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!
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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