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La Madre

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Mexican, Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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351 Calle San Francisco | Callejon Del Tamarindo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-647-5392
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a small, locally owned business offering high quality meals cooked...
We are a small, locally owned business offering high quality meals cooked with the best ingredients. A very intimate space to enjoy lunch or dinner, and now brunch on the weekends. Fresh fruit juices, mimosas & margaritas, premium coffee and great music make this a place you don't want to miss.
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good price- amazing food!

Really cool looking dishes at a fantastic price. We were there for brunch and my wife ordered a really good vegetarian omelet while I ordered a special they had that was not on the menu. It was sopas with carnitas on top. Fantastic food and presentation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Paul S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Although I do not generally post restaurant reviews, this time I wanted to bring this to attention as it is a public health hazard. While having dinner at this place with my husband and our 2 children, we found a used bandage in one of our tacos. We were horrified but tried to stay calm and deal reasonably with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really cool looking dishes at a fantastic price. We were there for brunch and my wife ordered a really good vegetarian omelet while I ordered a special they had that was not on the menu. It was sopas with carnitas on top. Fantastic food and presentation!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

stylish, cozy, great margaritas in diverse flavors ( my fave is the coconut one), good creative food, good music,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our August lunch and dinner visits at this small modern vibe restaurant provided us great service and food. Though the fajita platter was large and tasty, it was outclassed by their fantastic fish tacos, carnitas, and fish of the day entrees. The servers were extremely friendly and remembered us when we came back the following day. The murder trial lawyer... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you're looking for something other than rice and beans, check this place. The burrito was large in both size and flavor.

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Bronx, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I had high expectations of La Madre, so we ate here for his birthday. Unfortunately, the service was much less than attentive. We had to place our drink order 3 times before our beverages arrived. After the third time of politely asking for our drinks, this time directly to the manager, our waiter was very cold toward... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been to this restaurant once in the past. That time, the food was great but the service was not too great. I visited this evening and had a much worse experience. I'm giving two stars because the bartender and hostess were both extremely friendly and helpful. We ordered our meal, after waiting 25 minutes, and our meal arrived cold.... More 

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Levis, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our dinner at la Madre was very nice. The food was great, the place looked very good and our waiter,Ismael, was amazing. Everything we ate was very tasty. You absolutely have to try the cheesecake for desert. After a few times in Porto Rico, it is the best dinner we had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been here a lot of times. The place is delicious! We had for appetizer the fish lettuce wrap tacos, the were perfectly batter and the spicy coleslaw is very good!. The other appetizer was the duck quesadillas, very very good. The margaritas are wonderful and the have a lot of flavors to choose from. For entree I had the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fantastic food! I ordered the pork enchiladas and they were absolutely amazing, it is a must place to eat if you are in Old San Juan!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 351 Calle San Francisco | Callejon Del Tamarindo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-647-5392

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Description

We are a small, locally owned business offering high quality meals cooked with the best ingredients. A very intimate space to enjoy lunch or dinner, and now brunch on the weekends. Fresh fruit juices, mimosas & margaritas, premium coffee and great music make this a place you don't want to miss.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?