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El Gigante Dormido

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Urb. Riverview, Calle 20 W-7 | Urbanizacion Riverview, Bayamon 00961, Puerto Rico
+1 787-640-7889
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 23:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 23:00 - 22:00
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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232 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Gigante Dormido is a nice family restaurant. We enjoyed our experience, the food was good and the staff were very friendly. The only drawback was its limited menu and a slow service (the restaurant was not that full and we had to wait a considerable amount of time for our main dishes). Nonetheless, the food was good and the... More 

Thank surf_golf
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As always, food is excellent and portions are fair enough. You cannot skip the "pasteles" as an appetizer...very very good! The ambient is as always charming...Edwin will please you with his guitar and songs...excellent place for lunch...

Thank Luis C
Toa Alta
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

They have typical food every single day. Ask for the Pasteles , you will love it. The owner is very careful attending and servers is top of the best . A nice place to go

Thank Felix V
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If your looking for authentic puertorrican food you have to visit. It's small so don't expect a large restaurant. Service is really good and the owner always stops by and makes you feel welcome. I can take clients and friends for some good sangria and pasteles (which are traditional puertorrican christmas plates).

Thank Tania M
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent place the food delicious and the waiter super cool going back soon we all enjoyed the place and the food big proportion

Thank j0ssie10
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great portions. The dessert "Tres leches" was excellent. The music was entertaining. I came for the risotto and it was very good. The offered a skirt or shrimp risotto. They had coconut water and fresh orange juice.

Thank Mario P
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Besides the typical "criolla" menu, this place offers traditional Christmas fare, such as pasteles, pork, etc., all year. The food is generally very good, the service not so much. They usually have live music and karaoke and the ambiance is entertaining. You need to make reservations if the group is large. Although not outstanding, it is a good choice for... More 

Thank Tulio F
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

1 of the best in Puerto Rico ,friendly and cost affective. Parking is a little tough but they do offer valet.

Thank beantownsfinest2016
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This was my first visit to El Gigante Dormido, but most definitely not the last! What a wonderful experience: the typical Puerto Rican food was delicious, from the pasteles as an appetizer to the flan de queso as desert. But it is really the atmosphere which is extraordinary - Edwin, the owner, takes the time to make everyone in the... More 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

It was good but not wow, the waitress apparently was not happy that day, her silent reaction spoke loud , no greeting or offering from the menu, just what they had run out of. The life music was good an accord with the atmosphere. When the ticket came we had to double check we were getting charge for an extra... More 

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
23:00 - 16:00
23:00 - 16:00
23:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urb. Riverview, Calle 20 W-7 | Urbanizacion Riverview, Bayamon 00961, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Bayamon
  • Phone Number: +1 787-640-7889

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