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71 Luisa Street, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-0999
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was great and our server Franco was even better! My friends and I were just in San Juan for Spring Break staying right down the road and came here for breakfast one morning. The service was excellent and the food was great. Not one bad dish! The plates even looked so good my friends had to take a... More 

Thank John H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing! We had Paella which was phenomenal! Great service from waiters and owner. It's a must to come visit this restaurant. Highly recommend this place when visiting Puerto Rico.

Thank Anahi R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good meal in a cute atmosphere - nice service. Went for a mom/son breakfast (son is 22 years old). Franco was the perfect waiter! Pancakes and omelettes were delicious. Franco was very attentive yet not intrusive, helped us decide on menu choices, and was very polite. Definitely would go back. Both my son and I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank Dan R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here one morning and it was really tasty. Our only complaint was that my wife's sandwich, which was truly amazing, was so huge she could only eat half and we were not going directly back to our hotel after breakfast so we couldn't bring the other half with us in a doggie bag. I thought about that... More 

Thank brady h
San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying nearby and wanted paella. Got great reviews. We had paella for 4 ($24.95/person) and it was more than we could eat. Unless you are a working stevedore try an order for 2, split 4 ways. Do not know if they will serve it this way. Not as much seafood and we had hoped but plenty of greasy, flavorable rice.... More 

Thank David M
Frankenmuth, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch without reservations and were treated to an absolutely excellent meal. Chicken Parmigiana was a masterpiece! Fabulous professional service from Luis.

Thank Cheerio1012
West Chester
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night and didn't need a reservation. The staff was excellent. Carlos was fabulous. We ordered 3 appetizers: fish nuggets, cuttlefish scampi and the octopus. The octopus was so good that my 9-year-old son even loved it, and he rarely tries exotic food. The scampi (looked more like squid) had a garlic butter sauce and... More 

Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We started and ended our vacation at Pelayo. We were staying close and were never disappointed. Our first server, Franco, was the first local we met. He took it upon himself to refer us to his favorite spots that we should check out. The next time we saw him he remembered us and asked how we liked the recommendations (needless... More 

Thank Conner M
Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice little restaurant about a five minute walk from the La Concha hotel. We had better Paella here than in Barcelona. I wish I could try the menu a few more times. There were a lot of intriguing choices.

Thank Todd G
Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

To put it simply, this place was fantastic! The service was excellent and very professional and OMG! the food. I had the skirt steak and it's the best steak I've ever had in my life. My husband had the veal and was also thoroughly impressed. We will definitely be back for our next trip to San Juan!

Thank WillowcroftMelody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Luisa Street, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-724-0999

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