Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo

Latin American Restaurant and Caribbean Restaurant$$$$
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
  • The sangria at Puerto Viejo is a can't miss
  • Abigail A.
    "Great happy hour: $5 sangria and $1 empanadas!"(8 Tips)
    Marcela E.
    "... favorite restaurants. sancocho is amazing (I always get it) and their..."(7 Tips)
    Gabriel H.
    "Best Dominican food I have had in Brooklyn."(6 Tips)
    Alex N.
    "delicious mofongo and great empanadas and sangria."(21 Tips)
120 Tips and reviews
  • empanadas
  • sangria
  • good for dates
  • dominican food
  • authentic
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  • Milagros R.
    Milagros RicherDecember 12, 2016
    The service and the vibe of the room is cozy and great. The empanadas were nice especially the plantain and oxtail one, but mains were lacklustre and disappointing. Still a great neighbourhood spot.
  • Jay B.
    Jay BlessedDecember 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I really dig this restaurant. I named it one of my 20 Trendy Caribbean restaurants. See more here: http://jayblessed.com/2015/11/18/jays-list-20-trendy-dine-in-caribbean-owned-restaurants-in-nyc/
  • Erin G.
    Erin GreeneJune 30, 2015
    As a Dominican, I can fully attest that this place is the bomb diggidity damn. Wow! Sangria, tostones rellenos (and I don't even like beef), sancocho, everything wow! Live music weekly.
  • Alliccia
    AllicciaSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The sangria and empanadas are so good. The main dishes are also great and the tres leches is a great way to end the meal! Everyone is so friendly. Great date spot.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BDecember 30, 2012
    Delicious, affordable, great staff, overall good vibe. As a vegetarian, pleased to have enjoyed a delicious veggie mofongo. I'll be back!
  • Barrie S.
    Barrie SegalAugust 6, 2014
    they *are* open on sundays for brunch, with a special dominican brunch menu. i think it's just for the summer. whatever that pulled pork eggs benedict thing is on the menu, get it.
  • Erica D.
    Erica DeChavezMay 4, 2013
    Happy hour $1 empanadas and $3 beers. Best happy hour ever! And the empanadas are really good, always ask for the spicy sauce, it's home made and super spicy. Love it!
  • Marcela E.
    Marcela ErazoJuly 8, 2016
    this is one of my favorite restaurants. sancocho is amazing (I always get it) and their sangria is wonderful. haven't had anything I didn't like yet and the prices are great
  • Jake S.
    Jake SimmsJune 15, 2013
    Order a pitcher of red sangria and feast on empanadas. Go with at least one white cheese. Prove you are a man by a generous portion of their hot sauce. Prooooove it!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Really enjoyed the Chicharrones de Cerdo. Tender chunks of fried pork served with delicious boiled yuca and pickled red onions.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FaganAugust 2, 2013
    Tilapia for $10 is a steal comes with rice and beans an a whole lot of flavor!!! Can't lose try the homemade hot sauce
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Dominican food I have had in Brooklyn. One of the best restaurants I have been to in the Prospect Heights / Crown Heights / Fort Greene area of Brooklyn.
  • Clemente C.
    Clemente CuevasMarch 29, 2015
    Vegetarian here: Not a lot of veggie options, but the ones available are very good! Veggie mofongo, some veggie empanadas, and some sides are really good. Very Dominican tasting drinks.
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtOctober 14, 2015
    Pastellon is incredible. Chicharrones de pollo are great little deep fried bits of delicious. And definitely have some plantain chips to start. This place is fantastic.
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca ChadwickMay 14, 2015
    Seriously the best empanadas anywhere. The cheese one is so good that I want to have it for breakfast with eggs on the side. One minus is that it's cash only.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenApril 29, 2016
    delicious mofongo and great empanadas and sangria. happy hour deals are incredible. very homey vibe.
  • David L.
    David LópezJune 19, 2015
    Latin american cuisine. A really good choice if you want to try something different. Good prices and delicious food. "Pernil" is my personal recommendation :)
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneJune 9, 2013
    Delicious and beautiful, earthy, laidback vibe. Everthing was delicious including the cheese empanadas and cuban sandwich. My son decided its his new favorite place
  • Misook J.
    Misook JiSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New favorite place. Super yummy food (I thought it might be very oily but it turned out to be not greasy at all) and really fun place to go out!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best entree is the Pastelón de Carne. Mashed sweet plantains layered with beef and cheese.
  • Rachel N.
    Rachel NashFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    How can you go wrong with empanadas and plantain chips? Add some sangria and you've got the best cozy-casual night in the neighborhood.
  • Tom O.
