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“Spectacular view, dining on the beach, under the stars.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oceano

Oceano
2 Vendig St., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-6300
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Ranked #4 of 684 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Eclectic, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Oceano's cuisine is fresh, creative and unique. Renowned for serving locally sourced ingredients and mouthwatering tropical accents, each bite melts in the mouth as easily as the sun melts on the horizon. The executive chef, Eric Gonzales, and team of well-experienced professionals are able to meet the discerning and luxurious tastes of any palate. The seafood-rich menu features delectable dishes, each coming with its own signature tropical accent. By combining unexpected flavors with a Caribbean flair, paired with a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean, sensual signature drinks and extensive wine list, Oceano's menu offers unparalleled and memorable dining experience, matching your palate to the tropical breeze.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Spectacular view, dining on the beach, under the stars.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The view is simply spectacular. You are dining under the stars while looking at the crashing waves on a warm tropical night, right on the beach but without the sand. It does not get any better than that. The service is superb. Our hostess was very attentive to our needs and we did not have to call her for anything: she was always around. The food is very good. We ordered the appetizer of churrasco amarillo egg roll, which is grilled skirt steak in an egg roll made with ripe plantain. Delicious. The Margaritas are excellent. My main dish was Chimichurri Marinated Sirloin with scallion mashed potatoes. I ordered medium well but it was more like medium rare. Good but not great. My wife ordered the Palermo pork with corn humita. Very good.
The parking might be an issue. If you are staying at one of the nearby hotels then it is not a problem, of course. But if you are planning to drive to the place, come early. The Condado area is very busy at night with locals and tourists and parking space is scarce after 9:00 PM. And be prepared to pay for it accordingly. The small parking lot right in front of the restaurant charges $10 as a flat fee.
As a final note: if you are planning to go there for dinner you should call and make a reservation or do it online. There are only about ten tables on the beach deck and the ambiance and the view are so great that people are in no hurry to leave. Neither will you.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Too pretentious with lacking service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When we entered, we were asked if we had reservations, which we did not, and after some hand wringing we were given one of the many empty tables. OK so now a server comes over and gives us the wine list...but did not ask what we wanted to drink and did not come back for almost 20 mins! Finally we get our drinks and now we have to wait again (our drinks were long gone) for our orders to be taken. The food was mediocre, but not the price. It is nice for a restaurant to have a view, but that is not enough to make it a good restaurant. This place needs to go back to basics: Attentive service and good food, simple.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Where I fell in love with Puerto Rico.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Oceano has everything beautiful atmosphere, gorgeous view of the beach, and delicious food and drinks. But what made me fall in love with this place was the staff...very attractive, and hospitable everyone was super nice especially the bartender Boston he spoiled us. It was the best.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous food on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

The Fam and I went based on Anne Burrel's show.

The drinks and food were great. Our server, Bobby, made great recommendations and he made us welcome immediately.

  • Visited April 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just finished an excellent dinner at Oceano. Our server Oriana was fantastic and very attentive. Chef Austin visited with us several times during our dinner and kindly share some of his outstanding recipes. Will return for brunch on Sunday and highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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