Fodor's Expert Review Metropol Restaurant and Bar

$$ Isla Verde Caribbean

Across the street from a string of major hotels, this casual restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it's decorated in warm, tropical colors. The kitchen turns out delicious versions of Cuban and Puerto Rican favorites at reasonable prices. Tasty options include Cornish game hen stuffed with congrí, a mixture of black beans and rice; perfectly seasoned and tender beef churrasco; and fried chickpeas with ham and chorizo. The crowd is a pleasant mix of tourists and locals, families and groups of friends enjoying a relaxed evening out. Throughout the restaurant, local art hangs on the walls, and you can shop from your table if you find a painting you like. The restaurant has several branches around the island, most in the metro area.

Caribbean Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Av. Isla Verde
San Juan, 00913, Puerto Rico


Known For:
  • Local vibe
  • Large portions of typical dishes like churrasco and ropa vieja
  • Family-friendly atmosphere

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