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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 #2 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I were excited about our trip to Puerto Rico as part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration. In 2012, we visited Puerto Rico. However, we did not dance in Puerto Rico. Consequently, we decided to explore Salsa dancing in Old San Juan that night. My wife and I love to dance and have had tons of Latin dancing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great live salsa bands, lots of dancing. It's down a bit of an alley (well-lit) but the music you're hearing on the street is indeed coming from the right place. $5 cover (Fri night). No frills inside. Cocktails were $6 and were STRONG, so be careful (and I'm a drinker -- from watching the pours that night they were 2/3... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A hidden gem for fun people who likes live salsa music and dancing. Good vibes. Hidden in an alley with unmarked doors. Just follow the loud music at night! =) I was alone but everyone is so friendly that you'll have a dance partner. Was exciting to see locals do their thing (I'm jealous!) $5 entrance fee. Worth every penny

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This place is in Old San Juan and I felt in love for it, the people was really welcoming, small but with a great charm

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Paris, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This place is off the hook!! A must come back to! There is a $5 USD cover charge, a live salsa band of young Boriquas, & a ton of people to dance with (of all ages). This place lived up to its name & reputation abroad! Bravo! Bravisimo!

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Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My GF & I have been dancing Salsa for 7 yrs and I've always heard of this place and we had to find and checkout this place....besides it was a Thursday night and only place that had salsa that we knew of. It's the kind of place you find out about by word of mouth. It's never advertised and there's... More

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chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Be patient trying to find this place as its hidden in an alley! Follow your ear! Small place with great live music and cheap/strong drinks! Get there early as it fills up fast!

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Sacramento, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Good place for salsa dancing and live music. Open all night. Only problem they don't serve Bacardi. They do serve Don Q rum which isn't that bad. Small cover and dirty bathrooms but the music and scene makes up for it.

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chicago
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place was a little hard to find, but we just asked a friendly local he walked us all the way to the bar on the old San Juan cobblestone streets note do no wear heels its almost impossible to walk we did have to pay a small cover charge but it was a older crowd but the band was... More

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