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Jose Enrique

Duffaut St. 176, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 725-3518
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Ranked #13 of 542 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I found the perfect excuse to come and explore the upcoming and trendy district of Santurce, Puerto Rico. Located only 10 minutes walk from Condado and 10 minutes by car from my headquarters at La Terraza de San Juan in Old San Juan. This restaurant is the classic example that a book should never be judged by its cover and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The food is great. The atmosphere is OK. Jose Enrique has been recognized internationally and deservedly so as everything that came out of the kitchen was on point. We has snapper, churrassco and a number of pinchos, or small bites. They actually had a good selection of American craft beer which was interesting. The wine list could use a little... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The flight to Puerto Rico was worth it just to eat here. It's that good. We were iffy on our way, cab ride was longer than we thought from isla verde, seemed questionable getting out of the cab and seeing where we were. That was followed by a 45 to hour and a half wait we were told. The lady... More

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New York, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Okay, if you're from NYC, the food might not exactly be worth the hour and 30 minute wait, but the entire experience ended up being one of my and my husband's most fun nights in PR. We arrived by cab around 6:40 on a Tuesday and were told immediately there would be an hour and 45 minute wait. We expected... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went there for lunch and enjoyed every bit of it. Delicious food great cocktail. Only problem was to locate the restaurant as there is no sign outside. So look for pink/fuchsia house with glass doors.

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NY, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I are big foodies from NYC and love to try new places. It's very rare for us to eat at the same place twice when on vacations because there's so many places to try. We liked the fact that the menu changes daily, so you could eat here several times in the week and not get the... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Although Jose Enrique appears non description from the outside, it promises one of the best dining experiences anywhere. The chef is renowned for using local fish and vegetables to create unique taste sensations. On our last trip, we ordered crab and red snapper appetizers, a green salad and a perfectly prepared yellow tail fish entre off the signature white board... More

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Emeryville, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Ohhh man! This place is just amazing. Ingredients are fresh so you can't go wrong with any of the choices on the menu. For apps we had carne ahumada, pulpo ceviche, and crab alcapurria fritter-unbelievable!! For main course we had the Colirubia, dorado and the filete empanado- it was heaven on earth. Really, this place is just a gem so... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Skip the terrible reviews as they all have one thing in common 'we stopped in Saturday night and had to wait'. Well boo hoo, that's what happens when you want the best along with everyone else. It's like saying that Space Mountain is a crappy roller coaster because you decided to take your turn over the 4th of July. I... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Friends took us to this restaurant. We went rather early because they knew the place was small and the wait for a table was usually very long. We were lucky and got the last table for 4. The food was fabulous. I had the best mahi mahi I've had anywhere. The sangria was good, too. My companions had the snapper... More

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