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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
49 helpful votes 49 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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