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Bamboobei

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Rte. 187, Km 5 | Piñones, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
787/253–0948
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bamboobei beautiful place, so-so food, horrible service!

Hi, We went to Bamboobei using a Gustazo (an offer, some of the other reviews have mentioned it), the first thing I noticed was how beautiful the place is. Close to the beach, blue and white walls and inside there are many beautiful ethnic decour. However, it's such a shame that such a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went with a group of friends and didn't eat there because it wasn't the place in the pictures, they moved. Now they have a worn-out kiosk in front of the beach that didn't look inviting at all. Even the owner (we think it was the owner!) told us to ask for a refund for our "Gustazo".

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San Juan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I went with my wife on two different occasions during the month of February. Both times at night during the time they were supposed to be opened.Both times the place was closed. I tried calling, several times each day, from the parking lot, and got a busy signal. Tried several times during the week and, still, busy signal. Finally the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Went to Bamboobei for my friend's birthday. Even though reservations were made and confirmed well in advance, the restaurant was not ready for us. When we arrived at noon, there were no waiters; only the owner was there. That situation continued for THREE AND A HALF HOURS while we waited for food to be served. We were so desperate that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Bamboo bei is open for business. After couple of years of management turnover , Carlos the owner is back with a new partner from Italy/New York. Linda will welcome you to the most beautiful bay in Puerto Rico

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We went for a family member wedding and had a great time! The food was nice, the atmosphere was phenomenal, the music was fun and the servers very friendly!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This restaurant is on the main road in Pinones and is literally on the beach.As you walk in what a pleasant surprise,beautiful decorations,palm trees and the best ocean view of any restaurant in all of Pinones.The food was great,we had scallops wrapped in bacon,arepas with crab meat and grouper nuggets, the service was outstanding but they need to hire a... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I am surprised about all of the negative reviews, and feel the need to review this place because my visit in late January, 2013 was magnificent! The entire restaurant has a great ambiance. The majority of the restaurant is open-air beautifully decorated, with blue and white lights, palm trees, and relaxing music. The owner, Carlos, was incredibly friendly and brought... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We searched for a less noisy place in Pinones and this fit the bill. A delightful terrace and secluded tables allowed for a very restful dinner. The fish was expertly finished and the tostones were the best I've personally had in the past month of eating three meals a day out. We'll definitely return to this hidden gem of a... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and i do a lot of eating out. I saw a "Gustazo" (on line coupon) for this place and bought it to give them a try. The best thing they have is the location. That's it! The staff does not have uniforms, so unless someone is carrying a tray, you can't tell who works there and who is... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Hi, We went to Bamboobei using a Gustazo (an offer, some of the other reviews have mentioned it), the first thing I noticed was how beautiful the place is. Close to the beach, blue and white walls and inside there are many beautiful ethnic decour. However, it's such a shame that such a beautiful place has such a bad service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte. 187, Km 5 | Piñones, San Juan 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787/253–0948

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?