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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
787-725-4927
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Ranked #38 of 646 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This place provided us with a great night out. The live music was amazing and the good was great. Service was a bit slow but we found this was the way of life in San Juan, rather chilled! Although the food service was slow it didn't spoil are night as we enjoying the music and wine!

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Cleveland Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I felt like I was transported to France. This place is so charming! The food was good with excellent service. White table cloths and great wine selection. Jazzy piano music sets the tone for a lovely evening. The nice thing is this is close to public parking if you are driving because Old San Juan is hard to find parking... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Carli's twice and sat at the bar both times. We didn't eat much so we can't speak on too much of the menu. We can say that hanging out "with" Fausto was a lot of fun. That gentleman is smooth! The drinks were great, the piano was a nice change of pace, and being at the end... More 

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Athens, AL
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We strolled into Carli's while trying out various places to eat/drink in Old San Juan. What a GREAT find! This place has it ALL….ambiance, music, and GREAT food! We sat at the bar and visited and chatted with several others there. We tried a couple of different drinks recommend by some locals. They also recommended the lump meat crab cakes... More 

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dallas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant with excellent service. The food is terrific. I really liked the atmosphere and enjoyed the piano music.

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cape cod
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Small, intimate setting inside. Make sure you have a reservation and ask if Carli will be playing that night. He's a famous jazz pianist and he plays some nights with two other band members. Wonderful accompianment while enjoying the delicious dinner. Fausto was our server and he was excellent. Had the lamb chops and they were absolutely amazing. There's also... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I had a great evening listening to live jazz piano renditions of good songs. I particularly liked Carli's version of "My favorite things". It felt like I was stepping back in time. This place would stand out anywhere but specially in Old San Juan. The bartender, Fausto, could be cast in a Hollywood movie for the role. More importantly, the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This spot delivers very good food, service and a big bonus of great Jazz. The restaurant is small and intimate with about 15 tables. Carli, an accomplished musician, is in the house entertaining every night. It is a bit pricey but well worth it.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I lived in OSJ and have been to tons of restaurants. This one I had highest hopes for and was the most disappointing. First it's very cramped and service is not very great. They said fine dining? We took my parents out and I will the seafood was very delicious. My husband's steak was all fat, poor quality. Also are... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dinner here on a Wednesday. Place really fills up before 8pm. We missed seeing Carli the owner/ musician ( too early ). Fausto the bartender was our server - what a fine gentleman. We ordered the Risottos as mains - one beef and one mushroom. Both very good. The tuna carpaccio appetizer was excellent. Despite its location near the port,... More 

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Additional Information about Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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

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