Fodor's Expert Review El Jibarito
The menus are handwritten, and the tables wobble, but locals in the know have favored this no-frills, family-run restaurant—tucked away on a quiet cobblestone street—for years. The bistec encebollado, goat fricassee, and shredded beef stew stand out on the comida criolla menu. A tiny back porch is filled with plants, and the dining room is filled with fanciful depictions of life on the street outside. Troubadours serenade patrons, which include plenty of cruise-ship passengers when ships are in dock.
280 Calle Sol
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
- Traditional Puerto Rican comfort food
- Casual atmosphere
- Gentle prices