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Nuyorican Cafe

Address: 312 San Francisco St. | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-977-1276
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Ranked #1 of 31 Nightlife in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Owner description: Best Music Venue in San Juan!!! Music Theater Poetry Ambiance, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Folklore, Hip Hop.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Owner description: Best Music Venue in San Juan!!! Music Theater Poetry Ambiance, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Folklore, Hip Hop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place is a hidden little salsa dance spot with people hustling to get tourists in. There is a $5 cover for a small dance space and a live band that starts around 11:30 then plays maybe 5 songs then takes about an hour break. The band was okay. Major mic feedback issues and the volume was so loud my... More 

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Washington, DC
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Friends inquired about an authentic place to dance and locals sent us here. 5$ to get in and 5$ for a rum and coke on a Friday night with a live band. It's on the small side and the dance floor was full. I'm not a dancer, but it's interesting to watch the locals show off their talents. If you're... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went looking for this cosy salsa cafe after finding out it was the most authentic salsa spot in town. It wasn't easy to find but between the phone GPS and my ear out for Latin beats we got there. No advertising - simply a doorway from an alley and a guy asking if I liked to salsa. We knew... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place had two great bands. Live music and salsa dancing - what's not to love. It was a great place and even though my husband does not like to dance he thought the bands were great. It was a little tricky to find but just listen for the music. Only a $5 cover charge and the drinks were $4-6... More 

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St. Thomas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Check out their website for dancing after dinner at Marmalade just around the corner....go EARLY!!! It is a small venue so if you want to enjoy the music before the crowd gets there..go 7-8pm -ish...you will love it!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our 1st nightlife experience in Old San Juan town, it was wonderful. My girlfriend and I took some salsa dance lessons, there was a live band when we visited, and it was a nice, quaint, unassuming place to just chill (that was not too rowdy and congested). This was the 1st Annual BBB (Beauty, Brains and Business )... More 

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Falmouth, Kentucky, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I were recommended by a local Puertican couple to visit this location. Down a alley off of San Francisco street it sits in Old San Juan. Just FYI, there is a $5 cover--but, don't worry, it is well worth the charge! :) We called earlier and the gentleman we spoke to spoke and who severed the bar... More 

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