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El Farolito

Address: 277 Calle Sol, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #2 of 31 Nightlife in San Juan
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: El Farolito Is a small chill out bar where neighbors and local artists hang out regularly, we...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: El Farolito Is a small chill out bar where neighbors and local artists hang out regularly, we offer all sorts of mixed drinks, wines, beers and tapas. Its decorated exclusively with puerto rican artwork and features local artists projects. Its considered an alternative art space in the city and the best local bar. were located at sol street # 277 Old San Juan , Puerto Rico

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Tiny hole in the wall seemingly popular with locals. Very high quality cocktails, you can get a pina colada made from shaved and shaken coconut flesh. One of the few places in Old San Juan that isn't a tourist trap.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a little of the beaten path but not that difficult to find. On Calle Sol, as if heading towards Fort San Cristobal, you'll find this little bar in a purple building. Don't let the small size fool you because it packs a lot of fun, and the sun could come up before you know it! It's an easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the place for meeting locals and enjoying high end cocktails. Neighbors come and go and tell their stories while you try some of Puerto Rico's best mixology.

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Dallas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a little bar on Sol street, This has been here since 1968, so this has been around for a while. We found this to be a great little place to wait some time while we were waiting for a table at the restaurant across the street. Here is a tip - We discovered a new drink called the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

I was going to write a review about El Farolito, and I read a previous review, I was this day at El Farolito and was open, and the night was amaizing, good music, locals, and great drinks

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We went to El Farolito on 21 March 2012 and it was under construction without any notice stating when it would reopen. So take your chance.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I had previously read on trip advisor that El Farolito was highly recommended--and we couldn't agree more! We went to it on our last night in Old San Juan and spent around 5 hours there playing chess on the bar's counter. The bartender was also so sweet and very friendly. It was such a blast and I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

El Farolito has the best mofongo in Old San Juan (get the yuca, so flaky and delicious!) The waitstaff is phenomenal - always ready with a suggestion and bawdy tale. For a nightcap, try their Chichaito - and be sure to ask for the name translation. Perhaps best of all, this locals-loved bar is overlooked by most of the cruise-goers,... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

My boyfriend and me stumbled upon this bar- and boy are we happy we did! It's a local bar that caters to ppl living/working/studying in old san juan. But when u walk in- the last thing u feel like is an outsider. The owner, bartender and regulars there embraced us like their own. It felt like we had been going... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Great local bar to get the flavor of Old San Juan. We started our night there every night and most of the time ended there as well. Owner is great. A MUST visit if in Old San Juan.

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