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Yerba Buena Restaurant

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Caribbean, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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1350 ASHFORD AVE., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787 721-5700
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious change

Very good spot for people watching, and good food too. I sat outside and had the vieja ropa with a mojito. I don't have any standards against which to judge the meal, but it was delicious and interesting and that's what counts. The mojito was good too, not too sweet and a good amount of mint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jeremy C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very good spot for people watching, and good food too. I sat outside and had the vieja ropa with a mojito. I don't have any standards against which to judge the meal, but it was delicious and interesting and that's what counts. The mojito was good too, not too sweet and a good amount of mint. Friendly staff. No complaints... More 

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Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was excellent, as were the mojitos. Our young son is a picky eater, but he loved his dinner. It was nice to be able to go out to dinner with him at a reasonable hour and still enjoy a live band.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I loved the food and sitting on the terrace on one of those booth seats that swing back and forth. The food was really good! The only thing I don't understand is why they call themselves a Cuban restaurant. I was going up and down the street looking for a Puerto Rican restaurant and remembered that a hotel staff member... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the Marriot Stellaris. Food was ok, service as well. Not sure I would return as the food was just ok. Mojitos were good.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visit every year and there is no better churrasco chimichuri. Reserve a table outside and enjoy the sidewalk traffic. Add live music and you've got a great night!

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Littleton, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We are big fans of Cuban food and were eager to go to Yerba Buena last week while on vacation in San Juan. We had been told they did not take reservations, and the first thing the host asked us was if we had reservations, but it was not problem. There was live music that night and we were told... More 

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nyc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Good food and REALLY good mojitos! I had the coconut mojito, omg I only had 1 and it had me seeing double! haha very tasty but also strong. There are many different flavors. I went on a Friday and they had live music, the band played really well. They are very good at what they do and the singer sang... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was quite good but the service was very slow. Be relaxed, look for the glider options for tables/chairs for couples and you will be pleased.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My partner and I have been to San Juan many times, staying at Numero Uno in Ocean Park. Pamela's is part of this guesthouse and it's a great restaurant so we save it for the last night. Otherwise we take a cab into Old San Juan. But if we're too lazy to go all the way to Old San Juan,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have eaten here a few times. I agree that the mojitos are excellent but unfortunately the food is not. I lived for many years in Puerto Rico and I know what the food should taste like. The food here looks JUST like it should but I think that it is tasteless. I don't know if they are trying to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1350 ASHFORD AVE., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 721-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 120
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?