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Restaurante Picholo

Carretera # 681, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good23%
  • Average32%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“fried snapper” (2 reviews)
“relleno” (2 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
££ - £££
Carretera # 681, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The waiter seems to be mad with the world. I did not like the way we were treated. The food was good but I did not feel comfortable.

Thank Mirielle M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Picholo Restaurant has one mission: the best fish and seafood you can eat in north of Puerto Rico. No frills or fancy decoration, they keep it simple and delicious. The owner, an avid fisherman, brings just-caught fresh fish. Puerto Rican food recipes like you were...More

Thank JEViera
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

They have the best relleno de papa I have had in 30 years. Chicharon de pollo is good and tostones. Had a cold lemonade on a 90 degree day super refreshing anf staff is friendly and welcoming.

Thank Raquel M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Mostly seafood, tostones and rice with jueyes. Very helpful staff and courteous service. However, the decor of the restaurant is bare bones so this is not likely the best spot for a romantic dinner or special event.

Reviewed 23 December 2016

One of the core three dinner options in the Islote section of Arecibo, Picholo's offers a solid, though standard, menu of Puerto Rican cuisine. Like most restaurants in the area, menu isn't inexpensive for what you are getting, but if you are seeking a classic...More

Thank HumbleRumbleBK
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good restaurant. They have a good chicken mofongo and churrasco plate. My wife had the mofongo and my dad had the churrasco. I can't remember what I had, so it wasn't that amazing. When we visited, there was only one server that seemed to be...More

Thank Jose T
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Close to the beach. Mofongo is the go to plate. Is delicious. Other Sea Food is available and tasteful

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 21 July 2016

More a Fonda than a Restaurant. Some people love it because the fish is very fresh and very tasty. They offer local specials. If you are picky in terms of ambiance, modern facilities, etc. this not your place. If your judgement is food taste go...More

1  Thank 27Ruben27
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The Picolos Restaurant we went to is down between hwy 2 and the marina. The food and service are excellent. We went for lunch and ordered off the specials. Lunch was $7 each plus drinks and tip. The food was excellent. It reminded me of...More

Thank JibaroTraveller
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant today. My husband ordered rice, beans, fish with onion sauce and two fry small tostones... green plantains. In addition, I ordered a mixed seafood salad to go. My husband's lunch was a simple regular small portion service, and the seafood salad was...More

Thank WSH-RH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera # 681, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Arecibo
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