Where to eat Contemporary food in San Juan: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 4, 2019 Enedina Augsburger

Reviews on Contemporary food in San Juan, Caribbean. The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reward yourself with a cooling dip at Luquillo or Carolina Beach, then a tasty tour of the Bacardi rum plant.
Things to do in San Juan

1. Chocobar Cortes

210 Calle de San Francisco, San Juan 00901-1613 Puerto Rico Contemporary, Puerto Rican, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 787-722-0499 http://www.chocobarcortes.com/
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5 based on 3087 reviews

Chocobar Cortes

ChocoBar is a new, innovative gastronomic space located in the heart of Old San Juan, and here chocolate is our guiding star. Our restaurant is part of Casa Cortés, where the historical patrimonies of the capital city, Caribbean art, and first class servi

Reviewed By VernieFord

This place is a must try!!! I was strolling through the vibrant streets of old San Juan and stumbled upon this Gem! After walking around I stopped in for a chocolate martini and some churros. SO DELICIOUS!! I will be going back before I depart Puerto Rico!

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2. 1919 Restaurant

1055 Ave Ashford Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan 00907-1128 Puerto Rico Contemporary Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Priv [email protected] +1 787-724-1919 http://www.condadovanderbilt.com/condado-1919-restaurant
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4 based on 884 reviews

1919 Restaurant

Michelin Star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas believes in pairing social consciousness with exquisite taste. We place the highest value on hand-selecting products that are local, artisanal and homemade in order to craft food that is flavor-forward.

Reviewed By LRodz66

Nicely set within the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, 1919 is one of the best restaurants in San Juan. The service, the atmosphere, the elegance all come together at this magnificent restaurant serving exquisite creations from Michelin Star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas. The restaurant perfectly blends fine dining with flavors of freshly sourced ingredients that could be sampled ala carte, as a degustation menu or even as a wine pairing menu.Boasting an excellent wine list, you will be sure to have a memorable, thoroughly enjoyable dining experience at one of Puerto Rico’s finest gems.Dear LRodz66,Thank you so much for taking the time to highlight your experience at 1919. I will make sure to share your review with the team, so that they can give themselves a pat in the back for crafting such a wonderful, unique experience that struck a chord with you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at 1919, and we hope to see you back soon.

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3. Entrevinos

6150 Ave Isla Verde #187, Plazoleta Isla Verde, San Juan 00979-5773 Puerto Rico Wine Bar, International, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Masterca [email protected] +1 787-705-7600 http://www.facebook.com/entrevinospr
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4 based on 435 reviews

Entrevinos

Wine bar, Steak house with a Caribbean twist with large selection of wine and champagne at great prices. Good for families and large groups. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Great for children!Family style dishes!!

Reviewed By BKM407

Of the four nights spent in San Juan for work, we went to Entrevinos the first night then returned twice more! The wine selection is excellent, as well as reasonably priced. For food, we ended up sharing appetizers all three nights. The popcorn shrimp and capresse salad were the preferred options all three nights. We tried the charcuterie platter and the duck nachos also. Both were very good, but didn’t make the cut multiple nights. Enjoy!

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4. Santaella

219 Calle Canals La Placita de Santurce, San Juan 00907-3021 Puerto Rico Caribbean, Latin, Contemporary, Puerto Rican Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 787-725-1611 http://www.santaellapr.com/
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4 based on 741 reviews

Santaella

Chef José Santaella has trained with some of the best chefs in the world, including Ferrán Adriá, Eric Ripert, and Gary Danko. His apprenticeships and successful catering career paved the way for Santaella, his signature restaurant in Santurce's La Placit

Reviewed By Alfredo8074

Rather than sit at a table, we prefer to join the bar scene. It is a very friendly and interesting crowd, with great bartenders taking good care of the customers. Ask for Michael for a special premium rum drink. You won't regret it. If you are in rum country, substitute bourbon for rum in an old fashioned cocktail. Superb! Then as you enjoy our drink, ask for mini tuna tacos and sliders. Unless you are very hungry, these tapas will do just right. It is expensive, but well worth it. Call for reservations if you want a table.

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5. Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize

1451 Ave Ashford In front of St Johns School, San Juan 00907-1511 Puerto Rico Latin, International, Contemporary, Healthy Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 787-415-9400 http://www.paulinaescanes.com
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5 based on 83 reviews

Paulina Escanes - Gourmandize

Paulina has reopened in a new Condado location! Come by to experience renowned chef Paulina Escanes’ casual gourmet dishes and amazing desserts, fine wines and Champagne and premium AnimaNera 100% arabica Puerto Rican coffee.

Reviewed By Alfredo8074

We had been here before and wanted to try it again since we continue to hear great things about this restaurant. A neighbor suggested the amalfi fish as the main dish, so we ordered it. What a great treat. The fish was delicious, very well cooked and for starters we had a cornbread appetizer, which was simply great. We sat at the bar and ordered wine and ate there. The bartender/server was extremely pleasant. She was very nice engaging in conversation regarding the food and the drinks. What a delightful evening. Will go back again.

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