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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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Jardines Reales Shopping Center, Guaynabo, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
+1 787-272-7000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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315 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This chain restaurant duplicates the consistently good service and food that one finds in all of their locations. This one is very popular shop but the service is excellent and the food is as expected. Black beans are the anchor that holds all Cuban meals together. This location has a very active bar scene with live combo music 🎶 on... More 

Thank Stephen S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good! Great congri rice. Churrasco and Milanessa steak are the best!! The cheese balls are to die for!! If you like Cuban food this is your place!

Thank ia1043
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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223 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Puerto Rico has several cuban food restaurants but few are as recognizable and consistent than Metropol. Its restaurant in Guaynabo is more a community restaurant serving the locals than a fancy touristy joint. So that means that it is loud, big and convenient. Located in a strip mall, perhaps the worse part of its operation is the lack of adequate... More 

Thank Manuelq57
North Carolina
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been traveling to PR on business for over 35 years and always go to a Metropol restaurant with friends or for an informal business lunch or dinner. For the tourist trying to find good food at a decent price this is the place.

Thank Bob B
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to have some Cuban - Puertorrican food. Servers are courteous and friendly. They have a nice size bar and a wine cellar with a decent wine selection. Have to try the arroz con pollo!

Thank Mahikol
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148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This place offers Cuban Cuisine with Puerto Rican tape Priceline is comfortable no big deal food is good typically Puerto Rican and Cuban Cuisine I must go when visiting San Juan

Hollywood, Florida
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978 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I happen to find this place by coincidence, great delicious food I order the arroz con pollo (rice and chicken). Food was delicious chicken seasoned all the way to the bones I order plate to go, food came with bread. price $10.27

Thank lalocadr19
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is your typical cuban restaurant. The food is pretty good but not as excellent as finer restaurants. For the price, the taste is very good. Also the menu is huge so everyone can find something. Perfect for business meetings or grabbing a drink. There are 3 or 4 specialty plates that are HUGE and very cheap. Their "ropa vieja"... More 

Thank Gaby G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good place. Decent not the best but decent Cuban food need a little bit more of sazon. Great place for anytime lunch recommended and excellent prices.

Thank Christian A
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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248 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

As with all Metropols, this one was no exception at providing great food, large portions, excellent service, and good prices.

Thank surf_golf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jardines Reales Shopping Center, Guaynabo, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guaynabo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-272-7000
Cuban and Puertorrican restaurant located in Jardines Reales Shopping Center in Guaynabo Puerto Rico. Location opened since July 2007 with the original restaurant operating since 1965. Continued tradition of great food at excellent prices. The best Cuban and Puertorrican restaurants in the Island. Come visit were waiting for you!! Buen Provecho!! Domingo a Jueves 11:00am - 10:00pm Viernes a Sábado 11:00am - 11:00pm Food Styles: Barbecue Burgers Caribbean Cuban Latin American Spanish/Basque

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?