10 Best Puerto Rican Restaurants in Elizabeth, New Jerseyairport_transferbarbathtubbusiness_facilitieschild_activitieschildcareconnecting_roomcribsfree_wifigymhot_tubinternetkitchennon_smokingpetpoolresturantski_in_outski_shuttleski_storagesmoking_areaspastar

10 Best Puerto Rican Restaurants in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Courtesy of Rankin Street Deli
Courtesy of Rankin Street Deli
If there’s one thing you can never accuse Puerto Rican cuisine of being, it’s flavorless. Hailing from the island of deep-fried green plantains and slow-roasted pork, these Latin-American dishes are always packed with aromatic spices and flavors that make mouths water. Without further ado, here are the best Puerto Rican restaurants in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

El Rinconcito Boricua

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Save

Get made-to-order Puerto Rican classics such as pernil and mofongo with shrimp at El Rinconcito Boricua . Plus, chow down on one (or a few) of their homemade empanadas, which are served warm and, if you ask us, even better that way. Be warned: the staff here doesn’t speak much English making for an even more authentic experience.
More Info

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual
Sun:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

El Palmar Restaurant

Restaurant, Spanish, Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Save

It’s hard to find anything more authentic than the dishes at El Palmar Restaurant. Once you’ve filled up on their tasty alcapurrias and stuffed potatoes enjoy one of their traditional desserts: Puerto Rican cakes.

More Info

Rankin Street Deli

Coffee Shop, Coffee, Tea , American, Vegetarian
Save

This family-run and locally-owned eatery has daily specials on the menu including croquettes, empanadas (of course!) and more of your favorite Puerto Rican dishes. Rankin Street Deli is a low-key joint with a friendly atmosphere and good food to boot. Stop in here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Win-win!
More Info

Kiosko Boricua

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Tiny but mighty, Kiosko Boricua is a cozy, kiosk-style Puerto Rican restaurant that serves hearty and flavorful dishes such as guisada, pernil and more. It has the charm of a roadside food shack and a price to match: get filled up for under $10.
Permanently closed
More Info

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual

City Tavern

Bar, Restaurant, Puerto Rican, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, $$$
Save

City Tavern is one of those restaurants that has something for everyone. If you’re a lover of Puerto Rican cuisine but [insert friend/spouse’s name here] is not, the menu also includes pub grub favorites such as burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches. Fear not, you can still get your fair share of plantains, rice and beans here.

More Info