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El patio

Road # 2 Km 61, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
643-1597
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Ranked #324 of 607 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Most recent review
- May 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Service was terrible, took forever. Menu was overpriced, restaurant was dumpy & dirty and I wouldn't have ordered food from there, so we left. Took forever for the waiter to come give us our bill, forever to come back for the money, then asked if we needed change from a $20 for the $10 tab.

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Bethlehem, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We ate there 3 times, as we were too tired at night to go anywhere else but our hotel. Food was good. Wait staff great. Nice atmosphere.

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