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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
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have gone to this place before because I love their tomato soup, and since I knew that my husband had never been there I decided to take him so he could try it. I had ordered a skirt steak medium rare but they brought it completely cooked so I kindly asked them to please take it back because I... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I felt wanted, at home. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. Two can share an appetizer, salad and dish and fill up in a nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The best experience I've ever had. It takes a lot for me to consider a restaurant 5 stars but this is exactly what I would expect. The food is to die for and the service is amazing!!! Hands down one of the best experiences of my life. Within 4 days I went here twice. The cheese fondue is so good... More 

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Atlanta, GA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our entire family (with 3 teen girls) loved this unique little "mod mexican" restaurant! The food and drinks were fresh and fantastic, and the atmosphere was so fun! We stumbled upon this little gem and had it not been our last night in PR, we would have come back for a second time! Do not miss if you are in... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were looking for some Mexican food in Old San Juan when we just happened to stumble upon this place as we were walking around one evening. The food and the ambience were excellent, and the prices were reasonable, which is hard to find in OSJ. I had superb chicken tacos and my husband had the crab cakes, which were... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having never been to Old San Juan before, my Wife, Daughter and I got dropped of at Plaza Colon, and just started exploring. We kind of stumbled upon La Madre and checked out their menu and decided to give it a try. Holy Smokes... IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! The food was incredible, best brunch I have ever had,... More 

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Additional Information about La Madre

Address: 351 Calle San Francisco | Callejon Del Tamarindo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-647-5392
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Puerto Rican

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?