This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The decor was outstanding, setting the atmosphere for what was to be a sublime dining experience not to mention the breathtaking ocean view. While vacationing in San Juan my wife and I researched the best restaurants in the San Juan/Old San Juan area. Pikayo kept popping up on all the major restaurant searches. We were staying at the Conrad Condado which is a 3.5 to 4.0 hotel so we did not expect to find a restaurant of this caliber there. After going to several other highly recommended establishments and not finding that "great meal" that great vacations are made of we decided to give it a try. What a great decision we made. This is the best dining experience of our ten day stay in Puerto Rico even though we have reservations for another highly rated restaurant tomorrow. It just doesn’t get any better than this. The service was excellent. The timing was great. The food was superb.
We arrived without reservations at 6 pm when they opened and were seated immediately. Within thirty minutes the place was nearly filled. The freshly baked bread and complementary gazpacho was a delicious prelude to what was to come.
I ordered the special of the day which was lobster tails out of the shells. Lobster tail is my favorite food and I have eaten every type and preparation you can imagine from, literally, all over the planet and I can truthfully say that I have never had a better prepared or tasting lobster dish. It was eleven ounces of succulent delight! My wife was equally delighted with the generous portion of Alaskan salmon cooked to perfection. The key lime desert was to die for. I was just planning to taste it, but I could not stop tasting once I began. I rarely ever eat desert, so this really surprised my wife.
The place is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. The total bill with a glass of wine for my wife and two glasses for me came to about $200. including taxes and an 18% tip. I must say that it was worth every penny! I have nothing negative to say about Pikayo, it was all good!
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April 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful review. I'm honored to know we served you one of the best meals you ever had. We put a lot of thought into every aspect of Pikayo, from our inviting decor to our attentive service. I'm thrilled to hear that all together it created a "sublime dining experience" for you. I'll be sure to pass along your kind message to the rest of the team.
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I hope you and your wife had a wonderful vacation to San Juan, and I look forward to your next visit.
All the best,
Chef Wilo, Owner
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