Restaurante dorado puerto rico: Where to Eat in Dorado

Where to Eat in Dorado

El Ladrillo is an iconic restaurant in Dorado that specializes in prime meats and seafood.

Dorado is a town that loves luxury, both in its accommodations and its gastronomy. Being close to the shore, the northern town of Dorado offers a bounty of fresh fish, seafood, and Puerto Rican staple dishes. With a couple of mesones gastronómicos (a designation for iconic Puerto Rican restaurants), the town’s culinary offerings are more than worth the short drive from San Juan.

Here’s where you should eat in Dorado:

El Ladrillo

Dubbed a mesón gastronómico by Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company, this iconic restaurant has been steadily elevating its game over the last 30 years. El Ladrillo radiates classic, Old World charm, with exposed bricks and dimmed lights to create a romantic atmosphere. The restaurant specializes in prime meats and seafood, and standout dishes include grilled red snapper filet in chardonnay and butter; Puerto Rican-style shrimp stew; grilled pork chops in homemade applesauce; and certified Angus filet with whole, fresh mushrooms in a cabernet reduction.

La Terraza

La Terraza is a long-running Dorado restaurant that specializes in Puerto Rican staples, like authentic stuffed mofongo served in a traditional wooden pilón. Some of the house favorites include the fried whole red snapper with tostones, the red snapper medallions in creole sauce, the piña colada shrimp, and the terraza-stuffed chicken (made with steak, ham, and sausage). Grab a table on the open-air wooden terrace and enjoy a sea breeze with your meal.

El Carretón de Lola aka the “house of the stuffed arañotas

El Carretón de Lola

El Carretón de Lola is known in Dorado as the “house of the stuffed arañotas” (a deep-fried, shredded plantain patty), this local joint is the quintessential seaside eatery. Stuff your arañotas with shrimp, fish, conch, octopus, deep-fried pork, or chicken. You can also try some of their specially made mofongo or their famous arepas.

Grappa Ristorante serves up traditional Italian dishes. 

Grappa Ristorante

For a great international dinner visit Grappa, a cozy Italian restaurant in the heart of Dorado. The restaurant showcases traditional dishes like caprese salads, shrimp fra diavolo, and an assortment of pastas, the most famous being the Mojitini Pesto Tuna, crafted with care and using high-quality ingredients.


Breakfast, lunch or dinner; no matter the meal diners will enjoy the gorgeous views and innovative menu at COA. Named after the Taino word for the wooden tool they used to harvest their agriculture, COA’s chef honors the island’s heritage through the use of local ingredients and flavors. They also have one of the most extensive wine lists in the Caribbean at more than 650 labels, as well as a carefully curated selection of rums and other high end spirits. 

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The 10 Best Restaurants In Dorado, Puerto Rico

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Valerie Rouse

9 February 2017

When traveling to a foreign country, most tourists love to try out the indigenous food in that particular region. Puerto Rican food is incredibly tasty and there are many restaurants in Dorado to quell those hunger pangs. Here’s our list of the top 10.


Restaurant, Caribbean, American, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian

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Grappa is a very quaint, cozy Italian restaurant and it is considered to be the best in Dorado. This place is renowned for its succulent Italian fare, such as caprese salads and seafood linguine pasta; other favorite dishes include the asparagus soup and the shrimp fra diablo. Only the freshest ingredients are used for meal preparations and this ensures the delicacies that Grappa is famous for are all made with top-quality ingredients.

El Ladrillo

Restaurant, Caribbean, Seafood, $$$

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This is a popular restaurant in Dorado. Authentic Don Quixote paintings adorn the walls, presenting a cultural and artistic venue for patrons. The menu is also extraordinary; diners can can savor the New York steak with plantains, which is cooked to perfection. Another excellent selection on the dinner menu is the paella which most diners enjoy. Their specialty dish, papas el ladrillo (mashed potatoes prepared with minced carrots), is also a highly recommended dish. Good local food coupled with a cozy ambience clearly ensures an enjoyable evening at El Ladrillo.

This restaurant’s intimate setting and live music encourages diners to relax in ambient surroundings. When dining at Descorche Restaurant, tapas are an excellent choice. The selection is quite varied and inexpensive; for example, diners can sample the shrimp with bacon covered in tamarind sauce or crab croquettes. The mains are quite tasty as well. One delicious entree in particular that is quite popular is the lamb chops in red wine.

