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“Excellent Calamari and Drinks - Very Good Spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Parrot Club

The Parrot Club
363 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-725-7370
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Ranked #76 of 639 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Parrot Club is a nuevo Latino bistro and bar in the SOFO area of Old San Juan on Fortaleza Street. The Parrot Club is a longtime favorite of locals and visitors who enjoy a fun, friendly atmosphere, delicious Latin flavors and wonderful cocktails.Established in 1996, The Parrot Club quickly became a San Juan classic and a SOFO standard. Featuring innovative nuevo Latino cuisine from Chef Guillermo Gonzalez, the Parrot Club's menus spice up classic Latino dishes by combining fresh, local ingredients with modern culinary preparations. This results in flavors that are fresh and exciting. Try the Ropa Vieja Nachos, Pan Seared Shrimp with Arroz Chifa and our own Chocolate Coco Tres Leches.The impressive long blue bar is a scene in itself. Don't miss our world famous Parrot Passion, a frozen blend of Bacardi Limon, fresh orange and passion fruit juice or our classic mojitos.The Parrot Club was designed to take advantage of the colonial architecture of the building with its huge archways and tall beamed ceilings. The colorful art and design is vibrant and happening. Look into the open kitchen or step out to the lovely palm filled courtyard, perfect for private events or dining under the stars.With live Latin Jazz, a terrific weekend brunch, and family friendly lunch daily, there is always something going on in this exciting restaurant.
Des Moines, Iowa
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“Excellent Calamari and Drinks - Very Good Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I visited Old San Juan this past weekend and stopped by this place based on a recommendation from our bartender at the Marriott. We really enjoyed this stop in our day!

The restaurant has high ceiling and feels very open.....it's bright and there was plenty of space for us at the bar. We had the calamari - delicious and plentiful for two people! Our bartender was attentive and very friendly.....it was a perfect stop for us to recharge and regroup as we started our evening.

Cheers!

Iowa Travel Team

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Friendly place, great drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The colorful outside caught our eye as we were exploring Old San Juan one night. Many tables were full, so we went up to the bar. Barista was friendly and helpful with suggestions as to what drinks to try and what appetizers were popular. We had such a great time at here, talking to others and with the barista, that it made our first night in town a memorable one. Pisco Sours rocked!

Visited April 2013
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Clinton, MD
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Try the empanadas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Looking for a place to eat, my husband and I stumbled upon The Parrot Club in Old San Juan. Great food! We just had appetizers and mojitos, which were both excellent. The empanadas were to die for! I so wish I had a place in my hometown. I will definitely stop here again on my next trip to San Juan.

  • 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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“Lovely Food, Good attentive service & a nice place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended here by a work colleague who had been the night before; we went as a group of 10 both business & friends.
I had been recommended to try the "Plantain Crusted Diablo" (Mahi Mahi crusted with Chipoltie), I loved it! The Calamari rings were very good as were the Chicken Skewers & Skirt Stake Parcels; all of our group said the food was excelent & would defiantly eat here again.
There was a piano player, playing 80,s hit's but this got a little distracting as we were a big group all talking & he was playing right next to us but very well; we put some dollars in his jar.
A lovely evening in Old San Johan!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

The grouper was fantastic and the food is superb. The ribs were very good also. I went here about 5 years ago and remembered it enough to want to go back. Service by the waiter was marginal, the manager made the experience positive regarding service. Food five stars, service 3+.

Visited April 2013
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