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Marcelo Restaurant

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PR-1 Road, Jose Mercado Ave., Munoz Rivera Corner | Mercado Esquina Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725, Puerto Rico
+1 787-743-8801
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a nice ambiance but it's too slow in serving the food. We were a group of 15 people and the orders took 1:30 hours to arrive. Also some dishes were nos correctly served. The food was cold but the flavor was good. Ordered pechuga en mantequilla and vegetables. Maybe I will give it a second they

Thank Rmcc_violeta
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived in Caguas all my life, I'm a 51 years old and have visited the restaurant since I was a teenager. Same good food and service. Had recommended it to lots of friends and they have enjoyed it. If you come to Caguas its a must.

Thank Hebriel1
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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232 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner here and I have to say that we didn't have a good experience. The place was not full and the service was very slow, from taking the orders to actually bringing them to the table. The food was not that great. We had heard great reviews but given our experience we're definitely not coming back.

Thank surf_golf
Caguas, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Exelent food and drinks, the price is right and the service is outstanding they have valet parking..

Thank Papoterc R
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my family of 5 for dinner on a weekend and was warmly received. They have valet parking available. Excellent service, nice food. They have a menu what I call Cubarrican. A lot to choose from. I had the "gallineta rellena con arroz mamposteado", my wife had rodaballo fish, my kids had filete mignon, churrasco, mofongo and rice and... More 

Thank Eddanor
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visit Marcelo’s for the 1st time, came to Caguas for a show at their Centro de Bellas Artes and we stop at Marcelo’s first. The service was great (starting from the valet parking) and the food was even better. We were a group of 6 people and each one of us order something differently, everything was exactly as we... More 

Thank jrc_pr
Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Not just black bean soup and congrí, although certainly have that. This 47 year old restaurant was founded by a Cuban refugee couple, he now over 90 and she in her late 80's. She herself cooked the small leg of lamb I ate, first braised and then roasted in a tomato-based sauce with an interesting blend if herbs and spices... More 

1 Thank James Wilford D
Puerto Rico
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have visited this place several times because we live fairly close to it. Very consistent with the food, its very good. Service was great, good prices and fast service.

1 Thank Daniel A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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171 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Business diner on a Monday when many restaurants are closed. Shared sausages and calamari for appetizer. The smoked Chicken which is a house speciality was very good. Sautéed Bacalao with root vegetables also good, although this potion was on small side. Grilled Halibut also good. Tostones were average. Nice wine list. Attentive service. Valet parking.

Thank Mark C
New York
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My husband's cousin invited us to dinner at Marcelo's. It was a great surprise. Nice place, comfortable parking, great service and great local food. The dinner for the night was glazed rotisserie chicken, biftec empanada (breaded steaks), rice and beans, sweet plantains, garlic bread, and ham croquettes. We didn't enjoy a dessert because we were extremely satisfied with the food...... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PR-1 Road, Jose Mercado Ave., Munoz Rivera Corner | Mercado Esquina Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Caguas
  • Phone Number: +1 787-743-8801
They also serve steaks, Spanish food and a daily special menu, but specialize in Criolla food. The "Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas" or Fine Arts Center of Caguas, the "Las Catalinas Mall", as well as the Caguas Bowling Center "Bowlera"

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