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Gio by Gio Gastro Bar

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Caribbean, International, Pub, Gastropub
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| Punta Soldado Road, 00775, Puerto Rico
+1 787-420-3540
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice but empty

Gio's has a nice ambience but when you are the only people at the bar and the only table in the restaurant...it leaves you a bit cold. The food and the service were good but I enjoy people watching and this is definitely not the place for that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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San Juan Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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San Juan Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Gio's has a nice ambience but when you are the only people at the bar and the only table in the restaurant...it leaves you a bit cold. The food and the service were good but I enjoy people watching and this is definitely not the place for that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed at Club Seabourne and ate every breakfast and most of our dinners at Gio by Gio. The food offerings were creative and often made from local farm raised ingredients. Gio and his staff were courteous and charming and very professional. I am hoping I can return with a gaggle of girlfriends!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Simply trying to be fancy on an island where there isn't much clientele for that market. We were one of three tables in the restaurant and the service was painfully slow even by Caribbean standards. The food was tasty and artfully presented, but still over priced for where and what it was.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a restaurant that is part of the Club Seaborne. Nice setting and friendly people. Food was good, prices were high. Don't really understand the rave reviews.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate at a number of restaurants in Culebra during our week there, but nothing compared to Gio's and we returned our last night. We strongly recommend that you plan a special meal or two and drive to Gio's. Save room for dessert. We loved the atmosphere - both inside and outside (with a fine mesh so insects could not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had a fabulous dinner here. Everything was perfectly seasoned, creative use of local fish and flavors. The pork chop was succulent and moist. Delicious. Great setting in a quiet spot with both indoor and outdoor seating options.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is the restaurant in the Club Seabourne hotel. Only open Thurs- Sunday (and closed the Sunday we were there!) I was happy we dined there our first night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had some doubts because it was relatively empty when we arrived, but it filled after a bit. We ate there three times over our stay. Each time, the four of us ordered something different and it was always done to perfection! The mahi was out of this world and the beef couldn't have been better prepared. We ordered the... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We dined on delicious drinks and food with friends last night at Gio. The setting was relaxing and while were were finishing our delicious food (my boyfriend had the fried whole snapper and I had The Surfer), the chef came to see if we were enjoying our food. We were so satiated we passed up dessert. However, we will definitely... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The place is good when they get it right. Good luck. The staff is insufficient and the menu, especially breakfast, can be rather limited. Ambience is lacking in terms of background, it can feel as if you are dining in a big silent room. Staff needs serious training in atmosphere and customer service. The choices are very limited in Culebra... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Punta Soldado Road, 00775, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Culebra
  • Phone Number: +1 787-420-3540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?