Mediterranean Cuisine in San Juan

Throughout Puerto Rico, expect to come upon a savory selection of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. When your preference is Mediterranean food, you should check out the restaurants specializing in this cuisine. You and your hungry sidekicks will find a pretty good variety of restaurants that offer this favorite.

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With options including everything from the informal atmosphere at Alibaba Restaurant to the inviting dinner and lunch at Ciao Mediterranean, there's something in store for each guest and every mood.

The following list allows you to preview the handful of Puerto Rico restaurants where guests can grab Mediterranean food. For each restaurant, you can click its name to get further details about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

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 wondering, Condado District is to the north. Hoping to have plain delicious Mediterranean food in a friendly, informal environment? Give some thought to the relaxing set-up and menu at this café.

Al Salam Restaurant offers cafe style seating in a relaxed dining room. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant takes it up a notch with belly dancing shows during dinner.

Alibaba Restaurant

Condado District | (787) 722-1176

Alibaba Restaurant is located in the eastern outskirts of Condado District. Definitely deemed an informal place to eat, it's like a mecca for hungry, intrigued travelers touring the town.

Ciao Mediterranean

Isla Verde | (787) 791-6100

Ciao Mediterranean, which is part of Intercontinental San Juan Resort Spa and Casino, is located in the heart of Isla Verde. When the boisterous crew is looking out for a delectable Mediterranean dish without a big to-do, this informal restaurant is a great choice.

La Playita Restaurant

Isla Verde | (787) 791-1115

Located just outside the heart of Isla Verde, La Playita Restaurant is a part of Hotel La Playa. Tourists who are in the mood for health food will wholly enjoy 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.

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant

Old San Juan | (787) 722-5057

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant is located near the middle of Old San Juan. When it comes to the atmosphere, the vibe at this awesome grill is considered casual, so, of course, your gang won't need to get dressed up to savor the good eats here.

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant offers daily lunch specials every weekday, except for on holidays.

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
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 establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
L'ami Bistro (787) 796-6222 French 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Cafe Valencia (787) 764-3790 Spanish Rio Piedras, Central San Juan
Angelo's Pizza (787) 292-1760 Italian 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan
Bodegas Compostela (787) 724-6088 Spanish 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Juan
Henry's Pizza (787) 275-5452 Italian Catano
Arborio Restaurant (787) 796-3999 Italian 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central Bayamon
Stromboli Pizza (939) 245-8552 Italian Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan
Dieppa's Pizza (787) 737-7353 Italian 4.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Caguas
Audys Pizza (787) 895-7653 Italian Old San Juan, Western part of San Juan
Pelayo (787) 724-0999 Spanish 1.0 mi. North of Central San Juan

Some of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico are the ones that you run into naturally while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. However, noting the important details of a few interesting-sounding restaurants in your daily itinerary, will make life easier when no one can decide. To find out much more about the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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