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Address: 312 San Francisco St. | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-977-1276
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Description: Best Music Venue in San Juan!!! Music Theater Poetry Ambiance, Salsa...
Best Music Venue in San Juan!!! Music Theater Poetry Ambiance, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Folklore, Hip Hop.
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Great Live Music

Our taxi driver Carlos recommended we try this place out. Awesome place to hear great music and dance! We had ao much fun that we decided to go back a second night...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Our taxi driver Carlos recommended we try this place out. Awesome place to hear great music and dance! We had ao much fun that we decided to go back a second night...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here twice on a recent trip to San Juan. This place is not easy to find. You have to go down an alley. There's no sign. The live music was great and the atmosphere was good too. It seems like this is the best place for live salsa in Old San Juan. Everything else was closed relatively early... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I personally love this place so much that I'd go back to Puerto Rico just to visit this place again. Even if you're not interested in dancing or you don't know how, you should still visit this place. Great band, great staff, amazing vibe!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Nuyorican Cafe is the BEST Salsa Cafe in San Juan, every Wednesday at 9 pm they offer free Salsa lessons to warm up and by 10.30 pm the grand house band is playing - this spot is simply full of positive vibes, great musicians and tropical, Latin spirit - don't miss it when you visit San Juan. Besides the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a tiny room. My wallet was stolen from pocket. Staff members could not help. They need to learn to smile. They don't know how to treat their customers. I also found that one guy is kissing 3 girls. I went there twice. I saw this guy, he speaks only spanish. he goes there to pick up girls...

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We went there a few times. This is supposed to be a place for dancing salsa. However, the staff members are jealous of people dancing salsa. One of them even stopped me while dancing salsa and told me that theie space is not enough for dancing. It's a very small room and not enough room for dancing. It's not worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This venue is rightly acclaimed for being The Place to go to hear great music and to see great dancing ! On the night we visited the band playing was El Colombrican..if they are playing during your visit then do not miss this outstanding Salsa band, if you like Latin music then you will not hear better ! We drank... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This place is hopping with some of the best dancers around, both local and tourist. Anyone who hates on this place for being tiny clearly isn't an experienced salsera--the best clubs around the world always have a level of intimacy achieved from small dance floors. They are probably hating because they don't know how to dance well enough to maneuver... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

No women to dance with! As man this sucks! Bring your dance partner! As a professional salsa dancer this place has repeatedly been bad! The problem is there are no other options! It is sad! SAN JUAN has such a beautiful sense and history of great music and dance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Belive it or not this was the only Public place we actually heard salsa and live top which was amazing.. beers whrre cheap. A lot of people from all over the world. My boyfriend and I danced our Butts off our way lol. It was so much fun. $5 dollar entrance fee per person was Def worth it!

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