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Carli Cafe Concierto

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Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico
725-4927
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    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
Enoyed Carlis!

We had a wonderful dinner at Carli Cafe Concierto. Food was delicious and wine was also. We enjoyed hearing both Carli and the visiting musician playing in a jazz combo. It is a small venue and frankly was just a perfect evening of dining and music.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
pamandave
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Carli Cafe Concierto. Food was delicious and wine was also. We enjoyed hearing both Carli and the visiting musician playing in a jazz combo. It is a small venue and frankly was just a perfect evening of dining and music.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
152 reviews 152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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