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 enjoy finding new and unexpected foods that are distinctive to the places they visit, Old San Juan offers an excellent variety of truly local choices to choose from. Caribbean and Creole dishes are among the popular choices you'll find in the area. Remember that you'll be able to read further information for each of the options on the page by clicking on their names.

Aguaviva is a oyster bar found within 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.

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Hungry travelers might 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. Guests will be able to find them at 208 O"Donnell Street.

Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano offers a couple of cuisine options to try, including Caribbean and International. 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. If you want to call before you go, do so at (787) 484-8438.

Be sure look through the collection down below if you want to see the relevant restaurants that can be found in Old San Juan.

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

Visitors will be able to choose between plenty of European restaurants, but you shouldn't anticipate finding many options for Asian food. In addition to Italian-style food, you will be able to find Spanish and International restaurants too.

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 be able to find them

St. Germain offers various different specialties 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. 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. Guests will be able to find them at 311 Fortaleza Street.

Another food venue you might consider visiting is Palio. Located on the second floor of the Sheraton Old San Juan, Palio offers both a tropical spread and scene. Take in the view of the San Juan Bay as you enjoy breakfast or dinner. They are situated at 100 Brumbaugh Street.

Just below you can look through the 26 eateries offering visitors this cuisine.

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 cuisine is tremendously popular in Old San Juan. This is an area that has tremendous cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that it has a lot of culinary diversity as well.

Guests might want to consider 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. The property is situated at 104 Fortaleza Street.

Old Harbor Brewery is a place you might visit. 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. You will find them at 202 Tizol Street.

View more about related types of eateries inside Old San Juan by taking a look at the table 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'll be able to choose from also some restaurants that serve American cuisine in Old San Juan. In addition, guests will be able to choose from American and Spanish dishes, as well as other options.

Marmalade is a fine dining facility 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. Guests will find them at 317 Calle Fortaleza.

Amadeus Cafe Restaurant is a good place you could visit. 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. You will be able to find them at 106 San Sebastián.

Panza Restaurant is a pleasant restaurant in the area you might visit. The food at Panza can only be described as dynamic. The chefs here take the creation of each dish as challenge to create a work of art, and you'll taste their hard work in every bite. You'll be able to find them at 329 Recinto Sur.

Patio del Nispero can be found at Hotel El Convento and is a breakfast and lunch option 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. They're located at 100 Cristo St..

Take some time and look through the chart down below if you want to see all the relevant restaurants that can be found within Old San Juan.

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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