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La Madre

351 Calle San Francisco | Calle Luna, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
(787) 647-5392
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Ranked #119 of 580 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Horrible food!!! You will have a better meal at Taco Bell. Only have drinks because they are good and the place is nice but beware food is amazingly bad!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A cool and cozy little restaurant filled with sophisticated young people when we went. The menu was very creative, the place has a soul. We liked everything we had. The service was very pleasant and attentive. They welcomed us and seemed like they wanted us to be happy. If you want a modern and fun place with food on the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This place was awesome. We came in and the atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. The wait staff worked together to get us our food and drinks and everything came in a timely manner. The fondue is a MUST! So thick and it probably would serve about 4 people. It is busy! So I would recommend getting there earlier if possible.... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Authentic? No, but I don't think that was their intention. The place is hip, modern and their food plays along. Duck quesadillas and Ahi Tuna tacos is not exactly traditional but they were excellent! Parchola (passion fruit and Caribbean cherry) Margarita....$6 need I say more? The service was great...no complaints. Bread pudding made, not with day-old bread, but with fresh... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Food was good. Cocktails were mediocre. Restaurant is small and very hip and busy. Service is bad though. Food took forever to come out and came out incorrectly. Server didn't come by to even offer to rectify it or offer anything. Tip is already built in even for small parties. Would recommend for food but knowing you will have to... More

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Frederiksted, St. Croix
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We found La Madre by just walking by. What a great find! I had the Sesame crusted Ahi tuna. Amazing melt in your mouth. Fresh greens with a light balsamic vinaigrette. My husband had a burrito. We were both so impressed. My husband loves margaritas. We lived in San Antonio for many years so he is a picky margarita judge.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The whole time we were in PR we avoided eating at Mexican restaurants because we have so many back home and our families are from Mexico, but we had the best drinks here! We had finished eating dinner nearby and the waiter recommended this place to us to have good drinks and they did not disappoint. I first ordered the... More

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Split, Croatia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My wife and I get dinner in La Madre last night tuna stake and sangria . Waiter is realy nice , food it's very good with normal price ;)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Waited too long for everything. Ordered salad and entree and total experience was two hours, and we were the only people there other than one couple! My entree was a pork chop and when it came out it was so over cooked I couldn't cut it with a steak knife. I asked for something fast as a replacement and she... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have been here 2 times and both times the staff was not service minded. They never looked in our direction and we had to make them aware that we were there all the time. We felt very unwelcome. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. I do not recommend this place.

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