It's not easy to find great authentic Puerto Rican food, but Cocina Borinquena has you covered. Enjoy homestyle delights with enticingly sweet and savory flavors for lunch and dinner daily.
Mofongo is one of the most cherished traditional dishes in Puerto Rican food, and Cocina Borinquena has some of the best out there. All our mofongo is great for dining in or taking to go, and can be stuffed with a variety of meats.
Our crispy, flaky empanadas are a delicious highlight of our menu! Grab one or two for a quick and tasty snack, or tuck into a huge platter for a comfort meal.
Our alcapurria is like none other in Parlin, NJ! The authentic combination of flavors in our meat and plantains make it an instant favorite among our customers.
Why dine with us?
Here at Cocina Borinquena, we serve real homecooked foods. All of our recipes are handed from down generation to generation in the family. We serve foods we grew up eating. One of the biggest compliments we receive is, "This tastes just like my grandmother used to make it!" Besides that, our decorations, murals of our family home in Puerto Rico, and a mural of my grandfather dancing in the streets of San Juan are all personal touches that we'd love to share with you. That, along with our friendly staff, keep our customers coming back!
AMAZING FOOD. The portions are big, I always leave full and happy. I would recommend Pollo Guisado, Churrasco, Cubano, Pernil, Tres Leche and I love love the beef empanadas! The owner is extremely friendly and pleasant to talk to. Family run business, give them a try!
I wish there was an option for more than 5 stars . We catered from here yesterday. Not only did we have PR food but we also ordered trays of chicken parm and penne vodka! Everyone couldnt stop raving about how amazing the food was. It was perfect and delicious for all. The restaurant itself is clean, staff is friendly, prices are good, and the amount of food we got in each tray is off the hook! Thank you so much! We will definitely be coming back for more
The best restaurant. Believe me is not only the food. Is the food the service the price. People check this and compare with other restaurants and you'll see.
They have the best pernil of any I have tried!! Highly recommended!!!
I have been searching for years for a Puerto Rican restaurant close to home and have had no luck. Let me tell you, my luck has changed. The food was very tasty and it brought back memories of Puerto Rico. The staff was very professional and the prices were very reasonable. The food portions were enough to eat there and save some for later. Definitely will be back to try out more of the menu items.
The best place to eat
Great food! Highly recommended! Will definitely support your business.
True Puerto Rican food - service was great - Chef was treated us like familia
Great place to eat! Great food, good portions, great taste!!! High recommend!!
First here & my boyfriend & I enjoyed the food...
(Translated by Google) Great food, very good treatment from their owners and employees. It has good parking.
Buensima comida, muy buen trato de sus dueos y empleados. Tiene buen Parking.
Absolutely loved the food and experience. Delicious food, friendly service, great people and good times!
(Translated by Google) Tasty menu
Delicious food, great service, we had a great meal, recommend for sure. Stuffed Mofongo with Shrimp, delicious, just one of the meals we ordered.
Excellent Lunch Menu. Clean and friendly.
Excellent authentic Puertorican food here in Sayreville! It's a gem which I was going to keep secret because I don't want anyone taking all the Ensalada de bacalao lol . The pollo guisado (stewed chicken)is absolutely delicious! Tbh I don't think I've tried anything here that I didn't like which is rare nowadays. Come here and your stomach and wallet will thank you!
Loved the food and service
Went out for dinner with my best friend! The Food was so good! And everyone was so nice!! I will definitely go back and bring my hubby
Food was delicious and Authentic just like homemade cooking. Empanadas were very tasty. We enjoy Sancocho and Beef stew for Dinner. The tres Leches cake was Amazing with my Cafe con Leche. Coffee was perfect. Owner is very nice came out to make sure we had everything we needed.
great food excellent service wonderful atmosphere!
Delicious food. Quick service. Definitely going back.
Great service. The food was excellent. Very clean. Serving size was awesome. I was very pleased with the experience and will be back.
