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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended for lunch.

Service is slow, but the servers and bartenders are extremely nice. The food is pretty decent, but the menu is limited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service is slow, but the servers and bartenders are extremely nice. The food is pretty decent, but the menu is limited.

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
15 restaurant reviews
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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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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30 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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