El Jibarito

Caribbean Restaurant and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
San Juan
  • Julio L.
    "traditional delicious Puerto Rican food in old San Juan."(6 Tips)
    Joshua W.
    "Try the cubed steak and their homemade sangria."(4 Tips)
    "The pork with plantain gravy was delicious!!"(3 Tips)
    Ari P.
    "Chicken stew, tamales, tostones were all excellent."(5 Tips)
123 Tips and reviews
  • puerto rican food
  • authentic
  • sangria
  • steak
  • seafood
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Recent
  • Popular
  • Kayleigh H.
    Authentic spot in San Juan. Order family style and try a little of everything + a few rounds of local beers.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McMillanSeptember 4
    Flan was ahmazing. Skirt steak tender!! Traditional PR food. Fernando gives great recommendations!!
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LiuSeptember 4
    Croquetas de bacalado; Christmas special; veal stew.
  • C L.
    C Love LeeAugust 23
    Just ok...
  • Cezar J.
    Cezar JazminAugust 9
    I've been here 2 days and I plan on eating dinner here till the day I leave. The mofongo is amazing and the service is top notch!
  • Brenda J.
    Brenda JonesApril 15
    Real Puerto Rican food. The sangria is great, had pollo al ajillo and sweet plantains- delicious. Service was perfect. In beautiful old San Juan.
  • Auste A.
    Very authentic place, and the food was amazing! Try the grilled Grouper - just the best 👌of course, include trifongo as well!
  • Lillian B.
    Do not understand the hype of how good the food is. The food was cold, not great taste really disappointed. The service was rushed and crowded...ugh
  • A Google User ..
    A Google User .January 15
    Decent place, nicely prepared food but taste is mediocre at best. Had the recommended cubed steak and chicken criole.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 19, 2016
    Disappointed with whoever was giving this place good reviews... This is school cafeteria food, nope.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KornreichJune 2, 2016
    Well-priced and authentic Puertorrican food. Reccommended: the very well seasoned churrasco. The tostones and amarillos are good, but not quite like getting them from a food truck in the país.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenMarch 14, 2016
    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
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneFebruary 9, 2016
    Awesome local food. Get some empanadas, Mofongo, and the chicken.
  • L S.
    L SunJanuary 19, 2016
    Overrated. Maybe a decent option in old San Juan, but you can get much better food outside.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJanuary 19, 2016
    Food was not very good, service was slow.
  • Ari P.
    Ari PaparoJanuary 18, 2016
    Best Puerto Rican food I've had.
  • Kushal B.
    Kushal BereraJanuary 18, 2016
    Way too Crowded. But could be worth the wait
  • Elena P.
    Elena PolyakovaDecember 30, 2015
    Good local food place. Go early to be sure to get dinner in time 'cose it is a lot of people in lane. Always))
  • Conner P.
    Conner PNovember 1, 2015
    solid. killer hot sauce, enjoyed the mofongo and a couple different pork dishes. empanadas also 👍
  • Yasmin S.
    Yasmin SanchezAugust 23, 2015
    Fast service and great native food.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GalvinAugust 20, 2015
    Everything is SO GOOD here - great local restaurant
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AcostaJuly 31, 2015
    If your American and your looking for true "Jibarito" country boy cooking native to Puerto Rico this place is it.
  • Amber Y.
    Amber YuApril 14, 2015
    Get the mofongo mixto. And the yellow or brown rice. DELICIOUS.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MottaMarch 24, 2015
    So disappointing. The pork tamale contained exactly one piece of pork. Best thing we had was the hot sauce.
  • Brian
    BrianMarch 10, 2015
    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.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronFebruary 25, 2015
    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.
  • Brett J.
    Brett JossFebruary 20, 2015
    Very authentic. Order anything with pork.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChenJanuary 31, 2015
    Puerto Rican food, old school atmosphere
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanJanuary 21, 2015
    Touristy but delicious. Come by 12:30 to beat the lunch rush.
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VoltaireJanuary 6, 2015
    Horrible service. Never again!
  • Yamille P.
    Yamille PennockJanuary 3, 2015
  • Yamille P.
    Yamille PennockJanuary 3, 2015
    Best beef steak ever
  • Ari P.
    Ari PaparoJanuary 1, 2015
    Chicken stew, tamales, tostones were all excellent. Also Sangria FTW.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HuDecember 23, 2014
    Chicken oven baked pork are great. Environment is so so. A bit crowded. Very affordable restaurant.
  • Ivan L.
    Ivan LeeDecember 23, 2014
    Great place, tasty food (ask for the Sancocho - kind of beef/vegetables soup), really reasonable prices.
  • Bill B.
    Bill Bahng BoyerNovember 16, 2014
    The bowl of arroz y habichuelas that they brought out for my daughter before we even ordered was a nice touch.
