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El Zipperle

$$$$
Spanish, Caribbean, European, Puerto Rican
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352 Ave FD Roosevelt, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-751-4335
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Early Dinner

My wife and I are stationed here and we found this beautiful little building that looked abandoned until we drove around the block to find the parking lot. Entance looked weathered and smelled musty. We were greeted by a well dressed waiter who promptly escorted us yo our table. We were provided... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Edward P
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Luquillo
via mobile
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Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top service. They did everything to please us and provided the needed attention at all times. Food was excellent and portions More than expected. Will come back.

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Thank Seafoodjoe
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

For many years I have been coming to this restaurant for all our family events! They have great comfort food , Spanish and German cuisine . The paella is delicious! They have live soft music on weekends, close late, and service is great !

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Thank maribelcuprilldefust
Luquillo
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are stationed here and we found this beautiful little building that looked abandoned until we drove around the block to find the parking lot. Entance looked weathered and smelled musty. We were greeted by a well dressed waiter who promptly escorted us yo our table. We were provided the special of the day. We were disappointed... More 

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Thank Edward P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We had the best paella in town at this place. They have an excellent fusion of spanish and puertorican cousine. Good ambiance and better service. A little pricy but its worth it. Try the sangria when you visit.

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Thank DogHaus99
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We love this place. It is of our favorite places to without kids. Its very romantic and the food are amazing, The best Paella in Puerto Rico.

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Thank Juan A
Naples, Florida
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394 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The just went back to El Zipperle for the first time in ten years. I understand that this classic restaurant has been in business for 65 years. That alone is an impressive accomplishment. I found the service outstanding and the food good. I was with a party of three and we all tried German Dishes. Everyone seemed happy and walked... More 

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Thank BlueMarlinDave
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Spanish Restaurant with a nice entertainment group serenading you while you wait or eat. Extensive menu, and excellent service.

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Thank lolinstar
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We reunite in family and the cost was very expensive for the food that they promise to be the best. The meals seems that they have it made for days. I don't know where they think that "medallones" are. They give us little pieces of steak and charged us like medallones. The glasses and dishes were horrible!! with lipstick and... More 

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1 Thank KaseAnn
Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

... Of German and Spanish cuisine. We tried selections from both, and we absolutely loved them. I can't wait for my next business trip.

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Thank TwoCityMan
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I don't know why people bad mouth this place. I have been coming here for 20 years and have never been disappointed. The ambiance is unique to Puerto Rico. More what you'd find in Europe. The waiters make you feel special. The food is good, not gourmand but well prepared and tasty. The deserts are very good. The prices are... More 

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Thank Lance S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 352 Ave FD Roosevelt, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-751-4335

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?