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Tierra Santa

284 Roosevelt Ave | Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 754-6865
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Ranked #198 of 607 Restaurants in San Juan
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Soft furnishings, floor and ceiling mean the restaurant acoustics are conducive to conversation, whether between a couple or a large family. This is a place for a relaxed dining experience, where the chairs are comfy, drinks come first, entrees are followed in time by the mains and the waitress was always nearby for something else. The food was delicious and... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The service is very slow. Parking is a nightmare ... They have no valet. The decor is very dated. The food was good but not great. The hummus and falafel apps are wonderful, but the dinner plates are average and not worth the prices. The kids dinner plates are not worth getting.....save your money.

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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Puerto Rico
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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46 restaurant reviews
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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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Puerto Rico
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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