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Nuyorican Cafe

312 San Francisco St. | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-977-1276
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As featured in San Juan Salsa Bars
Ranked #1 of 30 Nightlife in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Best Music Venue in San Juan!!! Music Theater Poetry Ambiance, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Folklore, Hip Hop.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a local spot. Great music. Salsa all night. People were welcoming and friendly. 5 dollar cover charge. Worth the trip. U cant miss it as the music is popping at Calle San Francisco. .

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Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Salsa lessons with an excellent teacher that can turn any novice with two left feet to think they can dance! Don't go by the street address, it's down an alley..... The best part was when an 8 piece band showed up and played Santana etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Get there early 9:00-10:00. Small, dark,hot, and loud BUT great live salsa! Worth the visit! Located in an alley, you can't miss it once the music is playing. Not far from Blessed Cafe.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went on a Sunday night... did not get the nerve to get up and dance (although, both of us are considered good dancers), since the crowd was mostly locals and all great dancers! The atmosphere was great, beer was cold and the music was really great! We will practice salsa before our next visit there! p.s. don't bother going there... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went here with my friend (just two girls) and we were going to sit down and watch all the dancers for a song before getting up to dance ourselves. We weren't even sitting for a full minute before being pulled up and asked to dance. I swear all the men there were great dancers, and they were all so... More

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