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Cafe El Punto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Puerto Rican
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105 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-646-4943
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on a Flavors of San Juan tour and were greeted personally by the charming owner and his wife. The food is top notch and you have the added bonus of viewing beautiful arts and crafts while you dine.

Thank Bill S
Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for their 2-1 Mojitos and sat at the bar. Michael was the bartender - great job! Fun atmosphere!

Farmingdale, New York
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My initial impression was "This is a restaurant?!?! Due to its size and location. However to my amazement the small restaurant about the size of a large living room more than lived up to my restaurant status. The drinks were made from fresh fruits on the spot. My mother and I had the mango juice, and my daughter had the... More 

Thank travelpro78
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here while walking around old town. Nice low key place with authentic Puerto Rican food. Had the paella which was good as well as an avacado stuffed with crab. Both were great. The avacado was nicely sweet. Would eat here again for sure.

Thank IluvEurope
North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great paella and mojitos! (And they were only 3 bucks apiece on a happy hour special) We stopped after a long day in old San Juan and loved it! Staff is great!! Drinks are strong! Food is amazing!! What more could you want???

Thank Robert F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a very informal atmosphere the visitor can sample a variety of Latin dishes at El Punto. Their specialty is 'tostones rellenos' or stuffed plantains. Fill them with chicken, shrimp, or beef for your liking. Be prepared to pay more the expected, at this Fortaleza St. eatery, good for a midday stop in Old San Juan.

1 Thank Pedro T
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best places we ate at on this visit. The food was very fresh and the drinks were made with fresh fruit. The service was great and the place was so pretty. Highly recommended!

Thank Coco329
Highland Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a food tour and Cafe El Punto was one of our stops. We loved the ceviche sample so much we went back at the end of the tour even though we were stuffed and ate more. The staff and food were amazing. Very friendly and went above and beyond without even trying. Very natural. Our... More 

Thank tbmj127
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across the cafe whilst shopping. Went for a drink but decided to eat as well. Decided to try the pork chops, which turned out to be a fab choice. Very tasty food and great drinks choice. Great staff and authentic surroundings. Had a fantastic time. You won't regret a visit.

Thank Philip M
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fresh and delicious. The service was great. The staff was very accommodating, I would definitely recommend this place

Thank Lo T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Puerto Rican
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-646-4943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?