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“Best Restaurant in Condado” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waiter's Bar & Grill

Waiter's Bar & Grill
1024 Ashford Ave, Isla Verde, Carolina 00914, Puerto Rico
(787) 727-8500
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Ranked #8 of 29 Restaurants in Isla Verde
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Condado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We found this spot by pure luck, looking for a place to watch the Superbowl. We sat at the bar that night and had a great time with all the staff; they were very friendly. The food was the real surprise. We ate crab cakes which were filled with delcious fresh crab meat, plump and juicy chicken wings which were glazed with mango, honey and sesame and ribs, so tendor they fell off the bone. The food was so fresh and good we went back for dinner later in the week. On the second trip we sat at a table and received excellent service. I ate a delicious paella which was filled with fresh seafood, so good I tried to eat it all even though the serving was huge. They pride themselves for preparing all the food fresh and it really shows. I would reccomend a meal here to anyone visiting the area. And while you are there try a mango mojito - yum!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't be put off by the sports bar atmosphere - great traditional Puerto Rican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012 via mobile

Waiter's was recommended to us by a waiter at a different restaurant when he learned we were looking for local Puerto Rican fare. We were a little skeptical at first because it looks like a dingy sports bar outside, and not much better inside. But, boy was he right!

The food was excellent, from the fresh strawberry and mango smoothies the bartender made for my son and father, to the appetizer (suggested by the waiter) of ceviche served on a basket of fried plantains, to the seafood mofongo I had for my main course. The other folks in my party had garlic shrimp, burgers, and crab on fried plantains and all were really good. The guys who run the place are extremely friendly and were more than happy to suggest the dishes that were their real signature specialties.

All the food in San Juan seems to be expensive and Waiter's was no exception, but I liked supporting a local business like and not just a big resort chain. Would love to go back here again while we're still here, if we can. It was an extremely pleasant surprise.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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