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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
one of the best in old San Juan

Staff is fantastic. Bartender one of the best mixologist on the island and friendly. Food is super. You can't beat the ambiance. Don't miss out on this fabulous dining experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
tomal154
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Staff is fantastic. Bartender one of the best mixologist on the island and friendly. Food is super. You can't beat the ambiance. Don't miss out on this fabulous dining experience.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Carli's because we were looking for music. We were thoroughly pleased. The food is excellent, but you should go only if you also want ambiance and good music. Carli was not playing the night we were, but the husband/wife singer and pianist were fantastic (Carli was in the audience, watching his talent). Carli's is an intimate club,... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Carli's. The place is very cozy and provides a great atmosphere. I believe that there is live music most of the time (during our visit Carli was playing piano along with another bass player and drummer). We had a very fun evening and definitely enjoyed the food. It has a varied menu with different... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food here was amazing. Our server was very kind and attentive. The music is great too; it was a nice atmosphere to unwind and enjoy a great meal. My husband and I both loved our entrees and the menu looked like it had a lot of great options. The only tricky part is reservations. I originally madea a reservation... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had made reservations at the suggestion of a friend and I would recommend the same if you want to enjoy this special treasure in Old San Juan. Excellent service, the food was outstanding and the best mojito I have ever had! Grouper melted in your mouth and the rib eye was perfectly prepared and full of flavor. The Special... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In Old San Juan for a drink and shopping with family. Last minute we called for reservations for 6 people in an hour. Said the only availability would be at the bar so we figured why not. Best seat in the house. I wish I could remember the bartender's name but he was great. Funny and friendly. It was great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We made reservations from home and confirmed the afternoon of our meal. What an amazing destination after walking around Old San Juan. It's a tiny place with classy decor - a nice change from rum punches at beach bars - and the bar tender had a wooden muddle to make the mojitos. There is an outside area, and the live... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Believe it not, our taxi driver Zorro who picked us up at Yantar the night before asked where we were going the next night and we told him Pikayo. He said it's not worth the money and recommended Carli's at 3/4 the price. Boy, was Zorro right! It's been our best meal so far, the service from Christian was impeccable,... More 

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Newtown, CT
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped in for drinks and to listen to the Jazz. We had heard that Carli had toured with the Beach Boys, so we figured the music would be good. We were very pleased. The music and the atmosphere were great. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a few thinks. I had the mojito - perhaps the best I... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There was a trio and vocalist that was terrific. Service was excellent as was the food. Intimate space so you can easily chat with your neighbors. Only drawback is that an inattentive table can be a distraction (think cabaret).

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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?