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Area's first Puerto Rican restaurant coming to town

There are 27 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Jun 22, 2008, titled Area's first Puerto Rican restaurant coming to town. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

Move over Taco Bell. Make room for El Coqui. The first Puerto Rican restaurant in the region is coming to town.

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Boricua Mrs Lady

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#1 Jun 23, 2008
Im interested to work with you guys in El Coqui. I barely came from Puerto Rico in October 2007 and Im interested to work in the Restaurant. Feel free to contact me @ Have a good day.
Isla Verde Bound

Apple Valley, CA

#2 Jun 23, 2008
We're SO happy to hear of a Puerto Rican restaurant coming to our area! This is GREAT news!! For those unfamiliar with the various root vegetables available in Puerto Rican food, you will be in for a treat. And contrary to what many think, Puerto Rican is not spicy like Mexican food, but has its own unique seasonings. San Bernardino will not know what hit them!!

Murrieta, CA

#3 Jun 27, 2008
We eat Puerto Rican food all the time at Sugar Canes in the Spectrum in Chino.
Mambop Jim

Lytle Creek, CA

#4 Jul 8, 2008
I just heard that someone was opening a Puerto Rican Restaurant. I also heard that one of the owners is originally from New York and wants to have live Salsa three nights a week. I'm leader of a LOCAL Salsa and Latin Jazz band called MAMBOP playing music from Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Tito Puente, Joe Arollo and Poncho Sanchez. Hopefully we'll get to play for your customers. The local college Salsa clubs follow us and live to dance on wooden floors. Hope to meet you guys.

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jul 10, 2008
does this mean theres gonna be sum fine- P.Rican mamis there? it would be better business..

Hacienda Heights, CA

#6 Jul 11, 2008

Lytle Creek, CA

#7 Jul 11, 2008
por fin un buen arroz con gandules!!! My mom recently moved back to PR and need some home cooking!!

Bell, CA

#8 Jul 11, 2008
great !!!

Temecula, CA

#9 Jul 11, 2008
Looking forward to taking my PR mother-in-law there!

Adelanto, CA

#10 Jul 16, 2008
El Coquí Restaurant
2383 North Sterling Avenue
San Bernardino, California
Forbidden to post phone number
nine five one
four five three eleven cero eight
Live Salsa 3 xs a week
Peter Alvino
Carmen James
Proposed opening date August, 2008
Okay, 1 dozena de alcapurrias
3 # de pernil
arroz y habichuelas y tostones, ah, y una malta y flan! Cannot wait!

Riverside, CA

#11 Jul 28, 2008
hey my nane is juan gonzalez iam look for a puerto rican gril to be my very close friend to going out with her all time and know her more iam and riverside california
Claudia Colon

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#12 Aug 9, 2008
When does it open?? please email and let me know THANK YOU!!
Marie Santiago

Lake Forest, CA

#13 Aug 18, 2008
I second Claudia. Please email and let me know when this rest is finally opened.
cireena scheffield

Riverside, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2008
i am so glad to hear that there is a new food choice around here. now bring one of those to riverside!
Joseph Ojeda

United States

#15 Sep 5, 2008
First of all I'm mexican/american, living in Fontana, but It's about time that a Puerto Rican Restaurant is oppening, cause I got tired of the same mexican food, and hopefully I'm looking foward to try your guy's restaurant soon, and if you could please contact me at, when it will be open so I could try it out.
P.S. now we need is a radio station coverage from L.A./Orange/San Bernardino/Riverside/Ventura Counties that will play Salsa/Merengue/Bachata/Punta/V allenato/Cha Cha Cha/Bolleros/Cumbias/Reggaeton with cont. of latin pop, and hip hop, and bring the morning show El Vacilon from NYC or Miami dont you think? well hope to hear from you soon on knowing on when this restaurant will be opened, and congratulations.

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 Sep 16, 2008
Anybody know if the restaurant finally opened??? I'm moving to L.A. in 2 wks and I'm already looking for anythiing boricua!! What about salsa/bachata/merengue clubs???
Joseph Ojeda

United States

#17 Oct 4, 2008
Are there any fine boricua ladies that wanna date a cute mexican/american 25yrs old cute guy? To Dwood, if you want some salsa/bachata/merengue clubs? go to which is Super Estrella 107.1FM or to which is Latino 96.3FM, why not bring El Coqui to Fontana, and to my old hometown in Ontario as well, even to Los Angeles and Orange, and Ventura Counties?
JOEY Dela Rosa

Highland, CA

#18 Oct 7, 2008
puerto rican food is pure fatness
pork is everything on those menu's
one time I ate puerto rican food and the next day I started acting black

United States

#19 Oct 11, 2008
Andreas wrote:
It's on Sterling Ave just North of Highland Avenue on the East side of the street. There is also a small theater set back from the street on Sterling, but the restaurant will be closer to the street. It is an existing building that used to be some sort of Southern Waffle House or something.
Joseph Ojeda

United States

#20 Oct 17, 2008
when will you guys open this restaurant? or are you guys open already? please e-mail me at, and please have KLOVE 107.5FM; Recuerdo 103.9FM; Super Estrella 107.1FM; Latino 96.3FM; La Preciosa 1440AM; La Mejor 1410AM, and along with UNIVISION 34; TELEFOTURA 46; TELEMUNDO 52 Y AZTECA AMERICA, AND LA OPINION Y LA PRENSA ADVERTICE IT YOU KNOW,

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