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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 #34 of 597 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Newburgh, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I were on two walking tours during the day and the last one ended up in Old San Juan. We walked around and then we happened upon this AMAZING PLACE....all I can say is that our waiters were attentive and the Food was impeccable. The ambiance was perfect for a tired couple....smiles.....we were refreshed by our appetizers... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I went to this jazz place in San Juan looking for great music and food. The overall experience was good. Nothing fantastic about the food but the biggest let down is that Carli didn't play live jazz the night we were there. The jazz music in the background that was playing was nice but it doesn't compare to live music,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Carli's in Old San Juan is a great place for an excellent meal. It is also a great place to listen to Carli Munoz' playing some great Jazz piano. In a cozy, clubby scene that has a great bar (Would you like to have Fausto make you the VERY BEST MOJITO in ALL of Puerto Rico?) that harkens back to... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Visited Carli's for dinner during vacation. Great food, service, and live music! Carli is the owner and also plays piano for patrons in the evening. He plays with small trio on Friday and Saturday evenings. Service is utterly amazing...Rosco the bartender is by far the best waiter/bartender I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Super-professional with old-school service and charm.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Like another reviewer this was our favorite meal in Old San Juan. The servers really made the experience special by adding a charming flair to the meal. One server even stopped by to say goodbye as he left for the evening and to wish us well in our travels. The food and cocktails were extremely tasty. The Bon Bon shots... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is the second time we've visited Carli's and it was a much nicer experience. What made it so great? Believe it or not, we didn't book a table in the restaurant and decided to sit outside instead. The bartender was fantastic (delicious cocktails and very attentive), whilst we sat outside enjoying a beautiful warm evening, enjoying our food, listening... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Enjoyed a brief visit to this spot while on a food tour. It was our first stop. . .my family and I sat at the bar, and enjoyed a few authentic Puerto Rican appetizers (cod fritters and something filled with pumpkin and cheese that translated into "old-lady's purse" were winners!!), along with a few glasses of un-oaked Argentinian chardonnay. The... More

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West Palm Beach
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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