Here’s another neighborhood restaurant that we’ve been to a few times which we’ve enjoyed. It’s the newest addition, the sixth, to this chain of Cuban restaurants – Metropol. It’s cheap and cheerful and always packed which is always a good sign. Metropol’s menu is made up of home-style food which they dub as Cuban but is a melange of Cuban cuisine with some Puerto Rican and Spanish dishes thrown in. There are tortillas (Spanish-style omelets), meat and chicken cooked simply, rice dishes like paella and asopao, grilled fish and seafood and a selection of sides that include several ways with rice: plain or with beans, black or red beans, fried green or ripe plantains, cassava or for the unadventurous, green salad or mixed vegetables. It’s good for lunch on a weekday when it’s not too crowded.
Plaza Dorado shopping center
Dorado 00646 Puerto Rico
*Open daily for lunch and dinner