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Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar

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££ - £££
Caribbean, Cafe, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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2638 cll. Aurora esq. cll. Mayor, Ponce 00717, Puerto Rico
+1 787-841-7185
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11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking around for places to eat while visiting Ponce and this place had a significant amount of good reviews. Decided to visit and my first impression was pretty good. The place is decorated by local folk art and the staff friendly. When the food got here is when the deception started. The rice was under cooked and the taste... More 

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Thank Gaby G
Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like nothing from the outside, but very colorful and artsy on the inside. Local coffee, very good

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Thank Klaus S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The salad was refreshing after days of eating fried food. The balsamic dressing was especially delightful. The mashed cassava with grilled dorado and a veggie sauce was delicious, as was the mero filet with the cilantro roasted garlic sauce. The tostones al ajillo were very tasty as well. The servings were generous, and the server was kind. The ambience and... More 

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Thank Sarah Grace B
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The place looks shady from the outside, but perhaps its my perception and a lot of places in PR look shady on the first glance, coming from Ottawa. Loose your stereotypes and misconceptions, its awesome and interesting on the inside. The waitress was approachable and fully bilingual. The food was great, (I have ordered pork with rice under garlic sauce... More 

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Thank sadfred
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here for lunch on a recent trip to Ponce. We had the Pechuga Saltimbocca,Arroz Mamposteao and Mofongo Maduro. I had a glass of Sangria Boricua. Not being very familiar with Puerto Rican food our waitress was very helpful. The inside of the restaurant had very colorful artwork as well as the tables. The food was... More 

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1 Thank rgkeys
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We found Cafe Cafe on the internet while looking for a place to eat near the Ponce Museum in Puerto Rico. This restaurant is colorful on the outside and has beautiful artwork on the inside. The artwork is for sale too. There were vegetarian offerings and they were great. The salad crisp, rice and beans along side the grilled fish... More 

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Thank Mary G
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice, cozy place. Run by an ex-professional basketball player from PR. Lunch and breakfast here are very good. Check their hours and pay them a visit. Puertorrican creole cuisine and great coffee.

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Thank Sapomuerto
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks at this moment we offer our client is a carta menu and schedule 11am - 3pm. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very good local place! With funky art and good food. The fish, Chicken, plantains where all good. Spent a few hours there just enjoying the vibe and friendly staff. Just remember everyone is on island time so things may take a while.

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Thank John F
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks More 

Salinas, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Great Service and not to mention the Food! The whole place decorations is wonderful.. Great local place to enjoy some coffee and grab FOOD! Must go place if you are in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Thank MaryR1716
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

greetings first I want to thank you for visiting us and taking your valuable time to talk to us thanks More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

It usually opens at noon not open on sundays an saturdays,closed aroun 3o clock PM.Excellent expresso.Puerto Rican cuissing.small testaurant about 8 tables .served by onwer.Nice prices.Good Ambience .Not open during night.

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Thank Peter Y
cafe2ponce, Owner at Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar, responded to this review

Greetings, thank you very much for your valuable comments for us is a pleasure to give our best. Thanks for your visit More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cafe, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2638 cll. Aurora esq. cll. Mayor, Ponce 00717, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
  • Phone Number: +1 787-841-7185
Description
Friends Customers:Cafe Cafe Cocina Criolla Espresso Bar has changed its hours of operation to the public Monday to Friday from 11:00am To 2:45pm. Enjoy the best creole local food. Creole kitchen. English spoken. Best espresso coffee in town. Variety menu. Sangria sangre boricua,artisian beer. Liquor.(We will be serving 15 minutes before closing)(5 person or more call to reservation)

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