Mediterranean Cuisine in San Juan

During your travels through Puerto Rico, you'll be overwhelmed by the delicious array of places to have a hot meal. But guests who seek Mediterranean cuisine in particular should check out the places specializing in this cuisine. Luckily, you're likely to come across a good bunch of dining options that have it on the menu.

With plenty of variety, from the very casual atmosphere at Cafe Istanbul to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Ciao Mediterranean, there's a menu suited for each guest and even for that special night you're planning.

Restaurants Map

Use the list below to get a taste for the rather large selection of Mediterranean restaurants to be found. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to find out more about its location, style, and more.

Alibaba Restaurant

Condado District | (787) 722-1176

Situated in the eastern outskirts of Condado District, Alibaba Restaurant is at 1214 Ashford. Since this is a casual place to dine, it's great when you don't want to get too fancy.

Ciao Mediterranean

Isla Verde | (787) 791-6100

Ciao Mediterranean, which is part of Intercontinental San Juan Resort Spa and Casino, is found near the middle of Isla Verde. Considering this is an informal place to have a meal, it's sometimes a respite for hungry visitors on lazy outings.

Al Salam Restaurant

Hato Rey | (787) 751-6296

Located in Hato Rey, near San Juan, Al Salam Restaurant is at 150 Ave Roosevelt. If you're curious, Condado District is to the north. When the whole group's hoping to find a really excellent Mediterranean meal that's far from prim and proper, this mellow restaurant fits the bill. The offerings at Al Salam Restaurant are similar to what you might find at a Greek restaurant: falafel, hummus, and baba gannosh are just some examples.

La Playita Restaurant

Isla Verde | (787) 791-1115

La Playita Restaurant, part of Hotel La Playa, is found toward the heart of Isla Verde. Tourists that want health food will fully love stopping here during a visit to Isla Verde. Mediterranean fare is known for its healthful affect on the body, which is something La Playita takes pride in providing for its guests. Additionally, the restaurant offers a robust wine menu, with such a wide selection that it wont be difficult to find the perfect pairing for your meal.

Sahara Deli Cafe

Rio Piedras | (787) 756-5057

Located in Rio Piedras, near San Juan, Sahara Deli Cafe is on Avenida Ponce de Leon. In case you're wondering, Isla Verde is to the northeast. Make the trip here to Rio Piedras for an unforgettable experience with the special: health food. Sahara specializes in Arabic foods like shawarma and falafel.

Mediterranean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Al Salam Restaurant 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan Mediterranean (787) 751-6296
Alibaba Restaurant 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan Mediterranean (787) 722-1176
Cafe Istanbul Rio Piedras, Central San Juan Greek, Mediterranean (787) 767-6700
Cafe Marquesa 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan French, Mediterranean (787) 723-4124
Ciao Mediterranean 3.3 mi. East of Central San Juan Mediterranean (787) 791-6100
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Mediterranean (787) 722-5057
La Playita Restaurant 3.6 mi. East of Central San Juan Mediterranean (787) 791-1115
Makarios Bar & Restaurant Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan Mediterranean (787) 723-8653
Sahara Deli Cafe Rio Piedras, Central San Juan Mediterranean (787) 756-5057
Transylvania Restaurant Old San Juan French, German, Mediterranean (787) 977-2328

Similar Food


Also worth considering if you really love Mediterranean food, you will find similar ingredients and influences at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Siglo XX Restaurant (787) 265-2094 Spanish Old San Juan
Faccio Pizza Rexville (787) 799-5777 Italian 1.8 mi. South West of Central Bayamon
Frost Chicken & Pizza Place (787) 883-3750 Italian 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Romano's Macaroni Grill Caguas (787) 703-0939 Italian 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Caguas
Restaurant Antonio (787) 721-2139 Italian 1.0 mi. North of Central San Juan
Antonella's Pizzeria (787) 643-4242 Italian Old San Juan
El Buran Pizzeria & Restaurant (787) 977-5023 Italian Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan
Pura Sangre Pizza & Grill (787) 963-0797 Italian 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan
Slice Pizza & Beer (787) 282-4567 Italian 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan
Basil Pizza & Italian Cuisine (787) 294-5074 Italian 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best restaurants in Puerto Rico are those that you find unexpectedly while journeying to and from your hotel. Then again, it's still a good idea to know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To discover more information regarding the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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