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Carli Cafe Concierto

Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
725-4927
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Ranked #78 of 605 Restaurants in San Juan
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Owner is a very good musician, and has daily jazz music, beautifully executed.The food is great, and the bartender is the winner of many a trophy for his exotic drinks. Just ask for Fausto, and hell take care of your thirst.

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Belleville
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the first stop on the food tour. The place is owned by a former keyboard player from the Beach Boys. We sampled a fried Cod fish ball, mofango and something called an old lady's stomach. The cod ball was very flavorful and had good texture, The mofango was good and the old lady's stomach was a desert made... More

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you really want to enjoy a romantic dinner, this is the place. Jazz Piano music while you eat , best wine list, and the best customer service you can fine in PR. They menu offer a variety of many specialty dishes from Risotto to Salmon, steaks and much more. Need to try the Cod Fritters.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you long for some live music and authentic local food come to Carli's. And if you savor your Martini give Fausto a try (the man is a hidden gem). Carli's piano will bring everything together. Cozy, elegant and classic, yet relaxed (Bermudas welcome). Really.

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Irvington, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Carli, an original pianist with the Beach Boys, now retired and operates quite a wonderful restaurant. Only 30 seats so you MUST have a reservation. We sat right at the piano, the 'soft' drums and bass players; got there at 7pm and Carli and his group entertained us for over 2 hours. Jazz and some of the classics: mellow and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a soulful place. We had a great dinner. Service was slow and we had to ask for more water a couple of times, but we didn't mind because we were having so much fun and everyone was so friendly. The music is really tremendous. Go!

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The music at Carli's is incredibly good and can only be matched by the drinks made by Fausto, Fausto is the best or one of the top three bartenders on PR. His drinks are legendary. The "Tapas" or appetizers are excellent and the food was very good all around. We went here for a birthday dinner and had a marvelous... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were a party of 4 and last Friday night we enjoyed a fabulous evening at Carli's.My husband and I ordered the crab cakes and although they were small they were certainly the best we have had in a while; crisp on the outside and mouthwatering on the inside! My Stepmom enjoyed the cream of pumpkin soup. For entrees my... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We looked forward to going to this great Jazz restaurant. My husband' pasta was average, the chicken I ordered was dry and hard to chew, the potatoes were burnt , the crab cakes small and overpriced. The bill was another shocker. The piano playing started past eight. We were so disgusted as it was our first meal of the day.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

It was very slow before my food arrived, I had to repeat my order a few times. And in the end I found a hair in the plate! What kind of place is this? Of course they served me another plate in order to compensate. The atmosphere was good, first of all because of the band who was playing that... More

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Address: Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 725-4927
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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