Grew up in Parlin. Visited today and had a wonderful dinner. Delicious food (had pollo guisado and shrimp mofongo), generous portions, great music and atmosphere, and a very friendly staff. Will be returning soon to try more of their menu!
Beef empanadas Very hearty- loaded with meat. Delish.
Delicious like always my get away restaurant
(Translated by Google) Homemade food, simple place excellent attention I loved it
Comida casera, sencillo lugar excelente atencin me encant
Flavors are on point, huge portions not skipping on flavors. Great prices. Small eating area, keep this in mind for weekends and large groups. Not much selection of drinks. "Mofongos" are huge, 1 order could easily serve 3 ppl. Recommended and will go back soon.
So good! Im a Brooklyn native so when I moved to NJ I was so sad there wasnt a good option for Spanish food but then I found this gem. Always amazing food and the atmosphere/family vibe makes it even better.
Food is delicious...Im so happy I came across some real Spanish (puerto rican) food that is delicious. Im proud of them for representing our culture.
Its the only Puerto Rican spot in town, keep it open!! Buy rice and beans
Perfectly delicious! Highly Recommend!!
Thanks to the woman for taking her time to explain when things go a little wrong. Such a welcoming woman. We appreciate your services especially during this time.
Delicious food. Generous portions. Pernil is AMAZING!!!
The food was absolutely delicious! I will definitely be returning for more!
This has been my go to spot. My favorite Spanish food!
Excellent food, wish I lived closer I would order everyday! Clean classic spot for good Spanish food.
I couldnt walk after I ate from here because I was so full. The food is delicious and authentic.
Nice size portions! Large arroz con gandules and pollo guisao from sides menu fed my husband and I. Food here is definitely authentic, my family is from Puerto Rico and taste matched up. Will for sure be back for more!
I wanted to give it less stars cause they wont deliver to my address anymore (I know its not their fault), but I Give it 10+ stars because thats what it deserves. I finally found authentic Puerto Rican food in the area. The food never disappoints and the portions a great for what they are priced at. I kid you not, BEST food in town!!! BUT I am Very disappointed that GrubHub all of a sudden doesnt offer delivery to my location when this was the only restaurant I would order from off GrubHub All I know is when I finally get the chance to have their food again itll be heaven, just like the first time..
Best food i ever had. Picked up with my brother earlier this week and i definitely need to go back.
Service was pleasant food was delicious
We were craving Spanish food and my husband found this place. He drove from Old Bridge and it was WELL worth it! The empanadas were so tasty and delicious, plus they were completely stuffed and crispy. The servings were huge and my family couldn't finish their plates. The tostones were so crunchy and the garlic mojito was the perfect touch. We're already planning our next meal from here and its so nice to order take out and actually enjoy it, and not feel like I wasted money. If you want tasty food, large portions, and great prices, then definitely try this place!
Best PR food I've had in a long time! The empanadas were so tasty and completely filled. We're thinking about the next time we want to order from here. Amazing food!
Very authentic. Very good. I highly recommend it. Try the mofongo. It's among the best I've had, even better than some I've had in Puerto Rico.
Ive seen this place multiple times & was hesitant to order. I decided to try it today & it surpassed my expectations! Everything was delicious & portions were hefty for the price. Ive been craving my moms chicken noodle soup since she passed & i ordered it just for the nostalgia. I will be ordering again!
Authentic Puerto Rican Food, Everything was delicious, Huge portions, Friendly Staff
Found this little gem on my way back to my hotel,
The food was excellent and the staff was great,
The food tasted fresh, I'm glad I stopped here.
Great service, Good food
Delicious, authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine. Very friendly & attentive staff. Owner does the cooking & came out to check that everything was good. Will definitely go back.
LOVE LOVE the food! The beef empanadas are so tasty. I would recommend the churrasco steak, beef stew, cubano, pollo guisado, pernil, ..honestly I haven't had anything bad from here! Everyone is so friendly.
The food was really good and very well prepared! Very tasty as well. I would recommend to stop by and try them out!
