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 236 reviews
581 5th St
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
My very first time eating comida puertorriqueña and omg i want more!
One star is too good for this place.
The catering business is a huge disappointment!!
Marus Kitchen 22 reviews
Oakland, CA 94603
Nothing makes a great party if you don't serve good food!!! We hired Maru's kitchen to make this happen for us. David is easy going and will come up with a...
I'm at the night market right now and it took them 40 mins to get me 5 empanadas.... not including waiting in line time. slowest service here ever. I think...
Best empanadillas around and the most authentic food I've tasted. Must try for yourself.
Sol Food 659 reviews
401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
How can I say this that you haven't seen a hundred times here. This place rocks it. Long lines outside, but it is possible to get in quickly if you do your...
why you gotta be sooo far!
came to the mill valley location because the other one had a LONGER line. this one still had a line but we were seated quickly,...
Sol Food is one of Marin County's best! I first saw Sol Food on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" prior to moving to CA from CT, and was extremely happy when I...
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 310 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...
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...
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...
Sol Cubano 366 reviews
5734 Watt Ave
North Highlands, CA 95660
I absolutely love and adore this place with a passion. Their only downfall is that it's right smack in the middle of North Highlands, so it's a bit of a...
I have been having a crazy mad craving for Cuban food. It's almost non-existent in the Sacramento area except for this little hole in the wall joint in...
Came in for lunch today... Waitress said they had goat stew for a special so goat stew is what I had. It was FIRE!!! I don't eat goat like that and I love...
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Parada 22 1024 reviews
1805 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
What a hidden gem.
But it's not super hidden if you pass by this area frequently; though it's narrow, it's an amazing aqua green color that makes it stand...
We went for lunch on a weekend and we were seated immediately. I ordered the pulled pork, and the portion size for the amount you pay is insanely good. My...
Whenever I'm in haight-ashbury and I need to eat something, I usually buy food to sustain myself but my expectations are pretty low---it's just not a good...
Parada 22 POP-UP 34 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...
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...
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...
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 Cuban Restaurant 458 reviews
853 Auto Ctr Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
We love Baracoa! We enjoyed eating at the restaurant so much, we knew we had to hire them as a caterer for our next dinner night.
We celebrated our anniversary here + enjoyed eating some fattening food, and me drinking, after five weeks of eating clean (no sugar, no processed foods),...
Nice peaceful place
Frijolito's Mobile Coffee 39 reviews
Phoenix, AZ 85326
Hands down best coffee and a non shop!
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...
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 338 reviews
5490 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Señor Big Ed has been here for decades!
Excellent food great price and friendly hostesses.. I would give A+++
Really good food! The arroz con guandules, and mofongo are both my personal faves but I got a bunch of different things are they're all pretty good! I...
Riverside, CA 92503
Wow. Can I just say that for my review?
Ambience: I really don't believe the party I witnessed was a Mother's Day event...but they had a live band....
Super casual. Inexpensive. One nice lady working both the tables and the register. Lunch specials run $6-$8. My dining companion had a fat roast pork...
Second time coming out here to this spot! Just as good as the first time, Love this place and the food is AMAZING!!!
I've had Puerto Rican food before......
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Andrés Restaurant 502 reviews
1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Been wanting some good Puerto Rican food and they had some good options here.
I ordered to go the arroz con gandules y pollo. It's wasn't that bad for...
One of my coworkers suggested we get together for a work lunch...and I must say, what a lovely little place! The restaurant was small and at 1 PM, slightly...
Been here quite a few times. Food is very good. Not really knowing what authentic Cuban food is, what I do know is it good and what we expected it to. be....
Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market 249 reviews
6163 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
Best Puerto Rican food I've had in a LONG time! I'm Hispanic so I definitely know what to look for! I'm so glad I found this place. The Mofongo is to die...
I've actually been wanting to try this place forever,
Best place to get all your Goya needs!! Taste of home.. I've been to this spot a couple of times and now and it never disappoints..
This is definitely a...