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“Nouvelle Caribbean menu!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Cueva Del Mar

La Cueva Del Mar
1904 Loiza st., San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico
+1 787-726-8700
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Ranked #48 of 628 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Shelby, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nouvelle Caribbean menu!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Great relaxed atmosphere with unexpectedly good food. Loiza Street is an older street not far from the Condado area, so there is very little parking. The Valet is free so on Thursday night it was not a problem. On Friday and the weekend, take a cab.
The Fish Tacos are exceptional and the sweet chili Shrimp are super. The drinks are very generous and tasty. Worth the trip!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
“Local hangout good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

You know how it is, you walk and watch and see the locals walking in and the place is very very busy so you know its gotta be good and it was! The prices are excellent drinks are half the price of places in Condado area. And the food coming out of the kitchen looked really good. Empanadas terrific, priced at $2-3. Very cordial service, kind of a cool ocean surf atmosphere. Comfy jumping place. If you are in the area and want a cold drink and some lunch, dont pass this place by!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!!! fast, fresh and amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Hidden paradise. I read some reviews about slow service... Well that was not our case. The place was packed and the food arrived perfectly on time,

  • Visited November 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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“Great food slowww service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very good food, and the waiters very nice and professional, but they have to do something about their very very slow kitchen service. Sometimes I hesitate to go because of the problem with the slow service

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Rego Park, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Awesome and affordable seafood place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A seafood restaurant in a unique neighborhood in the loiza street area. We arrived early on Sunday and within an hour the place was pack. Have a great seafood selection with a criollo or creole flavor. Price very affordable. The appetizer bolitas de pescado. Valet parking only

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