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El Turpial Boricua

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Calle Jose de Diego, Cotto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-5848
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We received excellent service and the quality of the food and how flexible they were in mixing and matching ingredients was great. Generous cocktails and a variety of sangrias, too. I had a veal chop which was prepared beautifully.

Thank Mibuenprovecho
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Once you go, you'll go back! Had dinner for eight on Christmas Day, and it was the last present of the night. Empanadas (chicken, crab, calamari and camarones) delicious. The pastry was unusually light that left you to really enjoy the filing. Fried snapper slightly curved so it would sit upright (did not lay on its side) so both sides... More 

Thank Rspphdesq
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant for a family dinner or lunch. The food is great and the service too. I tried the churrasco steak with honey glaze and platanutres and it was our of this world.

Thank DavidGPR
Leverett, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from the beach in Guanica after reading reviews of restaurants on TripAdvisor for places to eat on our way back to San Juan. We had an excellent meal. The four of us ordered steak, pasta mariscos and dorado. Such wonderful flavors and large portions of yumminess! The staff were friendly and attentive and... More 

Thank Linda H
Puerto Rico
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111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with the entire family and had a great time. I will put it at the same level as Metropol. Great service and from appetizers to the Churrasco, we had a great experience. Only two disappointments, that made me to avoid the 4th and 5th stars: 1. Their rendition of "flan de cafe" (coffee flan) was very poor. 2. Never... More 

Thank travelauditor
Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is one of my favorites. Staff is highly attentive and make you feel comfortable. They remember what you like. I recommend all the appetizers and the soups taste like home. "Croquetas de Jueyes y Croquetas de amarillos" taste very good. Sttuf mofongo and meats are excellent. Salmon is very god too. i posted a picture of my last visit.

Thank Monica F
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The atmosphere excellent. the best food is delicious i recommend it to everyone, even if you drive by and you want to stop by and try their food you will love it, and the attention and the service its unique you feel like you in your own house .....love it !EXCELLENT!

Thank guisela b
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of these places that you asked yourself Why I haven't discovered it before?. Very cozy environment (noisy at times) with soft background music makes your visit very pleasant. The crew is very nice and attentive. The menu is pretty limited, but everything that you try is delicious. Meats are their specialty here, but they have fish and... More 

Thank Pablo D
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and cozy restaurant. Ask for the house specialties,all of which are delicious. On road #14, from Ponce to Juana Diaz, this delicious spot is a definite must for cuisine explorers!

Thank Eyedocsurgeon2020
Sarasota, FL
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We had a great meal. This pal has a really lovely dining room and the staff was so friendly and helpful. The menu is sort of a mix of Puerto Rican food with some Italian inspired dishes. The soup of the day was pigeon pea & ham. It was delicious. And the wine was one of the best $5 house... More 

Thank SRQChristine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose de Diego, Cotto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
  • Phone Number: +1 787-848-5848

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