Cafe Puerto Rico has established a name for itself as one of the best local places to find stuffed mofongo. You can choose from the plantain, sweet plantain, and cassava options. There are a variety of stuffing options for your mofongo including, vegetables, chicken, shrimp, grouper, seafood, steak strip, diced pork, and codfish. Mofongo dishes are quite affordable with the price ranging from $12 to $24. That Cafe Puerto Rico has received so much “street cred” for this selection goes to say about the quality of their mofongo.
Cafe Puerto Rico’s chicken selection can be found by scrolling down to the list of items titled “pollo”. The items on this list offer different styles of chicken, which makes it convenient if you would like a variety of styles to choose from. One of the most popular chicken selections is the Pechuga Pollo parrilla. This selection goes for $12 and features a grilled and delicious chicken breast. The Pechuga Pollo Criolla, ajillo offers a twist to the aforementioned selection by incorporating an option of either creole sauce or garlic sauce. Also interesting, is the pechuga pollo empanada. This selection goes for $14 and features a breaded and delicious chicken breast. Pechuga Pollo parmesana goes for $16 and features a parmesan and delicious chicken breast. If you like your chicken crisp, then the chicharrones Pollo is for you. This wonderful selection goes for $10 and features chunks of chicken fried to a crisp. Arroz pollo goes for $12 and features yellow rice served with chicken. The cazuela berenjena Pollo goes for $12 and features eggplant served with a chicken casserole. Cazuela vegetales also go for $12 and feature vegetable casserole. Paella vegetariana on the other hand goes for $12 and features vegetable paella.
Being a family-friendly establishment, Cafe Puerto Rico offers a wonderful selection of bites for the little ones. By “kids” Cafe Puerto Rico refers to diners below the age of 12. Meals on the kids’ menu include pork ribs, skirt steak, chicken tenders, and chunks of breaded fish. Side orders include rice, beans, french fries, and mashed potatoes.
All in all, Cafe Puerto Rico is a welcoming, family-centered dining establishment with excellent customer service and delicious fares. There is a variety of meals and beverages to choose from, all of which are reasonably priced. What’s more, you do not have to wait for dinner to enjoy delicious meals at Cafe Puerto Rico since the restaurant also serves a lunch menu. So, if you are looking for a good cafe in Viejo San Juan, you might want to visit Cafe Puerto Rico.…
Soups and Gumbo
To find Cafe Puerto Rico’s delightful selection of soups and gumbo, scroll down to the list of items titled “Sopas y Asopaos”.Sopa dia, or simply the day’s soup, is one of the most popular soup selections at Cafe Puerto Rico. It goes for only $6 and is quite a treat for the palate. The chicken soup or Sopa Pollo also goes for $6 and is certainly worth a try. If you are looking for something a little different, then perhaps the black bean soup or Sopa habichuelas negras may tickle your fancy. This soup selection goes for only $6 and promises a wonderful soup experience. The $6 plantain cream or crema platano is good as well. Other soups worth a mention include the $12 shrimp gumbo (Asopao De Camarones), and the chicken gumbo (Asopao de Pollo).
Cafe Puerto Rico also offers some salads to go with your meals. The list of salads, also known as ensaladas, include shrimp salad, conch salad, and chicken salad. All the salads are reasonably priced and range from $16 to $20.
As you would expect, Cafe Puerto Rico offers a selection of seafood delights or mariscos to its patrons. One of the most popular seafood selections at Cafe Puerto Rico, is the Chillo Entero Criolla Encebollado. This selection features a whole snapper fried with Segun peso. There is no fixed price for this meal, and the price you pay depends on how much your selection weighs. The fillet in creole sauce or creamy sauce is also a must try. This seafood selection goes for only $17 and features a fillet in creole sauce or creamy sauce. Another seafood entry worth considering is the mahi-mahi fillet. This item goes for $18 and features a grilled and delicious mahi-mahi fillet, and trust me when I say that this is one of the most delicious mahi-mahi fillets around. I would even go further to say that this selection gives some of the main seafood selections on this list a run for their money. The Camarones Criolla a la ajillo goes for $19 and features shrimp in creole sauce or garlic sauce. The Arroz Camarones goes for $19 and features shrimp served with yellow rice. A similar seafood selection is the Arroz bacalao which goes for $16 and features codfish served with yellow rice. Another seafood selection worth a mention is the paella Mariscos. This selection goes for $22 for an individual serving of seafood paella.
