Hole in the wall! From appetizer, entree & dessert = great food! It was worth every penny we spent.
This place is always crowded so come as early as u...
I'm from South Florida and Cuban food is my jam. My expectations were fairly high from the get go. Since moving to California I've avoided most places that...
Sol cubano my closest resemblance in food, of the bodegas i used to frequent as a teenager back east. The cuban food is close to the Puerto Rican food with...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 891 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Holy shit. This place is so good.
Am in San Francisco visiting a friend and we were walking around super hungry looking for a place to eat. My boyfriend...
I've been to this place twice in one month! This spot has a cozy & homey yet lively feel! First time I came we waited about 30mins to be seated...but that...
This is always the first stop for me whenever in the Haight. They now open for breakfast which is your typical American ailment with mimosas and coffee,...
Parada 22 POP-UP 35 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...
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...
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...
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 326 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
The vibe is nice in this place. They make a red and a white Sangria that is very refreshing.
Finally a fun place to relax, listen to music, and eat good food in the AV! I highly recommend this place. The food was amazing.
We started with the...
Wish I could give 0 stars. Arrived for a Mothers Day dinner on a weds night( May 10th, Mexican holiday). We had 5 adults & 4 kids. Server seemed annoyed...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 39 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
Omg having them at work on Friday mornings helps me get through the day! Such a great sense of humor and contagious laugh. Recommend the mariachi loco with...
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...
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...
Senor Big Ed 308 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Lived in Cypress for almost 20 years, and passed by this place a million times without giving it a thought, but my family and I were missing out on a hidden...
Well I am writing this review first as a Puerto Rican who left the island in 1979 and second as a Puerto Rican who knows how Puerto Rican food taste and...
It was our first time trying the location. It was referred to us by a friend so we decided to try it out. We went on a Sunday evening.
We were greeted...
Riverside, CA 92503
Delicious food, huge portions and friendly service.
I had the mofongo with fried pork and a side of yellow rice and peas. The hubby had the two-fongo...
The San Juan BBQ is the perfect place for those foodies looking to try something out of the box Puertorican Fusion foods. As time evolve so do recipes and...
Came here again, this time with the wife. We ordered some of the same things I had gotten before- empanadas, papa rellanas, but this time we ordered the...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 454 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
I'm from south Florida and grew up on delicious Cuban food -- one thing I've been missing like crazy since moving to San Diego. IMHO, Andres is one of the...
I've been eating here for twenty years. Food is always good.
Yesterday was a catered event in their hall, excellent service, outstanding food and flexible...
I honestly feel bad giving a restaurant a bad review. It's a tough business. That said, here goes:
On a positive note: Service was fast. Prices are...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 234 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Omg!! How did I not know about this place!!???
I love this place!!! Eileen is such a sweetheart and her alone would be reason enough for me to come back! From the very first contact she was so sweet and...
This is as good as it gets when it comes to hole in the walls! I've never been to Latin or South America but I imagine this little market slash restaurant...