Puerto Rican Restaurants In San Antonio

The 7 Best Puerto Rican Restaurants In San Antonio

From traditional Puerto Rican empanadas and tostones to the ever-classic national dish of arroz con gandules, the best Puerto Rican restaurants in San Antonio showcase all of the flavourful favourites you’d expect to see wandering the streets of San Juan.

Texas has a vibrant and proud Latin community, so expect to find some amazing food here. If you’re not drooling yet, then you’re about to…

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1. La Marginal

La Marginal is a casual dining restaurant serving quality, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and warm hospitality. First, you’ll likely notice the stunning Old San Juan decor of the restaurant. Then, you’ll be invited to experience the tastes of Puerto Rico. From fresh mofongos to tasty roasted pork, the flavours here are delightful and delicious.

Puerto Rican Restaurants In San Antonio

1. Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill Y Tapas

This family-owned restaurant is a fun and lively spot for tasty sips of sangria and delicious dishes, like the savory pernil y arroz con ganudules (pork roast and rice with pigeon peas), mofongo, sorullitos, tostones and more. Much, much more.

They’re consistently up some of the most authentic Puerto Rican eats north of San Juan.

Puerto Rican Restaurants In San Antonio

3. El Coqui Restaurant

El Coqui has been a go-to spot for great Puerto Rican eats for almost 10 years. We can see why it’s such a local favourite – the dishes here are the real deal. The pork here is a top attraction and is a must-order. It’s made fresh daily and is seriously juicy and tender. You’ll struggle to find any better in the city.

Puerto Rican Restaurants In San Antonio
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4. Cocina El Jibarazo Latin Cuisine

Dig into Puerto Rican & Caribbean comfort foods & Cuban sandwiches at this funky food truck. The beef empanadillas are a must-order, as is the pernil. Start with those, then, make your way through the entire rest of the menu. Everything here is worth a try.

Cocina El Jibarazo has truly delightful dishes. One bite and you’ll be a regular customer for life!

5. El Pilion Sabor Boricua

Come here to really taste the perfect blend of Spanish, African and American influences that make up Puerto Rican food. They serve up some of the tastiest grilled meats and sandwiches. Our top picks? The Platanano sandwich, with fried Plantain, beef cube steak, pork & ham, and a side of yellow rice.

6. Congas Restaurant

When it comes to casual comfort food in the city, you’ll never go too far wrong here. Congas Restaurant are experts at delivering dishes packed with flavour and authenticity. Try their famous tender and juicy chicken with fluffy rice, or Cubano sandwiches. You won’t regret it.

7. La Garita

Caribbean food is king at La Garita, one of the best Puerto Rican restaurants in San Antonio. What makes this place so special is that, aside from serving famous Puerto Rican dishes such as mofongo, you’ll find delicious dishes from other places in the Caribbean as well.

The fusion of Dominican, Colombian, and Caribbean flavours melt together to create a divine feast.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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