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Restaurant at Casa de Espana

9 Ave. Ponce de Leon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-7259
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Ranked #39 of 602 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is the only Spanish restaurant located in an authentic Old Spanish building from early nineties making the culinary experience very special. From the entrance to the building you are transporting in time and place to 1932 to Spain this place used to be for civic activities of Spanish people living in Puerto Rico. Our Food is classical spaniard cuissine from the most important regions of Spain with an excellent selection of wines but we are also pleased to prepare your favorite dish according with your special specifications. We guaranty an outstanding quality of service and freshness in a fine dinning athmosphere. We have also for private activities our Tasca Manuel Fernandez Juncos room and outside sittings " Terraza" for dinner or wine and tapas party. Inside the main saloon bar you can drink your preferred coctail and tapas.Our location is walking distance major places of interes in Old San Juan ,Hotels and we have as part of our guests services valet parking and armed security guards . For cigar smokers we have an area were you can enjoy with your friends. Every Friday have life music . Open hours from Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 11:30pm Sunday 11:30am to 9:00pm.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is the only Spanish restaurant located in an authentic Old Spanish building from early nineties making the culinary experience very special. From the entrance to the building you are transporting in time and place to 1932 to Spain this place used to be for civic activities of Spanish people living in Puerto Rico. Our Food is classical spaniard cuissine from the most important regions of Spain with an excellent selection of wines but we are also pleased to prepare your favorite dish according with your special specifications. We guaranty an outstanding quality of service and freshness in a fine dinning athmosphere. We have also for private activities our Tasca Manuel Fernandez Juncos room and outside sittings " Terraza" for dinner or wine and tapas party. Inside the main saloon bar you can drink your preferred coctail and tapas.Our location is walking distance major places of interes in Old San Juan ,Hotels and we have as part of our guests services valet parking and armed security guards . For cigar smokers we have an area were you can enjoy with your friends. Every Friday have life music . Open hours from Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 11:30pm Sunday 11:30am to 9:00pm.
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English first
Branford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

this place is the 2nd stop right off the plane from NYC and the last place to stop before boarding to go back to NYC. Reasonable pricing, great atmosphere and always good food. Thank you Casa De Espana for always making me come back for more. Tom

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food is fantastic, the restaurant is set in a Historic Spanish Fraternity House that takes you back in time to spanish colonial days. The owner Mario is there to greet you and he spends some time to chat interacting with everyone. Great selection of wines, we had as an appetizer "huevos estrellados" its not in the menu (ask your... More

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wonderful Food! Beautiful location at Casa Espana. My family loves traditional Spanish food and rarely pass up the opportunity wherever we may find ourselves to enjoy a great Paella, Ceviche or Iberco ham tapa. We started off with the croquettas de jamon which reminded me of my grandmothers. They were lightly breaded on the outside and on the inside a... More

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High River, Canada
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

When I was a very young teen (50's) our school dances were held at the Casa de Espana. So it was a real treat to have lunch with my husband while visitng old San Juan. We started with ceviche which was wonderful. And of course we had to have the lobster risotto(paella). It was beautifully cooked. I know we had... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went here for our 10th anniversary. What a treat! We honeymooned in Spain & were thrilled to be in this century old building that was once a private club. We truly felt like we had traveled back to Spain. The restaurant is modern but still offers old world cuisine. We each had the pulpo gall ego as an appetizer... More

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant had been closed for several years and has been consistently improving over the past year. I had dinner there last Friday with a group of friends and we had a very enjoyable time. This Restaurant is tucked away in the second floor of the Casa De Espana, in itself a memorable puertorrican institution representing some of the very... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Recently my daughter got married in old san juan puerto rico...and we needed a decent restaurant to set up a table for 22 people. Casa de Espana was more than accommodating as a last minute venue.after a beautiful ceremony next of the el Morro castle we headed to Casa de Espana for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. we sat in their... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Food quality, size of portions, and consistency of service are down considerably. Ordered prawns (langostinos) and were small, pricey and only 4 per order (in most places 6 is standard). The wine list is average and expensive. Service was attentive to the point of being intrusive (they are unaware of when and how to serve wine). I was disappointed because... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After a long day of navigating through San Juan, some friends and I stumbled upon Casa de Espana. We were at the point where we were just tired and hungry so after a quick look at reviews on the place we agreed to try it out. We were very pleased upon arrival with the warm welcome we received! The part... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while looking for another restaurant actually and were pleasantly surprised. Its kind of in an odd part of the building but its well worth checking out. The service was excellent. Our waiter recommended us the ocopus app and it was great. He did an excellent job of getting us through the Spanish portions of the... More

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