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El Toston Criollo

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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B-1 Galerias Del Escorial, Carolina 00987-5198, Puerto Rico
+1 787-757-2201
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lake City, Florida
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463 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a recommendation from the place we are staying. It was Valentine's Day and they were busy, so the service was a little slow. Our server, however, was great! He explained the menu and the specials.

Thank travlingal51
Eastport, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A good place for good food...not fancy...comfortable atmosphere. Good and friendly service. Clearly loved by the locals. Our group loved their margaritas and enjoyed the Mofongo con Churrasco, Mofongo con Flank Steak, Tostones alla Maria with Churrasco (a specialty of the house), Salmorejo de Jueyes (crab stew) with rice & beans. All plates were clean. We had the tres leches... More 

Thank Pura_Vida_duo
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good food!! Excellent and expedited service!! Went there on my way back to office, with not much time.

Thank figueroacpa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Good family restaurant with good puertorican cuisine with decent prices. The platanutres are a pretty good appetizer.

Thank Otos S
Level Contributor
100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you go at lunch time they have great specials, although they ran out so quickly. I usually have grilled chicken and mofongo, my dad usually gets fish, but he's had mixed results. Sometimes the fish is good sometimes inedible. Also try their piña colada!

Thank pinacolada2017
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466 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Located next to a planet fitness, parking can be difficult, but once inside the servers are all exceptionally friendly, most are bilingual, and the customers are mostly local and out for a nice family dinner. Theiir tostones de pana (Breadfruit) are excellent and hard to find, the conch salad is soft and fresh, rice dishes are good and they are... More 

Thank Jean T
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Excelent food. Best Can Can pork chop and cheap. Went on a fathers day. I waited about 15min to sit down at the table. Excellent service and great customer service.

Thank mapanga
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I've been visiting this restaurant for over 8 years. The food is fantastic, the service is very good and the prices considerably good. I've never had a single complaint or desepcion. Recommended.

Thank Rodny D
Puerto Rico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I visited this restaurant on 12/16/2015 and I left feeling sick with the terrible service we received. I was at a business lunch and the waitress forgot to inform us that the Asopao takes over 30 minutes to be ready, which lead to an unreasonable amount of wait time for our food. When we told the manager about the situation,... More 

Thank Lika L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Low prices and good quality food really criollo flavor ill be back soon ohhhh and the plantain mofongo is delicious .

Thank Juan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B-1 Galerias Del Escorial, Carolina 00987-5198, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Carolina
  • Phone Number: +1 787-757-2201

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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?