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El patio

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Road # 2 Km 61, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
643-1597
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good basic food

We had a very good lunch here: really tasty chicken soup and a cuban sandwich, and quite good mojitos. The place is nicely decorated with tiled tables and lots of art and the service was attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
sandra682
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a very good lunch here: really tasty chicken soup and a cuban sandwich, and quite good mojitos. The place is nicely decorated with tiled tables and lots of art and the service was attentive and friendly.

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Frederick, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This restaurant in Old San Juan was recommended by our hotel. It was a great find! The food was excellent! The service was very good! Try the Spanish wine! The prices were reasonable. We so enjoyed our dinning experience. Nice ambience in the courtyard of this charming hotel.

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salt lake city, utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were looking for some attractions and a wonderfully helpful local pointed us in the direction of El Patio for mofungo. We sat at the bar and chatted with Juan. He stated that they have been doing mofungo since 1942, and it showed. I had the chicken and by husband had the steak (which I thought was better). Juan was... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good food, service and a beautiful ambient. It is situated in the patio of the hotel, it has a huge tree inside, which makes a pretty nice atmosphere.

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Allyn, Washington, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

It seems that sometime when we travel, we just plain eat too much. My husband and I had a great meal here. He had a wonderful tomato based gazpacho soup and I had a salad. It was perfect with a glass of wine. Downside were bugs that ate me. I would recommend a mosquito repellent.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We asked a man for a food recommendation and he said El Patio. We actually followed him as his family was departing. El Patio was another wonderful find. The guys ate mufungo with chicken, Mom ate fried shrimp and I had fried pork chop. I have to say, I enjoyed everyone else’s food better than mine simply because I was... More 

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Riverside,
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I went here to get a nice lunch on our first full day in San Juan. Its within walking distance to El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal. She got the Mofongo and we both really liked it. I got a lime-rum drink which was awesome but my Encebollado was average.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Don't listen to the bad reviews, this is a nice little spot right in the lobby of the Embassy Suites, Isle Verda. I recently stayed there 2 weeks on a business trip, and ate at El Patio several times, and eat time was unique and the food was great. Nothing but fast food is cheap in this area, but the... More 

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Sibenik, Croatia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I like a place a lot, probably I am biased, but this is my kind of thing. Inner yard, in the middle of old kind of square building offers both space and intimacy. Food was superb, wine even better. Simply beautiful.

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Portland, Maine
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

this was a local restaurant and the food was GREAT!! i had steak with onions and sweet plantains and it was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road # 2 Km 61, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 643-1597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?