Pork and Beef
Of course, Cafe Puerto Rico’s menu would not be complete without a selection of pork and beef. You can also locate this part of the menu by looking for the list of items titled “Carnes”. One of the most popular items here is the bistec encebollado. This selection goes for $12 and features beef steak with onions. The churrasco parrilla goes for $19 and features a 10 Oz skirt steak. Fancy a taste of pork? Indulge in the $ 12 chuletas de cerdo, which boast of nothing but sheer delight. If you are craving some pork ribs, you might want to go with the $12 costillas cerdo. Another wonderful pork selection is the masitas encebollado. This selection goes for $12 and features delicious diced pork served with onions.…
There’s nothing like the delicious smell of a fresh cup of coffee in the morning. Luckily Viejo, San Juan is home to several cafes that allow you to indulge your taste buds in some of Puerto Rico’s finest blends. One of the best places to quench your craving for coffee in San Juan is Cafe Puerto Rico, located
This friendly and cozy restaurant provides outdoor seating and flavorful bargains right on Plaza Colon. The restaurant’s interior features a relaxed, welcoming ambiance thanks to the never-ending whir of a blender making fruit juice, the tiled floors, ceiling fans, and beamed ceilings. The restaurant’s menu features a wonderful selection of regional dishes. Some of the most popular options include rice and chicken, red snapper, and paella. The menu also features a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, soups, and salads. Cafe Puerto Rico is also known as the go-to place for mofongo — mashed, fried plantain. And, in a place like Puerto Rico, that’s quite something. The mofongo is available in sweet plantain, yucca, or green, and with your selection of protein stuffing. The chicken creamy garlic is to die for, and something you should consider trying. Cafe Puerto Rico also features a lounge and well-stocked bar where you can relax during your free time. The restaurant’s location is perfect for those who would like to visit architectural landmarks such as the El Morro Castle or San Juan Cathedral.
Cafe Puerto Rico’s wonderful selection of meals are available during both lunch and dinner. So, if you happen to be taking a stroll down the winding streets of Old San Juan, as you pass by the H&R, do not hesitate to visit this establishment. The lunch is fantastic and the bar offers a delightful selection of drinks including, sangria, wine, and tropical drinks.
Cafe Puerto Rico offers a thoughtful selection of appetizers that leaves you craving for the remaining part of your dining adventure at the restaurant. During your visit to Cafe Puerto Rico, you might want to start with the carrucho. This delightful appetizer features a conch and goes for only $12. As far as appetizers go, this is one of the best you will ever taste. Camarones ajillo is also quite nice. It features shrimp in garlic sauce and goes for $10. Cafe Puerto Rico’S ceviche goes for $12 and features the restaurant’s housemade ceviche. Chorizos vino goes for $6 and features Spanish sauce and wine sauce. The chicharrones are also a delightful treat for your palate. It goes for $6 and features chunks of chicken fried to a crisp. The mini alcapurrias goes for $7 and features delicious alcapurrias fritters. Enjoy a delicious serving of corn stick when you select the $7 sorullitos de mainz. This starter is a tested classic and one of the most popular starters at Cafe Puerto Rico. The Queso Frito goes for $6 and features fried cheese. Before moving to the selections offered at Cafe Puerto Rico, there is one last appetizer worth a mention — the Bandeja Surtida. There are two sizes of Bandeja Surtida — full and half. A full Bandeja Surtida goes for $25 while a half Bandeja surtida goes for $15.…