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San Juan Restaurants

Casa Cortés ChocoBar

  • 210 Calle San Francisco Map It
  • Old San Juan
  • Contemporary

Updated 03/09/2015

Fodor's Review

The Cortés family has been making bean-to-bar chocolate for more than 85 years. In 2013, they opened Puerto Rico's first "choco bar" to share their passion. The walls in this vivid, modern space are decorated with ads from the '50s, original chocolate bar molds, a timeline of chocolate, and two flat screens showing the chocolate-making process. From pastries to tapas, breakfast dishes to panini sandwiches, the chef integrates chocolate into every bite without overpowering. Ripe plantain mofonguitos are filled with chocolate and bacon bits. The pan-fried jumbo shrimp with a chocolate lemon sauce are delicious. Bonbons, chocolate bars, and even chocolate soaps are also for sale. Locals from all over the metro area flock here for weekend brunch; arrive early to avoid a long wait. On Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday an upstairs gallery offers a glimpse of the family's private contemporary Caribbean art collection.

Restaurant Information

Address:

210 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Map It

Phone:

787-722–0499

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No dinner

Updated 03/09/2015

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