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El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas

100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787 723 9202
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Ranked #125 of 615 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So delicious. Chicken Croquettes, lamb chops, filet minon, and the garlic shrimp (biggest shrimp ever!) We ate here our first night of our vacation before getting on the cruise ship which made the ship food seem miserable. Bacardi cocktails, old Spanish courtyard, flamenco dancing, and an attentive and charming waiter Jean was a recipe for a wonderful start to our... More

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Milwaukee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The bartender here made our experience in Puerto Rico a delight. He is and awesome guy. Great at recommending Tapas. Also great at recommending drinks for your specific taste. Also the waiting staff was awesome. We ate here several times and when we passing through to head out to eat somewhere else they were great at giving us directions. Place... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited this restaurant as we were staying at the hotel (which is just lovely). We were there on a night where they had traditional dancing and Music which was a great experience to see. This is pretty much where the positive experience ends. The service was below par we had a waitress who seemed very disinterested. The food was... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

From the sangria to the food our time here was incredible!!! Great atmosphere and great food! By far the best food we had in San Juan! Highly highly recommend the lamb chops.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

we loved sitting outside, watching the tourists and enjoying beautiful food. Just a lovely experience!

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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a great dining experience. The tapas restaurant is located inside the El Convento Hotel in the upstairs atrium. Great atmosphere, service and food. The garlic shrimp is wonderful. So much to choose from, you really can't go wrong.

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Colorado Springs
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200 reviews 200 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

At the Hotel El Convento, this little tapas bar had fantastic service--friendly, efficient--and a pretty interesting selection of tapas and plenty of ice cold beverages! The best was the garlic shrimp--but we also tried chicken and ham on a stick (Pollo y jamon pinchos), octopus and chorizo...indoor or outdoor seating.

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Harbert, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Over the last decade San Juan Puerto Rico has figured out that it Is better off embracing its Spanish heritage rather than its criollo tradition. From a food perspective, this means more tapas and less plantain, beans and rice. And this restaurant is absolutely tops. Go for the tapas menu. The chorizo with bread is absolutely perfect - sharp and... More

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have stayed at El Covento Hotel and have enjoyed El Picoteo for many visits. I was so looking forward to going back, so my disappointment was more intense. The bar and restaurant needs attention. It is has seen better days, it is unkept (keep in mind this is supposed to be a top luxury hotel), cheap chairs and tables,... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to El Picoteo twice: the first time for appetizers and drinks, and the second time just for drinks. The first time we had a good bartender who made very good drinks, and had excellent appetizers--try the ceviche here! The second time we went for drinks, however, there was a different bartender, and the drinks were AWFUL. We both... 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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