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273 Ave Jesus T Pinero, San Juan 00927-3901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-274-8781
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Showing 16: English reviews
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Every thing is great about this place. Starting with the service, the waitress was so friendly. And she made us feel great. The amount of food and the quality was great. Not to mention the taste, frantastic. Loved it!!

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Thank Iliana M
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Great meat. Fast service and good dessert. Been here in the past and they have improved the service and quality of meat is superior

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Thank luis r
Melilla, Spain
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Excellent Staff, great environment, fine wine, and delicious food. This place has lost a bit of its greatness in the pas couple of years. The meat is delicious, the side dishes are great. The selection of wines is extensive.

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Thank Francisco R
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is very close to our home. The staff and owner are super friendly. The meat and fish are excellent. So is the ambiance with a nice bar and cozy setting. The menu includes delicious soups, appetizers and the famous Parrilladas, plus pastas and delicious desserts. Its pricy but for me its worth it.

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Thank Bagloca
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The small pieces of baguette are frozen from Costco. The soup was watery. If you ask for water they said that they can bring because is from water tank, pay $2.00 for kirkland bottled water. The chorizos from parrillada are the chorizos parrilleros from Costco. If you ask for more meat you need to wait too much time and the... More 

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2 Thank Greta02
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

I have visited this restaurant several times, so I dare to buy a $ 72 certificate for a open menu for $ 35. The waitress never said her name by presenting the certificate, she began to treat very rude. Additional told us that they didn't have available skirt steak or filet mignon; but we could see how they served our... More 

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2 Thank Rserran
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

They have on friday an unlimited offer, parrillada. Very good food. The services is not the best. Took to long to the food.

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Thank Rodney M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

I visit El Porteño frequently. The service is very friendly and always looking forward to meet your needs. The food is always excellent, from the warm and recently baked bread they serve, to the appetizers and to the entrees. Even though, the bread is good with butter, it is better with their special chimichurry sauce. Even though they have a... More 

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1 Thank Leticia H
West Hartford
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is our traditional stop enroute to and from the airport when we come to visit the island. We ALWAYS get the churrasco. It is grilled to perfection - and each of us likes a different degree of doneness! They have the best chimichurri sauce and this lovely tomato salsa that we pile on. Friendly staff. Delightful restaurant. Bring a... More 

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Thank Robin S
Clearwater, Florida
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I have to patronized El Porteño a few times but the last few months. It is a fine Argentine steakhouse, appropriately appointed, with great service, and excellent quality food. The environment is a bit closed, but not too tight and comfortable. The decor seems original Argentine art. The quality of the food is, simply excellent. I've enjoyed lomo, cuadril, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Argentinian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Ave Jesus T Pinero, San Juan 00927-3901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-274-8781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?