El Picoteo

Dine on true Spanish fare at El Picoteo in Hotel El Convento. Whether you want to sample a selection of tapas, or go for a full meal, the perfect wine pairing is waiting to complement each menu on the item.


Along with an extensive menu of tapas, there are a number of full meals available on the menu including Costillas de Cordero con Chutney de Cerezas, which is Grilled lamb chops with berries chutney or a favorite in the Spanish and Latin American culinary world, the empanada.

Among other things, El Picoteo specializes in tapas with Spanish twists. The setting here, as far as the style and level of formality, is informal. They are open for business during both dinner and lunch, so consider stopping by.


Located near the center of Old San Juan, El Picoteo is located at Hotel El Convento.

Think about combining your dining experience with some excellent local sightseeing options by patronizing one of the many attractions nearby, including Plaza Felisa Rincon De Gautier.

Patrons of this restaurant also tend to love the selection of fun activities in the area. Whether they are golfers or not, guests who wouldn't mind showing off on the links can prove themselves worthy at the nearest golf club, Fort Buchanan Golf Club, which can be found not too far from El Picoteo. And don't forget the beach towels, if you run over to Escambrion Beach, which you will find to be the most nearby beach and is only two miles away. Plus, these two aren't the only options that exist for beaches, courses, and outdoor pursuits nearby.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are in the mood for a local restaurant with some similar types of food or a comparable price range, there are quite a few nearby options to pick from, including Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge.

However, if you're looking for something a little different, this section of Puerto Rico provides a long list of dining establishments, where you will encounter all types of cuisine styles and menu items. For example, you might also enjoy eclectic eats at Patio del Nispero, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards and Other Info

El Picoteo accepts most major credit cards.

Contact Info

Location: 100 Calle Cristo, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phone: (800) 468-2779

Website: http://www.elconvento.com/dining/el-picoteo.aspx


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