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Cafe Valencia

$$ - $$$
Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Spanish
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1000 Ave Munoz Rivera, San Juan 00927-5000, Puerto Rico
+1 787-764-3790
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Showing 26: English reviews
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Seafood paella at its best, not salty, plenty of seafood, rice perfectly done and ON TIME!!! The sangria and tostones completed the lunch fest.

Thank DraBravo
Mobile, Alabama
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Went there for a business dinner on the recommendation of a fellow colleague for paella. He was dead on. They make it to order, so it takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, depending how busy they are. So pland accordingly. They have three different combinations. Two are all seafood, the other is seafood and chicken. It comes as servings... More 

Thank pumpcaptain
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Cafe Valencia does the best paella by far. If you want to try what a fab paella tastes like, you have to go to Cafe Valencia!!

Thank Ana R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This restaurant is perfect for business meeting at noon and dinner with family in the evenings. Its facilities are great. They also have a separate room for private events which is great for companies looking to hold a seminar with coffee breaks, lunch etc. It also provides parking which is a most, so you need to come and enjoy this.

Thank MiriamMartinez
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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449 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This Restaurant used to be a Fine Dining Spanish Restaurant in the past but faded away with the years. Now they have a new administration with changes in décor, infrastructure, personnel and specially the Menu. Now they are oriented to a broader clientele and they offer a special daily menu at a lower cost that is very good. They kept... More 

Thank 27Ruben27
Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We had a Gustazo for our choice of paella, drinks and desert. Everything was excellent! Our waiter was really attentive, the Seafood Paella wonderful and the ambience romantic and peacefull!

Thank Jimmy F
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We had a Groupon for our choice of paella, drinks and desert. Everything was excellent! Our waitress was charming, the Seafood Paella wonderful and the ambience lovely! Located off PR-17, its about 15 minutes from the Carolina area. Will return whenever we're back in Puerto Rico.

Thank Gloria B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I used to visit many years ago Cafe Valencia. For those years, Valencia was an exquisite place to have an excellent dinner. My husband and I went to remember old days in Valencia again. Unfortunately service has changed and food too. We ask for a paella, and we were served rice with just two pieces of chicken and fish. Service... More 

1 Thank Maritza709
San Juan PR
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

This restaurant used to serve the best Paella. As someone previously mentioned, it lacks meat or seafood. Last week went there with my husband and ordered the seafood paella for two. They served us two separate plates and each one had: one piece of lobster(very tiny), 2 clams, 2 shrimps and 2 squids inside a big ration of rice. We... More 

1 Thank Jalenis
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for over 15 years!!! Exquisite paella and atmosphere! Chorizos al vino are a must appetizer...(Spanish sausage cooked in wine). Also, don't forget to ask for an order of tostones (fried green smashed plantains) to be served with the paella. Desserts are also a big hit! Tres leches😊: cake soaked in 3 milks (mixture of... More 

1 Thank BibiBonilla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Ave Munoz Rivera, San Juan 00927-5000, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-764-3790
Valencia Restaurant Cafe has continued the tradition of quality, pride and hard work since 1961. He is known for the local dishes of Spanish food and serve "the best paella in Puerto Rico". For 52 years, Cafe Valencia has distinguished itself by offering service and culinary art of the highest quality. We select only the finest and freshest ingredients to stir the senses and stimulate appetite. It has a modern and a variety of rooms for private events that accommodate from small groups up to 200 people. It is ideal for a business lunch or dinner. The restaurant has an elegant bar and a main room that accommodates up to 200 guests. It also has equipped meeting rooms that are reserved for corporate, press conferences and private activities meetings. Separated from the main hall, located the activity room. With separate entrance and service "valet parking" available, the Activity Room is ideal for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings and any corporate event.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?