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Pikayo

999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
7877216194
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Ranked #6 of 604 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about our meal at Pikayo. The pegau with salmon to die for. If you are looking for a place to impress and great food this is the place to go. Worth Every Penny! Thank you Cristina, Wilo, Luis and Carlos. You made our night an unforgettable one.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm so happy we could be part of such a special evening for you. It sounds like you loved that pegau, so I'll make sure everyone hears the compliments. Thank you for taking time to leave a review -- I can't wait to welcome you back. Cheers, Chef Wilo, Owner More

boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice restaurant and the food was just amazing. I am not a fan of seafood, but the yellow tuna melted in your mouth. Met the owner who was engaging and friendly. You must try this restaurant if your in San Juan.

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

That recommendation means the world to me, so thank you for taking time to write this review. I'm glad we could turn you on to the deliciousness of yellow tuna when you stopped in. I can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in the area. Best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Haddonfield, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here with my family. Convenient since it is in the base of the Hilton Condado Plaza. Staff service was good, ambience nice as well. The food itself was terrific, all of it was very good. No question there is high quality ingredients and the chef/kitchen know what they are doing. It would rank up there with any number... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal here, Kevin. Your compliments about the ambiance and service mean so much to me and the rest of the staff. Regarding the portion size, our menu is meant to be enjoyed this way. Our expert team has years of experience combining the flavors of high-quality ingredients to... More

Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have been here multiple times. Food is very good if a bit expensive. Wilo Benet provides a menu full of a variety of choices. The setting, if by the window, is beautiful. The service is very friendly and helpful. Keep coming back time after time and never leave hungry!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm so glad we've been able to welcome you back again and again. It sounds like you really enjoy the atmosphere here, and the staff will be excited to hear your compliments. Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a review, and I can't wait to have you back. All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm sure we've all heard the line: Restaurants with great views have terrible food... Not here! The foie gras and carpaccio were AMA-ZING!!! their wine selection was top notch along with their in house Somms that gave GREAT service!!!! The dinner service was EXCELLENT and the view of the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. But, once again... missing was a grape... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you came in for a meal and really enjoyed it all. You simply can't go wrong with the foie gras and the carpaccio. And delicious wine to boot? Nothing better. I apologize that we let you down with the glass for your pinot though. We keep some varietal-specific glasses on hand, just not in great amounts... More

Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Pikayo service was more than excellent! Wilo Bennett - CEO and Chef- is very personal and came to my table to say hello and ask about my food preferences! I even got a picture with him! This is a restaurant to visit again!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

I'm so glad your meal with us exceeded your expectations, Wanda. I really appreciate you taking time to leave this review, and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went there for anniversary dinner. Be advised you will spend a nice chunk of change for a very very great meal. Portions are not family style, but rather small but filling portions. They even gave us complementary dessert wine than again we spent alot a money. I WILL definately be eating there next time back!!!

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

Congratulations again on the anniversary. I'm so glad we could be a special part of your evening and you enjoyed your meal here. I can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in the area. All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Wichita, Kansas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I tried Pikayo for the first time tonight. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. The Puerto Rico Tasting Menu was my approach to the evening. I sat at the bar (my favorite spot in most restaurants) and Gus took excellent care of me. The taste, textures and presentation of each of the plates was perfect. I... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

You definitely picked a great way to explore our menu with what you ordered. I'm glad everything came out to your liking and the staff took such great care of you. I'll make sure Gus and everyone else hears your compliments. We'd love to have you back sometime soon! All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Upscale dining! We were here with a group of ten people for diner. The food is presented beautifully from the salads to the desserts. I had the Chilean Sea bass which was delicious. A large portion very well presented and cooked to perfection. I believe everyone enjoyed their meal. The waitstaff were attentive. It could handle the larger group with... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

It's so great to hear that you all felt so taken care of while you were here, Gail. We want you to be able to enjoy delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere, and I'm happy the staff made that happen. I'll pass along your compliments and look forward to having you back. All the best, Chef Wilo, Owner More

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Last night I went here with a small group of business associates upon the recommendation of both TA and locals. We all chose the tasting menu, couple with a wine pairing. I won't bore you with the details of the 6 or 7 servings. Suffice it say, it was absolutely amazing. Generous portions, each course was spot on. The service... More

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Wilo B, Owner at Pikayo, responded to this review

We're flattered to have made your Top 5, and your compliments mean so much. I'll make sure the rest of the staff hears them. You all chose right with the tasting, as it's the best way to explore what we have to offer. And good wine to go with -- what's better? Thanks so much for spreading the word about... More

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