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303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
+1 787-783-2899
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Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First, Margaritas and Sangria. Big, tasteful and at good price. Appetizers. Plentiful and delicious Main course: Carnitas...delicious plate for one or two persons. Light to the stomach and the pocket. The food is fresh, excellent service, excellent valet parking service. Ideal for groups of one to twenty. PS. Saturday and Sunday are live Mariachi night

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Thank Hector P
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome service for a family group of 13. Best Margarita (Escarchada), make sure you are not driving!!!!

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Thank 828william
Bowie, Maryland
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been 30 years since we left PR. Back for a visit and Auroritas still excels. My fried carnitas were super. My wife's tacos were wonderful. Great service. It does get crowded but that is to be expected.

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Thank Michael C
Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Carnitas. It really is very good food. For most tourists in the San Juan area, it may be a bit out of the way, but if have car, do go!

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Thank terryluis
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just try canitas and a Margarita and you see why this is the best Mexican food around. Service is always good. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Erick P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in the San Juan Metro Area, good parking facility that falls short due to the immense success of this culinary experience, Aurorita is in my view the best Mexican restaurant in Puerto Rico and should expand throughout the Caribbean, the US and Europe. Anchored in four summa cum laude columns: pico de gallo (chpped avocado, tomatos, cheese with... More 

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Thank RagdeEdgar
Cayey, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been giving to this restaurant for over 40 years. It is a great family restaurant. Food is Tex Mex with a lot of variety in the menu. The Margarita's are outstanding and the mariachis a lot of fun

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Thank G2492QCcarlosd
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've been going to Auroritas for the last 30+years. The quality of the food is great and delicious. My favorite lime margarita is made here and is not frozen, but is amazingly cold and stong. Their deserts are delicious. I love the flan and tres leches. I moved to the US 29 years ago, and when I visit the island... More 

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Thank Lisamavila
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you keep coming back every time you come to the island. Like many others, Aurorita has become a mandatory stop and we love to welcome you back. Our Margaritas are "Escarchadas" and made from scratch and with premium ingredients always. We look forward to have you again soon. Happy Holidays.... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

After more than one year of not been there, had lunch with friends. Frozen Margaritas were excellent and so the queso fundido with nachos. Had burritos for lunch which were good. Ambience was awesome and service was excellent.

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Thank Isoto620
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! We're glad you came back and had a good time. We look forward to have you back soon. Regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I always come here to celebrate any special occasion because I'm certain that my celebration will not be tarnished by bad service. The food is amazing and the customer service is first in class! Hint- order the frozen margaritas they are of the roof!!!

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Thank Ernesto V
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! We've been lucky enough to be celebrating all kinds of special occasions like yours for more than 40 years. Its part of who we are and customers like you really appreciate that. We're always happy to receive groups and families for their celebrations and its our pleasure to make you feel right at home and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-783-2899
Description
Aurorita Mexican Restaurant serving our customers since 1973. Jose Garcia & wife Elizabeth Carmona started out as the first generation of Food Trucks in Puerto Rico in the 70's and little by little built the restaurant. Their customers are loyal and span at least three generations. Its been in the same corner for 40 years and today and its a landmark in Puerto Rico. With the same passion and dedication, it's now managed by their three sons and an amazing team. The best Mexican Food in Puerto Rico and the best Margaritas in town. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, carnitas, margaritas.

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