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Carli Cafe Concierto

Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
725-4927
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Ranked #80 of 541 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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96 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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San Juan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

As a local that eats out at least twice a week, I consider this a special treat, specially if you are a music lover. The bartender is one of it's best assets and so is the food. Carly is an excellent pianist. Too bad he does not have a steady set of musicians to accompany him. The last time we... More

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Plano, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. Live jazz music & good food & drinks! We ate here twice on our trip (both times at the bar) because of the ambiance and wonderful service. My husband is celiac and has to eat gluten-free and they were very accommodating. Bartender is GREAT!

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