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Al Dente

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$$ - $$$
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309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here and ate outside. It was great. Our server Jerry was very helpful and attentive. Nice place to go for a fancier choice while not breaking the bank!

Thank 547careyf
Stow, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was great. I personally got the lasagna, that I meant to share, but I accidentally ate all of it!! This being our first trip to Old San Juan. Our waiter Jerry was a great help in telling us what to see. He went as far as getting a map of Old San Juan and circling everything we talked... More 

Thank Brad D
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first 'non' Puerto Rican restaurant and I was happy we found it! Delicious menu with daily specials. The Caesar salad was flavorful and with a lot of fresh parmesan. The jambalaya made with risotto and the pumpkin filled ravioli with minced beef and a light sauce was great. The wait staff was very attentive and efficient. Nice... More 

Thank Holly D
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on Sat night. Ordered one of the chef's specials, seared tuna over risotto. The food was bland, had no flavor. Highly disappointed as this was the night's special. My friend ordered the pumpkin ravioli and found it to be average. The actual ravioli was good but the sauce was not that great. Dessert and service were very... More 

Thank Anider
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We were a family of four. You can enjoy an excellent food and drinking some wine in a good and relax environment of music. Very good service and the price are comfortable. Located in the old San Juan, next to the cruise ships port.

Thank Carmelo S
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My wife and I visit this restaurant for the 1st time (quick trip to San Juan and the theater), it was recommended to me by a friend. I was not disappointed, the place is great. We arrive around 7pm Saturday night and the place was not crowed (people started getting in after 8pm). The food was awesome at an affordable... More 

Thank jrc_pr
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Went for a business lunch for our boss that it's retiring. Our party of 12 was accommodated promptly. Because it was lunch the place was not packed. Very friendly service. The manager was always around making sure that everything was doing ok. For starters the arancinis and the sausages where delicious. As for second course, I had the pumpkin filled... More 

Thank hjruiz
Cortland, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is an amazing little gem hidden in Old San Juan. They had excellent service and amazing food. We started with the most amazing bruschetta and for dinner I had the linguini carbonara and my husband had the veal tortellini. We could not get enough. It was a shame there was no room left for desert because they looked good.... More 

Thank Robin1933
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I had never tasted a Pasta Carbonara like the one I had in Al Dente. This pasta was by far the best I've ever had. It's rich flavors, creamy texture and perfect portion delighted me! Had great food and a great time with my husband friends/family :)

Thank catydrex
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

The food, the service, the wine - everything was perfect. The bread pudding for desert was to die for. And we tried a bottle of Recanati wine from Israel, it was delicious. Highly recommend this place!!

Thank luvleerenee2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787/723-7303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?