El Jibarito

Caribbean Restaurant and Latin American Restaurant
Calle Sol 280, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

Based on 285 votes

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    Julio L.
    "traditional delicious Puerto Rican food in old San Juan."(5 Tips)
    Brian
    "The pork with plantain gravy was delicious!!"(3 Tips)
    Maritza M.
    "Tostones are amazing with the garlic dipping sauce."(4 Tips)
    Jessica M.
    "Delicious sangria... On the sweeter side though."(14 Tips)
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  • puerto rican food
  • sangria
  • authentic
  • steak
  • seafood
  • food in old san juan
  • camarones al ajillo
  • pork
  • red snapper
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • meats
  • mofongo
  • family-friendly
  • chicken
  • tamales
  • churrasco
  • piña coladas
  • shrimp
  • Angela W.
    Christmas platter is an awesome deal. Trifongo is a must try, basically fried mofongo with sweet plantains mixed in. Be prepared for a long wait
    Angela Wen · March 14
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  • Chris P.
    Awesome local food. Get some empanadas, Mofongo, and the chicken.
    Chris Pollone · February 9
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  • L S.
    Overrated. Maybe a decent option in old San Juan, but you can get much better food outside.
    L Sun · January 19
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  • Dave H.
    Food was not very good, service was slow.
    Dave Holtz · January 19
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  • Ari P.
    Best Puerto Rican food I've had.
    Ari Paparo · January 18
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  • Kushal B.
    Way too Crowded. But could be worth the wait
    Kushal Berera · January 18
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  • Elena P.
    Good local food place. Go early to be sure to get dinner in time 'cose it is a lot of people in lane. Always))
    Elena Polyakova · December 30, 2015
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  • Conner P.
    solid. killer hot sauce, enjoyed the mofongo and a couple different pork dishes. empanadas also 👍
    Conner P · November 1, 2015
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  • Yasmin S.
    Fast service and great native food.
    Yasmin Sanchez · August 23, 2015
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  • Jennifer G.
    Everything is SO GOOD here - great local restaurant
    Jennifer Galvin · August 20, 2015
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  • Miguel A.
    If your American and your looking for true "Jibarito" country boy cooking native to Puerto Rico this place is it.
    Miguel Acosta · July 31, 2015
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  • Amber Y.
    Get the mofongo mixto. And the yellow or brown rice. DELICIOUS.
    Amber Yu · April 14, 2015
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  • Laura M.
    So disappointing. The pork tamale contained exactly one piece of pork. Best thing we had was the hot sauce.
    Laura Motta · March 24, 2015
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  • Brian
    The pork with plantain gravy was delicious!! The food was good, the smoothies fresh, but the wait and service can be slow. Be prepared to wait. Very enjoyable.
    Brian · March 10, 2015
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  • Erik C.
    Hidden little spot but very touristy the wait was about an hour. I think the food was good and the prices and service fair but not for an hour wait. Very Good portions. Do it once and go when no wait.
    Erik Cintron · February 25, 2015
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  • Brett J.
    Very authentic. Order anything with pork.
    Brett Joss · February 20, 2015
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  • Daniel C.
    Puerto Rican food, old school atmosphere
    Daniel Chen · January 31, 2015
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  • Emilie F.
    Touristy but delicious. Come by 12:30 to beat the lunch rush.
    Emilie Futterman · January 21, 2015
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  • Jessica V.
    Horrible service. Never again!
    Jessica Voltaire · January 6, 2015
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  • Yamille P.
    Everything
    Yamille Pennock · January 3, 2015
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  • Yamille P.
    Best beef steak ever
    Yamille Pennock · January 3, 2015
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  • Ari P.
    Chicken stew, tamales, tostones were all excellent. Also Sangria FTW.
    Ari Paparo · January 1, 2015
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  • Kevin H.
    Chicken oven baked pork are great. Environment is so so. A bit crowded. Very affordable restaurant.
    Kevin Hu · December 23, 2014
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  • Ivan L.
