Cafe Carli Concierto

Cafe Carli Concierto, San Juan: Address, Phone Number, Cafe Carli Concierto Reviews: 4.5/5

Cafe Carli Concierto
4.5
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Jazz pianist Carli Munoz, who played with the likes of B.B. King, the Beach Boys and Les McCann, is not only the proprietor of Café Concierto but its main performer.
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I had the pleasure of dining at Carli's Cafe several times while visiting Old San Juan. The food was wonderful and the music was even better. The host , Carli himself, is gracious and charming as well as an accomplished pianist. Altogether an enchanted evening!
Written May 19, 2002
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Larry g
Columbia, MD54 contributions
Carli's gets a big Thumbs Up. The Carli of Carli's happens to be Carli Munoz, keyboard player for The Beach Boys during the 1970s, and his jazz piano still hits the right notes. He plays every night, and is joined by a combo or a variety of guest musicians on weekends.

The restaurant is a small intimate setting, with less than 20 tables inside (there's another half-dozen tables outside, too, with the live music piped outdoors on loudspeakers). Waiters are attentive, and know the menu very well. Service is good. Went there two nights, and all the dishes showed some thought and were well prepared. In other words: Good food in addition to good music. Figure on $100-$120 for a romantic dinner for two with a reasonably priced bottle of wine (deduct $25-35 if you're not a wine drinker).
Written September 21, 2010
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Mobile19967
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1 contribution
I had dinner with my wife and two close friends at Cafe Carli Concierto in OLd San Juan on 1/21/2005. Over the course of 3+ hours, we had some of the best food and service any of us have ever experienced. We enjoyed excellent wines too and Carli and his outstanding jazz trio played nearly the entire time that we were in the restaurant. This is an incredibly cozy and comfortable restaurant that gets my highest recommendation.
Written February 2, 2005
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Wanderer29814
Northern NJ1 contribution
My husband and I had dinner here while we were in San Juan this past weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We sat in the dining room, close to where the musicians were playing, and were treated to a first rate jazz performance in a relaxing atmosphere. My husband and I both agreed that seeing the Carli Munoz Trio perform was one of the highlights of our trip.

Dinner was excellent as well. The plantain encrusted calamari was particularly fantastic. Service was also attentive and unrushed. I enthusiastically recommend this retaurant to anyone who appreciates jazz and fine food.
Written March 7, 2006
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BearcatTraveler_06
Cincinnati, OH3 contributions
May 2011
My boyfriend and I had heard that the music was good at Carli's so decided to go for dinner one evening. It was raining and we got lost walking around the streets of San Juan. We called the restaurant and without any hesitation the head waiter came out with an umbrella to look for us! When we finally got there, we were seated in a great place with good view of the performance. The food was tasty but nothing too extravagant. The wine selection was very good. Best of all the music was great! If you are looking for a very romantic, intimate, genuine, place to get some eats and drinks while listening to great music definitely head to Carli's!
Written May 25, 2011
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Kimberly K
Peabody, MA77 contributions
The food was good, but could have been better. The mojitos were amazing and the service top notch.
Written December 31, 2010
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Pukanachee
Shelburne, Vermont and Humacao, PR3 contributions
Carli Munoz is an outstanding jazz pianist. It was a privilige to be able to listen to him. The evening that we were there he had a bass accompaniest who was also top rate. We understand that Carli also performs with a trio and a quintet-we are definitely going back. What a terrific evening!!! The club is small and intimate with an outdoor deck. By the way we had dinner and the food is excellent. An outstanding evening-Thanks you Carli Munoz for the music that flows from your hands!!!
Written February 15, 2004
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GoinAgainNextYear
Maitland, FL80 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Had dinner there last night with our family for my birthday. Little slower on a Thursday night which suited us perfectly and made this restaurant which seats about 50 even more relaxed and intimate. Our waitress "Tennessee" was lovely, unhurried and attentive. We were initially disappointed that Carli would not be playing that night but Roberto on the guitar (he's there every Thursday) was even better. He played a range of Spanish and English songs in a very relaxed vibe. And the food! In a word - fantastic! Everything we had, specials or off the menu, was all delicious, perfectly prepared and presented. If you want a great and relaxed experience, go on Thursday. If you want more of an exciting jazz experience, go on the weekend. Either way, make reservations.
Written May 6, 2016
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DEFoodLover
New Castle, Delaware41 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Stopped at this restaurant's outdoor cafe for a rest and a happy hour cocktail after a pleasant and tiring walk. Service was exemplary and when we found ourselves near to it the following day, we paid another visit. We enjoyed great service, great cocktails and great appetizers ( loved the tuna carpaccio and seafood ceviche ! ). Nice to hear the jazz, too, even if from the patio, Servers ( Wolfgang and Orlando ) were attentive and great to chat with!! Hope to dine here again!!
Written May 22, 2012
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Stacy P
Minnesota16 contributions
We happened upon Carli Cafe while trying to actually find the Hard Rock Cafe for a souvenir. We are so glad we stayed. We ate outside on a beautiful night. Not only were they accomadating to the adults but also my 2 year old daughter. They were willing to make her the most impressive fruit bowl for her and she loved it. The service was top notch and the food was out of this world.
Written January 31, 2010
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