  • Dana D.
    Dana DiamondAugust 25, 2014
    Steak & sweet plantains are amazing. Also best yellow rice and beans!!
  • Wayne W.
    Wayne WhiteAugust 25, 2014
    Great authentic food and service at great prices.
  • C J.
    C JAugust 19, 2014
    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).
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 12, 2014
    Great authentic food
  • Twin City Coffee House
    Twin City Coffee HouseAugust 11, 2014
    Good food!!
  • Diana R.
    Diana RestrepoJuly 25, 2014
    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.
  • Daisy D.
    Daisy DelgadoMay 24, 2014
    Try the shrimp in garlic sauce over mofongo. It's to die for!!!
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FowlerMay 9, 2014
    This place has an amazing pistachio flan.
  • MayHem
    MayHemMay 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Carrie K.
    Carrie KengleMarch 9, 2014
    Ask for the homemade hot sauce
  • Mark J.
    Mark JFebruary 12, 2014
    Sangria- okay. Service-below par. Food-okay. Prices-above par.
  • Martha Z.
    Martha ZampinoFebruary 5, 2014
    Nothing special
  • Risa
    RisaJanuary 24, 2014
    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!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MarshakovJanuary 20, 2014
    Best whole fried red snapper in San Juan
  • R G.
    R GDecember 22, 2013
    authentic, locals go
  • Nhung T.
    Nhung ThỏDecember 17, 2013
    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!!
  • Mark R.
    Mark RaggettDecember 16, 2013
    Great Food and Atmosphere. Get the Red Snapper and the Sangria Pitchers
  • Julio R.
    Julio RodríguezDecember 12, 2013
    Good service, you'd better try the "pasteles"!
  • Kate
    KateDecember 1, 2013
    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
  • shawn o.
    shawn oconnorNovember 14, 2013
    Ask for the hot sauce! Everything we had was amazing!
  • Annie T.
    Annie TAugust 30, 2013
    yucca mofongo mixed w Plaintains. the skirt steak oveesalted and the shrimp was under seasoned.
  • Rasheem J.
    Rasheem JohnsonAugust 26, 2013
  • Julio L.
    Julio LucasAugust 2, 2013
    Get ready for some of the best most traditional delicious Puerto Rican food in old San Juan.
  • Mikhaila R.
    Mikhaila RiceJuly 24, 2013
    Really slow.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WestonJune 19, 2013
    Enjoyed the oven roasted pork ribs with mixed mofongo. Very tender like roast beef. Had to pick off some fat though.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WestonJune 19, 2013
    The cheese balls and whatever sauce comes with it is very good.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WestonJune 19, 2013
    Prices are quite reasonable (cheap)!
  • Ricky F.
    Ricky FloresJune 12, 2013
    Awesome authentic food without the bells and whistles. Short time in Old San Juan, come here
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangMay 27, 2013
    Try the Churrasco La Creolle -
  • Rana R.
    Rana RiadMay 22, 2013
    Steak with onions is amazing! Some of the most flavorful and tender steak I've ever had!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SMay 2, 2013
    Get the creole chicken and triple mofongo. Excellent food and great service, highly recommended!
  • Robin T.
    Robin TilottaApril 16, 2013
    Skip it. Subpar food and shady service for non-locals
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DiazMarch 29, 2013
    Wait was long food was so so and not much selection, would I go back? Ummm no.
  • Daro M.
    Daro MillerMarch 17, 2013
    Absolutely delicious food! Service was great as well.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SFebruary 18, 2013
    The Island Steak with onions was delicious.
  • Christopher B.
    whole fried fish + mango frappe = yum
  • Amber T.
    Amber TurleyJanuary 12, 2013
    Best piña colada I've ever had! Also go for the cube steak. Delish!
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HarveyJanuary 3, 2013
    Delicious and decent prices! I ordered the creolle chicken and loved it. Garlic chicken, shrimp, and ribs were also great. Get the trifogo as your side. Beware they run out of food if you go late.
  • Annette
    AnnetteNovember 26, 2012
    Everything we ordered was excellent... Totally enjoyed the grilled pork chops with trifongo.. Washed all the good food down with sangria.... Excellent lunch... Definitely recommended
  • Rajbir D.
    Rajbir DadhiyalaNovember 26, 2012
    Best food in our Puerto Rico trip. Sangria was nice though taste like a fruit punch. Grilled pork was aaawweesoommee! Roast chicken with fried mofongo was kickass. Place to get high on food!
  • Alejandro O.
    Alejandro OlveraNovember 24, 2012
    "camarones al ajillo".The most impressive isPrice 14,95$what it includes:5!Shrimps,sideDish(in my case it was rice)andSalad.You will be "SUPER FULL"with this dish. BTW the rise stick to your tooth :)
  • Carla Q.
