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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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Best Salsa Cafe in Town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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HOVE
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This venue is rightly acclaimed for being The Place to go to hear great music and to see great dancing ! On the night we visited the band playing was El Colombrican..if they are playing during your visit then do not miss this outstanding Salsa band, if you like Latin music then you will not hear better ! We drank... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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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
119 helpful votes 119 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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21 reviews 21 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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