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“Can't Wait to Return” 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 #88 of 684 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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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.
Austin, Texas, United States
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“Can't Wait to Return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I ate here March 3rd (our anniversary) for the first time and we can't wait to return.
From the moment we walked in, the staff was very nice especially the young lady (I apologize I cannot recall her name) who greeted and sat us at our table. Everything from the drinks, appetizer, and food was delicious. I regret we ate too much and was not able to try one of the desserts but definitely next time.
Thank you to the staff and chef for making our 2nd Anniversary dinner so memorable.

Bernadette Vargas-Hurst
Austin, Texas

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
I couldn't be happier to hear that we were able to help make your anniversary dinner a hit, Bernadette! I'll be sure to pass along all your kind words to our team — they'll be thrilled to know they made such a difference. Don't worry too much about not saving room for dessert this time around — it just gives you an excuse to come back for round two!

Thank you for letting us be part of your story,
Emilio
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food was fabulous, music quiet enough to talk, service staff very good. Pleasant Decor suits the price and area.

Visited March 2014
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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
From the sounds of it, you enjoyed your visit on all levels, and I couldn't be happier to hear it, N! I'll be sure to let our team know what a great job they did when you were in. Until next time!

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Emilio
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Springfield, MA
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stopped here for dinner one night after walking around Old San Juan. Some of the items we had included the ceviche, empanadillas de pollo y chorizo, macaroni and cheese, and a shrimp dinner. The empanadillas de pollo y chorizo were wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone eating here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Wow! It sounds like you really made your way down our menu, and I couldn't be happier to hear that you were impressed with every last bite. There's nothing like relaxing with a great meal after a day of exploring, and you can always count on us to serve up just that. We'll hope to see you the next time you're in San Juan!

Thank you for letting us be part of your story,
Emilio
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New York City, New York, USA
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“Good food low key atmosphere in old San Juan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Delicious fish tacos! The mojo sauce on the yuca fries was also quite yummy. Friendly if relaxed staff and low key atmosphere (no music). A little pricey but very tasty. I would go back.

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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review, Corgyn! I couldn't be happier to hear that our fish tacos really hit the spot. When in Puerto Rico, it's important to eat as much delicious seafood as possible, so we're happy to serve up just that. We'll look forward to hosting you again next time!

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“Tired and slow with lack of management”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Ate here with 6 people this week for lunch and it was a horror. Drinks took 30 minutes....food took 1.5 hours and everybody stood around wondering what was happening in the kitchen. Drinks were a poor server...the kitchen was terribly slow. Then the food came and was COLD and the portions were small and taste was off.

This was our second disaster at the Parrot club...we had dinner there last week and thought it was just an off night.... There are many better restaurants in old San Juan......I would and will advise my friends to skip this one. 5 years ago fabulous.....Today....Epic fail.

Enjoy San Juan and Safe Travels to all!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Emilio F, Owner at The Parrot Club, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't receive the same great food and service from five years ago! You should expect to be blown away by our friendly service and tasty dishes every time you walk through our doors, and it definitely sounds like you got us on an off night. I'll be sure to follow up with my team about this and, should you decide to give us another shot, you can count on an exceptional experience on all fronts. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and please don't hesitate to reach out with any further comments or concerns — we're always happy to hear from you.

All the best,
Emilio
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