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The Parrot Club

363 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-725-7370
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Ranked #64 of 581 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Parrot Club is a nuevo Latino bistro and bar in the SOFO area of Old San Juan on Fortaleza Street. The Parrot Club is a longtime favorite of locals and visitors who enjoy a fun, friendly atmosphere, delicious Latin flavors and wonderful cocktails.Established in 1996, The Parrot Club quickly became a San Juan classic and a SOFO standard. Featuring innovative nuevo Latino cuisine from Chef Guillermo Gonzalez, the Parrot Club's menus spice up classic Latino dishes by combining fresh, local ingredients with modern culinary preparations. This results in flavors that are fresh and exciting. Try the Ropa Vieja Nachos, Pan Seared Shrimp with Arroz Chifa and our own Chocolate Coco Tres Leches.The impressive long blue bar is a scene in itself. Don't miss our world famous Parrot Passion, a frozen blend of Bacardi Limon, fresh orange and passion fruit juice or our classic mojitos.The Parrot Club was designed to take advantage of the colonial architecture of the building with its huge archways and tall beamed ceilings. The colorful art and design is vibrant and happening. Look into the open kitchen or step out to the lovely palm filled courtyard, perfect for private events or dining under the stars.With live Latin Jazz, a terrific weekend brunch, and family friendly lunch daily, there is always something going on in this exciting restaurant.
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Thompsons Station, TN
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were touring Old San Juan on foot today and needed a spot to get a beer and cool off for a while. The Parrot Club looked good and had happy hour as well. We sat at the bar and Ricardo took great care of us. My wife had the signature cocktail and I has a local... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were wandering in search of a restaurant when this building caught my eye. The service was excellent ---our waiter was SO friendly and even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne in celebration of our wedding! The cocktails were delightful and the food was very good as well. The ambiance is great; very romantic and perfect... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I saw this restaurant on Trip Advisor and wanted to check it out while I was in Old San Juan. I'm so glad that I did! The service was great, the food was wonderful, and the drinks were fantastic. I loved the decor and the atmosphere the Parrot Clud offers. I had the Coco Chocolate Tres Leches (chocolate cake soaked... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family (3-college age and my wife) went to Puerto Rico for a week of vacation in mid-July. In Old San Juan, we were heading for a popular restaurant for dinner but it turned out to be too crowded. One block away we found The Parrot Club, which, while an odd name, was a great surprise to us. The decor... More

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

I'm sorry that your original plans didn't work out, Robert, but their loss was our gain! Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words -- I'll be sure to pass this along to my team. I'm happy to read that you and your family enjoyed everything from the ambiance to the Banana Chocolate Empanadillas! If you ever... More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a late late lunch, still got served... very yummy shrimp sandwich! Get the food on their bread, one can have a wrap anywhere else!

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating! Glad to read you enjoyed the decor and shrimp sandwich -- come back for another any time. Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

waoo ... no words to describe the Food and service, the manager Joseph and the waiter Ivan were super-great, I love this place, my family super happy, thank you Emilio parrot club for a super excellent team. Fam Otero.com

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

No, thank you for this incredible review, Luis! I'm so happy you and your family had a great time here. Thank you for the compliments -- I'll be sure to let Ivan and Emilio know to keep up the great work. Hope to see you soon! Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

Lafayette, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We truly enjoyed our meal, as well as the courteous service at this restaurant. Two of my party had the delicious vegetable empanadas. Others had a Cuban sandwich, shrimp sandwich and plantain nachos - all were delicious. The waiters were very attentive and pleasant.

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

A great meal and attentive service? Sounds like a great night out to me! Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words. I'm happy you and your party enjoyed everything from the vegetable empanadas to the shrimp sandwich -- I'll be sure to pass this along to my team! The next time you're in San Juan, our door's... More

North Potomac, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Loved this place! The best place that we ate while in San Juan which says a lot since this was our 3rd visit to the island. Service was great and the food was superb!

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

The best place you've eaten at in San Juan? What a compliment, Denise (especially coming from a PR expert, like yourself)! Thanks so much for the kind words -- don't be a stranger! Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We happened to stop by at Parrot Club while we were shipping in old San Juan as we really wanted to see the FIFA world cup finals. All other places were packed and the bartenders barely even looked at us. But it was different story here at the Parrot Club. The bartender was good, suggested nice drinks and made us... More

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

Rohit, we want you to feel welcome from the moment you walk through our doors, until the moment you leave, so I'm happy to read that our bartenders made you feel right at home here. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the game with us, and we'd love to have you for another drink the next time you're in... More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We asked the bartender in our hotel for dinner recommendations. The Parrot Club was at the top of his list. Our waiter, Joseph, was very friendly and spoke English well; he had the patience to explain the dishes. The food was very good. Cooked perfectly, seasoned but not spicy. Our steak was fork tender and side dishes tasty. For a... More

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review

Two nights in a row? I'm glad your hotel bartender lead you to us, Karen! Thank you so much for the kind words -- I'll be sure to let Joseph know to keep up the good work. We'd love to have you back for another steak or fish meal the next time you're in San Juan, so don't be a... More

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