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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 #96 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wonderful cocktails, wonderful food. Try the beef tenderloins. Get a table overlooking the hotel bar

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate in this place twice. The first time I had the small pizza with sliced tomatoes. My wife liked it so much, that she had it the next time. Not even the same dish. Talked to the manager and sent it back. Still could not get it right. You would think that there would be a standard for the... More

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Athens, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped by and sat outside in the cute courtyard area, where we had a delicious lunch. The special cocktails were yummy and refreshing, and the food was light and perfect for a break from shopping and the heat. We really enjoyed our leisurely lunch here!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My fiancé and I went on a slow weeknight and Gustavo (I think that was his name) did a great job going down the menu with us and made great wine suggestions. The patio is amazing!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

El Picoteo, was suggested by a friend who lives in PR. What a great suggestion. We went there on a Friday night for dinner. The food was wonderful. We ordered champagne sangrias and Chicken Croquets, Salmon with Manchego, and the gazpacho. We really enjoyed our food. The historical feel and classy design of the hotel and restaurant made it a... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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381 reviews 381 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

No AC on a hot and humid day didn't damper the extraordinary Jean and the culinary team. I think we ordered almost all the menu items! In a world of Jaleo and Tapeo, nice to find a Spain hugs PR tapas style. Spanish nostalgic decor of Spanish times with contemporary soul. They cook the food you want to eat. "Picoteo"... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The atmosphere was superb. A very pretty setting. Enjoyed the tapas immensely as well as their champagne sangria. We ordered the roasted potatoes, fried calamari, a salmon dish and mushrooms. All were delicious and more than enough to satisfy the appetites of two hungy people. Prices were about average.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After walking around Old San Juan come here for a little respite, lunch and beverages. Great atmosphere overlooking the courtyard of El Convento, delicious tapas and refreshing sangrias.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There is not a better setting in all San Juan than El Picoteo located on the second floor of the beautiful El Convento Hotel overlooking the courtyard. Service is outstanding and attentive. The menu extensive and interesting and the food tasteful and wonderfully presented. You can't go wrong with any selection!

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Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place is such an amazing find. The atmosphere is do nice inside the courtyard of the El Convento hotel. The tapas selections are very very good. The sangria is delicious.

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