Marocha Cocina Creativa

4.1
57 Reviews
$50 and over
Caribbean
At Marocha Cocina Creativa you can find some crazy good food and creative Puerto Rican cuisine by renowned chef Eileen Sanchez.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 57 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super rico todo! Y excelente servicio. He quedado impresionada. Los recomiendo y volvere! Gracias! / Everything was exquisite! Also excellent service. I was impressed. Recommended and I’ll be back! Thank you, guys! EXITO

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Roxy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience5

They were out of a lot of ingredients and products. So we decided to go somewhere else since the options were very limited. It was a saturday at 5:30pm, when the opens for dinner. They were supposed to be ready to serve. A lot of other customers did the same as us.

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Monica
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Felt like it was the first week of opening.
Brunch was ok, but not outstanding.

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DamarisC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Pedí dos platos y solo salió uno,osea mi hija ese día se quedó sin comer,tuvimos que llegar a casa a cocinar,cuando reservé desde las 6pm

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Mike
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

What is it that kitchens can't seem to cook meat and fish so both are correct? This time the fish (Cartucho) was great and the veal chop was cold, they replaced it quickly an it was undercooked, but it was tasty just wish they could figure it out. The place is nice outdoor seating good, service could be a bit better trained. Overall we will go again. By the way we are locals we live in San Juan

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We arrived for our reservation about 15 minutes behind. When we got there, our table was not ready. We quickly learned they were short staffed. 45 minutes later, we did not have water service nor any food. The appetizers finally arrived and they were delicious. Well made, quite innovative and well crafted. Sadly, we never made it to our main course because of there being a curfew of 9pm and the service being so slow. They were also out of plenty of items on the menu, including lemon AND lime both alike. We had placed our order, (after being told of many items being out). Shortly thereafter, the manager who was also our server (one of the only 3 people working that night), shared we had to leave and our table had to be closed because of the local madate/curfew. The manager seemed to be terribly embarrassed and sadly overwhelmed. He was incredibly kind but it was clear that they did not have enough staff working. This was definitely a moment where an experienced leader/owner should have been in the building given the personnel issues and the special circumstances this curfew creates for them.
The food, and the concept is genial. What a shame the management of the house/business is not up to par with it. Complete shame....and our night was ruined because we didn't get to have dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

If Open Table would let me assign 0 stars, that would be my rating. I cannot express how disappointed I am of this restaurant. Only two drinks from the menu were available, one of them was not even good. 30 minutes after ordering our food, the waitress let us know that what we ordered was not available; that of the three steaks that we ordered only one was available and that “we could fight over the one that was left”. After the food was ready, they packed our food to go because the closing time was at 9:00 (we had been there since 7:00pm) due to COVID and even asked for tip. We reserved a table outside and they assign us a table inside. For all this they did not even apologize. I honestly would not recommend this place for any occasion unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Birthday diner

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vipAggie
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent!
Drinks creative and great taste!
Tried Marochita!
Good service
Recommend an additional server in main
Dining room!
Definitely will be back !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The gentleman that helped was very attending and helpful with the recommendations that he gave and offered, I would 100% come back! Very delicious food and the presentation of the food was beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Kitchen was extremely slow and the food arrived very cold. I would avoid this place until they figure out the kitchen. Wait staff was cordial and did their best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation, went to the restaurant and told it was closed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Server was nice. They were out of a lot of ingredients. Found a piece of plastic in our pasta. By piece of plastic it

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RosannaG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Marocha Cocina Creativa was excellent, especially the Masitas de Mero. The cocktails we tried were delicious and creative. As we were three, we tried Paco esta lucio, Siempre tropi and La marochita. Our server was helpful and friendly. Considering the restrictions because of COVID, the restaurant offers safe and distant, inside and outside dining. Great relaxing ambiance for a couple or small family dinner.

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Elenagonzalezperez1970
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Monte Cristo sándwich and the papas lionesas were delicious!

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LuLuO
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall, it was good but few things from the Menu wasn't available. And my friend received the food cold and when they reheated, the plate stand by a while waiting for somebody to bring the plate back. It wasn't hot😔

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

They had a different menu than listed and only 2 items available. Waited one hour for drinks and then was told the bar was closed. Then we waited 2 hours for food we didn't want to order but it was the only thing available. We saw multiple parties who had reservations not even be served food because there wasn't enough. Don't eat here.

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vipBruceNYC
Caribbean
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Bottom line first: one of the worst dining experiences I can remember, all the more sad because what little food did arrive was excellent.
Our party of 5 arrived at 8PM and were seated promptly. The server took cocktail orders, but then returned to say none of the called brands were available. After reordering we proceeded to order dinner, at which point the server realized we had not been told what was unavailable- more than half the menu! We revamped our selections with some difficulty. The cocktails arrived and three were wrong and had to be sent back. When the starters arrived the server said one guest’s was unavailable. Only two alternatives were offered, and he opted to wait for the entrees. The appetizers that did arrive were excellent. And then we waited…and waited. At 10:30PM, two and a half hours after being seated, we gave up, requested the check and left. There was no explanation or apology offered, either by the server or the management. Because of COVID restrictions in San Juan all businesses must close at 11PM, so there was nowhere we could eat. I would strongly advise any considering this restaurant to find an alternative. Deplorable.

