PUERTO RICO RESTAURANT 310 E MONTGOMERY XRD SUITE 1 SAVANNAH GA 31406
PUERTO RICO RESTAURANT 310 E MONTGOMERY XRD SUITE 1 SAVANNAH GA 31406

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December 20, 2011

 





A taste of Puerto Rico

 By Tim Rutherford

 

Stews loom large in the typical Puerto Rican’s diet, and that works out great for me. I was in the mood for something rib–sticking and warming — carne guisada con papas (beef stew with potatoes) was sure to hit the spot.

The setting was familiar. Puerto Rico Restaurant is housed in the former location of Golden Breakfast on Montgomery Cross Road. There has been some remodeling, which seemed to add more seats.

I was late for lunch hour, but several diners, including several military personnel, were just leaving. It was quiet now and wonderful smells coming from the tiny kitchen telegraphed the treat I was about to sample.

The dish is authentic Puerto Rican. The chunks of beef are stewed fork–tender with potatoes that have absorbed the rich and savory flavor of the stewing broth.

I chose yellow rice with chick peas, which was nicely seasoned and filling. White rice and a side of beans is the other option. A small salad of crisp lettuce and tomato slices got a kick start from pickled jalapeno sauce my server dropped off.

The dish reminds me of other ethnic dishes I’ve had — simple, unadorned and unpretentious. Here, the emphasis is on authenticity, not “Americanizing” a dish to attract the masses. With barely 20 seats the masses need not apply!

I’ll be going back to sample the fried pork chop and fried chicken. A dish I’ve had as street food — albondigas en salsa criolla (meatballs in Creole sauce) — is on the menu and promises a bit more spice than the other menu items.

The simple menu offers a few treats, including breakfast options, corn meals stick and a Cubano sandwich filled with ham, roasted pork, cheese, pickles and mustard.

Bring your sweet tooth. Three flavors of flan — vanilla, coconut and cheese, await.

310 E. Montgomery Cross Road, Suite 1/224–4017/8 a.m.–8 p.m

URBANSPOON REVIEWS

May  9, 2012
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Buen Servicio y Delicioso! Everyone should try it!
Para los gustos se hicieron los colores, y puedo tambien entender que ni somos billetes de cien para agradar a todos. That being said... I was sad that anyone would not have the same experience I always do when I visit this neat little place! I have been going to this restaurant since shortly after it's opening. It is truly a delightful experience, EVERY VISIT! No, I don't LOVE every dish, but I don't have to, to enjoy being in a Latin restaurant in Savannah that is not Mexican only. So maybe one day the pork wasn't as flavorful... so what?? I have yet to have their pork and not love it. And yes, soy de Puerto Rico para que tu lo sepas and I too, know "buena comida criolla." Don't discourage others from trying this place. The owners are truly wonderful and they are always eager to please the customer and they really do make you feel like family. So much so, that I have elected them to cater our daughter's graduation. Yes, they are THAT GOOD! Please do not choose to listen... Para los gustos se hicieron los colores, y puedo tambien entender que ni somos billetes de cien para agradar a todos. That being said... I was sad that anyone would not have the same experience I always do when I visit this neat little place! I have been going to this restaurant since shortly after it's opening. It is truly a delightful experience, EVERY VISIT! No, I don't LOVE every dish, but I don't have to, to enjoy being in a Latin restaurant in Savannah that is not Mexican only. So maybe one day the pork wasn't as flavorful... so what?? I have yet to have their pork and not love it. And yes, soy de Puerto Rico para que tu lo sepas and I too, know "buena comida criolla." Don't discourage others from trying this place. The owners are truly wonderful and they are always eager to please the customer and they really do make you feel like family. So much so, that I have elected them to cater our daughter's graduation. Yes, they are THAT GOOD! Please do not choose to listen to sour people that more than likely are accustomed to precooked meals that are delivered in less than five minutes. Or to people that were probably wanting a free meal. Visit and be patient if they are packed and a little slow getting your dishes out to you. It's well worth the wait!!!!
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    April 10, 2012
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    Excellent and Delicious
    I am very happy and pleased to have found a puertorrican restaurant here in Savannah. Me, my family and some friends went to this restaurant a few days ago to enjoy a good puertorrican food, because we miss it, its been a long time we don't go to Puerto Rico, and the truth is that we found more than that. From food to service, everything was excellent, I had never eaten a delicious mofongo with shrimps since the last time I was in Puerto Rico. My friends and I recommend that you visit it, because the truth is that was a pleasure being there and the owners made ​​us feel like family. I can't wait to go back as soos as I can. I wish them success and many blessings

Where to Find Us:

Puerto Rico Restaurant
310 E Montgomery Xrd
Suite 1
Savannah, GA 31406

912 224 4017

Business Hours:
Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 6pm

Saturday 11:00 am - 8pm

Sunday 12pm - 6pm

 

 

We Make delicious food for your event.

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catering service.

 

912-224-4017

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