San Juan Restaurants

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  • 1. Jose Enrique

    $$$ | Santurce | Puerto Rican

    Since 2007, Chef Jose Enrique's eponymous restaurant has been the preferred choice of locals, and he is the first Puerto Rican chef to receive...Read More

  • 2. Santaella

    $$$ | Santurce | Puerto Rican

    During his career, Chef José Santaella has trained with some of the best chefs in the world, including Ferrán Adriá, Eric Ripert, and Gary Danko...Read More

  • 3. Verde Mesa

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Vegetarian

    With punched-tin ceilings, mason-jar light fixtures, and eclectic decor inspired by Versailles' Petit Trianon , this pescatarian restaurant...Read More

  • 4. Bar Gitano

    $$$ | Spanish

    Themed as a traditional Andalusian-style tasca , this popular tapas bar is decorated with artwork created from Madrid bullfighting photographs...Read More

  • 5. Carli's Fine Dining & Piano

    $$$ | Old San Juan | International

    As you might guess from the name, the music is as much of a draw as the food at Carli's. The genial owner and host, Carli Muñoz, toured for...Read More

  • 6. Cocina Abierta

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Modern light fixtures, exposed walls, and repurposed decorative accents give Cocina Abierta one of the coolest decors in Condado. Chef Martin...Read More

  • 7. Dragonfly

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Asian

    Dark and sexy, this popular Latin-Asian restaurant, all done up in Chinese red, feels more like a fashionable after-hours lounge than a restaurant...Read More

  • 8. 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...Read More

  • 9. Gallo Negro

    $$$ | Santurce | American

    Serving dishes that are difficult to find in San Juan, Gallo Negro operates in a small space reminiscent of a Brooklyn, New York, joint, with...Read More

  • 10. La Cucina di Ivo

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Italian

    A pretty courtyard just steps from the cathedral has been transformed into this traditional trattoria. The staff enters and leaves through leaded...Read More

  • 11. Laurel Kitchen | Art Bar

    $$$ | Santurce | International

    After the popular Chayote closed, its chef-owner, Mario Pagán, moved shop to these elegant new digs in the Museo de Arte. As the host of cooking...Read More

  • 12. Lemongrass

    $$$ | Puerta de Tierra | Asian

    Whether you sit inside the pagoda-style building or on the large outdoor terrace of this chic restaurant, you'll feel as if you've truly escaped...Read More

  • 13. Pamela's

    $$$ | Caribbean

    If you dream of dining right on the beach, head to this Ocean Park favorite. If you prefer air-conditioning, opt for the elegant glassed-in...Read More

  • 14. Papillon Bistro

    $$$ | Miramar | French

    For a break from Puerto Rican cuisine, head to Papillon Bistro in the Marriott Courtyard for traditional French cuisine. As soon as you step...Read More

  • 15. Patio del Nispero

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Caribbean

    Once a convent, the boutique El Convento Hotel is home to El Patio del Nispero, its signature restaurant. Dining here is alfresco, in the impressive...Read More

  • 16. Raíces

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Puerto Rican

    You can't miss this lively restaurant thanks to the waitresses in all-white campesina (peasant) dresses. Themed as a country venue, with artsy...Read More

  • 17. The Parrot Club

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Latin American

    Loud and lively, this place is intent on making sure everyone is having a good time. You're likely to strike up a conversation with the bartender...Read More

  • 18. Toro Salao

    $$$ | Old San Juan | Spanish

    The name means "Salty Bull," and there's something about this place that makes its moniker entirely appropriate. (And it's not just the bullfighting...Read More

  • 19. Trois Cent Onze

    $$$ | Old San Juan | French

    Step into 311 and you are immediately transported to another era. The perfectly lit dining room with its crystal chandeliers, colonial arches...Read More

  • 20. Yerba Buena

    $$$ | Cuban

    Tables on the terrace are hard to come by at this Cuban restaurant, one of the busier spots in Condado. That's fine, because the glassed-in...Read More

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