    Tom O'HareOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're lucky enough to sit at the bar when the wonderful woman who tends is there, you have won the game. This place is amazing.
  • Christian
    ChristianNovember 15, 2012
    Pro tip: Since it's a Dominican restaurant, don't order the Cuban Sandwich or the friendly servers will judge you. The burger's great (and not Cuban).
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FaganAugust 2, 2013
    Food is great service is great and decor is right on..prospect heights we have a winner!!!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RezvanAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great family-owned Dominican spot. Burger is killer, as is the palomilla steak. Happy hour 4-7 daily, $3 beers $1 empanadas.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The tostones rellenos is a delicious appetizer (fried green plantains scooped with barbecued pulled beef).
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FaganAugust 2, 2013
    Dominican style steak con onions...delish ....cooked to perfection and the taste is just mouth watering
  • Freka S.
    Freka SexyApril 13, 2016
    All this food is fuckin' Grade A! And I was hungry so it all went down. Empanadas were fresh too! Highly recommend this place!
  • Sam O.
    Sam OriachFebruary 6
    Delicious. Get the picadera for two. You will lose your mind. Chimi burger is also delicious (and great bang for your buck).
  • Joanie
    JoanieDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great music. Try the flan, one of the best I've had! If you're on a health kick, fresh papaya juice is fantastic
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne StortzNovember 15, 2012
    Seriously delicious, and reasonably priced. $2 for amazing amazing empanadas. I loved the pork chops and tres leches dessert.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jean B.
    Jean BécartéDecember 8, 2013
    What a nice place to go !!! Don't miss the happy hour ! Great staff ! I'll be back SOON ! Tks ! Love Dominican food :)
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great empanadas. Come here on weekdays during Happy Hour for $1 empanadas.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome happy hour. Weekdays 4-7. $1 empanadas $3 beer & $5 sangria.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerJuly 29, 2016
    The flavors in the pulpo salad, and chicken chicharones were incredible. Try the homemade hot sauce!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the maduros (sweet plantains). Such an amazing side.
  • Oriceida Y.
    Oriceida YearwoodJanuary 18, 2014
    One of my favorite Place.. From the Sangria to the appetizer to the Entree is to die for!!!
  • Edith T.
    Edith TaveraSeptember 14, 2013
    Amazingly cheap for the food and quality atmosphere. The hot sauce is homemade and insanely good.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a very nice mofongo. Get the one with shrimp.
  • LC
    LCApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the sangria. Will knock you off your feet literally. Also, don't leave without a happy hour empanada !
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The tostones (flattened green plantains) is a great side.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChaunteMarch 9, 2014
    Wonderful food. Amazing white sangrias. Make sure you have cash...no credit cards allowed.
  • Beril E.
    Beril EsenSeptember 15, 2015
    Love this place! Everything is great with low prices!
  • Izzy B.
    Izzy BNovember 14, 2014
    Order the sancocho, chicharrones de pollo, and flan. Amazing Dominican food and atmosphere.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pasteles En Hoja are fabulous. A must try.
  • Lina A.
    Lina AlfonsoFebruary 23, 2014
    In a Saturday night be prepared to wait more than 1 hour for a table. They were a little disorganized when it came to placing us in a table but aside to that food was good.
  • Amaya
    AmayaDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The churrasco, mofongo, and sancocho are my go-to's. you will NOT be disappointed.
  • Kilian W.
    Kilian WalshSeptember 8, 2013
    Oxtail stew all the way. And the Dominican style rice and sweet plantain *salivating*
  • Andrei K.
    Andrei KryssovAugust 30, 2015
    Try the pastelón (aka sweet plantain lasagna) and empanadas. Delicious!
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierOctober 17, 2014
    Superb service, live music, outdoor seating. Get the steak dishes.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonOctober 23, 2015
    If they have mushroom and cheese empanadas as a special, get them.
  • Luke
    LukeNovember 1, 2015
    Cash only, but not pricy enough to make you worry. Go for empanadas, but save room for the mains
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah Schipul SwiftFebruary 25, 2015
    Tasty, homestyle Dominican food at good price points. Lively. Friendly staff.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MajeedSeptember 21, 2015
    Order the Morir Roncando from the bar. It tastes like a spiked creamsicle!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteDecember 30, 2015
    Excellent Dominican food. The mofongo is super filling. Get avocado on the side to mash in.
  • Kathy R.
    They have the best happy hour! $1 empanadas and $5 sangrias- amazing!
  • Andy A.
    Andy AbramsAugust 11, 2014
    Those empanadas are very reasonably priced and tasty. The mojitos are ok.