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JanR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great, but service was so slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The wait staff took 30 minutes past our resevervation time to seat us. After we were seated we had to wait another 20 minutes to order some appetizers and drinks. Another 15minutes later, half the table gets drinks while the other 3 just wait with no explanation.
Another 20 minutes later (nearly 2 hours already), we see the manager carrying more ice into the bar where they’d apparently run out and shortly after the rest of the drinks were ready. Another uncomfortably long wait later and we got a single appetizer.
Earlier we tried to flag down our waitress but to no avail so finally, after recognizing the delays, we signaled to her that we were ready to order. Recognizing the immense delays, we tried to order our main courses which is when we were informed that the kitchen had ran out of the appetizers we ordered, all the vegetarian dishes and LIMES, leaving exclusively grilled chicken entrees.
Expecting a nice meal may have been our shortfall as eventually the waiter (came from the kitchen) came out to hear our issues. This was the cherry on top. NOT ONLY did he try to gaslight our attempts to share why the experience was inadequate BUT ALSO he went back to the kitchen and called us derogatory words to the other staff.

I try to be a patient and understanding person but a restaurant that markets itself like this cannot treat customers so poorly especially without even offering to comp part of the meal due to the fact that
TL;DR nothing was available, the wait times were immense and unexplained, and we, along with other diners were told all of this over an hour and a half after ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, Service was excellent, food was good just some dishes not that good (filete de dorado) but others were excellent (shrimp tempura, montaditos de alcapurria con ropa vieja).

Will give them a second try.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst dining experience bar none. Walked out after an hour and a half and had not even gotten appetizers. Staff did not care, and behaved as though we were bothering them. No apologies from staff whatsoever. We chose to starve rather than remain in a toxic environment with hostile hipster staff. Would not recommend to my worst enemy

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

When i got there we where greeted by the waitress saying that they didnt avocado(one of their main dishes) and no squid (also one their main ingredients). My wife doesnt eat red meat. One of the main purposes I picked the place was because of their manu. We ordered the montaditos with ceviche, waitress comes bak to say they ran out of ceviche and the bacalaitos. Our reservation was at 7:00 pm. Basically right afte they opened. I can undertand this if i came later but i did not. I felt bad for the waitress. The service was so slow that we finished eating at 11:00 pm. When they brough the main dish it was suposed to have in top of the fish a garbanzos en escaveche. 3 garbanzos. My wife asked the gentelaman that I brought the dish ans his response was that is all the garbanzo we had. Very disapointed. I read similar reviws but wanted to tive them a chance. DONT GO!!! Is sad because the ambiance was really nice and the staff was polite, drinks where good. We didnt leave beacuse it was date night and we where chiling but the overall expirence was poor. Worst threatnent i had anywhere in PR. I would get rid of the menu and write on a chalk board what they have for the day. That way you dont create false expectation. Is overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

They didn’t have most of the things available and the older male waiter (jimmy) was very insufficient

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Wanda
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mood and the environment of the restaurant was calming and relaxing as well the food and drinks were very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The manager was very rude to me

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday celebration.

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SerenityW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

First they had so much stuff they were out of, we ordered our appetizers and that came quick but then waited 2 hours for our actual meal. Our server never came to us couldn’t even give us refills it was horrible we were upset we had been there 2 hours and still no food the server ended up never putting our food order in the manager didn’t do much at all messed up our Desert order three times and then our total was 130 after everything going wrong and them messing everything up and then they were laughing talking about us and multiple other tables made complaints DONT GO HERE

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AlyssaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Unfortunately we didn’t have a very pleasant experience which was a bummer since we were looking forward to this restaurant after seeing their menu. We booked dinner on Valentine’s Day and were surprised to find the menu was completely different than their normal menu. There was nothing noted on the website that their menu would be different. Our drinks took 30 minutes to arrive and since they were only serving the regular cocktail menu until 8pm we were not able to order another. The food off the Vday menu was pretty good! Just a bit heavy on the sauce and more of what we expected to find in the states from a nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the interior design of the place and the location is great. I like that they have indoor and outdoor sitting options. Their drinks are great I tried almost all of them and recommend them. The food was good too although I didn’t like the dessert we ordered which was the Lava Cake. My only issue was that I reserved for Valentines Day and when I made the reservation I wasn’t told that there was going to be a special menu for that day which compared to there regular menu was very limited. In addition, that day after 8pm there were only going to have 2 drinks available from their cocktail menu. You could oder beer or wines but not from their original cocktail menu which had a lot of cool drinks. In general, I liked the restaurant, especially their cocktails.

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Vane
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estuvo perfecto. Bien agradable y super buen "vibe". El menú aunque no extenso, estuvo "right on" y riquísimo. Comimos super rico y la pasamos super. ¡Volvemos!

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BrandonJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was execellent. Very welcoming from the very start. Shakira was out waitress and was very attentive. Nicole is an excellent manager, and catered to out very need. Overall an execellent experiance. Def coming back!!

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MariangelyR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

La comida estuvo súper rico. Como recomendación deberían de tener mas variedad en el menú.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines day and was really impressed with our server and the overall vibe. We sat outside and it was really peaceful with good music. The food was great!

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MayleenG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really loved the food and the drinks.
I am not the biggest fan of authentic food but it was my friends birthday and it’s her favorite so we went. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved each of the dishes.
The cocktails were also amazing and we had a great time. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unfortunate that service was bad and wrong food ended up coming out as well. Weren’t seated for reservation until 40 min after.

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Silverdolfyn
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, comfortable and chic decor and excellent service.

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Roberto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Super recommneded. Enjoy!!!

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Silverdolfyn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether you’re looking for a great brunch spot or evening cocktails, Marocha Cocina Creativa serves up creative Puertorrican fare with quality ingredients and a little bit of something for everyone. The dishes were wonderful and the food was top notch. The decoration is colorful with marble tables, hanging lights and outdoor seating. The staff were very attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places, I would recommend 100% Great quality of food, you can’t missed it.

FAQs

Marocha Cocina Creativa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 804-6241.

Marocha Cocina Creativa is rated 4.1 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.