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Jose Enrique

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 725-3518
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Description: Located in the Placita de Santurce, the local farmers' market in the heart...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Cuisine

Excellent food; great service, better food. The waiting time is not a problem; the place is not fancy, but all the other elements plays the centric role to have a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent food; great service, better food. The waiting time is not a problem; the place is not fancy, but all the other elements plays the centric role to have a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

First visit and definitely planning to return. Outside looks like an average old house. Inside open simple, rustic decoration. Food is great. Menu includes seafood, chicken and beef. Try the pork sausage (longaniza) and hot sauce (pique). Service is above par. Parking in front. Busy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

4 Business lunch here. quick service, price a little high but, food is good. Very good service last thursday, party of 4, every body happy & full. fresh agua de coco for your whiskey, nice!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went straight to this restaurant from the airport upon arriving in PR. It's our second visit to Jose Enrique and it was just as amazing as we remembered. The deboned yellowtail and suckling pig are out of this world! You will wait for a table but it is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My friends and I recently visited PR on a girls trip. We ended up here one night while searching for somewhere to eat dinner. When we walked up we were told there was an hour and 30min wait, I am so glad we did. It was fabulous. I ordered the crab cups for appetizers and the beef stew was amazing... More 

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So if you want authentic Puerto Rican food that is exceptional then Jose Enrique is your destination. It's located on a side street in Placita area of Santurce in a small converted house. I have eaten here several times and the food is original and delicious. The deep fried whole fish is a signature dish along with his pork shoulder... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In the heart of La Placita in Santurce, this restaurant delivers every time. It it very rare to go to a restaurant, love it, return and enjoy it even more. This is simply one of the best, if not the best restaurant in town. The food is fabulous! No reservations accepted so you have to be very patient. Staff will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love Jose Enrique and I am lucky to have friends who are regulars, therefore you seem to get seated quicker....I told the families that it was worth the wait, but no way was it worth a 3 hour wait... I went to another restaurant in The Placita to feed the kids some chicken and was promptly scolded.... I was... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went to Jose Enrique on a Friday night, after reading about it in the NY Times. The food was ok, not great. Had I not have to wait one hour to be seated, I would have been happy with the overall experience. Waiting to seat for over an hours at an over-rated restaurant was crazy. But seeing a family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were referred to this restaurant by a friend who used to live in PR. From the outside, the place doesn't look like much. As is well-documented, it's just a pink house in a residential neighborhood; doesn't even look like a restaurant. The interior is one room with a bar and a small kitchen. It doesn't look like much either.... More 

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Address: Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 725-3518
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: (787) 725-3518

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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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