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El Platanar

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Carretera 153 Km 8, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
+1 787-219-6507
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit redundant as this restaurant El Platanar is in a plantain plantation high up overlooking over a thousand or so plantain plants. All their fare is very good, Authentic Puerto Rican dishes and surprisingly huge servings- no skimping here, Plenty of take-home. Quickly becoming our families favorite restaurant with awesome plantain deserts that takes two to finish.

Thank Coqui J
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Menu is the common Puerto Rican Mofongo, sea food and fried pork that can be found almost everywhere in the island. Food flavor and presentation was good. Only problem here was service. Not enough waiters or waitresses to take care of such a large place. We were asked for our orders in about 25 minutes after we were seated. After... More 

Thank Bruttusp
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This use to be a favorite of mine; however the quality of the food has diminished. Their ribs have no flavor...do not recommend!

Thank jayrodsan
nebraska/cabo rojo
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183 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was my second visit to El Platanar. Unfortunately it was less pleasant than the first visit. This was probably due to dining there on a Saturday afternoon. This is a very large restaurant with many tables. As such it attracts many groups including school children and noisy adults. My lady friend and I had difficulty conversing due to the... More 

Thank neblud
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent! Even made me vegetarian mofongo bolitas!!!!! My husband had mofongo with chicken and steak and shrimps on top. It was a huge portion! They serve you so much and then you can't stop yourself from ordering dessert! We got a piece of cheesecake with platano crust. Even came with ice cream! Everything was delicious and worth the... More 

Thank J1313M
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and had a big meal consisting of Mofongo and seafood and meat. The platano soup was also very good. Wine selection is poor. The service was average. The site was clean. Parking is limited above and if you need to park on the lower level will need to go at least two flight of stairs.

Thank Julio P
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place have a great food! Good prices, the service was incredible. The view at day and night is so beautiful. You can go with friends and family or with your boyfriend. Great place.

Thank Paloma515
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The food took almost an hour, but it was completely worth it. The fried fish, the "churrasco", the "mofongo" and the fried pork were great. The service was really nice.

Thank Marcos O
San Juan, PR
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Not easy parking, time of waiting too long. The food is very good but in our case take more than one hour to get it, the waitress came to excuse and tell that we have to wait one more hour and we wait one hour to be seat. They have to made more planning when they have this amount of... More 

Thank latinsalamander
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Came here because we were in the area. Came in for an early lunch. No waiting time they were still setting up we ordered the mofongo filled with churrasco we payed $8 each and it was delicious. The view is spectacular of the ocean and the mountain. If you're in the area it's a great place to stop by and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera 153 Km 8, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Santa Isabel
  • Phone Number: +1 787-219-6507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?