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Cafe El Punto

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105 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
7876464943
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Huge avocado stuffed with ceviche!

This place is a keeper! The staff is great and food...oh my gosh! We also had mofongo and a stuffed fried plantain shell. There is also a craft area so food and shopping! And bonus, they are open on Sunday's while some restaurants aren't.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Kirsy1
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is a keeper! The staff is great and food...oh my gosh! We also had mofongo and a stuffed fried plantain shell. There is also a craft area so food and shopping! And bonus, they are open on Sunday's while some restaurants aren't.

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Barre, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

When in Old San Juan this is a stop for our group. We love this place. Food and drinks are great. Nice little local restaurant...Please do yourself a favor and stop by.

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Outstanding food in a hole in the wall joint in Old San Juan. The grilled skirt steak was probably the best skirt steak I've ever had. Efficient, friendly service, but a bit impersonal. Very reasonably priced. Worth searching out, but keep in mind this is not a fine dining experience. It is a GREAT eating experience. Not directly on the... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We ate here with two other couples and the food was very good with fast friendly service. This is the place for the best piña colada in town

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Oceanside, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were on a Flavors of San Juan tour and stopped here for a taste of ceviche and alcapurrias, and they were delicious.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pros: - good food - great prices Cons: - empty atmosphere - little bugs flying around the room We came here for an early lunch after exploring Old San Juan and the restaurant is inside a long space that has a mask store on the outside. There are some really beautiful masks for sale so make sure you take a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After waiting for 45 minutes. They said the fish fry will take another 15 min. Waste services and food was okay. I told them we have a flight to catch even she made us wait 1 hour and I didn't get what I order. The supervisor lady was worst

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San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We discovered this place on the Flavors of San Juan tour. Absolutely the best Alcapurrias!!! Very friendly staff who make great smoothies (and with tons of alcohol if you ask ;-)

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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My guidebook said that San Juan had very delicious "batidas," a tropical fruit and milk shake. I looked all over for this in San Juan. Finally a friend told me to look in Café El Punto. It was delicious. Generally speaking, I was disappointed with the amount of fruit drinks that we found in San Juan, but Café El Punto... More 

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Bronx, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a place that really needs to be discovered! The food is excellent, priced well for a good typical Spanish dish and the Aquacates are sooo fresh. It's location is very easy to find, 105 Fortaleza, Viejo SanJuan. You will NOT be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 7876464943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?