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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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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
Top restaurant in PR

If you are in Puerto Rico you should not miss this restaurant. Their signature dessert (pre-order at the beginning of the meal) is one of the seven wonders of the dessert world!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you are in Puerto Rico you should not miss this restaurant. Their signature dessert (pre-order at the beginning of the meal) is one of the seven wonders of the dessert world!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Everything is excellent. had the NY strip, excellently cooked, medium rare, the muffing was excellent and the shrimp in Guanabana cause was killer.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Rad, Thank you so much for stopping by. Im delighted to hear you enjoyed the prime steak. Marinating it in Spanish Sherry makes it especially flavorful. The Guanabana Sauce is a Classic recipe for us. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Pikayo since it was on the arts museum in santurce. Simple one of the best restaurants in the Caribbean! Every time we go the service and food is impeccable. One of the items on the menu the for us is a must is the rissoto de gandules which is a rissoto of peas with crispy pork... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Off menu dishes is our way of providing alternatives that respond to market and others in efforts to keep it interesting for those who come with more frequency. Thank you so much for dining with us. My staff and I are always honored to cook for you. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the restaurant (July 29,20015) and as soon as we enter the staff was very attentive. We had the soup of the day that was out of this world and the "pegao" tuna with chiplotle mayonnaise (a must to try) . My husband had a rissoto with a NY striploin that was very good and a had the... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Sue, thank you so much for coming by! I am honored to have had the opportunity to cook for you and I certainly hope you'll be back for more soon. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

To give justice to the establishment my shrimp was very tasty, a bit hard but still good. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the service. They seemed to be polite at the beginning; however once the main courses were served nobody came to check. Finally when we got a chance to point out that the duck that was rare rather than... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Melzbieta, Thanks for your visit, I regret you did not experience what most that come to Pikayo do. Rare or Medium has more definitions than there are words in the dictionary so it makes it hard to find agreement on temperatures, however if we did not meet your criteria for it I apologize. As always we hold ourselves to a... More 

Arlington, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

From the moment I arrived at Pikayo the service was excellent. The staff were attentive without being pushy/overbearing, helpful with menu choices and very well informed when it came to menu items. The Goulda Cheese Parisenne with Guava Sauce was a great appetizer and served our table of 6. I had the Petit & Micro Farm Raised Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Renai, this is exactly what we strive to achieve -- that the team came together and gave you a flawless dining experience and you left satisfied. As a chef, there is nothing else I want more than for my guests to love their dining experience. I do hope it was a memorable one, and would love to see you again... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The 1st two times this place was great; food presentation, wine selection and service. Last time i visited it wasn't as pleasant as the previous times. I asked for shrimp and they had a foul smell, when i told the waiter he started questioning me rather than offer an exchange and apologized. Perhaps, it was an isolated incident but it... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Marivanisa, I always instruct my waiters to get as much feedback as possible from the customers in the event that they do not like the food and they should have offered you a choice immediately if it happened in the first few bites of your experience, so I apologize if they did not follow through on my instructions in any... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of our favorite places on the island. Superb food, very nice and upscale atmosphere. Fine dinning at it's best! A lively bar area with some high bar tables. White table clothed dining room with impeccable service. Make sure you leave room for the desert - soufflé is out of this world!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Cheers, Malenky! I can't thank you enough for making us one of your favorites. Thank you very much for letting us cook for you. I hope to see you again soon for more souffle. Take care, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

St. John
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Pikayo for the fourth time on this trip to PR. A superb blend of savory & sweet made for an ideal meal. We were very pleased with everything PIkayo had to offer. To start, the manager Carlos is a gem. We called ahead and made reservations and being that it was my boyfriend's birthday, he made sure we... More 

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Amanda, thanks so much for coming back again and again for more. It's nothing short of a pleasure and a privilege to cook for you. I also appreciate the detailed feedback about my manager, Carlos. He does a fantastic job keeping this place running like a well oiled machine, and it's thanks to my fantastic team that we're able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Perfect meal! You would be cheating yourself not to dine here. Try the mini pork burgers and cheese souffle!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

The burgers and the souffle are a winning combination, Rhumb! Thank you so much for coming by. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Pikayo

Address: 999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 7877216194
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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