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El Patio de Sam

102 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-723-1149
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Ranked #106 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We stopped here during our night out in Old San Juan for a quick drink. The bartender was very helpful and recommended a local beer for my husband. When he found out it was our honeymoon, he gave us free shots and then later made sure to call a cab for us. This is a great bar!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ignatico was our bartender/server and was great! Very Friendly! They have Mofongo, a Puerto Rican dish that is the best on the island. We have been to Puerto Rico a few times and this place has the best food hands down.

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Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Good Puerto Rican food served by friendly waiter, John. He suggested the Botellos which are cheese balls dipped in guava sauce - great. I had a cuban sandwiche which was good and wife had fish which was pretty good too. Peices reasonable. would return definitely.

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place has been at its current location for decades now. If you like burgers, this place has been voted best burger in the Caribbean for 5 years in a row. Go during happy hour 5-7 you get 2 drinks for the price of 1 (mojito a must) great after a long hot walk in Old San Juan. We had... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ducked in here during one of thos pop up rain storms. Very good food and drinks and the prices were not bad either.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've been to "El patio" many times, both with friends and my girlfriend, never been disappointed. Definitely a must try.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

My father in law proclaimed it the best Ceasers salad he ever had. The Cubano I ordered had great flavor. The staff was very pleasant and attentive.

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twinsburg, ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The only reason I gave this 3 stars and not 2 is because the hamburgers and fries were really good. We debated about going in and then saw a sign for 2 for 1 drinks at happy hour. My husband and I ordered Mojito's and were never asked if we wanted another one. When the check came we were charged... More

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Medford, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had lunch here twice on our recent trip and really liked the food, prices and service. I wanted eggs of some kind for lunch which wasn't on the menu and the waitress suggested a breaded steak with two fried eggs on top and it was delicious.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We toured the historic sites all day and needed to take a break and eat lunch. One of the police officers recommended this place. Burgers were really good. Plantain chips were great as well. The patio section of the restaurant was nice to sit in because the sun was shining through. Prices were decent.

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