  • Akira
    AkiraMay 13, 2016
    Great food, very yummy. Skip the cocktails though, I didn't think they were worth their price tag. Music is way too loud though.
  • Liz V.
    Liz VernonApril 8, 2014
    $10 dinner plates! Free, freshly made plaintain chips while you wait.
  • José P.
    came for the empanadas, were not great. If you go to a genuine Dominican place, you'll get more of a bang for your buck. Def not #1 in BK for empanadas.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PindjakDecember 14, 2016
    dope breakfast: get the tres golpes and a morir soñando juice 👌🏼
  • Tato T.
    Tato TorresAugust 1, 2013
    Very NICE!!! Family owned..., wonderful vibe... GREAT FOOD!
  • Munira A.
    Munira AhmedSeptember 6, 2012
    happy hour 4-7p includes $1 empanadas.. red sangria is tasty but strong!
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FaganAugust 15, 2013
    $5 happy hour sangria --berry,white or red
  • Eric K.
    Eric KramerNovember 5, 2016
    Go for the Mofongo al Pilon and Empanadas 🔥#Quality
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They give complementary plantain chips. Really nice touch.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 30, 2015
    Cash only. Nice, simple (and cheap) breakfast.
  • bostjan s.
    Great atmosphere, casual but neat, and excellent food
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash only but that have an ATM on premises. Prepare accordingly.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerOctober 23, 2015
    Great happy hour: $5 sangria and $1 empanadas! So good!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Any dish made with plantains here is so amazing.
  • Delmar P.
    Delmar PowellOctober 20, 2013
    Great food, great service, great neighborhood date night!!!!!
  • Emily K.
    Emily KJanuary 9, 2014
    Love this place. Just remember Cash only!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Really enjoy both the red sangria and the white sangria.
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 15, 2016
    The Cuban Sandwich and Empanadas are fantastic
  • Izzy
    IzzyAugust 29, 2015
    You must order the sancocho and chicharron de cerdo.
  • Marcie Q.
    Marcie QuintanaJune 20, 2015
    Empanadas are great and they have a kick-ass brunch.
  • Fred D.
    Fred DAugust 26, 2016
    Rice and beans really good!! Remind me of real food back from Haiti!!!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Dominican food in the Prospect Heights - Crown Heights area.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The sangria is amazing!
  • Julia D.
    Julia DennisonAugust 7, 2014
    The morir sonando cocktail is like an orange creamsicle turned up a notch. Sooooo good.
  • Akilah R.
    Akilah RosadoAugust 3, 2013
    One word... Empanadas. Get some in your life!
  • Forrest M.
    Forrest ManningNovember 14, 2014
    passion fruit juice, chicharrones, tilapia, sancocho
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy StrongFebruary 5
    Went on a Saturday nite very slow service, inexperienced staff, waited over 35 min at the bar before the waiter seated us, then waited another 25 min before someone took our order..no bueno
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiuMay 9, 2016
    Really good (but expensive) mofongos.
  • Shiyin L.
    Shiyin LinApril 17, 2016
    Go with the meats over the seafood 👌
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place to go for brunch.
  • Forrest M.
    Forrest ManningNovember 14, 2014
    great service, great food, music on point
  • Hector U.
    Hector UlsFebruary 12, 2016
    Steak was delicious, I would recommend.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GravelineAugust 17, 2014
    Delicious Columbian food, great service! Prices are reasonable. I had the $10 plate with fried cheese, eggs, salami and mashed plantains. It was freaking amazing! Sangria is delish! Will come again
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanOctober 25, 2015
    The empanadas specials are fire
  • Erica C.
    Erica CeruloSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Breakfast! Starts at 7a and is so nice and chill.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngSeptember 22, 2015
    Great food, but super super slow service. Come if you have time to spare.
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea ArterberyAugust 11, 2013
    The Passion Fruit Mimosa is everything.
  • Zeynep O.
    Zeynep OguzMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Mofongo al Pilon is delicious
  • Hector
    HectorJuly 24, 2014
    Loud ambiance. Cash only.
  • Jaime M.
    Jaime MendozaDecember 19, 2015
    Excellent food and great ambiance!
  • Donn F.
    Donn FresardSeptember 2, 2015
    Sancocho is on point
  • Molly T.
    Molly TJanuary 17, 2016
    Everything here is amazing. 😍
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ClementeMay 21, 2016
    Great food and great atmosphere!!
  • Andres R.
    Las empanadas estan espectaculares, pastela también muy rica. El trato genial, fueron superamables!
  • Lucas B.
    Lucas BarretoJanuary 14, 2015
    Boa música cubana e porto riquenha, bom atendimento e preço honesto.
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