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The Parrot Club

363 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-725-7370
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Ranked #61 of 602 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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in while on a visit to San Juan. We ran into heavy traffic due to a holiday and were frustrated. We stopped in the Parrot Club for lunch and were amazed at the food! It was so good and the staff was so pleasant. They lifted our spirits and recommended some great places to see... More

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Oz
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

After a few hours of walking under the hot Old San Juan sun, the Parrot Club was a god-send. Entering the Club, the obligatory (fake) parrot was perched on the right hand side, Lots of interesting art work on the walls and best of all, cool cool airconditioning. A carafe of cold red sangria quenched our thirst while we waited... More

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

What better way to cool off after a day in the San Juan heat than with a glass of sangria? Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to leave these comments. We'd love to serve you another quesadilla the next time you're in the area, so don't be a stranger! Thank you for letting us be part of your... More

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was recommended since Aquavive does not open till 5pm..my husband was looking for more ceviche. We had carne frita, rainbow ceviche, ordered rice and beans on the side and extra sweet plantains! My daughter had quesadilla which was ok. Service was excellent. Good portions and affordable!

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

Well I'm definitely glad you were recommended to come here! Thanks for the compliments on everything from the Carne Frita to the Sweet Plantains. The next time you're in the area and your husband's craving ceviche, we'd love to have you! Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

Rochester, New York
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1,240 reviews 1,240 reviews
811 restaurant reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We stopped into the Parrot Club for lunch in San Juan last week, and enjoyed a really tasty and appealing meal. The restaurant is large and air conditioned, so you will always get a comfortable table. We ordered an appetizer of "nachos" with meat and veggies on top, and it was super-flavorful. Also, the Caribbean nachos were the corn chips... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback, Larry! I'm glad you enjoyed your nachos and shrimp salad with remoulade sauce. As for the roll, we like to think the shrimp salad is the star, so we want to let it stand out. Still, we appreciate your feedback on the roll, as it's definitely something to consider. As for... More

Concord, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Parrot Club is a great restaurant. The service is unbelievable! They even change your soggy drink napkins several times during dinner. I don't think we had to ask for anything they anticipated our every need. The food was terrific too. I had grilled mahi mahi and it was so delicious. We had a really great wine and excellent mojitos.

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

Margaret, it's so nice to read you enjoyed everything from the service to the food and drinks, so thank you for leaving such kind words. We want you to feel well taken care of, so it sounds like we were able to deliver. We'd love to serve you another plate of the mahi mahi, so if you're ever back in... More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We came down the street about dinner time, and literally just found this restaurant with only a look at the posted menu. It turned out to be a great find - my husband thought it was his best meal in San Juan in a week. My meal wasn't spectacular, but I chose an inexpensive cut of meat, so I should... More

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

Well I'm certainly glad you and your husband found us (you'll have to thank him on the compliments for me!). I'm glad you enjoyed our Rum Punch. If you ever find yourself back in San Juan, you'll have to give the filet a try! Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

Bordeaux, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I've been there twice: once a Friday evening and once for lunch on a week day. In both case the food was great and the platanas nachos are a great discovery. The rainbow ceviche is great too. Save some space for the deserts especially the mango cheese cake which is amazing. On Friday night the service was great but for... More

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

Christophe, it's great to read you've enjoyed both your lunch and dinner with us! We want to serve you a flavorful meal with top-notch service, so it sounds like our lunch server was having an off day, as this isn't the typical feedback we see. Regardless, I'm sorry to read that you were disappointed with your lunchtime service, and I... More

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ivan was the best waiter we have ever had, even in the states. And my mom is 73 yrs old and this is what she said. Food was excellent but overall the best service ever.

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

Comments like these just make our day, so I'll be sure to pass this along to Ivan! I'm so glad you and your mom had a great meal with us. Please come see us again the next time you're in the area! Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

the food is excellent, and if you are younger the atmosphere is great.. again a little pricey but it's one of the fun places in san juan.

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

Ana, I'm so happy you've enjoyed the food and atmosphere at our restaurant. Hope to see you soon! Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

Quebec City, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had the Dorado with a Chipotle beurre blanc, both were exquisite. Accompaniments were very good too (plantain and others). Drinks and staff, as well!

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

It's great to read you enjoyed the Dorado with a Chipotle beurre blanc! You'll have to come by for another meal with us the next time you're in San Juan. Thank you for letting us be part of your story, Emilio More

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