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“Try it if you like different” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bartola

Bartola
701 Ponce de Leon, Suite 108 | Edificio del Centro de Seguros, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
(787) 963-1298
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Ranked #244 of 628 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Try it if you like different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

This is definitely not a traditional mexican restaurant, period, but that is not bad! I was surprised by The cozy, vinagre decore, The ambiance inspired comfort. Although it is a smal salón, you can feel confortable. The margaritas at my favorite, made with natural juice, not with a Margarita mixer. The fried chesse is good well. Chichen and fish tacos are very good, chesse is optional so you can have a tasty mexican dinner without The guilt! Definitely The churros with dulce de leche are Awsome. Parking, not The best, although valer parking guys are vey accomodating. Go early or abolid The 7:30 to 8:30 time frame, There is no tables usually at that time.

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Mexican?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Clean, sleek, modern..yeah, but not traditional mexican. I am not looking for mexican sombreros or mariachis; but there was something lacking. Its like a modern take on mexican food. If you like that, cool. Maybe I had my heart set on mexican comfort food that day....

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St Maarten-St Martin
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156 reviews 156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Nice cozy mexican place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The food was good and the margaritas were great. Service was on the slow side, they missed one plate but corrected quickly. Make sure you try the churros.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“No, no, no”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I don't like their food, period. The place is small, unconfortable..the parking is not good. The dessert was the only thing I liked. The margaritas, no,no.....time to look for another mexican restaurant..!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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121 reviews 121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Worst Mexican Food Ever!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

It is very hard to ruin Mexican food and this place apparently is successful at it. Servce is slow and poor.

Visited October 2012
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