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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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Seafood, International
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206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
787-725-4927
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3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Jazz, romance, great food!!

The lamb ribs were simply amazing, the atmosphere with live jazz music, made the night unforgettable. The service was friendly and flawless. Its small, romantic and cozzy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The lamb ribs were simply amazing, the atmosphere with live jazz music, made the night unforgettable. The service was friendly and flawless. Its small, romantic and cozzy.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very romantic and cozy piano bar, great duck plate and creme brulee, great live piano music, near Paseo de la Princesa

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Met a friend for a cocktail and stayed for hours. Music starts at 8. Bartender took very good care of us and we had the spinach raviolis which were a taste of Italy. Will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fausto, our waiter, was flawless. He definitely set the tone of the entire trip. The food was amazing, the environment classy (and air conditioned!), and the location was easy to find. I recommend this as a special-event restaurant in Old San Juan!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I came to Puerto Rico with my mom who is a big jazz fan so when I heard about Carli's, I had to bring her here. I was not disappointed! It was father's day weekend so we were treated to a rare solo set from Carli as the rest of his trio were off. The music was awesome and he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I arrived in Puerto Rico for the first time this past friday 7/24/15, and was happy to find that this little gem was just around the corner from my hotel in Old San Juan. I was greeted with more warmth than 'NORM" on Cheers lol. By world famous Fausto who greeted me as I walked in. I was travelling alone... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Just went in to have a Mojito made by the world famous Fausto--at least we were told he is world famous. We sat at the bar, ordered a couple of mojitos and enjoyed watching Fausto make them with much pride. How could one not enjoy this experience?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was amazing and was only surpassed by the talent of Carli Munoz. He was very very good and entertaining. He could play anything asked for. Between sets and after he was done (and the restaurant basically closed) he spent time with the guests and was very friendly. He was the only one playing that night, but I understand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Didn't look that attractive at first site but once we were seated a little jazz music and some great food we were very pleased. The service was excellent. Seems a little pricey for the area but once again I have never had a more well done Filet Mignon in my life.. Great food and atmosphere..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went to Carli's because we like jazz and Carli has a good reputation in jazz circles. We went twice because the first night we missed Carli playing. We quickly made reservations for the second night at the bar which provides a great view of the whole club. The music was piano and bass and it took us back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-4927

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International
Open Hours
Monday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
3:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?