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“Best Restaurant in San German! Just what I needed!”

Rest. La Guarida del Penon
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in San German
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Description: La Guarida del Peñon restaurante artesanal con variedad de comidas a su gusto, especialidades en carnes Angus a la Parrilla, Mofongos Rellenos y Platos Vegetarianos. Se hacen Paellas mediante previa reservacion. Cocina caribeña e internacional. La Sangria Artesanal de la casa el Sangria "La Guarida".
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Description: La Guarida del Peñon restaurante artesanal con variedad de comidas a su gusto, especialidades en carnes Angus a la Parrilla, Mofongos Rellenos y Platos Vegetarianos. Se hacen Paellas mediante previa reservacion. Cocina caribeña e internacional. La Sangria Artesanal de la casa el Sangria "La Guarida".
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to this restaurant because we wanted to try a new spot! It turned out to be the best choice. To get there we used Facebook and Google Maps and got there right away (don't use Trip Advisor address or Apple Maps it doesn't get you there). They have a parking area but there was a sign that said that you could park in front of the restaurant. After entering the restaurant we were received by Mayra and Efraín (owners). They were very friendly with us and right away treated us like family. They talked to us about the restaurant's history, food, river and the Peñon (rock in the river). The restaurant is mostly made out of wood, it has nice views towards the river and you can listen to the all of nature especially the river. It makes you feel right away as if you are part of nature (they have had people from around the world that loved Eco Tourism and do camping there).

The waitress was nice and attentive. For drinks, we had the house 'Sangria'. They were very refreshing! For appetizer, we ate the cheese balls, 'masitas de pollo' and 'sorullitos de maiz'. For entree, we had filet mignon (medium) with potatoes and 'carne frita with mofongo'. Both plates were delicious. The service, food and experience were so great that we stayed there talking to the owners until the restaurant closing. When we went there they had no music, but we liked it because you could hear the sounds of nature and talk. It reminded me of my grandfather's farm and its river. Truly a great experience! I'm coming back! I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. Best steak in south of PR. Filet Mignon and NY steak are great, fresh at low price. We prefer our steak at medium rare and were cooking at perfection. We will return to this place with more friends.

Thank Joan P
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Hard to find. Nice ambient, really nice people and treatment. Average food. Prices are not to expensive.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Whatever you do, don't take Rt. 119 unless you love switchbacks! Google says it's 5 minutes faster than the alternative Rt 330, but.....Rt. 119 is narrow, winding, full of potholes, scenic, and took 45 minutes to drive up from Rt. 2 in San German. We returned to Rt 2 on 330 and it took 15 minutes on a decent road that was not scenic. The parking lot is across the road out of sight of the restaurant and the sign is visible only from the 330 direction.

Two of our party thought the food was "good," and 2 thought it was "average." We were served beverages right away, but then the food took 1 hour more to arrive, and the restaurant wasn't crowded (lunch on a Saturday). The ambiance and view are lovely, but it's hard to appreciate nature with loud music pounding away. I wouldn't enjoy this place at night when there is live music--the size of the speakers on the band platform was scary.

We asked if there was a path to climb El Penon and the waitress said no. When we left we passed the entrance to the path where there was a large sign. We asked if the pork is raised in Puerto Rico or the US and the waitress said "Puerto Rico." Later we talked to the owner and he said "US." So take any information you receive with a grain of salt.

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Thank smalldogrescue
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We found this restaurant by coincedance after a day of climbing el Peñon. What a beautifull place. The live music, the verry friendly staff and visitors made our stay as if we where at home... the food finished the whole experience by beeing verry tasty.

We can´t wait to go back, and perhaps we will taste the famous paella!! :-)

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Thank Hans V
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