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Aurorita Restaurant

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303 Ave de Diego, San Juan 00920-2214, Puerto Rico
+1 787-783-2899
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11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you luv the Mexican food for a great price and good mariachi music go there the service it's great super friendly people!!!

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Thank JanaNena79
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Aurorita for many years. It's a family tradition. We love the food, the homemade flavor, the quick service and good prices. We like the Mariachis and the fact that it has a take-out/dine-in simpler option if you were to need it.

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Thank Macymarisa1
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! We love to have families come back for years and make us their place. We look forward to having you back many more times. We're all about family here. Regards More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! Happy to hear everything was in perfect order and that you enjoy Aurorita as much as we do ;). Just in case, our Mariachis are here from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 6:30pm. See you soon. Regards More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! Definitely dont drink and drive because our margaritas are not only delicious but also strong. Have your designated driver, UBER or Taxi ready ;) Hope to see you here soon. Regards More 

Bowie, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Consistency is our best kept secret and we do everything in our power to keep it that way so that no matter when you come food always tastes the same great way. Thanks for coming back and we really appreciate customers like you that keep coming back after so many years. Regards More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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

Thanks for the review! Glad you liked our place. You had one of our signature dishes in the carnitas and its a favorite amongst our customers. Dont be discouraged from visiting us if you're a tourist in the San Juan, Condado or Isla Verde area since we've been in the same place for over 40 years any UBER or Taxi... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! What a great combination you had with the Margaritas and Carnitas. Those you'll find in almost every table when you look around the room. Visit back soon. Regards More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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

Thank you for an amazing review! You sure know our menu and described everything spot on. We do take pride in making the bes possible food and Margaritas for you for the past 40 years. Your expansion plans for our restaurant sounds amazing. We really appreciate your review and your visit and hope to see you here soon. Regards More 

Cayey, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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
auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and visit! Aurorita and Family go hand in hand and were proud to be able to keep greeting all of our extended family day after day after 40 years plus. Thanks for being part of our history. regards More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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