Fodor's Expert Review El Jibarito

$$ Old San Juan Casual

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.

Casual Lunch Dinner Puerto Rican $$ Flight Centre Cruise

Quick Facts

280 Calle Sol
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

787-725–8375

Known For:
  • Traditional Puerto Rican comfort food
  • Casual atmosphere
  • Gentle prices

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