Restaurant Options in Old San Juan

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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

Guests will find lots of chances to try out local dishes and flavors throughout their time in Old San Juan. Caribbean and Creole dishes are among the more popular selections you'll find in the area. Don't forget to click on each link to read more info.

Aguaviva is a oyster bar situated in the heart of Old San Juan. 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. You can reach them at (787) 724-2535.

Restaurants Map

Hungry guests might enjoy visiting Cafe Puerto Rico. Local cuisine is what you'll find on the menu at Cafe Puerto Rico, with the paella and mofongo being specialties that are often recommended. They're located at 208 O"Donnell Street.

Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano: The award winning kitchen staff at Carli's serves up a selection of Caribbean dishes that will please even the most discerning palate. Visitors can contact them at (787) 484-8438.

See more on these types of dining options within Old San Juan by scrolling to the table down 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 --
Aureola Cafe Restaurant Old San Juan Caribbean, Latin American (787) 977-0100
Bleu Bistro Old San Juan Caribbean, French, Vegetarian (787) 723-1728
Cafe Del Caribe Central Old San Juan Caribbean (787) 977-0260
Cafe El Punto Old San Juan Caribbean, Chilean, Puerto Rican (787) 646-4943
Cafe Manolin Old San Juan Creole (787) 723-9743
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
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

Guests will find many European restaurants in the region, but you shouldn't expect to find many options for Asian cuisine. Alongside Spanish food, you can also find Italian and International options as well.

Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge has a few different cuisines to try, including Creole and International. What began as a catering and restaurant consulting business is now Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge. Utlizing the best ingredients from around the island, this spot strives to keep Puerto Rican culinary tradition alive. They are situated

St. Germain has various different dishes to try, including salads and sandwiches. Guests at St. Germain's have the pleasure of dining on artfully crafted salads, sandwiches, pita pizzas, and desserts. Everything is made fresh the moment you order it. Visitors will find them 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 can find them at 311 Fortaleza Street.

A good nearby restaurant you might enjoy is Palio. Specialties at Palio include smoked rib eye steaks and Seafood Palio. They're located at 100 Brumbaugh Street.

The chart directly below shows all 17 different choices that are able to be seen 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 --
Antonella's Pizzeria Old San Juan Italian (787) 643-4242
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 Picoteo Old San Juan Spanish (800) 468-2779
Il Bacaro Venezia Old San Juan Italian (787) 977-5638
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
Palio Old San Juan Fusion, Spanish (787) 721-5100
Pizza e Birra Old San Juan Italian (800) 468-2779
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
St. Germain Old San Juan European, International (787) 725-5830
Trois Cent Onze Old San Juan French (787) 725-7959
Tropical Taste Restaurant Old San Juan Spanish (787) 722-1455

American and Other

You will find tons of locations that offer American and other cuisine in Old San Juan. Visitors will be able to choose between International and American food, among other options.

Marmalade is a bar and grill located within 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 situated at 317 Calle Fortaleza.

Senor Frogs Old San Juan is a great place you might enjoy. A stop at this popular chain restaurant when you're on vacation in the Caribbean is a must. The restaurant features a true party atmosphere where one of their top selling items is a novelty yard-long glass of ale. Find them at 102 Calle Marina.

Below you can look through the 22 eateries serving this type of food.

American and Other Restaurants in Old San Juan
Name Location Type Phone Number
Airenumo Restaurant Bar & Lounge Central Old San Juan Creole, International, Spanish --
Amadeus Cafe Restaurant Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 721-6720
Aromas Coffee House and Restaurant Old San Juan International (787) 721-6470
Barrachina San Juan Old San Juan International, Spanish (787) 725-7912
Bleu Bistro Old San Juan Caribbean, French, Vegetarian (787) 723-1728
Cafe Berlin Old San Juan International, Vegetarian (787) 722-5205
Cafe El Punto Old San Juan Caribbean, Chilean, Puerto Rican (787) 646-4943
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Old San Juan International (787) 721-9027
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano Old San Juan Caribbean, International (787) 484-8438
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
La Taberna Lúpulo Old San Juan International (787) 721-3772
Marmalade Old San Juan Fusion (787) 724-3969
Mojito's Restaurante Central Old San Juan American, Caribbean (787) 723-7539
Old Harbor Brewery Old San Juan International (787) 721-2100
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
Pirilo Pizza Rustica Old San Juan International (787) 721-3322
Senor Frogs Old San Juan Old San Juan American (787) 977-4142
St. Germain Old San Juan European, International (787) 725-5830
 

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