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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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  • 89
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Jazz, Great Food, New Friends

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Robert T
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Seafood, International

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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?