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El Buen Cafe

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Cafe, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Diner
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381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for a quick visit to a restaurant clean and some variety of food. Convenient location close to the parador of the same name

Thank bbp49bbp
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

After spending the night next door we headed across the street for breakfast. Was very good. You get a lot for the price. I had a breakfast sandwich and took 1/2 home. Coffee hit the spot.

Thank LuqPR
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I am local and me and my friends always stop here to have coffee pastry and lunch. This is a real Puerto Rican cafeteria with all the fritters and sweets tipical from Puerto Rico.

Thank Eric197
Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great place to eat. Inexpensive, good food, good selection. Take out or eat in. It is worth the stop to experience old school dining. Good service Dining room is not sophisticated or up-to-date, but does the job.

Thank Steve M
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast on the way to Las Cavernas de Camuy. I know this place since I was a kid. Great coffee, daughters really enoyed their breakfast. Good food and service, adequate prices and great pastries.

Thank Jose M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It's a traditional trip! Every time that we come to this side of the island, we have to stop in El Buen Café. They have the best puertorican coffee!!! And the people is so polite!!! Definitely we will be back!!! Thank you guys... 😉

Thank Rosa P
Port Republic
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The cafe is located across from the Parador Hotel. Since my husband was at work I would go over to the cafe and have coffee! It is wonderful! They use hot milk in their coffee made me come home and use milk.

Thank Molly G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I was staying in Arecibo PR and went to El Buen Cafe for Breakfast daily before heading off to our adventures. Their Coffee is really very good and the breakfast was delicious and reasonable prices. I was told about this place from a friend who was born there and I'm glad i took his advise. I hear that their lunch... More 

Thank Tom R
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We have been to El Buen a few times. It is a reliable place to breakfast or lunch. Not fancy but good and predictable.

Thank JetGypsy_11
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Breakfast everyday was great. Shoutout to Oscar who served us everyday and to Modesto from the bar. Pastries were good too

Thank enise21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Hwy, 2 | Parador Hotel, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Hatillo
  • Phone Number: 787-898-3495

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