They make the best food ever!!!
They have this one really cute waitress who took her break just to sit there and have lunch with me because I didnt have anyone to eat with really sweet girl I hope she enjoyed my time with her and if she sees this review I hope it makes her smile :) 10/10 would revisit and not just for the amazing food
(Translated by Google) Excellent meal. Very rich. Attended by its owner and employees. The room was very clean and everything was disinfected.
Excelente comida. Muy rica. Atendido por su duea y empleadas. Muy limpio el saln y desinfectado todo.
Super good! First time we ordered from there. This is the lunch special pernil n rice. Comes w soda, they forgot the salad but thats ok. My co worker had the stew. In the pic theres some of hers in mine. Had to try it. Both Id order again. Had flavor wasnt dry. Cant wait to order again!
Very nice counter person and great food
Delicious food and affordable with huge portions
Food was great, spent $50
Its a family run business which is awesome. The food is amazing and the prices are great. Authentic Puerto Rican food like your mama makes. Also,the place was very clean which to me is very important. We are so glad to have found this hidden gem and we will tell everyone we know about it. Can't wait to go back.
Good food, measurement of food portions no so trill about, overall, great.
I like the food here a lot! The pickup portions are still pretty great, despite everything. I recommend coming here to get the Churrasco dish! Also the tres leches cake is amazing! Definitely try it out. I usually save it for later.
Great food and friendly service
Large portions, INCREDIBLE SERVICE, and authentic food as well as super clean. You can't beat it!
The food is pretty good, but the prices are wayyy too high!
So happy to find a local place with authentic Puerto Rican food. We have ordered a few times and all of the items were incredible. Dont miss this place!
Best Spanish food I’ve had in a long time can’t find this food anywhere in old ridge the best by far
Best Mofongo I've had since my last time at PR
Great tasty Puerto Rican comfort food. Nice cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
Ada from Gravesend, Brooklyn... the food was Delicious!!! Beef empanada’s, tasty and healthy portions of meat, yuca was great, arroz con gandules - perfect and the steak in sauce & onions was tender and sooooo good. We truly enjoyed our meal. We wish you much success.
Feels like I am back home in Brooklyn....
Awesome restaurant, awesome owners!!!
Went this past weekend and tried the mofongo .. omg so amazing !!! You definitely get monies forth !
The food is absolutely delicious. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. From entrees, to sides, to desserts, everything is freshly made and delicious. You will not be disappointed.
This weekend, just by chance, I heard about this little slice of Puerto Rican heaven food restaurant. I decided to try it. It did not disappoint. Pleasant atmosphere, servers, passionate hard-working owner and above all, the food was excellent! We had the Bacalaitos, Tostones, Pollo Asado, Pollo Quisado, Pernil, Arroz con Gandules, Beans. Ooooh so yummy. I will be coming back as well as cater from them. Thank you for a very pleasant evening.
Authentic Puerto Rican food. A most try in this little sleepy town. Empanadas were out of this world. We ordered arroz con gandules and red beans. Everything was very flavorful. So if you crave Puerto Rican you must stop and get some of their deliciousness.
This is my second time eating here. Food always fresh. Can’t never finish the portion they give excellent service very friendly great old and new school music. Would recommend
Love love love their food... Cuban sandwiches are huge and so fulfilling. Have eaten here many many times and will continue to do so.
Delicious food with VERY generous portion sizes, and the atmosphere is super friendly too.
We had a wonderful experience at Cocina Borinquena. Food was amazing. We had Beef Soup, Empanadas ( Chicken, shrimp, Spinach and cheese( those were out of this world) we all had Mofongo. I had the Stuff Shrimp Mofongo and my mom and aunt had one Tri Fongo and a regular Mofongo! Dessert Tres leche and the Bustelo was on point! Most of all the waitress Melissa was awesome and so welcoming. The owner Damaris and her mom were just like being Home. Clean and great ambience. Will be back for the BYOB too.
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