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Santurce

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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description: This San Juan neighborhood is just southeast of the old city.

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Plaza del Mercado, a f Santaella restaurant, other local cuisine, upscale pretentious adamant chef owners

Visited smaller El Sabor de Reina, excellene in filled avocado with shrimps, and larger restaurants in the area. Ranging from local Puerto Rican-Dominican cuisine to upscale... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited smaller El Sabor de Reina, excellene in filled avocado with shrimps, and larger restaurants in the area. Ranging from local Puerto Rican-Dominican cuisine to upscale Tropical-international. Among those more pretencious-expensive outlets like Santaella. At Santaella we had a chicken liver over toasted breads for Some $12.00 plus some fine Albariño selection. Bartender was friendly, more than helpful, colloquial, and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It has been at a slow pace, but the vision of many architects, government leaders, and planners of revitalizing Santurce is coming to pass. After years of identifying abandoned buildings and re-zoning vacant properties in order to bring new life through modern apartment buildings, shops, and fine restaurants, people are coming back to San Juan's original downtown. Fine arts theaters,... More 

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Miami
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

This is where the locals go. Mainly the crowds over 30, go there for Happy hour. The area is not glamorous, but once you get to the center you will have a good time. Parking may be challenging.

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Adelaide
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

La Placita Santurce, markets by day and on some nights, i think Thursdays and weekends it turns in to a lively night spot for all the locals to hang out and listen to amazing live music on the street and dance the night away. Definitely a true and amazing cultural experience that you will never forget. I hope this review... More 

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san juan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

the picture don't make justice to Santurce either , you should take a picture of Ponce de Leon ave because it crosses the Santurce section of San Juan from one side to the other(picture from Ponce de leon & de diego ave) or from Ponce de Leon & calle del Parque

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went there when the market was open and had dinner along the street. Happy hour was like watching a fashion show. Everybody came there after work to enjoy happy hour and we enjoyed it with them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful place! Clear water, nice sand, and a whole lot to do. We went parasailing, on a banana boat, and jet skiiing there. They were all great, a bit expenisve but expected and still great. The staff aren't the friendliest but the fun is worth it. The banana boat was a lot of fun along with the parasailing. Jet skiing... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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195 reviews 195 reviews
72 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I am really sorry to say this, but Santurce is just a shadow of what is used to be. This is a large area with a blending of busnisses, residential facilities (condos & houses), educational institutions, and recreational facilities. The one thing that stills stands out is "La Placita". You can find bars, restaurants, and a farmers market with a... More 

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sju
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171 reviews 171 reviews
71 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Even though tere are many places,offices and shops closed; the city have been rebuilding a lot of the old facilities and many new restaurants are been open.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went to the Placita de Santurce on a Friday night, and it was an amazing experience! This is where the locals go for some good basic food (alcapurrias in a chinchorro, yum!), for music and dancing. It is best to go with a group, as it adds more to the experience,but it would be fine for couples as well.... More 

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