This was a microbrewery that tried to hard to be an upscale venue. Their menu was very limited, overpriced, and the food wasnt that great. I believe it was a VERY nice ambience for cocktails after work and it is somewhere I would go for that, however I would eat dinner elsewhere. I heard that the beer is excellent according to my colleagues.
Overall: Not impressive at all. I wouldnt feed their food to my dog.
Favorite Dish: I had the Port Steak (17.50) with beans and rice (4.50) which was a la cart. I am an avid steak eater from Texas and this steak was horrible. It was a cross between flank beef used for fajitas and round steak. It was tough and had no flavor. They rolled it into a roll and put a tea spoon portion of mash potatoes and sliced zucchini under it. They did bring out rolls prior to the main course.
My colleagues had the filet mignon and it was way too big to be a filet. It looked terrible. It looked exactly like my port steak truthfully. It was a huge piece of beef in a circle with the same tea spoon portion of mash potatoes and sliced zucchini under it.
When I first walked into Pinky's I was a bit worried about what I was going to get, simply cause the place looks like a dive. Everyone here is very informal and casual. I ended up ordering a wrap bade with ham, turkey, cheddar and swiss cheeses. It was toasted which made it all the more yummy. I also got Pinky's version of a smoothie. What a delicious treat that was. I got the traditional which was made with bananas, mangos, apple juice and other fruits. I was expecting a glass, but instead was served an entire blender pitcher full for a mere $3. I would come back here just for the smoothie. The names of the wraps and sandwhiches here are hilarious, Eat Me, Eat Him, Eat Her. I giggled out loud just reading them. Pinky's is open from 7am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday & 11a to 4p Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays. Pinky's will also deliver to the beach from 11a to 4p.
Favorite Dish: The Smoothie, although they call them something else. Sorry I can't remember the name.
One of the first places I stopped to eat was at Kasalta. Jason and I ended up coming here just about every day for either breakfast or dessert. What can I say, the food here is fantastic. They have every kind of pastery one's heart could desire plus a few I had never heard of. Jason fell head over heels for this one dessert that was a sort of yellow jello/cheese cake like texture. It was extremely tastey. Kasalta also has a great selection of soups, sandwitches, coffees and freshly squeezed juices. Did I also mention the wonderful marzipan treats? Kasalta was a mere half a block away from the guest house we stayed in. How lucky for us. The seating here is very informal, often requiring you to squeeze in between perfect strangers. If you don't like that, you can always get your treats to go. Kasalta is open 7 days a week 6 AM to 10 PM.
Favorite Dish: Don't know what it's called, but it reminded me of a turn over, but square shaped. It was delcious.
One of the yummiest places we stopped at was Uvva's. It's a great eclectic/fushion restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant itself is located inside of El Hosteria Del Mar, one of the many guest houses you'll find along the beach. Uvva's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from 8 AM till 10 PM seven days a week. My favorite part about dining at Uvva's was the atmospher. It was very quiet and relaxed. The sounds of the ocean and the light ocean breeze made the evening great. I also got some great pics of the sun set from our table.
Favorite Dish: I decided to order 3 appetizers as opposed to one main dish that way I could sample a variety of foods. The first thing I got was fried yucca chips with nut crusted goat chesse. It was absolutely delicious. The other item I got was fritters made from rice flour and served up with a blueberry compote. Finally a different kind of fritter served with a mango relish. All three were yummy, yummy, yummy.
The real attraction is Carli Munoz himself, an incredible pianist and former band member for the Beach Boys and many other great groups. The food is excellent...a great compliment to the evening of jazz.
Favorite Dish: Seafood is always the best because it's fresh.
I know, I know, why are you eating Italian in PR? Tuscany was recommended in all the local mags and the ambience is second to few.
Excellent service, wonderful environment, good bread, HOTEL OR HOSPITAL-QUALITY ENTREES, crazy expensive, definitely NOT "Northern Italian cuisine"
Favorite Dish: The local magazines highly recommended the antipasto, WHICH WAS TERRIBLE! (pre-made, refridgerated, store bought meats, yuck!) Careful when ordering drinks-$$$$$$$$$-two glasses of wine and a DonQ and coke = 30+ dollars!
Great light lunch fare, excellent setting, super friendly staff, solid drinks, very reasonable prices
Favorite Dish: Eat on the patio, split a sandwich with a loved one, try the Mojito, enjoy the park/beach setting with sculptures and fountain
We were recommended to try this seafood oriented "Ikako's" --- Smelled awful inside, one waitress for entire restaurant, weak drinks, expensive
Favorite Dish: Had a few local dishes. Huge portions, but tame flavors
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Argentine fare, lots of meat/grill, pricey for what it is. Open late (midnight).
Favorite Dish: If you're a true carnivore, you may like the menu. Portions are generous, but you may not want a lot of what they're serving
Very good food, fair prices, solid drinks, excellent setting
Favorite Dish: Black bean soup with onions and rice on the side (appetizer); try it with a bit of the local hot sauces they provide. Caution: you get a side of black or red beans with an entree, but it doesn't compare to this starter.
Across the street from the well-known Ajili Mojili, this restaurant is better food, better price, a little smaller and not with the tourist ambience ( i think Ajili mojili is VERY GOOD but this one is better) there is some nice music, the food is delicious. There is more caring to the preparation, anything you order will be good.Ropa Viejo has extensive menu... It is Puerto Rican flavor and Spanish, a lot of Sea Food and very good.This restaurant is not one recommended to tourists so much by the hotels( i noticed), but it is located in the touristy-Condado area. The ambience for Ajili Mojili is an open space, waiters in suspenders and panama hats... the food was very good here too but lacking soul...
Favorite Dish: Shrimp and Garlic, Beef! Fish!!! and flan... i can feel my full belly now, so good....
I'm almost ashamed to say we didn't eat at a more authentic restaurant, but quite frankly we were starving and slightly lost so this place looked as good as any other. It was a small cafe with a bar along one wall and an outside patio. The food was generally American fare, but there were some Cafe Berlin specialties.
The cafe was pretty empty and the service was slow, but the food was good. I had a sandwich and my traveling companion had a chicken entree... both were very good.
Cafe Puerto Rico is a great local restaurant located in Old San Juan (walking distance from the Starbucks). The restuarant has two levels, amazing seafood, great family-style service, and the price is reasonable. I have gone to this restuarant every time I have been in PR and it has never dissapointed.
Favorite Dish: Best dish was most def the shrimp with garlic sauce.
Probably one of the most popular restaurants in San Juan and deservedly so. For some bizarre reason, Dragonfly does not take reservations, so just turn up and prepare to wait (although expect to be annoyed when locals / friends of the door girl get preferential treatment) - a larger than expected dining area though, thanks to the lower basement level, not visible from the bar.
Decor is opium den meets Shanghai brothel, making it one of the sexiest, atmospheric restaurants we've ever eaten in - although we were waiting that long to be seated we spent a tidy sum on Lemongrass cocktails in the bar.
Favorite Dish: Cant go wrong with Dragonfly, although when you get the cheque, you'll realise why. More expensive than most places we've eaten in Manhattan. Menu on the website, so I won't bore you with descriptions.
The prices on the menu here were in the $20-30 range, so when ordering a fish special at "market price" I expected something in that range, possibly a bit higher. They REALLY pushed the fish specials, bringing the fish to your table so you could choose, etc. My husband and I were pretty upset when his dogfish turned out to be a $57 entree. The food was decent, but if you go there, be sure you know the price of your meal ahead of time or you will be in for an unpleasant surprise!
Favorite Dish: I had the mofungo which was very good, if a bit cold (it had obviously been sitting around).