    Great place, tasty food (ask for the Sancocho - kind of beef/vegetables soup), really reasonable prices.
    Ivan Lee · December 23, 2014
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  • Bill B.
    The bowl of arroz y habichuelas that they brought out for my daughter before we even ordered was a nice touch.
    Bill Bahng Boyer · November 16, 2014
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  • Dana D.
    Steak & sweet plantains are amazing. Also best yellow rice and beans!!
    Dana Diamond · August 25, 2014
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  • Wayne W.
    Great authentic food and service at great prices.
    Wayne White · August 25, 2014
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  • C J.
    Keep in mind the dishes change daily - dishes recommended on Foursquare might not be on the menu! That said, the "Puerto Rican lasagna" is awesome (beef and plantain).
    C J · August 19, 2014
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  • Kevin P.
    Great authentic food
    Kevin Phan · August 12, 2014
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  • Twin City Coffee House
    Good food!!
    Twin City Coffee House · August 11, 2014
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  • Diana R.
    The bistec a la criolla and el bistec encebollado are to die for. They have that homemade quality that is rare to find. If the wait is long when you arrive, dont feel discouraged, it is SO worth it.
    Diana Restrepo · July 25, 2014
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  • Daisy D.
    Try the shrimp in garlic sauce over mofongo. It's to die for!!!
    Daisy Delgado · May 24, 2014
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  • Jonathan F.
    This place has an amazing pistachio flan.
    Jonathan Fowler · May 9, 2014
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  • MayHem
    Don't be a tourist. Come in chill out and enjoy the food. Yes its slow...but if you want faster, go to McDonalds. And come at an off hour.
    MayHem · May 7, 2014
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  • Carrie K.
    Ask for the homemade hot sauce
    Carrie Kengle · March 9, 2014
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  • Mark J.
    Sangria- okay. Service-below par. Food-okay. Prices-above par.
    Mark J · February 12, 2014
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  • Martha Z.
    Nothing special
    Martha Zampino · February 5, 2014
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  • Risa
    Local gem that's been around for more than 40 years. Don't miss out on the Plato Navideño and Camarones Al Ajillo w Mofongo Mixto!
    Risa · January 24, 2014
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  • Alex M.
    Best whole fried red snapper in San Juan
    Alex Marshakov · January 20, 2014
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  • R G.
    authentic, locals go
    R G · December 22, 2013
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  • Nhung T.
    This restaurant has more than 300 yelp reviewers and placed it 4star+ so I decided to come, stand in line and wait for 20 mins to get the food and disappointed!!
    Nhung Thỏ · December 17, 2013
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  • Mark R.
    Great Food and Atmosphere. Get the Red Snapper and the Sangria Pitchers
    Mark Raggett · December 16, 2013
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  • Julio R.
    Good service, you'd better try the "pasteles"!
    Julio Rodríguez · December 12, 2013
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  • Kate
    Very disappointed. Ate here tonight for dinner. Our service was ridiculously slow at 6:00pm. Two tables that came after us got their food before we got our beef patty appetizer. Not impressed by food
    Kate · December 1, 2013
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  • shawn o.
    Ask for the hot sauce! Everything we had was amazing!
    shawn oconnor · November 14, 2013
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  • Annie T.
    yucca mofongo mixed w Plaintains. the skirt steak oveesalted and the shrimp was under seasoned.
    Annie T · August 30, 2013
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  • Rasheem J.
    GARLIC CHICKEN- YUMMMMM
    Rasheem Johnson · August 26, 2013
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  • Julio L.
    Get ready for some of the best most traditional delicious Puerto Rican food in old San Juan.
    Julio Lucas · August 2, 2013
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  • Mikhaila R.
    Really slow.
    Mikhaila Rice · July 24, 2013
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  • Chris W.
    Enjoyed the oven roasted pork ribs with mixed mofongo. Very tender like roast beef. Had to pick off some fat though.
    Chris Weston · June 19, 2013
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