I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and have now been in Houston for 5 years. All this time I had been looking forward for a Puertorican restaurant that had normal operating hours and a bit more space (as compared to the other place near montrose). After hearing about this place, I finally made it there...what a disapointment. As soon as you drive up the first thing you see are two tacky tables outside that do not go at all with the whole restaurants decor. You walk in and you are basically in a large empty room with painted concrete floors and scattered tables along with a flat screen tv (obviously these guys have not spent a lot of time in researching restaurant staging). As soon as we sat down the waitstaff came around and were very pleasnant. The menu selections were small for the entrees, but had enough to properly represent your average restaurant back on the island. Our party of three ordered different plates and appetizers and have to say they all tasted surprisingly good. A true authentic taste, but nothing that would have me go back to it, if it were located IN Puerto Rico. The food did take a long time to come out, which was surprising as it was Saturday at 7pm, and there were only 4 other tables to serve! The true breaking point for me was the tab. The total for a meal of 3 (2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 3 sodas, and 3 desserts) was over $100!!! Not counting the tip. This meal in PR can vary significantly depending on where you go, but could be as low as $25 and much higher but NEVER as much as this. You could go to Aj!l! M*jili in San Juan and get extremely better food at a very upscale, trendy restaurant for less than this. PR cuisine is simply made, with mostly innexpensive items, so to charge these prices is ridiculous. I mean, think about it, you could go to a top steak house in town and spend less...Finally a place with good PR food, but unfortunately way too overpriced. Will NOT be going back again.
Pros: Decent variety of menu options with good taste.
Cons: Bland decor, too slow and WAY OVERPRICED.