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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 #117 of 602 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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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Nice decoration, great services, clean, friendly attendant. Killer Piñas Coladas. To us is all about Rice, Red bean, Amarillos y Biftec con cebollas. Good prices for the amount of food. Flanes y Cafe will tell you paid your bill and walk away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to this restaurant after visiting El Morro. We were all starving. The atmosphere was inviting and relaxing despite been a busy hour. The waitress was nice, although a little forgetful. The food was served relatively fast and it was well presented. We all agreed that overall, the service was good and the food excellent.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After 3 hours of walking through old San Juan in 90 degree weather, we were more than ready for a cool spot to grab a bite. El Patio de Sam fit the bill. Very near El Morro and San Jose church. The fish sandwich was very tasty as were the burgers. The staff was courteous and despite a bit of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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