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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Most recent review
The best mojitos!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Lamadayo
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Newtown, CT
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newtown, CT
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The cafe is owned by one of the piano players of the beach boys. Go to dinner around 8:00 and catch the nightly music. Not like the beach boys but he is great. The sauce the mussels were in was fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had dinner here and had a great night. Make sure you book as it is popular (we booked it at lunchtime for that evening). The food is very good - starters, mains and dessert - we had them all! Good choice of wine and the live music was fantastic. Service can be slow but we found it was in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had dinner at Carli's on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The place is a real find. It combines great bistro atmosphere, live jazz and good food. The value for the money was extraordinary, as there is no charge for the music and food prices are reasonable. Do make reservations -- it's very small so you will not be able to... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
153 helpful votes 153 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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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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?