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Jose Enrique

Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 725-3518
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Ranked #20 of 605 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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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Luis Enrique restaurant for several years. One thing that they are consistent about is the quality of food. Food is good, borderline excellent (at times…they tend to overcook fish). Drinks are also very good. Some of the best Mojitos I have had. The main reason why I am writing this review is due to fact... More

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Long Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Was recommended by hotel staff. The food was delicious. The wait was way too long and the restaurant is in need of a revamp. It can get noisy and crowded. Nice area to experience the local scene and bars after dinner. Also a pricey restaurant but I seem to notice that about Puerto Rico! You can pay ridiculous amounts for... More

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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Lunch at Jose Enrique’s was absolutely fantastic and a great way to introduce my friend to Puerto Rican cuisine. We both enjoyed the service, the food, and the overall experience. The chef takes traditional Puerto Rican dishes and adds his delicious touch to them. From the charcuterie with delicious hams to the carne frita with plantains to the carne guisada... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was very crowded at 7:00PM (which is a good thing)… we arrived with a party of 6 put our name in and was told an hour to an hour and a half wait… walked around and enjoyed the live music and bars all around the restaurant… great crowd on the streets and we were seated in about 35... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There is no sign of the restaurant, from outside does not even seem a restaurant. Waited 2 hours for a table, we managed to have a drink in a nearby bar but still waiting too long. Music was too loud, people screaming, looked like all locals as they all seemed to know each other and greets between tables, which were... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Oh my gosh...the red snapper was so damn good! Go an 90 minutes to 2 hours before you want to eat to get your name on the list if you don't make reservations. In the meantime, enjoy the drinks in the area. We plan to return. Prices are reasonable too.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Jose Enrique is one of the new crop of Puertorican chefs and one of the most innovating chef in Puerto Rico. Great food, fair prices, great culinary experience.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This nouvelle puertorrican cuisine is consistently good. The place is small and it gets crowded and noisy, but the great quality of the food compensates for these comparatively small nuisances. Try the beef stew as main dish, with any appetizer and, if you still have space, dessert. This restaurant is located close to Santurce's marketplace, it has parking and is... More

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Florida City, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Again, dining with a group of 16 is no easy task, especially with a 2 hour wait, but the food is worth it. Once seated in this tiny, popular restaurant, the staff is attentive, friendly, helpful and attractive! For a 2 hour wait I expect perfection and a taste bud orgasm, which I received, which we all received. Our group... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Jose Enrique has very good food and is super popular. we had the crab mofungo, the skirt steak and swordfish, and good wine. Yummy!!! there are no reservations, so you might have to wait a half an hour or more!! BUT, do not sweat it, you are in the Placita. just go down the street, while you wait, they have... More

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