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Carli Cafe Concierto

Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
725-4927
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Ranked #104 of 597 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
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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
13 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 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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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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Denver
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Food was tasty. Had to ask for things multiple times from multiple people. Very slow service. Piano sounded great but too loud to hold a conversation.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Be sure to stop in here and order a mojito from the great Fausto, who showed us what a real mojito should be! Food was also delicious. There is a small area of outdoor seating, but inside it is a warm and cozy atmosphere, with piano music of course.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The wealth of good restaurants in Old San Juan makes picking one a difficult choice. We decided to return Carli Cafe Concierto for dinner based upon having had a fabulous, freshly made Mojito there earlier in the week. The upscale ambiance of both the bar and the restaurant made us feel we had made the right decision. We chose a... More

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