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Ruben's Cafe

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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1317 Ave Ponce de Leon | Parada 19, Santurce, San Juan 00907-4020, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-2581
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Smyrna, Georgia
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240 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into Ruben's for dinner after arriving in San Juan; we were looking for something with local flavor not far from our hotel. First, let me say finding parking near the restaurant can be difficult; most people appear to park illegally, but we erred on the side of caution and were able to find metered parking a short distance away.... More 

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Tampa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Best TriMofongo ever. Their coco mojito is also great. If u r a meat lover their churrasco is amazing. We always make sure to eat here when visiting Isla Verde.

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Thank Rbolivar1
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Service was slow and waiter was rude/snippy. Brought wrong drinks, then switched mine out from another guest table...unbelievable 😩. Food was tepid...not hot and this after over a 30 minutes wait for the food. My wife's Arroz con Pollo was practically un-edible. Would never go back.

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Stafford, Virginia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Perhaps we visited on a bad night --- we reviewed the menu and decided to eat here since it was close to our hotel. We ordered a sampler, chicken and rice, a Ceasar salad and mofongo. Salad was not fresh....sampler did not look at all like what was pictured on the menu. The items on the sampler were greasy and... More 

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Thank RoseB52
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The food was good and with lots of flavor. although the service can be improved. They also have valet parking.

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Thank Miguel F
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. I've come here many times, especially for breakfast. It is economical, with a good choice of foods, especially Puerto Rican and Dominican dishes. A good place for the family. It is close to the movie theater on Ponce de Leon.

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Thank Gale H
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I arrive there looking for a place to eat late in the night, around 1:30am. I was with my girlfriend and we were a little pessimist about finding a good place for dinner that late in the night in the Condado area. We past by it and we asked if they were open. They told us yes. We have very... More 

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Thank olaurido
rubenscafepr, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ruben's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for your kindness! More 

United States
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My friend are in town for a day and we stumbled upon this place for dinner. We both ordered the Mofongo. She had the chicken and I had the steak it was my first time it was delicious. The waitress and staff was friendly and answered my questions about the dishes I was unfamiliar with. The place was lively with... More 

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Thank PrincessItchyFoot
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

So we ordered the pernil (pork roast) and was excited. Well after 10 mins, they informed us they had none. Disappointed to say the least. We opted for other dishes. We did get a pina colada in a real pineapple which tasted good, but lacked alcohol. Was a nice experience until I saw the bill. They need to be able... More 

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Thank Torres Consulti... F
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I have to start out with the kid friendly feeling. The waiters start out with things that the kids can drink and their best foods. I am glad that they had regular foods incase you don't want the traditional foods. They also had a pineapple smoothie without the alcohol so the kids can have it. They ask you if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1317 Ave Ponce de Leon | Parada 19, Santurce, San Juan 00907-4020, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-2581

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