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Cafe Manolin Old San Juan

Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9743
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (179 reviews)
“mofongo” (148 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 778 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this place its good for families, its good for coming solo its honestly THE perfect place to eat in Old San Juan. The food is honestly delicious and the service is really good. I can't even describe the great time I had here...More

Thank AmazingGenius1
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so I wanted to try mofongo while in San Juan. So based on the reviewed we scouted out Cafe Manolin. It was a clean, lively place in the heart of everything. We were part of two large cruise ship "dumps" so there were a...More

Thank DrBillH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in San Juan via a cruise ship. Walked around town and stumbled upon this gem. Service was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was delish! The plantains were very good. We also ordered the Puerto Rican Onion Steak and Empanadas... excellent! Good came with beans...More

Thank Denny D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in San Juan for 4 days prior to a cruise. This day, we were touring Old San Juan. We went to Manolin based on our taxi driver's suggestion. He told us that many locals go there and he was right. When we arrived,...More

1  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is Puerto Rican but nothing fancy. On the other hand the prices are great. Only alcohol is beer. It's only open for breakfast and lunch and you have to look close to find it or you will walk right by. There are...More

1  Thank edsachs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So far this is the best place my family has eaten at in Old San Juan. This was our second trip to PR in as many years. The prices are right for the food that is offered. By far the best service. Service is prompt...More

1  Thank JLuckyJr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I found this place on TripAdvisor and were glad we did! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! My goal is to always find the restaurants where the locals go. I am never disappointed when I find them either! My...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss if you like typical food in low key places. The mofongo was excellent! Also gambas criollas. Coffee strong and very good. Desserts pretty good too. All for $30. We couldn't stop talking about this place, best we tried so far. We sat at...More

Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our driver on the way back from Bacardi recommended this, so we stopped through for breakfast on our way out of town. GREAT COFFEE. Our server was prompt and attentive. Food was good and probably the most affordable we've had on that trip. Can't do...More

Thank Ella K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, cozy cafe. A good place for lunch while touring Old San Juan. It is close to Calle Fortaleza where many of the nice souvenir shops are. They serve the traditional Puerto Rican food. Their pinacolada is one of the best I had while in...More

Thank PalanggaTexas
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Hornet_441
13 February 2017|
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Response from Cherie G | Reviewed this property |
We ate there on a Sunday morning about 9:30. The tables were crowded but there were lots of stools available at the diner type curved bar. We had a great waitress and service was quick and food was good. Be sure to get... More
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mrbing0
5 December 2016|
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Response from nbarnard2016 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay. Their flan is delicious. And since i've never personally made it, it certainly looks as it's a homemade recipe.
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ReadytoGoNyc
24 January 2015|
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Response from Moracc | Reviewed this property |
Nothing to be afraid. We spent 4 nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico....amazing and safe. We spent one day in St Maarten and the same thing...up market, good and safe. Have not visited the Bahamas. You will enjoy Puerto... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:30
Thursday
06:00 - 16:30
Friday
06:00 - 16:30
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Justo #251, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9743
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