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  • Coladas: New Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, Isla Verde

    by elfin44 Written Jan 11, 2008

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    The Holiday Inn in Isla Verde has a delicious new restaurant "Coladas" that serves traditional Puerto Rican food. The place is very nicely decorated and the ambience is super friendly. Suprisingly, the prices are very reasonable for hotel fare and the food is really scrumptious. You can go there to eat or just hang out at the bar. It's a fun place besides having great food.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is Churasco. This is a delectable steak meal with rice and red beans. The meat was very tender and cooked to perfection. I also tasted my friend's chicken breast stuffed with plantains. That was yummy too. My niece had the snapper topped with a creamy white sauce. For appetizers we had the crispy pork and ceviche. We ordered more ceviche beacuse it was so good. Dessert was the creamy flan, the coconut flan and the brownie with ice cream.

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    Cafe Berlin: Great for afternoon Beer & Nibbles

    by 43beckos Written Oct 21, 2007

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    Overlooking Plaze Colon, this bright and airy restaurant is great for a lunchtime snack. The staff here are extremely friendly and were happy to make recommendations from the menu. The walls are decorated with European style art, yet this place is not at all pretentious.

    Favorite Dish: For a nice snack with a cooling beer, try a mix of the home made houmous and fresh baked bread, along with tortillia chips and mang salsa

    Cafe Berlin

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    Yamasaki: Sushi served fresh with wonderful decor!

    by drletendre Updated Sep 27, 2007

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    This great little restaurant is very popular with locals. The ambience is very modern, with nice lighting and wonderful decor. This a nice place for a romantic date! Wait staff and sushi chef are all friendly and helpful. Good place for business lunch or dinner- not too noisy, and tables are well spaced.

    The owner, Jean Zhang, is from Shanghai, China, and always has a welcoming smile. Jean has worked in the restaurant business in Puerto Rico for about 7 years. Since she opened the restaurant two years ago, it has grown in popularity and developed a loyal following. The tempura is perfectly fried and light, the sushi fish is very fresh, flown in every other day. Come early to avoid crowds on weekends. Nice selection of Sake, served warm or cold. The friendly wait staff speaks English and Espanol, some of the ones I have enjoyed great service from are Krystel Ortiz and Steven Wu.

    Seating: about 15 tables, with some dining on the outside patio.

    Hours:
    Monday thru Saturday: 1130AM to 3PM, and 5PM to 1130PM
    Sunday: 5PM to 1130PM

    Favorite Dish: Try the Gold Dragon roll- absolutely fantastic!

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    Old Harbor Brewery: Not all that great

    by BellaMora Updated Sep 23, 2007

    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.

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    Pinky's: THE BEST WRAPS AND SMOOTHIES IN SAN JUAN

    by moiraistyx Written Sep 14, 2007

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    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.

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    Kasalta: FANTASTIC BAKERY

    by moiraistyx Written Sep 14, 2007

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    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.

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    UVVA'S: FUSION ON THE BEACH

    by moiraistyx Written Sep 14, 2007

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    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.

    Deep Fried Yucca with nut crusted goat cheese, yum sunset from uvva's
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  • Carli's Place: Check when Carli Munoz is to be there.

    by murraysm Written Aug 9, 2007

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    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.

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    Tuscany: Let down: Tuscany (Marriott Hotel)

    by ct-traveler Written Jul 28, 2007

    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.
    The run-down:
    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!

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    di Parma: di Parma: super lazy lunch in Condado area

    by ct-traveler Written Jul 28, 2007

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    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

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    IKAKO's restaurant: Recommendation fell through: beware IKAKO'S

    by ct-traveler Updated Jul 28, 2007

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    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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    Buenos Ayres: Tourists Only "Buenos Ayres" in Condado

    by ct-traveler Written Jul 28, 2007

    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

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    Ropa Vieja Grill: Feels upscale, but remains casual: Ropa Vieja

    by ct-traveler Updated Jul 28, 2007

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    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.

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    Ropa Viejo: most excellent

    by rojo_diosa Written Jul 26, 2007

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    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....

    baby Octupi and garlic! this is a picture of some delicious shrimps!

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    Berlin Cafe: Ummm... we were lost!

    by mwenn2100 Updated Oct 29, 2006

    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.

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