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 108 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
Fast, friendly service. Just as it should be. Really appreciate that this spot is inside the liquor store- smart use of space; a model most liquor stores...
I paid over $250 for party trays to feed about 10 people - and it fed about 10 people with minimal left overs.
Ooooh, what a treat! I cannot remember whether I ever had Puerto Rican food before, only lots of Dominican food when I lived in NYC and it's similar. I came...
Marus Kitchen 15 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 350 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
The constant line out the door is all you need to know about this place, second of its kind but none the lesser for it. I haven't had anything here that...
Great place to grab lunch if you're in the area! I came here with friends after hiking and ordered the pollo al horno w/ fries, rice, salad, and black...
Two things to avoid unnecessary confusion: 1. The address lists 401 Miller Ave, but it is more easily accessed off of La Goma Street. There is plenty of...
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 311 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...
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...
This place has always been hyped because of that Food Network show spotlight they got years ago, and the cheesy, shabby-wanna-be-trendy-chic decor thing...
Sol Cubano 245 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
I have never tasted Cuban food and when i seen this place on Yelp i had to try it! I have only had Mexican, Puerto Rican and El Salvadorian. I was pretty...
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...
Great customer service. Very nice people. Appetizers muy delicioso. Sandwiches no bueno.
My mom and I were craving cocina criolla; we're Puerto Rican. Of...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 784 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I used to live by this place, and we would go there all the time.
Everything is amazing - especially the Pernil!
Theirs is a different take on what I am used to but it was delicious nonetheless. The place is small, almost reminding you of eating...
I was SOOO excited to find this place being that I'm Dominican (very similar cuisine and you can't find Dominican food in the bay).
I've been here a few...
Parada 22 POP-UP 37 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 236 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
My friend suggested we try the place especially since she wanted my stamp of approval. We both loved it soooooo much. I ordered the ropa vieja sandwich with...
Great live music, wonderful Sangria, and great customer service--especially from Ricardo (Rick ) He was very sweet and funny. Ambience is lovely--very...
Let me start off by saying I'm a Cuban from Miami - I really wanted to love this place, but unfortunately I hated it and the food made us horribly ill.
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 37 reviews
2649 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hands down best coffee and a non shop!
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...
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 272 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Since this visit have been to Senor Big Ed's 3 times. Food has always been good and service not memorable in a negative way. So that's a positive.
This place is the bomb, been here 3x now.
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...
Riverside, CA 92503
Now here's a place with pictures that made me "want" to come in. It only took one item to spark my flavor curiosity - Mofongo. First sight of the name...
Been coming here since it first opened. Love all the changes in the past year or so... the TVs, art work, domino tables, daily menu specials, etc.
Gave it a second chance. Unfortunately won't be returning. I visited once before, when they had recently opened. Decided to give it a second chance thinking...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 402 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
I like this place. It's pretty cool small restaurant. The service is mediocre and is a B+. I think it's prob one of the better Cuban places I've had in...
Went here with my friend who's half Puerto Rican and after our meal he said it was nothing special and his pork chops were really dry, definitely nothing...
I am from the e.coast so I am spoiled when it comes to Carribean cuisine...that being said this spot did not dissapoint. The Ropa Vieja was really good and...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 196 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Friend recommended Tropical Star Restaurant some time ago when I was on a Cuban sandwich obsession. I had driven by this tiny restaurant so many times but...
I don't know why I have never gone here, I am not a real big fam of Mexican food, or for that matter Latin food... I saw a review yesterday and checked out...
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...