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Jose Enrique

Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 725-3518
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Ranked #17 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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88% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We ate here last evening 8/26/14. We had read that this a must from Food & Wine magazine and of course went straight to our Trip Advisor reviews to validate. Yes! All true! The appetizers, the wine, the main course.., all exceptional. A must go to when in San Juan. The location is cool too. It's tucked in a neighborhood... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A tour guide recommended this restaurant to my daughter and I. It was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel; we followed the GPS on a phone. Still, we had to ask a local to point it out. It's just a dark pink house that open up to a super busy restaurant and bar. We ordered mojitos and waited... More

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Came here because it was recommended. First, it is hard to find because it isn't marked at all - no signage, nothing. You may have to ask, but look for the pink building. Our waiters were very good and attentive. I have nothing to complaint about there. We both felt our food was over salted. For appetizers, we had crab... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've be reading a lot about this restaurant and had to check this place out. They don't take reservations and wait time could be as long as 2 hours, so we got there just after opening. We still had to wait but only 30 minutes and we had drinks at the bar. Their menus for appetizers and main courses are... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice, hidden place. Where most locals go. Great food. It's puertorrican food gourmet style. Must try the tembleque custard. The best tembleque that I've ever had! Everything was delicious. It's a bit small, and it doesn't have any signs outside, so you must look for a pinkish small house in front of a valet parking.

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Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
59 helpful votes 59 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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