Carretera 693, Dorado, PR, US, +1 787 552 1117

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Restaurante La Terrazza

Restaurant, Bar, Caribbean, Seafood, $$$

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This restaurant is truly a cultural experience in itself. On certain nights, patrons get an opportunity to be included in the entertainment after eating their sumptuous meals. You can learn to dance salsa or sing along in the karaoke sessions here. In regards to the menu, a favorite dish among regulars here is the grilled shrimp wrapped in bacon drizzled with coconut sauce. The starters are just as delicious. For instance, there are fish sticks as well as breadfruit pulled pork to satisfy your appetite. The seafood at La Terrazza is always fresh and guests can be assured of an appetizing meal here.

Alba Restoran

Restaurant, Caribbean

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This placehas a casual yet cozy setting which exclusively offers only Puerto Rican cuisine. Each table offers comfortable seating for two people, making it an ideal restaurant for couples or dates. A personal touch to the dining experience is that the servers take the time to explain each dish as they are presented to diners. One specialty dish that stands out is the delicious tuna tataki with coconut jasmine rice. Tapas are also available on the menu for those who seek inexpensive options.

Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Caribbean, Seafood, American, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$

This restaurant by the sea is an essential part of the Dorado resort and the setting is a casual one as it is located by the seaside. An excellent starter is the roasted beet salad with quinoa and goat cheese on the side. It’s also highly recommended to select the mahi mahi with a side of your choice. Patrons can be assured of a wide selection of wines and cocktails to help them unwind after a long day at work. Prices are not exorbitant even though the restaurant falls under the Ritz Carlton brand. The most expensive item on the dinner menu is the lobster tail.

Mi Casa by José Andrés

This chic restaurant is also located in the Dorado Beach Resort. Its warm, inviting interior is well-enhanced by the polished wooden floors, brightly colored upholstery and matching throw cushions. In addition to this, outdoor seating is also available. It is run by well-known chef, José Andrés. The menu is wide and varied with plenty of chicken options and there are lots of tapas dishes to choose from; for example, there’s the croquettas de pollo (chicken fritters) which is a popular tapas dish on their menu. If you are more adventurous with your palate, choose the puntillitas a la andaluza (fried baby squid). If you would like to dine in style, choose the Mi Casa restaurant at this Ritz-Carlton property.

100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado, PR, US, +1 787 278 7217

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San Juan Café

Restaurant, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, $$$

The San Juan Café caters to people of all ages and it possesses a relaxing ambience due to the fact the decor consists of brightly colored furniture and state-of-the-art televisions. Generally, the tasty appetizers are served in large portions so patrons don’t even have to order entrees. One starter that is quite popular is the tempting plantain soup. This restaurant is a good choice for the entire family to indulge in a meal with very reasonable prices in a large, spacious restaurant.

L’Ami Du Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, French, $$$

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This French restaurant is cozy and has an inviting ambiance. Diners are made to feel welcome from the moment they enter the restaurant. There is an in-house sommelier to assist you with wine pairings. One of the signature dishes here is the beef wellington, which is lovingly prepared for patrons. Naturally, as the bistro is French, wines are readily available. The prices of food and beverage items on the menu are very reasonable with the most expensive dish being the Angus beef.

Katrina Restaurant is located on the beach. Of course, there is outdoor seating as straw-covered umbrellas with barrel bases provide adequate shade for patrons. This casual setting allows customers to feel relaxed and uninhibited. It is not every day that you can have lunch and dig your toes into the sand simultaneously or enjoy delicious food on golden sands. This venue offers a fantastic seafood menu and the dishes are very filling as the portions are quite generous.

Calle A & Calle C, Dorado, PR, US, +1 787 278 3183

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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

General Information

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a luxurious hotel located on a long white sandy beach and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, among tall palm trees and lush tropical thickets. In the 1950s, these properties belonged to the American billionaire Laurence Rockefeller, and today the hotel’s guests can enjoy a combination of luxurious atmosphere and high-class service of the Ritz-Carlton brand. Luxurious suites and villas with pools, including the historic Su Casa Hacienda, a celebrity chef’s gourmet restaurant and a huge Spa Botánico offering treatments with exotic products from its own garden, sparkling pools and water sports, golf and tennis, and entertainment for adults and children, and much more.

Dorado Beach, an award-winning Ritz-Carlton Reserve, offers an exclusive getaway in Puerto Rican’s most beautiful resort.

Hotel opening date

December 2012


Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico, by the beach in the resort of Dorado, 40 km from the capital San Juan, 35 minutes drive from Luis Munoz Marín International Airport and half an hour drive from Isla Grande Airport.

