Old San Juan Restaurants

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As the historic district of San Juan, and one of the oldest towns in the New World, Old San Juan is frequented by tourists hoping to take a step back in time and get a feel for what life was like in Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. In keeping with that spirit, many of the restaurants in this area serve up the traditional offerings of the island, what is known as comida criolla. For those who don't have an adventurous pallet, you'll still encounter a few international spots with menus that are less exotic.

Caribbean and Local

Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

For guests who like trying new recipes that are specific to the places they visit, Old San Juan offers an exceptional range of local restaurants to pick from. Caribbean and Creole dishes are among the selections found in the area. Don't forget that you can click on the link to each restaurant to read further details.

Aguaviva has a couple of cuisine options to choose from, including Caribbean and Latin American. Utilizing the bountiful marine offerings that surround the island, Puerto Rico's Aguaviva has created a haven for diners looking for fresh seafood and Latin cuisine. If you have questions and want to call before making reservations, do so at (787) 724-2535.

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Hungry guests may enjoy trying Cafe Puerto Rico. The saying "Good things come in small packages" is definitely true of Cafe Puerto Rico. Though the facility is not the largest restaurant one might imagine, the service is friendly, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is fun. The property is located at 208 O"Donnell Street.

Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano: Guests stop by Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano Bar nightly from all over the world to enjoy not only the fine cuisine, but the musical stylings of Carli Muñoz. Known as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, he puts on a show each night for patrons who appreciate live jazz.

Learn more information about these types of options within Old San Juan by taking a look at the chart just below.

Caribbean and Local Restaurants in Old San Juan
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aguaviva Central Old San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 724-2535
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Central Old San Juan Creole, International, Spanish --
Aloha Old San Juan Central Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 289-5626
Aureola Cafe Restaurant Old San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 977-0100
Bleu Bistro Old San Juan Caribbean, French, Vegetarian (787) 723-1728
Cafe 8 0.7 mi. East of Old San Juan Caribbean, International (787) 377-5649
Cafe Del Caribe Central Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 977-0260
Cafe El Punto Old San Juan Chilean, Latin American (787) 725-1306
Cafe La Princesa Old San Juan Caribbean, Creole, International, Latin American (787) 724-2930
Cafe Manolin Old San Juan Creole (787) 723-9743
Cafe Ochoa Central Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 977-8259
Cafe Puerto Rico Central Old San Juan Caribbean, Creole (787) 724-2281
Cafetteria Mallorca Old San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 724-4607
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano Old San Juan Caribbean, International (787) 484-8438
El Buren Restaurant Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 977-5023
El Parnaso Central Old San Juan Mexican (787) 723-4548
Gallery Inn Restaurant Old San Juan Creole (787) 722-1808
Genuine Broaster Chicken Central Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 758-4448
La Fonda De Angelo Old San Juan Creole (787) 845-2886
La Ostra Cosa 0.4 mi. South West of Old San Juan Creole (787) 722-2672
Lupi's Mexican Grill & Sports Cantina Central Old San Juan Mexican (787) 253-2198
Mojito's Restaurante Central Old San Juan American, Caribbean (787) 723-7539
Panza Restaurant Old San Juan Contemporary, Latin American (787) 289-8900
Parrot Club Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 725-7370

European and Asian

Diners will be able to choose between tons of European restaurants in the region, but don't anticipate finding too much in the way of Asian cuisine. Alongside Italian-style cuisine, you can choose from Spanish and International options, among others.

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge offers a few different cuisines to choose from, including Creole and International. Airenumo serves Spanish and Puerto Rican cuisine, but is especially known for their paella, of which there are over 20 varieties on the menu. Visitors will find them

St. Germain has several different specialties to enjoy, including salads and sandwiches. Located in Old San Juan, St. Germain is a European style bistro bringing gourmet dining in a classic setting to the area. The property can be found at 156 Sol Street.

Trois Cent Onze: Set in the South Fortaleza district of Old San Juan is one of the finest French restaurants in Puerto Rico: Trois Cent Onze. Headed by award winning Chef Juan Peña, guests can be sure that when it comes to fine dining, this restaurant will always deliver. You will be able to find them at 311 Fortaleza Street.

A nearby restaurant worth considering is Palio. Specialties at Palio include smoked rib eye steaks and Seafood Palio. Visitors can find them at 100 Brumbaugh Street.

The chart directly below collects all 26 different possibilities you can visit while in Old San Juan.

