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Il Bacaro Venezia

Calle Cruz 152, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-977-5638
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Ranked #58 of 597 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved it! The rest. is pretty small, but very elegant. The service was good and the waiter was very nice and helped us pick the perfect plate for us, being our first time visiting the restaurant. The food was delicious!!!! Can't recommend a specific plate. Everything on the menu sounded really good. The prices are perfect for what they serve you... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not only was there nothing to complain about, in no way could the experience have been improved upon. The service was prompt and frequent enough to keep the table clear without being intrusive. The drinks were cold and refreshing, the bread was hot and delicious, the server didn't make us wait before telling us the specials and taking our order.... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great risotto with mignon fillet. Nice menu, excelent ambience, with a nice food portion. Also prices are goods

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We just went last night to dinner here. We actually arrived 15 minutes before they opened at 6pm and returned a little after 6. My husband and I had the special of the day : filet mignon with penne pasta and mushroom ravioli. Both were very good and with it. Let's just say we left both our plates completely clean.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We thought it was odd to have Italian food in Puerto Rico but heard it was wonderful, and it was. Fabulous appetizer with fried calamari. Dreamy lobster and shrimp ravioli and wonderful shrimp risotto. Lovely, small, room with a European feel and great service. It was a fun break from tapas, a truly great meal.

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you need a break from traditional Puerto Rican food this is a good choice. This was REAL Italian, not heavy Italian-American food. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was well done. Overall, we liked it most for the 2 pasta dishes we had.

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New york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

While walking the Old City of San Juan we stumbled upon El Bacaro on a little side street. What a great little place. The staff was attentive from the moment we stepped foot in the door. The food is not only beautifully presented but tasted fantastic. Portions are large and eclectic. Menu has much to choose from. I loved the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Nice Italian restaurant in beautiful Old San Juan. We went with a group of 5 friends and sat in a large table at the rear end. Food was great. Only problem was that the acoustics of the place could be better, it could get very loud. Owners need to place some acoustic ceiling tiles to improve this!

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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Puerto Rico, we were referred by the bartender at the Red Monkey. The food and service were excellent we had the special which was an 8 oz fillet with a white wine truffle cream sauce it was superb. The Sangria was also very good. We would definitely recommend this... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So glad we passed by and went in! The owner and staff are very friendly and the food is excellent! The ambiance is perfect! I highly recommend!

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