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El Departamento de la Comida

) #12 of 28 Dessert in San Juan #195 of 843 Places to Eat in San Juan ££ - £££ , Healthy, Caribbean
2413 Calle Laurel | Punta las Marías, San Juan 00913-4738, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-2228
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
“healthy food” (2 reviews)
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Puerto Rican, Healthy, Caribbean, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2413 Calle Laurel | Punta las Marías, San Juan 00913-4738, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I have been there a couple of times and it's the perfect vegan-vegetarian spot in San Juan. Its located near the beach and doesn't offers great parking space, but you can enjoy eating fresh, local, organic and farm to table dishes. Thanks

Thank ssotomayor
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is one of my favorite spots in San Juan, for many reasons. Frist of all because the food is delicious (I love the gnocchi, babaganoush, omelette, infusions) it's vegetarian, it uses lots of local fresh products, from small farms. They don't use plastic cutlery...More

Thank Daniele B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a great little lunch spot. It is pretty much an open air setting, but there is enough cover to fair well in a rain shower. The food is all or mostly vegan and fabulously fresh. The owner's sister provides much of the produce...More

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

For those who think healthy food is lame in taste, this place will prove you wrong!!! Food is organic farm to table, developed by wonderfully talented hands which transform a booming explosion of flavors to your mouth and a great sense of well being. Very...More

Thank murrucush
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have seen this restaurant many times and finally went for lunch. Great food, great service and vibe. Healthy and delicious.

Thank marisol2PuertoRico
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The concept of farm to table is taken to a social conscious level in this lovely little restaurant near Ocean Park. This place serves excellent veggie and vegan meals paying homage to traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. They also have excellent juices to accompany delicious meals.

Thank ciararivera
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Sooo amazing , the food made our vegan belly super happy!! San juan is flooded with fried fat and sugar and Taco Bell is not a restaurant by our standards. But then we sat down here by chance, and everything we sipped our took a...More

Thank KadriOslo
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were happy to visit and support a farm to table restaurant. The staff were friendly and the service was good. The food was good although very basic. A little overpriced although it is nice to support the restaurant.

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious farm fresh salad with hummus! Atmosphere is relaxing and staff is very nice. I'll be sure to return on my next visit to the PR for sure!!!

Thank Mattie S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place was perfect, 100% Vegan & the staff there was super helpful. Teas are made fresh & they were delicious. The menu changes daily - all farm to table & all of the ingredients are local. Everything that we had was perfect!! The farmer's...More

Thank kalisa_25
elmolinostudio, Owner at El Departamento de la Comida, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thanks for the visit and support! Spread the word and come back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2413 Calle Laurel | Punta las Marías, San Juan 00913-4738, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-2228
  • E-mail
El Departamento de la Comida is a small yet very important "farmS to tableS" spot. It is Puerto Rico's only all-local commercial kitchen, specifically supporting local sustainable farm projects. In a casual outdoor setting you can grab amazing coffee, fresh juices and infusions, a great healthy meal, and even some produce and local products to take home. Farmers come in and drop off their harvest, they are practically family. Want to know more about the local agricultural scene in PR? This is your place! Vegetarian and vegan food available, many regulars and even meat-eaters frequent this place for its plain and simple good fresh food.
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