European and Asian Restaurants in Old San Juan
Name Location Type Phone Number
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Central Old San Juan Creole, International, Spanish --
Al Dente Ristorante Old San Juan Italian (787) 723-7303
Aming China Restaurant Central Old San Juan Chinese (787) 897-2612
Antonella's Pizzeria Old San Juan Italian (787) 643-4242
Audys Pizza Central Old San Juan Italian (787) 895-7653
Barrachina San Juan Old San Juan International, Spanish (787) 725-7912
Bleu Bistro Old San Juan Caribbean, French, Vegetarian (787) 723-1728
Caficultura Old San Juan Spanish (787) 723-7731
El Buran Pizzeria & Restaurant Central Old San Juan Italian (787) 977-5023
El Picoteo Old San Juan Spanish (800) 468-2779
Il Bacaro Venezia Old San Juan Italian (787) 977-5638
J-Taste Japanese Cuisine Old San Juan Japanese (787) 724-2003
La Cucina di Ivo Old San Juan Italian (787) 729-7070
La Focaccia Inc Central Old San Juan Italian (787) 724-7776
La Tortuga Old San Juan Italian (787) 725-1062
Mirabueno Old San Juan Spanish (787) 889-0868
Palio Old San Juan Fusion, Spanish (787) 721-5100
Pizza e Birra Old San Juan Italian (800) 468-2779
Pizzicorre Central Old San Juan Italian (787) 725-4025
Punto de Vista Restaurant & Bar 0.4 mi. East of Old San Juan Spanish (787) 729-7575
Restaurante Raices San Juan Old San Juan Spanish (787) 289-2121
Sofia Italian Grill Pizzeria Old San Juan Italian (787) 721-0369
St. Germain Old San Juan European, International (787) 725-5830
Transylvania Restaurant Old San Juan French, German, Mediterranean (787) 977-2328
Trois Cent Onze Old San Juan French (787) 725-7959
Tropical Taste Restaurant Old San Juan Spanish (787) 722-1455

International

International dishes are an especially popular choice in Old San Juan. This is a region that has tremendous cultural diversity, so it's not surprising that there is plenty of culinary diversity as well.

Hungry guests might want to think about dining at Barrachina San Juan. Barrachina offers Puerto Rican favorites, which are generally a local twist on traditional Spanish foods. Expect to find numerous rice and seafood options on the menu. You'll be able to find them at 104 Fortaleza Street.

Old Harbor Brewery has a couple of specialties to choose from, including seafood and steak. You won't want to miss a chance to dine at Old Harbor Brewery, a classy, but family friendly establishment that serves up top-quality fare, refreshing beers, and friendly banter from the staff. They're at 202 Tizol Street.

See more information on related kinds of dining options inside Old San Juan by scrolling to the table down below.

International Restaurants in Old San Juan
Name Location Phone Number
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Central Old San Juan --
Aromas Coffee House and Restaurant Old San Juan (787) 721-6470
Barrachina San Juan Old San Juan (787) 725-7912
Cafe 8 0.7 mi. East of Old San Juan (787) 377-5649
Cafe Berlin Old San Juan (787) 722-5205
Cafe La Princesa Old San Juan (787) 724-2930
Café Poético Old San Juan (787) 620-8862
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Old San Juan (787) 721-9027
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano Old San Juan (787) 484-8438
La Taberna Lúpulo Old San Juan (787) 721-3772
Old Harbor Brewery Old San Juan (787) 721-2100
Pirilo Pizza Rustica Old San Juan (787) 721-3322
St. Germain Old San Juan (787) 725-5830

American and Other

You can choose from also some establishments that offer American meals in Old San Juan. In addition, guests can choose between American and Spanish meals, as well as other options.

Marmalade is a local eatery offering desserts and seafood found in the heart of Old San Juan. One of the few restaurants able to do so, Marmalade specializes in using locally grown, organic products as often as possible. When you eat here, it is truly an elegant dining experience, with a five course meal that is sure to awaken your taste buds. They are located at 317 Calle Fortaleza.

A area restaurant you might consider visiting is Amadeus Cafe Restaurant. Guests who patronize Amadeus Café Restaurant are treated to a menu of mouthwatering offerings dubbed Caribbean Nouvelle or Nuevo Latino. Some of the specialties include smoked salmon and caviar pizza and arrowroot fritters. The property is located at 106 San Sebastián.

Panza Restaurant is a pleasant nearby dining venue you could try. Having originally opened in 2006, Panza Restaurant has since won numerous awards for the food, decor, setting, and service. If you want good service and great food that you can count on, you won't want to miss Panza. They're at 329 Recinto Sur.

Patio del Nispero is located at Hotel El Convento and is a breakfast and lunch place located in Old San Juan. Gourmet dining can be found in Old San Juan at Patio del Nispero, a restaurant located on the property of Hotel El Convento. Open air dining allows guests fresh air as they dine on breakfast and lunch. Find them at 100 Cristo St..

Take a look at the collection down below for specifics about these kinds of choices in the area.

Other Restaurants in Old San Juan
Name Location Type Phone Number
Amadeus Cafe Restaurant Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 721-6720
Bleu Bistro Old San Juan Caribbean, French, Vegetarian (787) 723-1728
Blizz Frozen Yogurt Old San Juan Eclectic (787) 905-7931
Cafe El Punto Old San Juan Chilean, Latin American (787) 725-1306
El Meson Sandwiches Old San Juan Old San Juan American (787) 721-5286
Hard Rock Cafe San Juan Central Old San Juan American (787) 725-0802
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant Central Old San Juan Mediterranean (787) 722-5057
Makarios Bar & Restaurant Central Old San Juan Mediterranean (787) 723-8653
Marmalade Old San Juan Fusion (787) 724-3969
Mojito's Restaurante Central Old San Juan American, Caribbean (787) 723-7539
Palio Old San Juan Fusion, Spanish (787) 721-5100
Panza Restaurant Old San Juan Contemporary, Latin American (787) 289-8900
Patio del Nispero Old San Juan Eclectic (800) 468-2779
Senor Frogs Old San Juan Old San Juan American (787) 977-4142
Taste Global Cuisine Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 724-4814
Transylvania Restaurant Old San Juan French, German, Mediterranean (787) 977-2328
 

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