Spa/Health & Wellness Center

Set in 2 hectares of tropical gardens, Spa Botánico features a fitness center with yoga studio, relaxation areas, 10 outdoor and indoor treatment pavilions, and 2 tree pavilions. The spa menu includes a variety of treatments using exotic products and plants grown in the hotel’s gardens.


The hotel has two outdoor pools overlooking the sea.

Sports and Leisure

The hotel has a fitness center, offers water sports, tennis, hiking along the historic Rockefeller nature trail, boat trips, cooking classes, exciting excursions. There are also three 18-hole golf courses in the vicinity of the hotel.

Swimming conditions

The hotel is located on a magnificent sandy beach with a length of 1.5 km.

For children

The hotel has a swimming pool for children, and next to it is a large Watermill, built in the form of a sugar plantation.

Restaurants and Bars

  • Mi Casa is a gastronomic restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea, serving Spanish delicacies from renowned chef José Andrés and an extensive list of fine wines from around the world.
  • Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill is located by the beach and pool and serves fresh seafood and grilled meats.
  • The cozy Positivo Sand Bar overlooking the ocean offers a large selection of sushi, ceviches, light snacks and exotic cocktails.
  • La Cocina Gourmet offers Puerto Rican delicacies, aromatic coffees, delicious desserts and homemade ice cream, as well as cooking classes, wine tastings and themed dinners.
  • Room service available.

At your service

For guests — a banquet hall for up to 500 people, a meeting room for 15 people, business service, free Wi-Fi, parking, concierge services, laundry services.


The hotel offers services for wedding celebrations and special programs for honeymooners.


Pets allowed

Photos of the rooms presented on the site give a general idea of ​​each category of the hotel’s room stock. Rooms may differ in size, color scheme, layout, presence / absence of a balcony, etc. The specific number becomes known when the guest checks into the hotel.


Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas — Isabela




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Calle Emilio Gonzalez,
puerto rico,
Puerto Rico

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The 2-star Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas is located in Isabela, close to bars and restaurants. The hotel provides laundry service, doctor services and room service as well as a tennis court, free parking and an outdoor swimming pool.


The city center is 1 km from the hotel.


Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. Restaurants Julio’s and El Perla Negra are 500 meters away.

Number of rooms: 20.

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Free WiFi

Free parking

Free parking on site

Luggage storage

24 hour service

24 hour reception


Private catering

Swimming pool

Spa and body care

Spa and wellness center


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24 hour service
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Pool
  • Spa and body care
  • Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis Court


  • Car rental
  • Laundry


  • Private catering

For work

  • Business services


  • Pool
  • Spa and wellness center

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  • Famous places of the city
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants

Estadio Felix Mantilla

1. 0

Cancha Mickey Coll


Avenida Noel Estrada Isabela

Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca


Saint Anthony de Padua Church



Middles Beach



Posita De Teodoro



Playa Poza de Teodoro


Paseo Lineal



Paseo Lineal Isabela


Secret Spot



Poza Las Golondrinas



Playa Montones


Caribbean Cinemas


Shopping area

Plaza Isabela



Montons Beach


Isabela 00662

Pozo de Jacinto Vertical Cave


Shore Island

510 м

Villa Pesquera Carr 4466 Interior


480 м

D51 Calle Jose Gonzalez

Deep Roots Bar & Grill

460 м

Calle Francisco Camacho

El Perla Negra Restaurant

460 m

Avenue Estacion #22

La Chancleta de Maiz

720 м

Calle 203 Jose A Vargas

El Principe Burger

640 м

124 Calle Manuel Corchado Juarbe

Sandwich Delight

690 м

Plaza Isabela Calle Barbosa #23

the wine boutique pr

750 m

Carr. 466 Playa Jobo’s

Mi Casita Tropical

770 m

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What airport is Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas Isabela near?

Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas Isabela is 15 km from Aguadilla Airport.

Can I have breakfast at Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas Isabela?

Yes, Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas Isabela offers buffet breakfast.

How far is Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas from the city center?

The city center is located 1 km from Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas.

Is cleaning service available at Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas?

Yes, Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas provides housekeeping and laundry services.

Are there any attractions near Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas?

You can visit Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca and Posita De Teodoro, which are 1 and 1.5 km from Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas.

Is there a place to eat/dine near Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas Isabela?

Lunch/dinner is available at El Perla Negra Restaurant and Julio’s, located 500 meters from Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas Isabela.

Is parking available at Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas?

Yes, Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas has parking.

How much does it cost to stay at Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas?

Costa Dorada Beach Resort & Villas prices start at $211.


Calle Emilio Gonzalez 900,
puerto rico,
Puerto Rico

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