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Mao's Seafood

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13.9 Carr 102 | Bo. Joyuda, Cabo Rojo 00623-3613, Puerto Rico
+1 787-255-1801
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequently visit Mao's, and always find fresh seafood. Every time they have fresh catch from the day, including fish, lobster and shrimps. As an appetizer you have to taste the "sorullitos" (corn fritters), for main entrée orden any of their seafood, everything is superb. For desert have "dulce de papaya con queso". I can assure you that you won't... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is very homie. They make you feel at home. The best waitress is Sally, love her very attentive! I am an appetizer fanatic and they have a big selection! Food was delish! Must try!

Thank Imercado77
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We went to Mao's for dinner. We ordered the red snapper filet and it was horrible It was frozen don't know for how long but long enough to give a bad review. No liqueur license to boot. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. A lot of these seafood restaurants in Joyuda are sub-par they all Cook the same stuff... More 

Thank melanie m
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

went there because someone said i was good, but i got a different opinion once i went.It took a week before the waiter attend our table, them another week to get the beverages and another two weeks for the food. they talk a lot to customer but do not hurry at all for service,also the food quality was poor, sorry... More 

Thank jyjizu
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Its a family friendly enivornment with great seafood!!The service is great.The prices are reasonable for the food they serve.

Thank NVictoriaNancy
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

What a pleasant experience we had . Quality of food was great and our waiter Limaris treat us like her own family. She was very helpful in accommodating our two grandsons and my lobster was fresh and cooked to perfection. Our cocktails were exactly made to our request over and over. All in all I will be baaaccckkk !!!

Thank Jose1717
New Jersey
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

The meal was excellent. Out of our party of four, everyone enjoyed their meal. Mahi-Mahi in a Spanish sauce was delicious. Tostones were really large and yummy. Perfectly cooked. A must go. Highly recommend it.

San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

While traveling the west coast of PR we decided to go to Joyudas (my old stopim grounds) for a late lunch, I was very disappointed to see that most restaurants were closed on a Tuesday, now dont take me wrong, living in PR you know that most restaurants in those areas are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but after not... More 

Thank MarcosJ67
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Its a place that is family orientated!! many friends and business people frequent the place.The food and ,service is excellent,

Thank NVictoriaNancy
Puerto Rico
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We went to this restaurant and even when it was full and we were there with a large group the service was great. The waitress did everything she can to please us. The food was not spectacular but it was the best food we ate in the area.

Thank Jordanar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13.9 Carr 102 | Bo. Joyuda, Cabo Rojo 00623-3613, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Cabo Rojo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-255-1801

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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?