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 56 reviews
1531 E 31St
Oakland, CA 94619
Love the authentic tasty food of Puerto Rico..... Hats off to the Borinquen Soul Food Truck!!! I love the fact they travel to different cities of the Bay...
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...
Was excited to try this place at the San Leandro Street Eats. Tried the #2 which was a fried beef empanada with sweet plantains and rice. For $10 I was...
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 187 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
The Nino pobre is one of the best sandwiches in the world. Yeah, I'm saying that. If you beg to differ go to Sol food and try it. Plantain battered fried...
We had 6 ribs, 5 prawns, and the porkchop special. Aside from being a bit on the pricy side ($20 per entree), the food was excellent. Place is small with...
Came here for lunch before heading to Muir Woods.
Chicken - They are known for their chicken but I wasn't impressed. It's baked and skinless, which makes...
Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine 2105 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
I absolutely love this place... Delicious fresh and healthy food served in an artistic and creative environment - the decor really
On Saturday, 12/20/14, my girlfriend and I made the trip out to San Rafael and ate at Sol Food for lunch. I've read so many positive reviews on YELP about...
A classic go-to spot with pretty tasty food - especially since they are open a lot later than most food spots in Marin which is a huge plus for a lot of us...
Sol Food 256 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Great chicken, perfect rice and wonderful plantains.
It really pains me to write this review. Sol Food has been our favorite restaurant, hands down, for the last two years. We have turned tons of our friends...
Pay more, eat less! I paid $24 for 2 bistec sandwiches that used to cost me $16 and they were thinner then the ham sandwiches I make at home!
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 616 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I was looking for somewhere to eat with my friend after walking around haight and saw this place pop up on yelp. It had been compared to Sol in San Rafael...
My boyfriend and I were looking for a Puerto Rican place similar to sol food in the north bay. This place had similar menu items and others that made them...
Spent a Sunday in the neighborhood. Usually I go to ChaChaCha, however
Parada 22 POP-UP 24 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
I think this is the first time I am truly drooling while writing a review.
This place was recommended to me when I asked for something that was clean,...
The moment I stepped foot in El Coqui, the vibes reminded me of the Puerto Rican girls in West Side Story!
You lovely island....
Good interesting food - I'm not a huge fan of Plantans no matter how they're cooked so cannot give good or bad on that particular.
It's a nice cozy...
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 423 reviews
5757 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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...
Prices have gone up significantly. I don't like that. They did remodel a couple of years ago creating a lot more space which is nice, but the service is...
Cypress, CA 90630
Puerto Rican dish, a first for me.
Senor Big Ed offers both Puerto Rican food and Mexican Food.
I like that they split their menu categories by each...
I've been here a few times. Always enjoy it.
Food: Always enjoy the pernil with arroz con habichuelas and tostones. The mofongo de lechon is delicious...
Best Puerto Rican Food in California. Period.
This place has 1/2 Mexican; 1/2 Puerto Rican menu. I have not tried any of the Mexican, so this is for...
Riverside, CA 92503
I just made a Yelp account and had to write my first review on San Juan. I took to Yelp to find a good place to eat near me since I am new to the area and...
First time to try Puerto Rican and I knew it'll be good!
Went here for lunch on a Monday 12 pm and it was not crowded at all.
I ordered the chicken with...
Not sure what all the hype is about. I'm Puerto Rican, and I went with my father and family. We drove 30 miles to come here and I am extremely...
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...
Unbelievably tasty!! Makes me feel like Im back in New York enjoying cuchifrito. I'll be back a lot more. Highly recommend!!
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 165 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...
"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...
This is a hole in the wall place but kicks many 4 star restaurants in the butt. The food is true and authentic. Puerto Rican and Colombian. Will come back...