This popular beach town has a variety of creative restaurants as well as food stands and bars at El Poblado de Boquerón, a fishing village in the Boquerón neighborhood of Cabo Rojo which is the heart of the community.

The heart of community, El Poblado is bustling with restaurants, bars, quaint local shops, small inns and vacation rentals, the town's marina, and much more. Many visitors enjoy going to this inclusive and friendly area after a day at the beach to grab a bite, go bar-hopping, and enjoy its vibrant nightlife, especially on the weekends when live local music can be heard around every corner.

Here are a few can't-miss restaurants for your list, if you’re planning to visit Cabo Rojo.

An avocado half is stuffed with strips of steak and other ingredients on a white plate at Buena Vibra in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

You have to try the famous stuffed avocado at Buena Vibra!

Buena Vibra Bar & Tapas

This rustic spot surrounded by greenery is considered by many as the best restaurant in Cabo Rojo. You’ll find creative, local food served by a friendly and helpful staff.

Buena Vibra, which means “cool vibes” in English, has a specialty of local avocado filled with different seafood, fish, or meat. One of the favorites is the stuffed avocado with seafood and arañitas (which are like tostones but crunchier; thin, crispy strips of plantain). The restaurant is also known for its delicious homemade mojitos and sangria, and a good selection of local craft beers.

Buena Vibra also offers vegan and vegetarian dishes, and options for meat lovers such as steaks and ribs. The ambiance is laid-back, as one might expect from a beautiful beach town.

Entrance to Bamboleio restaurant

Enjoy waterfront views, fresh seafood, and homemade sangria at Bamboleio.


Bamboleio is a go-to place for fresh seafood after a day at the beach. Try the famous conch-stuffed mofongotostones topped with octopus and conch salad; or mahi-mahi tempura with a tasty guava sauce.

Enjoy lovely views paired with their signature homemade sangria or ginger mojito. For the indecisive, the menu offers the opportunity to mix and match your favorite dishes to achieve a perfect combination. You’ll find juicy churrasco, lobster, and capitán (hogfish) are all good choices.

View of the restaurant Nautica by Poly

Dine al fresco at Nautica by Poly's, a local favorite in Cabo Rojo.

Nautica by Poly’s

Eating at Nautica is like enjoying a lunch or dinner on a terrace floating over the water. This restaurant has a room with air conditioning, if that is your preference, but the alfresco balcony overlooking the sea is memorable on a sunny day. Specialties include the mofongo stuffed with lobster and garlic sauce, mahi-mahi filet, conch salad, homemade garlic-rosemary bread, and, of course, their mojitos!

Friends enjoy lunch at Annie's Place in Cabo Rojo

Located on the popular Combate Beach, Annie's Place is a top choice for post-beach bites and drinks.

Annie’s Place

Annie's Place is another popular restaurant in Cabo Rojo, particularly because of its strategic location on the popular Combate Beach. There you will always find a good atmosphere, full of locals enjoying Puerto Rican seafood and an unbeatable beach view. The menu offers meat and vegetarian options, as well as the best-selling seafood dishes. Some of the favorites are trifongo with shrimp, fried red snapper, grouper ceviche, and the local fritters. They also serve margaritas and variety of beers.

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