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 100 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
I like the fact that it's combined with the store. Makes good business for both owners.
Both, my boyfriend & I had combo number #2, each. Puerto Rican...
Stopped by last night for some plantains and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Friday night, 7pm, the place is hoppin'! I ordered 2 orders of...
Nirvana!! Their rice is amazing. There was a Dominican place in Boston that made the most succulent roasted chicken and rice with crazy delish onion. I'd...
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 330 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Deserves to be judged completely independently from the San Rafael location which I will now refuse to go to [...okay, okay, unless it's after 9 PM since...
After reading rave reviews & seeing intense lines for the dt San Rafael locatio of Sol, I was expecting to be wowed by the food.
Perhaps I didn't order...
I recently moved to Oregon but have grown up in the bay area. Whenever I am in town I must make a quick trip to get my usual bistek sandwich. Their bistek...
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 235 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
If you have never tried Cuban food , go ahead and slap yourself now . When we lived in Las Vegas , my family and I used to frequent a few places for Cuban...
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...
My husband and I shop at the McClellan Commissary about every two weeks. We found this place on a whim about three months ago because we wanted to eat...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 755 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I don't know how many touristy people would end up here, but it's definitely a nice, hidden gem that locals know about. I had the pollo sandwich and my...
Yum! Got the mofongo de Camerones and it was delicious! The mashed green plantain was really interesting the shrimp were tasty and the sauce was really...
If you're a fan of Sol Food in the North Bay then Parada 22 will definitely make your tastebuds boogie. The get down - hip roll - kind of boogie, where you...
Parada 22 POP-UP 36 reviews
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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...
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...
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 219 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
I've only been here once and I was in a hurry. I just kind of stopped in to visit some coworkers.
Baracoa Lounge is a small, cozy Cuban restaurant with a full bar & friendly, welcoming staff. Honestly, I fall between 3-4 stars on this place, because the...
Baracoa has some incredible Cuban sandwiches.
Tender meat with melted cheese on crispy bread? What more can you ask for? Only just some delicious...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 35 reviews
2649 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
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...
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...
Senor Big Ed 264 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
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...
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...
Stopped by San Juan Bbq for the first time for a to-go dinner on the way home from work. I was greeted right away by the waitress and the Owner. They walked...
15-20 minutes = 60-70 minutes
I'm not quite sure where Eat24 learned math but it clearly didn't pass the 101 class.
The restaurant did double our dessert...
This is a True authentic Puerto Rican hide out!!
I was skeptical to try this place for the first time because I had never herd of it. Many years passing...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 387 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
This is the kind of restaurant that you always feel warm and welcomed each time you visit.
Today I ordered my favorite Cuban sandwich. The mixture of ham,...
Just dined in this evening with a groupon for $20 of food credit. Been buy a few times but never came in till now. Came in about 730pm on a Wednesday night,...
Hyman Roth: If I could only live to see it, to be there with you. What I wouldn't give for twenty more years! Here we are, protected, free to make our...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 193 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...