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El Patio de Sam

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Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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102 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-723-1149
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch!

Ask for the coconut mojito. DELICIOUS! Had a Cuban sandwich which was good. Nice place to take a break after touring throughout San Juan. Nice waitress.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
FidelmaMcMorrow
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was for the weekend in old san juan! And found this little spot!!! I just loved it!!!! Emma the bartender was great with us!!!! The mojitos and the food was excelent!! I tried the fried cheese!!!! Was Delicious!!!!! If your visiting old san juan dont be shy and go in to el patio!!!!

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a sweet little restaurant in Old San Juan! We started with drinks at their bar on the corner while we waited a few minutes for a table. We had 15 people and they were very accommodating! the Service was great! Clarese worked very hard for us!! She was a sweetheart!

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ask for the coconut mojito. DELICIOUS! Had a Cuban sandwich which was good. Nice place to take a break after touring throughout San Juan. Nice waitress.

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Dayton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a party of ten eat here, and we all had a great meal, with skirt steak and mofongo topping the bill! The sangria was delicious, and we had a terrific time with really great service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Too pricey for the amount of food we ate. Waitress was not too friendly or helpful. Tip: walk closer to the port which is south of this place, more places to eat and cheaper.

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ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our waitress were very attentive and nice. The food was average. A sandwich was over $10. Kids meal was too simple. I was expecting some good balanced meal fort kids with both meat and vegs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great lunchtime spot on a Thursday afternoon. We had the antojitos plate as well as pastililleos for appetizers for our family of four, and then ordered the Cubano sandwich and three choripan sandwiches for the main meal. MORE than enough food. The atmosphere was great inside and the service was fantastic! Definitely a place for a quick and quiet break... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant on our recent cruise ship visit. We tried the mofongo (delicious and interesting) and the smoothies (very refreshing on a hot day). It was not crowded in the middle of the afternoon and we got to chat with the very friendly staff. The place was beautiful and clean. It had a great local feel which... More 

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Tampa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My first meal in San Juan was here, and I consider it among the best when trying Puerto Rican cuisine. I had the Mofongo which was superb and much better than that ordered elsewhere. And, the service is great. They try so hard to please!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

El Patio de Sam is located at the corner of Calle San Sebastian and Del Christo. It is a good place for lunch and drink after the visit to the museum and the Moro Castle. I ate there twice, dinner and lunch. Food was good both times and the service was excellent. If you can speak Spanish they love it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-723-1149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?