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Cheap Eateries in San Juan

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About San Juan

San Juan is a sprawling seaport and capital city of Puerto Rico, perched on the Island’s Atlantic shores. Affectionately known among locals as “La Ciudad Amurrallada”, it is a major cruise ship destination. However, the fascinating Walled city is blessed with stunning white sandy shores, bustling nightlife, historic neighbourhood, and mouth watering delicacies.

About San Juan

About San Juan

If you’re wondering where you’ll find cheap eateries in San Juan to dine-in, don’t be fret, as the options of best and affordable eateries here are overwhelming. Further, they serve the mouthwatering staple dishes of islands, and you just need a few dollars to dine-in here.

Cheap Eateries

El Churry

El Churry is one of the city’s oldest food trucks from the late ’90s, and is the perfect place to relish luscious late-night meals. But due to its increasing popularity nowadays, they are available in various spots in San Juan. Further, you might even find the exact name of the restaurant that serves lunch dinner at 394 San Claudio Avenue in Cupey, and you just have to need a few dollars to dine there. The mixto sandwich is one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in my entire life, piled with so many toppings.

  • Phone
    +1 939-399-3017
  • Location
    Kennedy Ave.
    San Claudio Ave. / 787-998-1872
    Los Colobos (Marginal Street) / Tel: 787-547-0027
    Roosevelt (Resolución Street)
    Caguas (Plaza Centro & Bairoa) / 787-703-3923
  • Price
    3.99 USD – 16.96 USD
  • Cuisine
    Sandwiches, wraps & burgers Food Truck

Yummy Dumplings

Yummy Dumplings, the city’s most beloved Asian food truck, sits in Avenue Arterial Hostos and Calle Chardon. However, the food truck serving up luscious Asian cuisine options will definitely fulfil your appetite. A few dollars are all you need to dine in, and the menu features simple items and daily special offers. The dumplings are very lightly steamed and delightful. In fact, the eight dumplings are a meal in themselves, at just 6.00 USD.

  • Phone
    787-360-6488 / 787-354-2351
  • Location
    Ave. Chardón, Esq. Hostos (Frente a la Corte Federal)
  • Price
    1.50 USD – 12.00 USD
  • Cuisine
    Asian/South American fusion packed into street-ready morsels

El Vagón

El Vagón is a Mexican diner situated in the middle of Santurce, Puerto Rico. If you’re looking for mouth-watering fajitas, nachos in the walled city, then consider dining at El Vagón. It offers appetising burritos that draw plenty of visitors’ attention. Nowadays, El Vagón also has franchises in other towns such as Dorado, Juncos and Guaynabo, and you can easily place your order online. Further, they never compromise with quality, and I am glad I found this great cheapest diner and fulfilled my craving with some delectable Mexican foods.

  • Phone
  • Location
    Calle Ribot, Calle Labra, # 302, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Carr. 693 km 8.5 (Carretera para los Hoteles)
  • Price
    6.23 USD – 10.03 USD
  • Cuisine
    Southwestern Restaurant, Tex-Mex Restaurant, and Food Truck

Que Tostón

Que Tostón offers a great Caribbean creative food and is situated in the Miramar food truck park in Santurce. Upon arriving in San Juan for the first time, we decided to drive around the city a little and seek out food truck parks. I heard a lot about the Santurce area, so off we went and found this food truck offering stuffed avocado with eggplant. 

  • Phone
    +1 787-672-9146
  • Location
    1006 Avenida Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Price
    4.68 USD – 16.05 USD
  • Cuisine
    Caribbean creative food


San Juan is one of the most vibrant gastronomic hubs, known for its world-class diners to food trucks serving home-cooked staples. San Juan’s culinary scene, as flavorful as its cobblestone streets, is colourful. The city has everything for everyone, rapidly becoming a pretty much food-centric capital city of Puerto Ricos and paradise for your taste buds.

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