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 66 reviews
2020 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
We hired Borinquensoul to cater a Baby Shower for us in Benicia. "Awesome" OMG the food was great! Arroz con Gandules, Pollo Encebollado, Empanadilla's,...
Well Christopher C. finally responded today, two weeks after my initial Yelp review with: "We apologize for any inconvenience, unfortunately our truck was...
Almost as good as my Aunts cook! This is a must try for the Bay Area! Very authentic, the Arroz con Gandules and Beef Empanadas are a must try!!!
Marus Kitchen 14 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
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...
AMAZING! I have to say the Best Pasteles ever!!! My family and I have been ordering pasteles thru them for the past couple of years. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
Sol Food 269 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Can't wait to get back to San Fran to dine here again!
After be hungover the night before and then starting the day extremely late, my cousin and I were...
As I live and breathe, Puerto Rican food for yuppies. That's all I could think as we walked up to the front door, checked out the prices and eavesdropped on...
Terrible service experience.
Was denied a seat in the seating area until I ordered. My partner was in the long line to order, and I needed to sit down...
Sol Food 2443 reviews
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Nothing short of amazing. It's easily the towns favorite.
Simple foods and amazing flavor. Great employees, too!
A foodie asked if I've been here. Been here? Never heard of it. Bookmarked it to try.
Had a chance last Wednesday. Nine of us arrived around 1:30pm....
Very, very yummy!
I've gotten carry out on a few occasions and it's been great every time! Parking is tough but everything I've tried has been really...
Sol Food 292 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
One of my favorite restaurants of all time. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
My personal favorite is the 2 chicken breast pieces with black...
Id give 3.5-4 stars. Good quality food for the price. Fairly authentic from my experience in Central America. The black bears and plantain chips are my...
This place is SO SO GOOD!! I'm happy my uncle brought my cousin's and I here on 3/21/15 to check it out, because I completely fell in love with the food and...
Sol Cubano 199 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Love this place.
Been here a few times and my only complaint is that they put barely any meat in the papas rellenas...
I LOVE THIS PLACE
My boss took me here for the first time and I fell in love with it immediately. The Lechon Asadao dish on point, and so are the friend...
Ordered food to go. First time trying))
The sandwich was pretty good and I don't even like pork!
Shredded beef with rice was good too
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 691 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Came to the city to sight see. And wanting to try something different. So why not Puerto Rican food?
Decorated with PR historical pictures. Possible...
THIS REVIEW IS FOR DELIVERY.
I ordered through grub-hub and when my food came it was cold. Waited almost 2 hours for it and when you wait that long/it...
If you have read any of my previous reviews for Latin food places, you are well aware that I have a true addiction to Cuban sandwiches. I have been known to...
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...
good, hearty Puerto Rican food. i had the pollo encebellado and found the chicken to be nicely done: crisp while still juicy. the chicken was paired with a...
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 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)...
Now that we live in Santa Rosa, I've been dying to get Hubs in for dinner. He had the Pollo al Horno, which he didn't love, but liked it "ok". He did love...
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 487 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...
I have been wanting to come here for months, but somehow never got around to it. I have had homemade puerto rican food, so my expectations were high. We...
Yummmmy!! It's the closest I'm gonna get to PR from here.
This place is almost always busy!
We always get the fried chicken pieces with arroz con...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 28 reviews
2649 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tried the Elixir de Amor and it was Super velvety.
Would love to have tried it but waited for 25 minutes and no hot water... Also no Danishes just circle k donuts:(
I had a green tea latte at the OC fairgrounds today it was the best ever!! my daughter has a hot chocolate and she said it was the best she has ever had!!
Senor Big Ed 243 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
My friends and I always walked by here saying someday we would try it. I always heard good stories about this place so I had pretty high expectations. I...
We were craving our culture Puerto Rican food for Father's Day. My uncle has been coming here for years, he claims it reminds him of his childhood food...
There's a reason SBE has been in business for over 3 decades...service and food.
The staff is friendly, inviting and patient in explaining their...
I just finished eating at San Juan BBQ. DELICIOUS.
Started with appetizers, Pastel and a spinach/cheese empanada. Both very good. Wanted to try the...
It was mine and my girlfriends first time trying Puerto Rican food, and I have to say it was pretty good.
We split a cheese empanada for an appetizer and...
Since I was nearby I made another visit here to see if trying a few more things on the menu would improve the 3-star "score" I assessed on my first visit....
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 358 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Last night we celebrated my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. My wife and I decided to provide appetizers for the event and turned to Andres for their...
Came here on a Tuesday after lunch, and there was no line and plenty of seating available.
LOCATION: This place is a bit hidden, you might pass it if...
As implants from Florida (island Latin food), we were starting to become a bit disappointed in the Latin food scene here in SD. Mexico seems to have a much...
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 187 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Went to this restaurant /small market and I totally love this place as well as the courteous service provided by friendly staff. Although, images shared by...
I love this place!! The place I come when I need a home cooked meal, 400+ miles from home. Food is tasty and service is impeccable. Not only can you come...
First time here. The man upfront was very friendly and courteous. We ordered: cuban sandwich w/ salad, bandeja Paisa & side of arroz w/ gandules. They have...