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“Wonderful and very reasonable !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Manolin

Cafe Manolin
251 San Justo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-723-9743
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Ranked #34 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Tel. 787-723-9743 Fax. 787-723-0308 info@cafemanolinoldsanjuan.com
Revere, MA
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“Wonderful and very reasonable !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My mother and I often visited this charming little restaurant when we were in Old San Juan. We discovered it on our very first trip to this beautiful island. We fell so in love with Puerto Rico that we decided to go live there after I retired ( my mother already was). We remained for 5 marvelous years! We would have lived in Puerto Rico for the rest of our lives if it was not for a family situation that, sorrowfully, had us return to the mainland. Puerto Rico had become our home! Mother and I went exploring our environs alot, discovering many new places.We always enjoyed the typical dishes such as pastelon ( made with plaintain) and bistec encebollado (steak with onions served the Puerto Rican way, with extra flavor). The coffee was truly excellent . ( Very good coffee grows in Puerto Rico, in the mountains, mostly in the western part of the island). What a gem of a restaurant! We felt like we were in a warm-hearted friendly family. The food is very well prepared and the prices are so much more reasonable than in the States.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good Local Restaurant with Good Local Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

It was our first day and we were looking for a restaurant when we saw the Trip Advisor sticker on the door and decided that was a good recommendation. It is a small local owned restaurant and it gave us our first taste of Puerto Rican food. They were very friendly and the food was delicious. There were several locals as well as other tourists eating there. They also had a good breakfast with reasonable prices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Best place to have a great Puerto Rican meal in Old San Juan.
I liked the service, the food was very tasty. I did not dislike anything.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gem of a diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This restaurant was another recommendation. It is in the style of a old style diner with a small restaurant seating. Be prepared for a wait, especially on Friday and Saturday. Great service from Jesus. The food was great and good sized portions.

Visited June 2013
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“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Very good prices, good flavor, Nice experience. Ask for the special, You wont regret. Ask for the mic mofongo, yuca and plantains all mashed and mix

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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