San Juan Restaurants

The colorful island of Puerto Rico, while small, boasts some of the best food even the most seasoned world traveler can hope to find. Master chefs are leaving the continental United States to find that new inspiration and finding that it leads them to Puerto Rico. Chef Peter Schintler, having worked in such restaurants as Le Cirque in New York City, New York is now the head chef of Marmalade in Old San Juan. Fashioning a menu consisting of his own unique mix of Californian and French cuisine, Schintler is bringing international acclaim to the island of Puerto Rico. San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is filled with elegant and sophisticated restaurants offering all different cuisines and providing an upscale dining experience. If you are looking for the ultimate royal treatment then look no farther than Compostela in San Juan. A small establishment with only 10 to 12 tables, a reservation in advance is a necessity. The chef and owner will likely stop by your table and might even help to recommend a bottle of wine from their extensive cellar housing over 1000 varieties of wine. Traditional Spanish food is the tone of the menu, infusing the restaurant with local flavors. While all this will cost you a bit more, the experience is worth the price. If you are looking for a more overall cultural experience, Puerto Rico loves to showcase its local dishes. The entire island is with restaurants specializing in the dishes of the area, but to experience more than just the food, La Casona will offer all you are looking for and more. Nestled in a secluded spot, La Casona is the oldest restaurant on the island, founded in 1971 and serving guests for 35 years. The skillfully restored 80 year old mansion is a testament to the history of Puerto Rico and all its beauty. The menu is comprised of traditional Spanish dishes and while you dine a Spanish guitarist will serenade you. The local flavors only intensify as you leave the city of San Juan and explore the rest of the island. If you are traveling along the coast, seafood is the dish of choice. There are many great seafood restaurants on the west coast of the island, but Island View Restaurant in Cabo Rojo is truly spectacular. With views overlooking the water and the many uninhabited islands just off shore, the scenery can’t be beat. The restaurant is family owned and don’t be surprised to find the whole family in residence. When it comes to food the island of Puerto Rico will satisfy your cravings, whatever they may be.

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Siglo XX (El)

355 Calle Fortaleza

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Cafe Berlin

407 Calle San Francisco

Casual cafe, bakery & deli... read more

Caribe Hilton Brunch

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Los Rosales Street
Caribe Hilton

Hotel brunch family-style... read more

Al Dente

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309 Calle Recinto Sur

Pasta in San Juan... read more

El Picoteo

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Hotel El Convento, 100 Cristo St.

Spanish tapas in a beautiful hotel... read more

Piccola Fontana

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6063 Isla Verde Avenue
El San Juan Hotel & Casino

Ultra-Elegant... read more

Ajili Mojili

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1006, Ashford Avenue
(Corner of Calle Joffre)

Local Fare... read more

El Jibarito

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280 Calle Sol, Old San Juan

Classic criollo cuisine... read more

Bombonera (La)

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Calle San Francisco 259

Colonial decor... read more

Compostela (La)

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106 Condado Ave

Award winner... read more

Back Street Hong Kong

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6063 Isla Verde Ave
El San Juan Hotel & Casino

World's fair transplant... read more

Barrachina

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104 Calle Cristo
Old San Juan

Home of the Piña Colada... read more

Metropol

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124 Avenida Isla Verde

Great Cuban Specialties... read more

Oyster Seafood Restaurant and Bar

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101-B Isla Verde Avenue
Between First Bank and Charlie Car Rental

Party atmosphere... read more

Parrot Club

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363 Fortaleza Street

Noveau Latino bistro... read more

Mallorquina (La)

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207 Calle San Justo

Puerto Rico's Oldest Dining Establishment... read more

Latin Star

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1128 Ashford Avenue

Caribbean capers... read more

El Patio de Sam

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102 Calle San Sebastián
(across from the Iglesia de San Jose)

A San Juan Tradition... read more

Tantra

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356 Fortaleza St.

Indian Latin fusion... read more

Wasabi

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1372 Ashford Ave.

Hip sushi... read more
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