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Nuyorican Cafe

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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 music!!!

We had a great time and my boyfriend love the live misic, we just need a little bit more space to try to dance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Aida O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great time and my boyfriend love the live misic, we just need a little bit more space to try to dance.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't miss this spot. Young and stylish locals dancing Salsa and having a great time. I'm no dancer, but it was wonderful to watch them having so much fun. The band started around 10:30, and cover was $5 - a bargain. Although guidebooks and the club's website said that it's closed on Sunday, it was open Sun when we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I heard many great things about the Nuyorican Cafe! It's a hidden spot in Viejo San Juan, as I do not recall any signs on the front of the building. It's literally located down an alley. To get into this establishment, the cover was $5. But the music was what made this place worth it! The place was very small... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Came on a bachelorette party for a night out in Old San Juan. We had so much fun here! Happy hour mojitos were a great deal and we loved all the dancing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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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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