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Restaurants in San Juan

San Juan’s role as a U.S. territory means that the city boasts many of the same restaurant chains you would find in the United States, but make sure you take full advantage of the colorful, local food scene while visiting this seaside city. Local restaurants in San Juan are numerous and accommodate every taste.

One of the best restaurants in San Juan is Marmalade, an eatery and wine bar near the Port of San Juan and in the heart of the Old Town. This dining spot offers a multi-course meal, all with perfectly matched wine pairings. Even though the restaurant offers pasta and other great dishes in spades, their seafood dishes are the star of the show, so be sure to order from the “Flavors of the Sea and Land” section of the menu.

If you’re looking to dive right into the richness that is Puerto Rican cuisine, make a reservation at restaurants in San Juan like Santaella, which specializes in highbrow takes on classic Puerto Rican food. Of particular note are the alcapurrias, stuffed fritters with blue crab and herb salad, and the goat cheese quesadillas, topped with honey and white truffle oil.

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  • Aguaviva

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Founded in 2002, Aguaviva serves what it calls seaside Latino cuisine crafted by chef Hector Crespo. The menu has a selection of seafood dishes pre... More
  • Ajili-Mójili

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Named after a rich Puerto Rican sauce used on meat and fish, Ajili Mójili prides itself on serving and celebrating the island's traditional cuisine... More
  • Bebo’s Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Classic cafeteria serving delicious mofongo, fried pork chops, and rice and beans. More
  • Bodega Chic

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located on Calle Cristo in the historic Old San Juan district, Bodega Chic is a casual restaurant serving French and Algerian cuisine with a Caribb... More
  • Chayote

    Tucked away in an unassuming building down a quiet Miramar side street, Chayote is San Juan's see-and-be-seen restaurant. Here's where the local gl... More
  • Delirio

  • Fogata

  • Jose Enrique

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Neighborhood place near San Juan's La Placita. More
  • La Bombonera

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This 105-year-old lunch counter and bakery, a stone's throw from the port in Old San Juan, is where to come for a perfect café con leche (poured fr... More
  • La Mallorquina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The 160-year-old restaurant is known for its family-style cocina criolla, or traditional Puerto Rican feasts: seasonal favorites include lechón (su... More
  • Lemongrass

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, Lemongrass is an upscale, Pan Asian restaurant serving inventive Latin and Asian-inspired fusion dishes, includ... More
  • Mi Kasa

  • Pamela's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Pamela’s, located at the Numero Uno Guest House in Ocean Park, serves Nuevo Latino and Caribbean cuisine crafted by chef Esteban Torres, who draws ... More
  • Parrot Club

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The first restaurant from Puerto Rican dining empire OOF Restaurants, the Parrot Club is a brightly colored restaurant is housed in a renovated 190... More
  • Perla

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This eye-catching restaurant at the La Concha Resort is shaped like an oversized shell perched on a reflecting pool. The innovative design, courtes... More

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