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Tierra Santa

284 Roosevelt Ave | Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 754-6865
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Ranked #176 of 581 restaurants in San Juan
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88% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First of all our GPS couldn't find the restaurant,our phone GPS couldn't find it either and then we phoned the restaurant and the restaurant couldn't find the restaurant.(lol)navigational problems aside once we made it to the restaurant the valet was very friendly,the place was a bit dark in lighting the decor was a little dated. Now to the real problem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We were starving so the waitress suggested we start with their hummus.It was divine.Typically decor in arab restaurants is dark and garish so I was surprised to find a more fresh look with light yellow walls and a more subdued arab theme throughout with plenty of sunlight streaming thru the windows instead of the typical cavelike ambiance.The room has ample... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Been going here since I was little. Amazing, constant, family owmed and operated. Hummus is amazing an fallafels to! Yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place has become one of my favorites! The food was really good specially the lamb and the pilaf rice. I also enjoyed the salad the portions were big . The service was awesome the personal was friendly. The ambiance is good is more familiar than romantic, but is nice. They have belly dancing shows on Friday and Saturday night.It... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

best food ever they have great hummus and lamb. i also go to the buffet which has a lot and is reasonably priced. they also have belly dancers which i recommend to see the shows. service is pretty good.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I come here frequently for lunch or dinner. The waitresses have been around for years and the place is operated by a family from Palestine so the food is authentic. The hummus is a favorite. We always order it with meat which adds a special touch. The babaghanoush, cooked kibbe and raw kibbe are also very good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Adding miles traveled our family exceeds 3 million miles. We all like Midle Eastern food. Around us there are about 7 that we could choose from. The restaurant could use a makeover. But the food is excelent. That is why we have the cravings for good Humus, lamb and the Kebabs, this is it. With a more beatiful decor they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

It is not fancy of tastefully decorated, I will be honest. It could use a make over, but the food is VERY good. I have been to several middle eastern restaurants, but I keep going back to Tierra Santa. Great hummus, almond rice, and lamb. Moderately priced and very nice servers. They have a lunch buffet that is a great... More

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I have been a regular customer for over 10 years and the food is always consistently very good. If I am hungry for a middle eastern plate I usually end up in Tierra Santa. They have a menu with many plates to choose. During the weekends they have a belly dancer @ night...!!!

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I love arabian food, so far this one is better than the competition in the same avenue and they offer a luch buffet that is actually pretty good and offers decent plates (including the humus, salads, and lamb legs). Best for lunch in the entire area.

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