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Restaurant at Casa de Espana

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Spanish, Tapas, International, Puerto Rican
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9 Ave. Ponce de Leon | Al Lado Del Capitolio, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-7259
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is the only Spanish restaurant located in an authentic Old Spanish...
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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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best restaurant in Puerto Rico!!

While visiting on vacation, a friend recommended Casa de Espana. It was absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere. The building is ancient and beautiful, the restaurant is warm and welcoming. The lamb and Galician octopus were top quality and our server was by far the best, most professional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bennett M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While visiting on vacation, a friend recommended Casa de Espana. It was absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere. The building is ancient and beautiful, the restaurant is warm and welcoming. The lamb and Galician octopus were top quality and our server was by far the best, most professional we had on our entire trip. He was extremely intelligent on many... More 

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British Virgin Islands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

location is the aft part of the Casa de Espana, nice look into the patio but not stunning. Simple style restaurant, clean, calm. A big TV on one wall. Fried bacalao pastels were deep fried and tasted like potatoe. Langostinos a la plancha were fresh but over cooked.

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The staff was very responsive to communications regarding a reservation on the busiest of nights (Valentine's Day). The meal was fantastic, and the staff very attentive.

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Germantown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One night in PR's San Juan- the Trip Advisors recommendations were spot on. Service was superb, food excellent- well worth it

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Reston VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The PULPO A LA GALLEGA with the right amount of paprika, coarse salt and tender octopus is the best we have tasted outside Spain. This pleasant an quiet restaurant serves tapas as well as other SPANISH style dishes. Nice atmosphere. No elevator and located a few blocks from downtown old San Juan. Have eaten here 4 times in last 3... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great restaurant! Food was terrific - tapas, paella, seafood stew, lamb shanks, shrimp risotto). Wait staff was attentive and very helpful. The restaurant itself is absolutely stunning. Will definitely go again. Perfecto!

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

From the service, to the food to the attention to detail this was the Best eating experience anybody could have asked for in San Juan Puerfto Rico!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were here with a large group of kids and adults. In my sole opinion the food was absolutely delicious and very authentic. Some of our crowd found it "too authentic" but that could have been our not researching it enough or lack of experience with Spanish food. I felt it was a great chance for the kids to try... More 

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Union City, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The restaurant is housed in what was a private club. The architecture is outstanding and beautifully maintained. This was the feature that attracted us to the Restaurant. I had Lamb Shanks which were superbly cooked. The staff are professional.

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Katy, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

but we were not really impressed with the food at all. The prawns and fried plantains had no flavor and were tough. Someone also had the skirt steak, which was task but also a bit tasteless. The sangria was very good and the bread and aioli was a good way to start the meal. Was a bit expensive for what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Ave. Ponce de Leon | Al Lado Del Capitolio, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-7259

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 80
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, International, Puerto Rican

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Buenas

Mensaje dirigido al manager y/o persona encargada de contrataciones.

Soy Músico Contratista Independiente. Soy el que toca Jazz y Blues y Música de excelencia Instrumental con mi Sax Tenor.

Lo hago sólo o junto a una joven muy versátil, que canta de varios géneros, inglés y/o español en los Rest. / Café / Lounge / Wine Cellar y otras actividades.

Quiero tener otros talleres de trabajo, visitar nuevos lugares, ampliando mis horizontes.

Me interesa tener una fecha en un futuro cercano. Para alguna actividad momento especial o celebración, atraer, mantener o simplemente agradar su clientela no lo dejes para despues, aproveche teniendo ventaja competitiva.

Le pregunto $190.00 es una cantidad cómoda para usted? De no serlo vamos a llegar a un acuerdo razonable. Usted gana música en vivo selecta de buen de gusto y yo gano teniedo taller y la exposición. Lo importante es que la parte económica no sea impedimento. La Prioridad que usted ofrezca el taller.

Me gustaría que consideres y provea taller de entreteniendo musical ya que es un complemento de valor añadido, para que sus clientes reciban mas por lo que pagan y es un activo para su gestión empresarial.

Con todos mis respeto, lo felicito si ya está haciendo la diferencia y le sugiero que continúe, apoyando el talento nativo y abriendo puertas que otro empresarios nos cierran en nuestra propia isla.

Gracia por su atención y su colaboración fortaleciendo la economía del patio eligiendo talento nativo.

Samuel - 787 209-5172

«El jazz es mucho más que una música: es un modo de vida, es un instrumento de diálogo e incluso de cambio social. La historia del jazz es la crónica del poder de la música para aglutinar a culturas y universos diferentes como resorte de integración y respeto mutuo.» Irina Bokova, Directora General de la UNESCO

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