Contemporary Cuisine in San Juan

While exploring Puerto Rico, you'll encounter a great number of options when it comes to dining. If you're admittedly obsessed with contemporary food, you can't afford to miss the places where it's always on the menu. Across Puerto Rico, visitors will find a respectable number of places that feature it on their menus.

Restaurants Map

With lots to tempt your palate, from the fine dining atmosphere at Augusto’s Restaurant to the scrumptious dinner service at Soho Tapas Bar & Restaurant, there's something for every guest and any style of dining desired.

The list below allows you to peek at the wide selection of contemporary eateries to be enjoyed. Click on one of the options to discover the details about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

1919 Restaurant

Condado District | (787) 724-1919

1919 Restaurant, a part of Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, is found toward the center of Condado District. Though one might say the overall focus is contemporary cuisine, this local spot is especially proud of their seafood and steak.

At lunch they offer a three course menu, while dinner is a fourcourse prix fixe menu. A la carte service is available all day as well. They focus heavily on using organic, locally-sourced products and are known for their creative style that always pays off.

Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca

Hato Rey | (787) 722-5481

Set on the eastern outskirts of Hato Rey, near San Juan, Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca is at 208 Ponce de Leon Avenue. In case you're wondering, Condado District is approximately two miles (approximately three and a half kilometers) to the north-northwest. Patrons that desire desserts will particularly love dining here during a visit to Hato Rey.

One of the most interesting things about Ill Nuoo Perugino is the architecture. Inside, the wood flows in a way that feels fluid and ocean like, enveloping guests in a unique setting that must be seen and not heard about.

Amadeus Cafe Restaurant

Old San Juan | (787) 721-6720

Amadeus Cafe Restaurant is found toward the western outskirts of Old San Juan. Seafood (of course) and contemporary style eats are made for each other at this enjoyable 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.


Miramar | (787) 993-3500

Choices, which is part of Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, can be found in Miramar, a neighborhood in San Juan; 1.9 miles to the east-southeast of Old San Juan. Seeking hot, shareable plates of food in an easy-going setting? Then start strolling towards the mellow ambiance at this establishment.

Classic dishes with a modern twist make this spot a must try.

Augusto’s Restaurant

Condado District | (787) 725-7700

Augusto’s Restaurant, which is on the premises of San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, can be found near the middle of Condado District. The style and service here is definitely a step above, which means guests who want to see elegant plates contemporary style meals should definitely consider it.

contemporary Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
1919 Restaurant 1.3 mi. North of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 724-1919
Amadeus Cafe Restaurant Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 721-6720
Augusto’s Restaurant 1.1 mi. North of Central San Juan Contemporary, French (787) 725-7700
Choices 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 993-3500
Eighty20 Bistro 3.2 mi. East of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 253-9000
Il Nuovo Perugino Enoteca Hato Rey, Central San Juan Contemporary, Italian (787) 722-5481
Jose Jose Restaurant 1.1 mi. North of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 725-2323
Koco 3.4 mi. East of Central San Juan Caribbean, Contemporary (787) 791-7078
Panza Restaurant Old San Juan Contemporary, Latin American (787) 289-8900
Sambuka Restaurant Hato Rey, Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 777-1070
Soho Tapas Bar & Restaurant Hato Rey, Central San Juan Contemporary, Spanish (787) 758-3512
Taste Global Cuisine Old San Juan Contemporary (787) 724-4814
Zest 3.1 mi. East of Central San Juan Contemporary (787) 728-3666

Guests often find that the best foods in Puerto Rico are the ones that you didn't expect to find yourself craving while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. However, jotting down a couple of delicious-sounding restaurants in your agenda, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To read more details regarding the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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