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Jose Enrique

Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 725-3518
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Ranked #12 of 597 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the Placita de Santurce, the local farmers' market in the heart of San Juan and a very popular Friday night hangout among the locals.
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English first
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was looking forward to eat here, I saw the chef's review on international travels magazines and read the reviews here. My experience. Lication: Yes the restaurant is hard to find for non-locals but I visit la placita everytime i am here so i found it. For tourists just ask around. Wait: It was around 1hr, but it was expected... More

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Canmore, AB
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We ate here on a Tuesday night and only had to wait 5 minutes for a table for 3, although had we arrived later than 6:30pm the wait would have been much longer. I love the huge variety of fresh juices on the menu and our cocktails (mojito and margarita) we're ok. Our server was great at recommending items from... More

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ELIZABETH, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The chef is fantastic - depth of flavor, everything cooked perfectly. Try the signature snapper. It comes with a great mashed white sweet potato and garlic. Previous reviews frequently complain about the wait. We went on a Tuesday night at 6 pm and were seated outside right away. At 7 pm, there were still empty tables. At 8 pm, the... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Amazing food and fun experience. Humberto was our server and don't let his laid back island style demeanor fool you - the guy KNOWS his food. He recommended everything we had: corvino (a sautéed white fish dish that came with taro purée and mango salsa), beef stew w white rice and tostones, and the chocolate dessert. Btw, the restaurant has... More

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North Plains, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Jose Enrique exists in an old house, currently pink, in the middle of the Plazita area in Santurce. It is unmarked. There are two seatings 6:30 and 8:30. You give your name to the hostess when you arrive. She decided if there is room for you or not. We got incredibly lucky, arrived about 6, and snagged the very last... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We decided to return to the Plaza del Mercado while in San Juan as we wanted to avoid tourist style restaurants. Jose Enrique was recommended to us by a local resident. Our experience was excellent. We were near this restaurant the night before however we missed it because there is no sign. The dining area is fine , however it... More

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Tampa, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I will admit, the wait time was long (2 hours), but we went knowing it would be like this. There are many bars/people/etc in this area and we had cocktails and danced while we waited. Once we sat, dinner was amazing!! Our party of four all ordered different appz/entrees and all shared. Everyone's food was fantastic!! Highly recommend and will... More

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Huntington, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well worth the wait! On a Tuesday in July, off peak season, we waited 1 1/2 hours to be seated. It's a small casual place. Mostly locals or "foodies" come here since it's not in a tourist area. A taxi from Condado should be about $15. I've been to San Juan many times, this was best local food we've ever... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Let me begin by saying that I am Cuban and I was raised eating this kind of food. Its not easy to find a restaurant that can top the meals I've had. Jose Enriquez did exactly that, it was by far one of the GREATEST authentic meals "criollo" that I have ever had. The atmosphere was incredible the service was... More

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Flyboy123
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you want real food from Puerto Rico with an authentic atmosphere and the sounds of the island just outside your door, head this way. We were told it would be an hour wait and went to the bar to get a drink. Five minutes later, we were asked if we would mind sitting on the patio, which we did... More

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