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Pikayo

Certificate of Excellence
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Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
7877216194
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Description: Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has...
Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has set standards and raised the level of luxury in fine dining in Puerto Rico. Pikayo combines exquisite taste with exclusive ambiance and unique creativity in its cuisine.Avant-garde and intrepid are two words that can be used to describe Chef Wilo Benet’s cuisine. Benet has redefined Puerto Rican cuisine and in the process has put the Island’s enchanting flavors on display for the whole world to admire.Pikayo uses the best ingredients from both sea and land. Enjoy favorites such as Maine Diver Scallops and Petit Duck Magaret.Chef Wilo and Pikayo have been featured on television and in many publications. Recently, Chef Wilo appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s popular show, Top Chef. He followed up that experience by competing alongside other well-known chefs on Top Chef: Masters. Pikayo has also hosted Andrew Zimmern and his television show from the Travel Channel.
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    Very good
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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
Michelin Star worthy!

Pikayo will offer you food, service, and ambiance worthy of Michelin consideration! Chef Benet personally guided us thru the menu making his recommendations and explaining the sourcing of his products. Chef Benet was described to me, by the owner of Marmalade, as an innovator of continental... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rich V
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Cicero, New York
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Cicero, New York
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pikayo will offer you food, service, and ambiance worthy of Michelin consideration! Chef Benet personally guided us thru the menu making his recommendations and explaining the sourcing of his products. Chef Benet was described to me, by the owner of Marmalade, as an innovator of continental cuisine, with the addition of his Puerto Rican roots incorporated into his menu. The... More 

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Thank Rich V
Boston,
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to several local highly rated restaurants during our visit to PR and Pikayo and Chef Wilo Benet blew them all away from the incredibly friendly staff and outstanding service. Every dish was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. This isn't just about great food, this is about a well-oiled machine. Every member of the staff working together seamlessly... More 

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Thank CL d
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

As I mentioned on Yelp, thank you very much for your kind words -- you know I can't wait to welcome you back in again. Until next time, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

westchester, new york
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pikayo during our stay in Puerto Rico. My husband and I had dinner on a Saturday evening. The ambience is a bit formal, but we enjoyed the high level of service. The food was quite good and we ordered the chocolate souffle which as delicious. The price was high, but if you would like a fine dining experience... More 

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Thank larmar055
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear you and your husband found your experience worth every penny. From the food to the service, we strive to provide the absolute best, so your recommendation means a lot. Hope to see you again soon, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

NY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious dinner here on a Monday evening. The restaurant is not intimate and has my least favorite way to seat tables for two (you know, lined up side by side) but the food was very special. I had a salad appetizer that featured thin shaved slices of duck breast (I have never had anything... More 

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Thank Laurie K
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm happy that you and your husband enjoyed your meals, Laurie! I loved reading about your experience, and really appreciate your detailed feedback. Here's hoping we get the opportunity to serve you again in the future! All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation at Oceano but they said it would be a 40 min wait for our RESERVATION, so we left. Another restaurant recommended Pikayo so we hopped in a cab after a wonderful phone call to see if they could take us. Are we ever glad we did. Absolutely the best food and service on the island.. The... More 

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Thank Aleczander2015
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Wow! Loving your enthusiasm about our restaurant, Aleczander! I'm so happy you got the chance to check us out again, and that you enjoyed the food so much. Thank you for the wonderful review, and for taking the time to recommend us to others. Hope to serve you again in the future! Great meeting you!! All the best, Chef Wilo,... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Puerto Rico we visit Pikayo. The food, service and ambience is off the charts ! Whether it is your first visit or 15th , you will be treated as a regular ! The mushroom risotto is off the charts for appy. Had the duck for a main and not to be missed. Finish with a soufflé... More 

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Thank Rich D
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

To hear we're one of your go-to spots in Puerto Rico is a compliment I don't take lightly, Rich! It's really wonderful the duck and risotto left such an impression on you, and I'm thrilled the service was right on par. I can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in our neck of the woods! All the best,... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to this wonderful restaurant. The service and food did not disappoint. Hands down one of the top three restaurants in San Juan. When you get tired of mofongo etc. come here for a really good meal.

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Thank Doctor-Robert-56
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Wow, Robert -- you don't know what it means to me knowing the service and food where so pleasing to you! This is just the experience we want to offer each of our guests. See you on your visit to San Juan! Best wishes, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great experience our first time there and we are going back in March and looking forward to another great experience. Staff was friendly and helpful, the Chef was amazing and the Food was unbelievable. I would definitely recommend this for a great night out.

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Thank jonafin
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

To hear you're already looking forward to your next meal with us is all I could ask for -- thank you so much for offering your recommendation, too! That always makes my day, and I can't wait to welcome you back! Until then, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Puerto Rico a few times a year and always eat at Pikayo. The food is excellent, the service impeccable and the venue is stunning although different ambiance from when they were located in the museum. Be sure to leave room for the chocolate or cheese souffle -or share them both.

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1 Thank 227ASR
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

It's really special to have had your support over the years. While our location is different, it's regulars like you that have made it feel like home since the very first day we moved. Thanks for that and until next time! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely fabulous meal! I highly recommend the Sea Bass. We will be back! Thank you Chef Wilo Benet and his entire staff.

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1 Thank Julie D
Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Like I mentioned on Yelp: You're quite welcome, Julie. Bring some brisket next time you're in town! I look forward to it. All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 7877216194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Pikayo is the flagship restaurant for Chef Wilo Benet. The restaurant has set standards and raised the level of luxury in fine dining in Puerto Rico. Pikayo combines exquisite taste with exclusive ambiance and unique creativity in its cuisine.Avant-garde and intrepid are two words that can be used to describe Chef Wilo Benet’s cuisine. Benet has redefined Puerto Rican cuisine and in the process has put the Island’s enchanting flavors on display for the whole world to admire.Pikayo uses the best ingredients from both sea and land. Enjoy favorites such as Maine Diver Scallops and Petit Duck Magaret.Chef Wilo and Pikayo have been featured on television and in many publications. Recently, Chef Wilo appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s popular show, Top Chef. He followed up that experience by competing alongside other well-known chefs on Top Chef: Masters. Pikayo has also hosted Andrew Zimmern and his television show from the Travel Channel.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?