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Carli Cafe Concierto

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Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
725-4927
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
beautifull restaurant.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
German R
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was in San Juan for a few days prior to a cruise. Decided to give this highly recommended restaurant a try....wish we had not. Since we did not have a reservation on a Sat evening we knew to come early and arrived at 6:30pm. We were the only customers in the restaurant and virtually every table had a reserved sign,... More 

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

- had heard great things - classy atmosphere - older clientele, perhaps from the cruise ships - piano was good - food was mediocre at best - service was good - disappointed

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Denton, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had heard great things about this restaurant and Trip Advisor ratings were the highest. We had dinner for 6 on a Friday night. The place is small but does have outside seating. The music was loud but good and that is one of the reasons people go there. The food was supposed to be great but was a major... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

When my friend and I first arrived, the door was locked and I saw a server and guests look at us standing outside and didn't come to the door. My friend had to go to the back door to get the kitchen staff's attention to let us in. When the server, Orlando came to the door, he looked as though... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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