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Aurorita Restaurant
Ranked #195 of 1,100 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$26
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Aurorita Mexican Restaurant serving our customers since 1973. Jose Garcia & wife Elizabeth Carmona started out as the first generation of Food Trucks in Puerto Rico in the 70's and little by little built the restaurant. Their customers are loyal and span at least three generations. Its been in the same corner for 40 years and today and its a landmark in Puerto Rico. With the same passion and dedication, it's now managed by their three sons and an amazing team. The best Mexican Food in Puerto Rico and the best Margaritas in town. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, carnitas, margaritas.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is an institution in San Juan. It was the go to place for Mexican food, have lunched and dined there a bunch of times. The last several times it has gone downhill and prices are not reflecting the quality and values of before. Food quality, presentation and value is way down. This place needs to find itself again. Will not recommend or come back.

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Thank S1thlord
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auroritarest, Marketing manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and excuse any inconvenience you may have had.

Our product quality is of most importance to us and will never sacrifice that for our customers. We buy locally from the best companies and product and will keep doing that. Regarding prices, when the suppliers raise their prices we sometimes have to make adjustments as any other restaurant will do but we try keeping it at a minimum.

Sorry you were disappointed but we always make sure to carry the best for you.

Regards

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great mexican food with good prices...quick service...could try the take out menu...they have great care serving it!

Thank Noelarnau
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auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hello and thanks for the review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon.

Regards

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Since 1983 Aurorita has been part of my life . Back then a smaller version of today's restaurant. Just figure most of the staff is still the same.. that tells you something.
Well .. best Margarita's .. either frozen or escarchada (the best).
Food.. everything in the menu is just delish.. my favorites chihuaha especial... melted cheese over nacho chips with refried beans ..to die for.. mexican fiesta .. nacho chips with everything on top chicken or meat , flautas , burritos .. carnitas .. salads .. soups !!
family oriented and of course Mariachis !!

Thank angelaf493
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auroritarest, Marketing Manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hello and thanks for the review!

Indeed most of our waiters and kitchen staff are looooong time employees, some have 30+ years with us and for sure thats part of our continuous success and makes for great quality control. We pride ourselves in our original Margarita recipe and it one of our best kept secrets.

We look forward to having you back at the restaurant soon.

Regards,

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

While the Restaurant has a nice decor and the service was good, the food was terrible. The guacamole was watery - no cilantro, no lime juice and no salt. dishes were either salty or bland. Would not go again.

Thank CPad615
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auroritarest, Marketing manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Hello and thanks for the review.

Sorry you were disappointed. We will be going over this review with our kitchen staff.

Regards

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The place is nice and neat. The service and the attention are excellent. The dishes are good, but there is no much variety or options for those who are allergic to dairy or/and are vegetarian.

Thank Linette V
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auroritarest, Marketing manager at Aurorita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Hell and thanks for the review!

For dairy allergies you can just go ahead and order any of our dishes without cheese and for our vegetarian customers our veggie fajitas, pico de gallo (no cheese), veggie burrito or ensalada norteña are amongst their favorites.

Regards

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