    Carla Quinn RawheiserNovember 11, 2012
    Loved the Mofungo! Had a great lunch with Dave, Sue, and Rob
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MuiNovember 1, 2012
    Delicious sangria... On the sweeter side though.
  • Damon J.
    Damon JohnsonOctober 30, 2012
    Amazing food. Chicken stew and beef patties were bomb.
  • V C.
    V CastilloAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Staff is cool...Everything mentioned about this place is true. Wanda is amazing!!!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AAugust 13, 2012
    Service is decent at best, but the deep fried mofongo makes up for it.
  • Edgardo L.
    Edgardo L.July 25, 2012
    Very cozy setting. Food has great presentation and the beans have an exquisite creole taste.
  • Blanca R.
    Blanca RamosMay 4, 2012
    Get the Carne Mechada with Yuca Mofongo, you will NOT be disappointed!!!!
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JaeMay 3, 2012
    Amazing red sangria
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WilsonApril 23, 2012
    The sangria was not good if you're expecting Spanish-style sangria. This was more like fruit punch. Food and staff were great though!
  • Allen J.
    Allen JacksonApril 22, 2012
    Easily the best food in Old San Juan.
  • Javi V.
    Javi VegaMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    First of all, Amazing no regrets. Service is excelent. The Mofongo relleno Al Ajillo is out of this world, I can tell im puertorrican.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrahamMarch 22, 2012
    Amazing food - get the shrimp.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 17, 2012
    the fried plantains are fantastic. be careful: the sangria adds up ($25 / pitcher). also, request Fernando as your server!
  • Esther N.
    Esther N.March 15, 2012
    You HAVE to get Fernando as a waiter. He's the best. And he might even propose to you. Oh, and the food is yummy too.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SosaMarch 11, 2012
    Try carne guisada!
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CallMarch 5, 2012
    The sauces are to die for. Best authentic Puerto Rican food. And you can order rum and cokes to go!
  • chris O.
    chris OFebruary 1, 2012
    Best no frills local food. Very friendly family run staff. Have the camorones con ajillo and the tri mofongo.
  • Nora H.
    Nora HembreeJanuary 23, 2012
    The chicken creole dish with the tri-mofongo is OUT OF THIS, as is the pork in plantain gravy. As evidenced by our empty plates :-) def try the sangria, too!
  • Alicia A.
    Alicia AlvaradoDecember 18, 2011
    Such good cheap Puerto Rican food. Pork ribs in plantain gravy are to die for.
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WNovember 22, 2011
    Try the cubed steak and their homemade sangria.
  • Yamille P.
    Yamille PennockSeptember 29, 2011
    The best beefsteak in town, biftec encebollado con amarillos
  • Ralph K.
    Ralph KnueppelAugust 28, 2011
    Very good local food at a reasonable price !
  • Ashmi Elizabeth D.
    Ashmi Elizabeth DangAugust 2, 2011
    Traditional Latin food at this Old San Juan gem. Read more
  • Yahaira V.
    La carne mechada buenisima y es económico.
  • Gerardo A.
    Está riquísimo todo plato navidad, masitas de puerco con trifongo!!! Uff delicioso súper recomendable mejor lugar en San Juan no hay
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherFebruary 22, 2016
    Pollo en salsa criollo con trifongo is 👍👍
  • Wilson M.
    Wilson MartinezJanuary 10, 2016
    Mofongo de camarones, flan de coco
  • Fefo Y. F.
    Fefo Y. FefaSeptember 29, 2015
    Riquísimo y a buen precio!
  • Gonzalo U.
    Gonzalo UmañaAugust 31, 2015
    Plato navidad delicioso. El mofongo espectacular y la sangria muy buena.
  • Cristina
    CristinaMay 29, 2015
    El mofongo relleno de camarones al ajillo con una sangria de la casa.
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresJanuary 7, 2015
    Peça p ser atendido pelo Fernando, garçon super atencioso!! Foto do churrasco!! Não Esqueca o mofongo(parece um cuscuz de banana) e o arroz guisado( parece um carreteiro)!! Bom apetite!!
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresJanuary 7, 2015
    Delicia!!! Peça o camarão ao alho, o churrasco(se gosta de pimentão), o bofe C/ cebola é bom pra crianças!! O pasteleiro de beef de entrada e a sangria q é deliciosa!!😋
  • Jose C.
    Jose CastroOctober 22, 2013
    Arroz guisado!!
286 Photos

Related Searches

  • el jibarito san juan
  • el jibarito san juan photos
  • el jibarito san juan location
  • el jibarito san juan address
  • el jibarito san juan
  • club el jibarito san juan
  • el jabarito san juan
  • el jibarito san juan
  • la fonda del jbarito san juan
  • la fonda del jibarito san juan

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF