Restaurants

El PicoteoOld San Juan is a gastronome’s delight. The options are just about endless.  Whether you are looking to sample the local fare or looking for a Latin fusion cuisine, you can find it in Old San Juan. For innovative, top of the line cuisine, head to the Sofo (South Fortaleza St) neighborhood. There you will find a trendy array of restaurants that blend traditional Latin American ingredients with more exotic flavors from Asia, Europe, and more.

¡Buen Provecho!

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Our Seasons’s Top Picks:

Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine:Café Manolín –  If you are searching for authentic Puerto Rican cafeteria-style food, this is your place. Located at Calle San Justo, Manolin has a “w”-shaped bar and a few tables serving breakfast and lunch. This is a very popular location for both locals and tourists, so expect to wait a bit before you eat. We recommend you eat at the bar to speed up the wait time.
Fine cuisine:Marmalade
Great outdoor dining:Toro Salao
Great brunch:St Germain
Great brick oven pizza:Pirilo Pizza Rústica – This is not your typical pizzeria. The ambience is exquisite. They have a wide variety international and Puerto Rican pizza. Located in Fortaleza Street, Pirilo’s is also a popular bar with one of Old San Juan’s largest selection of beer from around the world. You can combine any pizzas you want.We recommend an appetizer, a small pizza and a nice beer.
Trendy Mexican cuisine:La Madre
Budget friendly Puerto Rican Lunch Buffet:Barrachina –  This is the so called birthplace of the Piña Colada and a cozy location for breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner. It has a colonial atmosphere where diners can eat in their Spanish-style open patio or inside on either the first or second floor. If you are in a hurry, try their daily lunch buffet special from Monday to Friday for less than $10. Important tip: Mofongo is only served on Wednesdays.

The restaurants listed below are organized by price range.

Budget Friendly – $Mid Range – $$Fine Dining – $$$

GF2 – Restaurant has at least one entree containing no wheat ingredients. Use your best judgement as we cannot guarantee there will not be any cross-contamination.

SOFO2– Restaurant is located in the South Fortaleza neighborhood.

 

Mallorca thumbLa Mallorca  $
300 Calle San Francisco
787-724-4607
Puerto Rican – Latin Bakery  “House of the Mallorcas”
Breakfast & Lunch
Everyday til 5:30 pm
Cafe ManolinCafé Manolín GF2 $
251 Calle San Justo
787-723-9743
Latin – Puerto Rican
Breakfast & Lunch
Everyday til 4:30 pm; Closed on Sunday
Fonda del Jibarito thumbFonda del Jibarito  $
280 Calle Sol
787-725-8375
Authentic Puerto Rican
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday til 9:00 pm
ElMesonEl Meson Sandwiches  $
Calle San José, Corner of Calle San Francisco
787-721-5286
Authentic Puerto Rican Sandwich
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Everyday til 10:00 pm
Ajo del Pais$
253 Calle San Francisco
787-724-2025
Authentic Puerto Rican
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Aureola thumbAureola  $
106 Calle San Sebastian
787-977-0100
Mexican Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Every day
Marilyn's PlaceMarilyn’s Place Deli & Bar $
100 San Francisco
Appetizers, Smoothies & Bar
Everyday til 8:00 pm
La FocacciaLa Focaccia  $
201 Calle San Justo
787-724-7776
Italian – Focaccia & Pizza
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
St GermainSt. Germain Bistro & Café GF2  $
156 Calle Sol
787-725-5830
Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch
Tue – Sat from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00am – 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LupisLupi’s  $
313 Calle Recinto Sur
787-722-1874
Mexican
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
TropicalTasteTropical Taste  $
156 Calle Cristo
787-723-1458
Caribbean
Lunch
Everyday til 7:00 pm
Fatty’s $
101 Tanca
787-725-6951
Jamaican – West Indian (Local’s Favorite)
Lunch
(Call for daily specials)
Café Fortaleza   $
355 Calle Fortaleza
787-705-2954
Latin American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Daily 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
YeyosCafetería Los Yeyos $
353 Calle San Francisco
787-725-9362
Puerto Rican – Locals Favorite
Lunch Only
Closed on Sunday
San Juan Deli $
209 Calle Tetuan
787-977-4287
Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee
Mon – Fri
Mofongo $
Kiosk in Plaza Colon
787-977-4287
Lunchtime – 6 pm
daily
Charrua Bistro Cafe $
150 Calle Cruz
Beer & Empanadas
Mon – Thurs 12 pm – 9 pm; Fri – Sat 12 pm – 2 am
Closed Sunday
Genesis RestaurantGenesis Restaurant $
327 Calle Tanca
787-725-1273
Caribbean
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Greengos Caribbean Cantina $
310 Calle Fortaleza
787-705-2530
Mexican
Open daily 11 am – 5 pm; Fridays open late
Maví $
366 Calle San Francisco
787-725-0271
Puerto Rican
FreshBistroFresh Bistro $
Plaza de Armas kiosk
787-349-1984
Vegetarian
Open Daily
Hecho en Casa $
249 Calle San Fransisco
787-289-9898
Puerto Rican
10:30 am – 7 pm daily
menu
Han Cream $
205 Calle Tanca
787-723-6222
Authentic Chinese Take-out
RaicesRaices Restaurant $$
315 Recinto Sur
787-289-2121
Authentic Puerto Rican
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
CafePuertoRicoCafé Puerto Rico  $$
280 Calle O’Donnell
787-724-2281
Puerto Rican  – Latin
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Las Palmas ThumbLas Palmas  $$
281 Calle San Sebastian
787-630-4725
Caribbean
Lunch & Dinner
>La Guerita Tacos and Antojitos  $$
204 Calle San Justo
787-502-8226
Mexican
CafeElPuntoCafe El Punto GF2$$
105 Calle Fortaleza
787-646-4943Latin Fusion
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday til 7:30 pm
BarrachinaBarrachina   $$
104 Calle Fortaleza
787-725-7912
Puerto Rican & Latin Fusion “House of the Piña Colada
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
SanSe Marisquería Bar y Tapas   $$
152 Calle San Sebastian
787-724-1668
Seafood
11 am – 11 pm
La Mala Vida   $$
150 Calle San Sebastian
787-723-7575
Wed – Fri 6 pm – 11 pm; Sat – Sun 10 am – 11 pm
Casa Cortes Chocobar   $$
210 Calle San Francisco
787-722-0499
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
La Bodega   $$
409 Calle San Francisco
787-508-8579
Lunch & Dinner
Open Wed – Sun
Melt Diner   $$
202 Calle San Jose
787-705-3414
Breakfast & Lunch
Mon. 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tues – Fri. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat. – Sun. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
El Parnaso   $$
251 Calle Cristo
Mexican
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
El Carey  $$
320 Calle Fortaleza
787-530-7230
Caribbean Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Restaurant ThumbnailEl Picoteo   $$
Hotel El Convento
100 Calle Cristo
787-723-9202
Spanish Cuisine & Tapas
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
ToroSalaoToro SalaoSOFO2  $$
Calle O’Donnell
787-722-3330
Spanish Tapas
Lunch & Dinner
Mon – Thu open til 10:00 pm; Fri. – Sun til 11:00 pm
Parrot ClubThe Parrot ClubSOFO2    $$
363 Calle Fortaleza
787-725-7370
Latin Fusion
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
DragonflyDragonflySOFO2  $$
364 Calle Fortaleza
787-977-3886
Fine Latin Asian Cuisine
Dinner
Everyday from 6:00 pm
PiriloPirilo Pizza Rustica  $$
201 Calle Fortaleza
787-721-3322
Pizzeria & Beer
Lunch & Dinner
Mon – Wed & Sun till 12:00 am; Thu – Sat till 2:00 am
Pizza e BirraAllegría Patio Bar  $$
100 Calle Cristo
787-723-9200
Pizzeria & Beer
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Punto de Vista   $$
1 Calle Juan Antonio Cortejas
888-890-8687
Puerto Rican & Latin Fusion
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
PatiodeSamEl Patio de SAM  $$
102 Calle San Sebastian
787-725-7912
Burgers & International Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
FefosFefo’s  $$
203 Calle Tanca
787-721-7330
Deli & Fusion
Breakfast & Lunch
Everyday
Triana thumbRosa de Triana   $$
72 Caleta de San Juan
787-722-1144
Spanish & Tapas
Lunch & Dinner
Sun – Thu til 10:00 pm; Fri – Sat til 11:00 pm
 Mojito's RestaurantMojito’s   $$
323 Calle Recinto Sur
787-723-7539
Latin & Spanish Fusion
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Temporarily closed for renovation
Verde Luz   $$
358 Calle Fortaleza
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
ElAsadorEl Asador    $$
357 Calle San Francisco
787-289-9966
Grill, Steak & Seafood
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Verde Mesa thumbVerde Mesa    $$
107 Calle Tetuán
787-390-4662
Creative, Vegetarian & Fish
Dinner (call for reservations)
Tues – Sat 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SophiaD’Italian Grill Bistro Bar & Pizzeria  $$
365 Calle San Francisco
787-721-0396
Fine Italian Cuisine, Pizzeria & Bar
Dinner
Everyday
La Cucina de Ivo  $$
356 Calle Fortaleza
787-729-7070
Italian
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
II Bacaro Venezia Ristorante e Taverna   $$
152 Calle Cruz
787-729-7575
Italian Cuisine
Dinner
Everyday (call for reservations)
PalioPalio    $$
Sheraton Hotel
Ave. Gilberto Concepción de Garcías
787-721-5100
Puerto Rican Fusion
Breakfast & Dinner
Everyday
Chicago Burger Company $$
Sheraton Hotel
Ave. Gilberto Concepción de GarcíasAmerican  Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Bodega Chic   $$
51 Calle Cristo
787-722-0124
French Restaurant & Lounge
Sunday Brunch & Dinner
Everyday
TroisCentOnzeTrois Cent Onze   $$
311 Calle Fortaleza
787-725-7959
French Fine Cuisine
Dinner
Closed on Mondays
Call for reservations
 MarmaladeMarmalade    $$
317 Calle Fortaleza
787-724-3969
Creative, Eclectic Fine Cuisne
Dinner
Everyday Call for reservations
Tijuana’s Bar & Grill   $$
Avenida Gilberto Concepcion Pier #2
787-724-7070
Mexican
Dinner & Lunch
Everyday
MadreLa Madre   $$
351 Calle San Francisco
787-647-5392
Mexican Fusion Cuisine
Dinner (Lunch & Dinner only on Sat & Sun)
Mon – Thu til 11:00 pm; Fri – Sat til 12:00 pm; Sun til 11:00 pm
Istanbul RestaurantIstanbul Turkish Restaurant  $$
325 Recinto Sur
787-722-5057
Turkish & Mediterranean
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
CafeBerlinCafé Berlin   $$
407 Calle San Francisco
787-722-5205
Latin American Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Patio del Nispero   $$
100 Calle Cristo
787-723-9020
Latin American, International
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Senor Frogs thumbSeñor Frog’s $$
102 Calle Marina
787-977-4142
International & Mexican
Everyday tll 2:00am
La Sombria Rosa thumbLa Sombrilla Rosa $$
154 Calle San Sebastián
787-725-5656
Local Cuisine & Bar
Lunch & Night Bar
Everyday
Blessed Café  $$
353 Calle San Francisco
787-721-6364
Authentic Jamaican Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Moreno’s Spot $$
361 Calle Tetuan
787-723-8653
Caribbean
Daily 7 am – 4 am
LaDanzaLa Danza $$
56 Calle Fortaleza
787-723-1642
Latin American food
Lunch & Dinner
LaCuevaDelMarCueva Del Mar $$
Calle Recinto Sur
Seafood
Lunch & Dinner
Waffle-eraWaffle-Era $$
252 Calle San José
787-721-1512
Waffles
Breakfast & Lunch
9 am- 3 pm
ElNuevoDinnerEl Nuevo Dinner $$
311 Calle Tetuan
787-723-1606
Latin American
Daily 9 am – 9 pm
eve-thumbEve Restaurant & Lounge $$
309 Calle Fortaleza
787-977-1010
Dinner
5 pm – 12 am daily
Deaverdura $$
200 Calle Sol
787-463-1038
11:30 am – 8 pm daily
Closed Sunday
AguavivaAguavivaSOFO2   $$$
364 Calle Fortaleza
787-722-0665
Latin Seafood
Dinner
Everyday
InaruInaru  $$$
311 Calle Recinto Sur
787-724-7384
Fine Puerto Rican Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
J-TasteJ Taste  $$$
307 Calle Recinto Sur
787-724-2003
Sushi & Japanese Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday Opens at 2:00 pm on Saturday
Al DenteAl Dente   $$$
309 Calle Recinto Sur
787-723-7303
Italian Fine Cuisine
Lunch & Dinner
Closed on Sunday
Carli’s Fine Bistro and Piano   $$$
500 Calle San Justo
787-725-4927
Piano & Fine Cuisine
Dinner & Bar
Call for reservations
Old HarborOld Harbor Brewery   $$$
202 Calle Tizol
787-721-2100
Microbrewery, Steak & Lobster House
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday til 1:00 am
OstraCosaOstra Cosa  $$$
154 Calle Cristo
787-722-2672
Puerto Rican Fusion & Seafood
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday til 12:00 am; Fri – Sat til 2:00 am
TrianaRestaurante Triana Tapas & Flamenco   $$$
251 Calle Recinto Sur
787-725-8819
Spanish, Tapas, Puerto Rican
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Vaca BravaVaca Brava  $$$
253 Calle Recinto Sur
787-723-3700
Puerto Rican & Grill
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thu – Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Casa Campeche  $$$
49 Calle Cruz
787-640-2833
art-Bistro-Cafe
Lunch & Dinner
Everyday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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