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El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas

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100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787 723 9202
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This restaurant is at Hotel El Convento
Today
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere

We dined here while staying at the el Convento. The atmosphere of the restaurant is fantastic. Lighting is beautiful. The menu offered an adequate selection of both cold and hot tapas. Most of our selections were very tasty. We actually ordered one cold tapas and two hot. The hummus was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Madison, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food and atmosphere. It was a little on the expensive side, but the tapas selection was good. We should have stopped before we ordered the Paella as it was too much food at the end. The Sangria, house specialty, was the best that I have ever had.

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Madison, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We dined here while staying at the el Convento. The atmosphere of the restaurant is fantastic. Lighting is beautiful. The menu offered an adequate selection of both cold and hot tapas. Most of our selections were very tasty. We actually ordered one cold tapas and two hot. The hummus was outstanding. My only complaint would be the cost. As I... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Try the fresh mango mojito margarita. We had manchego with honey, excellent and tender pulpo de gallega, and finished off the meal with coconut tres leches. Excellent service.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The ambiance was nice; however, the food was too salty. The drinks were OK. If you're going there to grab drinks and hang out, good choice. If you're looking for great food, not the best option.

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St. Louis, MO
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ate here while staying at Hotel El Convento. We ordered a few tapas and frozen cocktails the afternoon we arrived, and they were all excellent. It was a great place to unwind, cool off, and relax. Restaurant is covered open air in the middle of the hotel courtyard area on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Service was good,... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Located in the El Convento Hotel, with outside dining, under cover. The tapa's menu was plentiful, service was good, and the atmosphere was refreshing. Most of all, each of the 6 tapa's we shared was very good and tasteful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were excited to check out the unique El Convento setting & enjoy some much needed refreshment after trekking around Old San Juan. The setting was very nice, but the food didn't seem to be anything special although it was tasty for the most part. Probably not worth the pricey bill though.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to El Convento and lunch at El Picoteo. The restaurant is in the courtyard of the Old Convent in Old San Juan. The tapas menu is very simple -- meats, fish, dips, one paella, small pizzas, etc. We sample 7-8 dishes -- all very good. Drinks were very good also. This is a great spot for... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place was very busy but the service was very friendly and very fairly prompt. I was by myself and did not feel out of place. It is a vibrant friendly place. They drinks were great, I did not eat but was told by people next to me that what they were having was delicious.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is a charming space on the second floor of El Convento Hotel but it's operated by a separate company. (The same company has the very good pizza restaurant next door.) Without question our dinner was the best tapas meal we've had. The very generous serving of beef tenderloin skewers was perfectly done and came with a tasty sauce.... More 

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Additional Information about El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas

Address: 100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 723 9202
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 45
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 723 9202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 45
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm

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