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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 409
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small Charm of delightfulness

This is a great place to have a nice lunch or dinner with friends or your couple. Food is very good and excellent service. There is always something new to try. Ask waiter for recommendations if you are kind of skeptical and they will enlighten you on the right path.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JoyleenG
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to have a nice lunch or dinner with friends or your couple. Food is very good and excellent service. There is always something new to try. Ask waiter for recommendations if you are kind of skeptical and they will enlighten you on the right path.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I sat at the bar because I was waaay to hungry to wait 2hrs for a table. Get there early before 7pm. Full menu offered at the bar. The crab cakes, the arugula salad, swordfish, condensed milk ice cream!!!!!!! All very tasty and superb service!! Thanks Gabriella!! The Chichiato was THE BEST!! Make sure to buy your bartender a shot!!!!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant on my birthday on the recommendation of a friend. we went without reservation and the wait was over an hour. The food is very good, also excellent service, prices a bit high as drinks.We do recommend booking in advance by telephone.

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san francisco, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

They do not except reservations and we showed up when they opened but the list was full. We were willing to wait until the 2nd seating since we heard such great things about it. Someone didn't show up that was on the list so lucky us! The food was so good . We had the Skirt steak, wings, crab appetizer... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Jose Enrique has amazing food, good drinks and excellent service. It is pricier than I expected but honestly it was worth it. It is very popular so expect to wait, and make sure to have drinks at the nearby Plaza once you're done.

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Phoenix
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A friend told us that we needed to go here, and it lived up to the reputation. Everything was delicious, but the deboned yellowtail and filete empanado were the stars. The wait is legendarily long, but we solved that by snagging seats at the bar--which worked out perfectly, because the bartenders are fast, mix a strong drink, and lots of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate here on our first night in San Juan, we went based on a recommendation from our hotels front desk. On the way there our cab driver even raved about it! They create their menu everyday it's hand written on a white board, the chef goes out to buy local food from the farmers markets. The drinks are fabulous... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida, Usa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

In a no descriptive vintage building, with miss matched furniture and chalkboards for menus, we stumbled into a classic. You will have to ask a cab driver or local to find it. Calle Duffaut #176, Santurce. It seems pricey for the venue, but that is what makes it great, a hidden gem, the ambience and the food. Our waiter recommend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I'm a local so I was obviously treated different. The hostess had a horrible attitude and was really mean towards my dad and me. She was disrespectful. I would definitely say is the worst welcoming I ever had in a restaurant. I've been to Jose Enrique before and the food is great but That was years ago. I visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Local atmosphere with world class food and drinks-would suggest to any traveller visiting San Juan to eat here.

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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?