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Caramelo

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Seafood, Asian fusion, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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Maramar Plaza #101 Ave. San Patricio, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
+1 787-296-4976
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Caramelo Restaurant is a fusion of Caribbean, Japanese, Puerto Rican...
Caramelo Restaurant is a fusion of Caribbean, Japanese, Puerto Rican & Seafood.
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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average service and average food

Went with some outside of town visitors for lunch. When we arrived there was no greeter, although the restaurant was relative empty it took some time to get us seated. The food was not more than OK nothing we ordered really stood out. Overall not the best lunch experience. I am not considering... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
npena1020
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. We were in a hurry and informed our server. We had a relaxed 3 course meal in 50 minutes. As an appetizer we had the most delicious codfish croquettes we have ever eaten. As main courses we ordered a chicken and cheese quesadilla and fresh grilled cod fish with steamed vegetables. The cod fish was cooked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

It is incredible that we had to wait more than 1:20hrs for a mofongo, and the server just apologized and said "I apologize, I had to apologize to all of the tables" I am a Puertorrican and work in the service industry and I have to admit that the service here in this island sucks!!!!!!! Food is not good, don't... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went with some outside of town visitors for lunch. When we arrived there was no greeter, although the restaurant was relative empty it took some time to get us seated. The food was not more than OK nothing we ordered really stood out. Overall not the best lunch experience. I am not considering it as an option for another business... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Positive: -Went to Caramelo with an out-of-date coupon but the discount was fully honored by the manager; thus, good customer service; -Bold latin flavors -Really Nice Atmosphere Negative: -Sushi Bar. If the main theme of the restaurant is Latin-Fusion,Why the Asian-Japanese sub-theme? It's confusing for the customer.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A cuban/puertorrican food restaurant with a wide variety of dishes. We went to lunch with my husband. They serve bread with a really goog garlic butter (free). Our apetizzer "Croquetas de Mamposteao".I had the breaded grouper with congri rice and ripe plaintain. My husband ate churrasco with congri rice and fried plantain. The portions were huge. The dessert, vanilla flan.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food was good but we had to wait around 40 minutes just to take our order. Finally when he took it started making excuses as to why he took long. I don't think I'm coming back..

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San Juan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We arrived late in the afternoon. We were greeted by a prompt and efficient valet parking attendant. Once inside, our waiter was Diana, who was a very happy and efficient. The food is local type. We ordered to start the tuna tapas which were very good. I orderd ropa vieja con mofongo. and my wife ordered the breaded chicken cutlet.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excelent for that business lunch or end-of-the-day drink with some appetizers. Parking is valet-only whic I don't love as I preffer to avoid the hassle because their parking is around the corner and up the building (same building as the restaurant but makes up for longer waits). The food is really respectable and it is in a very good location/neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well deserved and complimented place with environment. Service delightful also the best part it's that between servers and bartender they tend to look out for your need and taste. Creating new flavored to enjoy

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The location and ambience is ok but the food is inconsistent. Nice place to have a drink with friends but not for the food. Risotto was dry we did have a ceviche that was fine and the servers we had were fine. This is the kind of place where you're never really sure what you're gonna get. Not the worst... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maramar Plaza #101 Ave. San Patricio, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guaynabo
  • Phone Number: +1 787-296-4976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Caramelo Restaurant is a fusion of Caribbean, Japanese, Puerto Rican & Seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?