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Cafe Esperanza - CLOSED

250 San Jose St., San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-722-5452
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Description: Criollo (local) food... Tapas, Ceviche & salads. Mojitos & Sangria is our specialty:)

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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My family of 6 ate at Cafe Esperanza last week. Tropical burgers, mahi sandwich, salads, all were yummy - beer was nice and cold. Server was friendly! Will definitely eat here next time we are on OSJ.

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St Louis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Everything is fresh! Ceviche wonderful and mahi sandwich recommend! Try the handmade limonade with a shot of green apple rum!

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The reviews on this little gem were nonexistent when I looked on Yelp and may be sparse elsewhere so I'm thrilled to be shining a light on these guys. The fact that we even ate there reminds me of a story about destiny. We had been running around Old San Juan all day and were on our way back to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

We really loved this place. It is a very small cafe frequented by locals. I had the Mahi sandwich which was fantastic. The people who owned the cafe were very friendly and the food was great. Service was a little slow however sitting outside and people watching helped the time go by fast.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

My mahi mahi lunch plate here was better than what I ate at the Ritz Carlton. Simple and tasty. The owner gave us the secret. Best you go and find out yourself. Beware the third mojitos :-)

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Old San Juan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Good food, great friends and the best mojitos ever!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Cafe Esperanza looks like a local hole in the wall from outside. Inside there are only a few tables but the restaurant has beautiful paintings and local music. Our server knew every ingredient in each of the offerings on the small menu. She had some recommendations for the kids, for the one vegetarian in our group, and for me since... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Old San Juan is beautiful, but can be very noisy with tourists and cars until you come to the area around El Convento. Cafe Esperanza is my secret spot, nearby. They have outside tables fringed by palms on a quiet side street with no traffic, just a beautiful tranquility. They served the best Mohitos I ever tasted, and the owner/chef... More

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New York, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Try tuna sandwich. It's probably the best tuna sandwich you ever had!

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Willmar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Friendly staff, great food--especially the Tropical Angus Burger, outdoor eating option.

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Additional Information about Cafe Esperanza

Address: 250 San Jose St., San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-722-5452
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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