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La Tortuga

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Corner of Calle San Sebastian & Calle San Jose, San Juan, Puerto Rico
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walking distance from the fort. Not too pricey. Relaxed atmosphere. Great appetizer and beer deals. Like, BOGO Magna $4.50 from opening til 7pm and traditional Puerto Rican appetizers $1-3. Sandwiches and pastas. Pizza is thick and doughy....so not for you if you like thin, crispy. Delicious frozen drinks and happy to make virgin for underage patrons. We spent $82... More 

Thank GumperBhame
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food Noce staff Nice environment Quick service Real nice prices Staff is very attentive You must go

Thank pbobe
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in desperate need of good food after travel 3 hours from a week trip to Rincon. We found this spot offering good rated pizzas. We ordered a personal pan pizza ans Cesar salad. My boyfriend and I ended up taking most of the salad home. Huge portions with low prices was great!! Also the pizza was very good!... More 

Thank Ms_Laura0208
Bayamon- Puerto Rico
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Good place, service was good, the food was cook right, but the croquettes were very bad, almost no ham on them, and the other one, were not good at all. again, they were cook right, not a good flavor. Beers were cold and the prices were reasonable.

Thank JorgeKrypto
Vancouver Island, Canada
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186 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Was walking by and saw the donuts thru the doorway. We hadn't planned on eating but saw donuts and had to try. We had the bacon donut very different but great tasting. Just did a take out. Reasonable priced donut and fresh

Thank Daphne D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

$6 for a home made pizza that really tasted lovely. Good service too, a little off the beaten track. Bar scene also. Three TVs and music.

Thank Paul H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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276 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

La Tortuga is good enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner on a budget. Great coffee, omelettes, sandwiches, and pizzas to name a few. Most menu items are under priced for being in the historic district. Locals go there a lot.

Thank Pedro T
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the heart old San Juan . Nice little restaurant clean and air condition . My wife and I come to this restaurant every year on our annual vacation to Puerto Rico . They have great service great food at affordable prices . If you are in old San Juan highly recommend restaurant for breakfast and... More 

Thank GeorgeNY14
Wilmington, North Carolina
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449 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Last year my wife and I stopped in La Tortuga and were very impressed with it. This year when we returned to Old San Juan we decided to stop by on our first night to get a late night snack. We were joined by my wife's brother Michael and sister-in-law Barbara when we stopped in. The people who were working... More 

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San Juan, PR
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147 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a small, non-touristy place that is popular with grad students and professors from the nearby Center for Advanced Study of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Inexpensive and informal - you can easily make friends with the regulars and maybe get some unique insight into Old San Juan history and culture.

Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Calle San Sebastian & Calle San Jose, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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