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El Zipperle

$$$$
Caribbean, European, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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352 Ave FD Roosevelt, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-751-4335
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    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
A 65 Year Tradition

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
BlueMarlinDave
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Naples, Florida
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Naples, Florida
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

... 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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Largo, Florida
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place has been there forever and it stays true to tradition , a fancy place to eat great food , a piece of Puertorican History ,

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

El Zipperle has been around for eons. I have been there a few times in my lifetime. Food was always outstanding, but not this last time. Their food quality has dropped dramatically. Service remains outstanding except I feel that waiters "hover" around a bit too much, making it difficult to have a business meeting. I am willing to accept maybe... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant use to be one of San Juan's finest. My last visit was about 8 years ago. I have been here before with my wife and on other ocassions for business meetings. Always very very good. No more for me. This time I went with my wife and daughter. I want to take my daughter to one of SJ... More 

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106 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stopped here on a whim. Where do I begin? Nothing whatsoever to write home about. Food was very mediocre. The veal was chopped veal and tough. The paella was dry and over cooked. The onion soup was chicken broth. McDonalds would have been a better choice! Just awful and expensive to boot.

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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: Caribbean, European, Spanish, Puerto Rican

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