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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
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Ranked #31 of 541 restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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West Palm Beach
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Owned by the former keyboardist from the Beach Boys, this is not a tourist trap by any means. The food was outstanding and the music was top rate. You must make a reservation as it is very busy with both locals and visitors. You will see and mostly likely meet Karli. But the best part of the whole experience is... More

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Amagansett, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this restaurant was the server we had. Wish I could remember her name but she was very special. She was very attentive to all of our needs and since we were there to celebrate a very special birthday, she made the evening very festive. Second best thing was the mojito I had. I asked that it... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place was so wonderful. Our waiter, bar tender, cook, piano player - all were just made our trip enjoyable.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were heading back to our hotel, when we heard the piano playing! It was an oasis in time! The food was succulent and the piano mesmerizing! Will return for more on our next trip to San Juan!

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Medford, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was great food and entertainment in a great little setting. The service was very special and even though it was probably our most expensive night out for dinner,we will definitely go back next time in San Juan. Carli Munoz is a fantastic piano player too.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was very excited to finally go to this restaurant. I called at about 3:30pm to make a reservation for 2. A gentleman named Orlando kindly took my reservation and had me confirmed for 8 o'clock. My lady and I got all dolled up for our special evening and got there exactly at 8pm. Turns out this "Orlando" person did... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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267 reviews 267 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Arrived early enough for the piano player, but chose to sit outside as the music was piped there. A good location, which on a balmy evening was a pleasant setting for what turned out to be freshly made, upscale custom coking. To start we tried cod fritters and a pumpkin soup, both judged as very good. For main courses we... More

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Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were on a cruise and made reservations at Carli's based on previous reviews. Carli's did not disappoint! Fausto, the mixologist waited on our table. He was a lot of fun; always smiling, laughing and having great time along with us! The food was excellent and the music flowing from Carli's fingers was magical! The escargot was the best we've... More

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del mar, ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Don't let the second tier ranking put you off. Many of the "restaurants" listed ahead of Carli's are lunch spots, taco shops, ice cream shops, coffee cafes, et al. Carli's should absolutely be in the top three dinner spots in Old San Juan. We went with another couple to celebrate an anniversary. Attractive location. Small intimate space but with plenty... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A terrific dining experience at Carlis on a Friday evening… Great food and even chocolate creme brûlée! The highlight began at 8:00 pm. Carli's Jazz Trio… WOW! True Jazz in an intimate setting. A must visit restaurant when in San Juan!!

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