Fodor's Expert Review El Picoteo

$$$ Old San Juan Spanish

You could make a meal of the small dishes that dominate the menu at this tapas restaurant on a mezzanine balcony at the Hotel El Convento, once a Carmelite Convent. You won't go wrong ordering the grilled cuttlefish or the pistachio-crusted salmon with a Manchego cheese sauce and passing them around the table. If you're not into sharing, there are several kinds of paella that arrive on huge plates. There's a long, lively bar inside; one dining area overlooks a pleasant courtyard, and the other looks out onto Calle Cristo. Even if you have dinner plans elsewhere, consider stopping here for a nightcap or a midday pick-me-up.

Spanish Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$$ Cruise

Quick Facts

100 Calle Cristo
San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico  00901, Puerto Rico

787-723–9202

www.elconvento.com

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