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Pikayo

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999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
7877216194
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 401
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Fine dinning at its best

Excellent menu. Creative cusine. Great wine list. Service is impecable. Do check operating hours. Reservations are a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent menu. Creative cusine. Great wine list. Service is impecable. Do check operating hours. Reservations are a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service was unbelievable. I felt pampered the entire experience. And the food was the most incredible meal of my life. So many items on the menu all sounding amazing. Jaw dropped when plates arrived all around the table. Amazing experience. Would go every night!!

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Ohi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I was here with a large group and they had only one option for me as a vegetarian. It was very good but if it had been something I didn't like I was out of luck. Service was generally good though they did struggle some with understanding what we were asking for- for example- one person at the table asked... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving this review. We have plenty of vegetarian choices and when those on the menu will not provide we can always custom make even vegetarian tasting menus as we have for celebrities and US presidents alike., always ask. best way to find out what is the total amount of choices. Thanks for dining with us.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious light dinner at Pikayo after a long day of travel to San Juan. We ordered only small plates and wine by the glass. The items we ordered were quite good to really outstanding. We especially loved the gouda bites with guava, the pegao tuna, the octopus salad, and a pasta dish. Our chocolate souffle was also... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Barb! What a terrific thing to say -- I'm so happy to hear that you and your colleagues all had a great time here. I hope the rest of San Juan is treating you just as well. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

New Hampshire, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Everyone was so friendly and nice in this restaurant. It is a quiet and cool oasis - much nicer than any other place in this hotel. This is the best place to eat or just have a drink. The bartender is fun, helpful, knowledgable about wines, rum. If staying here, this is a must!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

A must? Why, thank you! it was an absolute joy to cook for you, and the staff loved serving you as well. Have a wonderful time in San Juan! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went with some out-of-towners for a relaxing dinner. Overall experience was very good. Reservations were correct, the table was ready and the staff was very attentive. Some mishaps though. Wilo, the gazpacho was a bit salty. The "pegaitos" with tuna were spectacular! Had the filet mignon rare, awesome! Service was ok but not as always. Was not offered the soufflé... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Hmm, thank you for pointing out that slight hiccup in service -- that certainly should not have happened, but other than that, I'm pleased to hear you had a good experience. I will be looking into that slight problem immediately so that you can expect a smoother experience next time. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I didnt like the beef carpaccio that much but i would recommend anyone to try the black pasta (with squid ink), a spicy and delicious course. The staff was really friendly and extremely attentive so it was a nice experience after all. The decoration of the place is elegant and romantic, so it could be a good place for couples.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Patricia, thank you very much for your feedback. I'm happy to hear that the black pasta was a hit with you, and I'd love to have you back again anytime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went there with a party of 12 and everyone loved their dinner. The service was excellent, and totally loved the meal. We were staying in Condado so loved being able to walk to dinner

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

What a delight it was to serve you! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'd love to have you all back again anytime. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wow. This place had great food and the service was great. It's atmosphere was ok, a bit bland. However, the food....Wow!!!! The swordfish was amazing. The tuna tartare is a no brainer. It feels as if you had it before but it's nuances remind you what a unique dish you are having!!!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

"Wow!", great compliment. I'm so delighted you gave us the opportunity to cook for you and serve you. Come back again for more of the tuna tartare! Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great restaurant in the Cornado Plaza Hilton. Don't be fooled by the restaurant bein part of a hotel. Upscale, classy and delicious. Great appetizers and full menu, heavy with seafood choices. Great wine list. Ask for a window seat, viewing the ocean!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Well now, this is fantastic to read! I'm so glad you didn't judge by appearance alone and took a chance on us -- I'm so grateful for the chance to cook for you. Do come by again whenever in town! Cheers, friend, 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, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic

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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