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El Sazon de Sylvia

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Carretera 187, KM 6.3, Loiza, Puerto Rico
09:30 - 23:00
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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I had heard about El Sazon de Sylvia but never thought to look for it, come to find out when I stood at Aquatika you have to pass right by it. A Must Stop In!

Thank Eric S
Toa Alta
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You need to try the Crabs alcapurrias , this is so delicious that you will try two or more. This is not for diet people, everything is fried. Ask for plate the Crabs Rice and Salmorejos. you will remember me for a long time

Thank Felix V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

A hole in the wall with the most amazing Alcapurrias on the island. You can't miss this place with all the people buying food there. They also have a dirt parking lot behind the restaurant if no parking in the front. The front of the restaurant handles take out orders while inside you can sit and dine. I don't recommend... More 

Thank JR5678
Loiza, Puerto Rico
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

From thursday on you will find all kinds of dishes with "jueyes" Crab meat. The alcapurrias are great and shaped like little flying saucers. Whether meat or "jueyes" they are tasty. A trip to Loiza is not complete without a stop at Sylvia!

1 Thank WallyCruz
Poughkeepsie, New York
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

great stand to get empanadas to take with you--everything TASTEY!!! We got one of everything they had for the day on the rack & can't say anything was not good ( a few were too greasy for some). Was perfect for us to take-along for a day trip.

1 Thank dvmtraveller
Wilmington, Delaware
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

The food here is delicious! We were told by a local that Sylvia makes the best alcapurria on the island. We didn't doubt it after tasting them. This was the best we ever tasted. The filling was delicious and the snack was fried perfectly. There was a line the entire time we were there. The service was not exceptional, as... More 

1 Thank Courtney M
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This place is definitely local. The rich and the poor come together to enjoy the best of creole puertorican food. I had an alcapurrias de jueyes, it was the best I've had. They were huge, and fresh. The arroz con jueyes was unbelievable, the red beans a true delicacy. Hot and sticky, no ac, lovely locals. Definitely fam.ily friendly and... More 

1 Thank J R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

This place is famour for their spherical shaped alcapurrias (different from the typical elongated ones). The food here is great...it has that "home-made" Puerto Rican flavour. The review below stated that the place is a "loud cafeteria, not for the family"...well what that person failed to realise is that the typical Puerto Rican eateries throughout the country side are not... More 

Thank deadlyvibez
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2012

This is not a restaurant. It is a very loud caffeteria.Not a place to bring your family.I will not recomend this place to anyone.

2 Thank Ivy n
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Wow!!!!! You have to get there if you are around Isla Verde, Loiza, Luquillo or Rio Grande. Try without no other choise the alcapurria of crab. Wow, wow, wow!!!

1 Thank Lenny H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera 187, KM 6.3, Loiza, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Loiza

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?