If you have ever wondered what Puerto Rican food tastes like, or if you love it and cannot seem to find any, Benny's is a discovery you need to make. ... More
Benny's Seafood Restaurant
If you have ever wondered what Puerto Rican food tastes like, or if you love it and cannot seem to find any, Benny's is a discovery you need to make. This family-run restaurant serves fresh, traditional island seafood specialties at affordable prices. Hearty, seafood-based dishes dominate the menu: Shrimp Asopado (a type of rice stew), Breaded Snapper Sandwich, Seafood Empanadillas. Try coconut custard for dessert. This is a family-oriented restaurant; so expect to see a lot of little people in with their parents.
WOW What a dissapointment, my husband is from Puerto rico so we are use to eating puerto rican food... this place is terrible the food was gross, the prices were super high considering the poor quality and flavor of the food. the mofongo was ok not great, the mondongo was flavorless it smelled like it was about a week old it was tiny and overprice. I made the mistake to ask for arroz con gandules with pernil and pastel; the rice was ok the pernil was 4 days old (I was told) it taste rancid and smelled like piss the pastel was filled with nothing and it taste like paper. I retuned the food untouched, when the check came they still wanted to charge me for the food I barely tasted! I went home sick I even trew up... Next time I want Puerto Rican food I'll be dining at OLD SAN JUAN RESTAURANT!!!! or somewhere else where the food its pricey but well worth it. by the way my bill was $ 57 plus for 1 appetizer, 1 soup 1 entree and 2 juices, and none of it was delicious... WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This place is as CRIOLLO as it comes, great food and feels like home. I'm love mofongo and this is the best I have had to date!!! I travel to Puerto Rico very often and if Benny was on the island it will give the restaurants there a run for their money. I have been to the rstaurant a few times when I'm in the area and everytime I go is great experience and truly enjoy the food!! Thanks!!!!
My family and I went there sunday afternoon. We never heard of this place but we wanted some mofongo, and it is a Puerto Rican restaurant. Menu looked awsome, had everything Puerto Rican from the Pizza empanadas to the bacalaitos. The only problem is that it was pricy and not so good. Mofongo was ok, nothing out of this world to be priced at 17 dollars. I would defenetly not come back, and would not recommend it to anyone. I love mofongo and I would not mind paying the price if it was a five stars mofongo.
Husband and I went to Benny's around 2pm on Sat 10/31. There were about 3 tables taken. Seated right away and waitress took our drink order and returned quickly with them. We ordered a small appetizer (Tostones stuff with chiken). We received them about 5 minutes later. They were good. We ordered two different mofongo's to share. The shirmp and the chicken. The shrimp were SO tender and the chicken fell off the bone (although it was deep fried and not too healthy). The actual mofongo was good, but had so much garlic that later in the evening, it did bother me.
We saw the show on DD&D and had the owners son sign our book.
Meal was good - not excellent.
Service was good - not excellent
Price, I found to be very high. We were there for lunch. Shared an app, had two mofongos and two soda's and with tip, our bill was $44. I would not have minded paying $44 for lunch the food and service was outstanding.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd rate this place a 2.5.
The food was GARBAGE! I saw this on Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives. What were they thinking?? What a let down. Their signature food ( mofongo) was tasteless. I have had better Puerto Rican cuisine from a truck in New York for a fraction of the cost here. The service was HORRIBLE also. The waitress came to the table 3 times in the whole time we were there. We waited 50 minutes for our food to arrive - in a half empty joint. The place looked dirty and worn - guess this makes it qualify for the DIVE part.
We had Bacalaito as an appetizer, which we ordered within 5 minutes of sitting down. It took 35 minutes to arrive. It was GREASY and awful. It seemed that they used the Goya, just add water, powder/mix you buy in the supermarket. The Mofongo was bland and boring, definitely not worth the 50 minute wait. I probably could have had better PR food in the middle of Wyoming.
I am glad I did not listen to the negative reviews here before I went over. I am hispanic and my wife is caucassian from CT.
This place is excellent. The staff was very friendly considering we had two small toddlers. It helps if you speak spanish but not necessary. My wife had the breaded shrimp and conch stuffed plantain empanadas, delicious. I had alcapurrias (they were OK) and the octopus ceciche (delicious). My parents had the steak with onions which was delicious. The prices were reasonable.
Gratuity was included in the bill. I highly recommend this place. The focus is Puerto Rican food, but good food is good food, period.
Let me begin by saying I really wanted to like this place.We Saw this place featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. It was also recommended by a co worker of my wife's. I had ordered the Mofongo with Pork and it was disappointing. The mofongo was tasteless and the Pork was gamey.
The place was next to empty and yet the service was slow. The 4 parties that were there were talking about seeing the place on tv, I guess they do not get much return business. I found it to be overpriced and the quality of food to be low. I was expecting much better. I will not be going back for a second visit. I was very disappointed.
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