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“An amazing spot in Old San Juan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar

Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
317 Fortaleza Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-3969
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Ranked #1 of 628 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, International, Fusion, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fortaleza Street
Transit: Bus Station is located only two blocks from the center of San Juan where Marmalade is located
Description: Marmalade does not accommodate children under seven years old. Dress appropriately please, no shorts and beach sandals in the restaurant.
United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“An amazing spot in Old San Juan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went here for dinner and have to say it was quite a surprise. First of all it is unlike anything we have ever seen in San Juan. Not sure how to describe the atmosphere but the food was awesome. Everyone has raved about the white bean soup...and we concur 100%! The heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad is fresh and delicious, also very large. Everything we had was terrific. The service was friendly and very efficient. The chef did come out and talked with us about the meal. Very nice touch!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent meal, ambiance, staff, chef/owner Peter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a wonderful experience at Marmalade. Was looking forward to it, as it had come highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Had high expectations going in, and my expectations were indeed exceeded. Both my husband's and my meal were really over the top delicious. Most notable, there seemed to be a slight glitch with our order (it happens in the best of places) and our waiter and owner Peter could not have been more solicitous. Will go back and we highly recommend Marmalade to anyone going to PR.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Chef restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

service is very good... food is very special. small dishes but very special. we enjoyed it , the vibe was good.

  • Visited August 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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Los Angeles, California
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“Fantastic First Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just arrived in San Juan yesterday, and decided to put Marmalade at the top of our list of restaurants to try. Boy! What a treat! When making our reservation, we told the hostess that we are visiting SJ for our honeymoon. So, when we arrived at the restaurant, we were seated at a special area off to the side. Our table was beautifully decorated with rose petals and the couch on which we sat was loaded with pillows for a very romantic feel. We decided to try the 5-course tasting menu, and were impressed with every dish! Highlights included the white bean soup (so good that we had 2 servings each), the sea bass, pappardelle pasta with truffle oil, popcorn shrimp, and the red snapper ceviche. Our waiter was so personable (I feel terrible for forgetting his name), and offered to switch out any dish we did not enjoy. Let me tell you, everything we had was flavorful and cooked to perfection. The owner and chef, Peter, came to our table several times to find out our opinions of the entrees and was happy to answer any questions we may have had about the flavors or recipes. Marmalade exceeded our expectations in food and service. We already know what we experienced last night will be hard to beat!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Fun and lots of Choices!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have tried so many times to make it to Marmalade when in San Juan and finally did!! It was a fun and less daunting experience that most reviews make it out to be!! The best thing about Marmalade was the fact that you choose from several tasting menus with or without wine pairings or go a la carte with your own cravings and come out with a bill that didn't put a hole in your wallet!! I would not rate the experience at this establishment as a over the top as some readers have said but it was certainly not just so so either!! the atmosphere is fabulous. Janelle, our server was just delightful and answered every question and let us taste our wines to make the perfect selection for our anniversary. We opted for a great smaller portion pasta and light seafood entree and a wonderful and imaginative creme brule for desert. We had a super evening and I got the impression that their service is really consistent and the menu always creative!!

  • Visited August 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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