About Us

Welcome to Punta Cana

The dishes at Punta Cana Caribbean Restaurant are largely Dominican and Puerto Rican, and owner Jarlis Lugo maintains they cannot be found anywhere else in Houston. The restaurant has been open for four years, and he has customers coming to him from as far as New Orleans and San Antonio. Regulars come from all over Houston, including Sugar Land and Humble.The menu includes sections for house specials, seafood, lunch specials and mofongos—a distinctive Puerto Rican plantain dish that can be made with various ingredients. Everything on the menu is made from recipes developed by Jarlis and his family, including some authentic recipes passed all the way down from the owner’s grandmother-in-law. Lugo and his wife have led the way in the kitchen since the restaurant opened in 2011.

Caribbean cuisine with strong and pure ingredients

Google Reviews

Delicious Puerto Rican food! The best part though is the attentive and caring staff.

Guillermo Ortiz

Food is great and brings back memories.

Nicholas Lockhart

This is an awesome place... I cannot recommend this place enough.

D Gualtieri

Owner Recommendations

Jarlis Lugo

Bistec encebollado: Beef steak prepared with adobo garlic, rubbed and topped with caramelized onion.
Chivo guisado—Adobo: bitter orange and garlic marinated goat meat cooked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce.
Mofongo de camarones al ajillo o guisado: A Puerto Rican dish made out of fried green plantains mashed with an olive oil butter sauce and pork cracklings, topped with choice of garlic or stew shrimp.


17776 Hwy. 249, Ste. 21, Houston