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 147 reviews
2020 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
It rained all day and I needed some island comfort food. Specifically Mafongo (fried then mashed green plantains) with Shrimp. I called to see if they would...
This place deserves all the hype. The food is consistently so delicious! I love the beans and rice, planning on getting some today.
I like the location in...
Weeeeeeeeeeepaaaaaaaaaa!!! Why havent I tried this place sooner? The food is fresh, delicous, and authentic. We had the combo number 1 which was grilled...
Marus Kitchen 17 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Okay folks, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! I have been missing good pasteles ever since The Pastele Factory in Hayward skipped town and moved to Turlock. My cousin...
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...
Sol Food 444 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Sol Food is a rare find. It is simple, casual, delicious and many times messy...in a good way. I've become a bit of an unexpected Sol Food fan boy over time...
Love their food and have had many great experiences but had a terrible time tonight.
We waited for over 45 minutes (after being quoted an "at max" time of...
Waaaaay long overdue for a review of this amazing and delicious Puerto Rican gem.
Super small inside with family table seating and a little bit more...
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 304 reviews
811 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Amazing food, welcoming environment, the customers and the staff were all great and super friendly! Deffinetly making this place the new spot to come and...
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...
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...
Sol Cubano 272 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
Absolute "hole in the wall" gem. If you drive-by you may not be enticed to enter this small, strip mall restaurant, but you would be so very wrong not to....
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...
¿Qué bolá, Acere? I found myself wandering around, well more like driving around, the streets of Sacramento and I had the bright idea to look on Yelp to see...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 822 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
I went to this place on a Friday night with my best friend, who's Puerto Rican. I've visited and cooked with her quite a few times so I knew that this place...
Such good food! My sister and I came on a Sunday for lunch around 11:30, and it was already full of brunch-goers. I got the pernil asado, the roasted pork,...
Wonderful food in a quaint and unique area of the city-- if you're in the Haight, I'd suggest stopping by for a bite. I had never had Puerto Rican food...
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...
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...
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...
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 283 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
Totally obsessed with the food. It's delicious and fresh with great service. I'm picky on my sangria and this is amazing. Specially with the sliced apples...
I miss my homeland, my food and I was very excited to hear about this place but OMG after going a few times, because I wanted to try the various dishes I...
The food here is good. I especially enjoy the pork, platanos and black beans. But the service is sort of non-chalant. I believe the man who has served me on...
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 36 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
5 stars all the way!!! Better than any Starbucks I've ever had. Quality is amazing!! They are mobile and can come to your worn in the morning!
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...
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...
Senor Big Ed 287 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
I love Puerto Rican food, so I've been very pleased to have Senor Big Ed's in my city. They serve both Mexican and Puerto Rican food, so there is a variety...
When we passed by this place I really didn't want to stop. We could not find anywhere to go though and were hungry. When you get out of the car you see...
They need to get some sofrito for their beans and some sazon for some color. Their mofongo is ok. Don't order their bistec encebollado is grilled and...
Riverside, CA 92503
I'm am so depressed.... for one, living in L.A. I'm limited on PR food but also I can not come here when I want. I was working in the area and stumbled upon...
4/5 for food, 2/5 for service
Edit: I appreciate the manager's response and hopefully if I return everything will go smoothly.
Was in the area w/ some...
So drove out from LA to riverside (for a dentist app, ugh) I hate coming out here to be honest but now when I have to come visit family I have something to...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 434 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Really 3.5 starts come on!!!! Five at the least..
This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego. The dishes are well prepared, delicious, and conpetively priced. Today I had the ropa vieja with red beans,...
As a boricua, I am sad at how disgusting this place is. LITERALLY an embarrassment to label themselves as an establishment serving Caribbean cuisine.
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 216 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to the Latin American food scene, so I'm trusting less on my knowledge of the culture for this review and relying more on my...
Excellent food, great service, and a well-stocked Bodega of Latin America products.
This family-owned restaurant is expanding next door with specialty...
I'm so glad my head sonar was on in the day I randomly pass by this hidden gem. I came back the next day and what a surprise. Dont expect anything fancy,...