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Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
787-731-1270
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice neighborhood restaurant.

Good food, average service, somewhat dark setting, occasional wait. It is a typical neighborhood restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Anonymous1024
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good food, average service, somewhat dark setting, occasional wait. It is a typical neighborhood restaurant.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went to this restaurant with one of the Gustazo special offer. Sometimes we have faced when using this kind of offer, a different service from the one we received when not using the offer. But the restaurant personnel were eager to assist us. The service and meal were great. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic. We will definitely return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great Italian restaurant, Magda and the staff are excellent. The bread and sauces are made fresh daily and are incredible. MUST try the Churrasco!

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Been to this restaurant many times. Service has always been excellent. The food I rate as excellent to very good, depending on the dish. Lasagna bolognese is my favorite, though I have tried other dishes. Food has always been fresh and well cooked. I will keep going back.

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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant is great for all kinds of food ;from pizza to seafood. You'll enjoy even the spreads for the warm bread. Food is prepared when you order it, so be prepared to wait for your food while you enjoy a nice soup or salad. Fresh codfish is delicious as well as the "churrasco". Service is very good and waitresses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lots of staff and a poor service. More than 30mins to receive the apetizers and drinks, and don't even talk about the main courses. The food was very very good. Good prices and great quality, but the experience would've been better if the service was as the same quality as the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a restaurant worth trying. We had a group of 8 and everyone's meals were just perfect. I had the eggplant parmigiana that was to die for with lots of cheese just like I like it and the fresh baked biscuits just delicious. They only forgot one of the salads but I will overlook this since it was all... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had the shrimp appetizer was fabulous be sure to soak up the juice with your bread (by the way a nice bread) chicken Sofia Loren served in a mushroom cream sauce was very good. The dessert was amazing, it's called semi-fredo. Service was fast and friendly.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant about four times lately. The food is consistently top level. The service is friendly and quite good. The decor is outdated and a redo would be most welcome, but I go to eat and not to see and be seen at the hottest spot. The home baked bread is superb. Do not miss the scallops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The restaurant is simple. , Nothing fancy with paper place mats and napkins. But you come here for the food. We visited on a Saturday afternoon about 2:00pm and to our surprise it was quit full with locals since they have good lunch specials. The wine list is very short with reasonable prices.. Service was good and friendly. We ordered... More 

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Additional Information about Buongustaio

Address: Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-731-1270
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guaynabo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guaynabo
  • Phone Number: 787-731-1270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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