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Verde Mesa


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: Verde Mesa

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. James Beard Award Nominee
1. James Beard Award Nominee
"impeccable from start to finish. The menu is clean, fresh and modern."
Morgan B
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2. Exquisite locally sourced
2. Exquisite locally sourced
"finding great food paired with amazing service can be hard to come by."
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3. One of a kind wonderful dining
3. One of a kind wonderful dining
"eclectic bohemian ambiance and extremely hospitable and warm staff"
Bill S
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First farm to table in the island since 2009 with a modern approach to cuisine. An invitation to the curious palate. Local, traditional ingredients meet ingenious and innovative forms. Our chef's proposal changes according to local meat, fish and produce availability. Botanical Bar, wine list and homemade ingredients cocktails. No reservations. Limited seating.
$9 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch
Caribbean, Mediterranean, Fusion
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a gem... Love the ambiance, service and above all their yummy food.. I think this is probably the best spot in old San Juan for me... The staff was also very friendly and gave us recommendations for bars close by..only sad part...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were sent here by the chef at Marmalade when that restaurant wasn't open for lunch. It was terrific. Charming decor and a small lunch menu but everything was delicious, fresh interesting.. Middle Eastern spices added complexity and surprising flavor to the salads and stews....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Abra39
Reviewed 3 days ago

They don't take reservations so we went as a party of 4 and had to wait maybe 40 minutes, but none of us were starving and went to have a drink at a bar just a few doors down. Once we got to our table...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 50carlas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten here several times as a couple, we brought 4 others to join us this time and everyone was so impressed with the decor, staff and food. Having such a large party is tricky when a restaurant doesn’t take reservations but we hit it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank piginapoke241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere at dinner. Portions are small as in most fine dining restaurants, very nicely presented, with interesting and balanced flavors. We found the octopus and the tuna particularly good, and truly enjoyed the experience overall. Went back for lunch the day after: the menu...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank jumbo977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small portions. Worst service in a long time. Really bad food. Dry rice dish. Tasteless meat. Tiny appetizers. Food came out of the kitchen late and was cold. Difference especially striking after enjoying a meal at the Marmalade restaurant the previous evening.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank O7504TPmichaelt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spicy naan was bland bread. Kale salad not exciting. Tuna however was quite nice and my husband enjoyed the lamb stew despite the bones and no sign of any vegetables.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kaprch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this restaurant! The waiters share all of the tables -- we got plenty of attention and prompt service. They had a wonderful cocktail made with local juices and rum and the whole meal was delicious. We had the ceviche, swordfish, and the lovely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice, friendly place with a warm atmosphere. The staff is amazing, food was extraordinary tasty. Not the cheapest restaurant but definitely worth it. Best experience and food in SJ.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MattTonic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely small restaurant with a most interesting menu. There are vegetarian dishes as well as selections for the true meat eater. My husband ordered a chayote salad that was quite unusual and a barley based entree. Both were delicious. I had lamb...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from Yvette44 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations. I recommend at least a week before for a party of 4
July 6, 2018|
Response from VerdeMesa | Property representative |
Hi Carmen. Good question. Verde Mesa specializes in a full service experience so we do not offer delivery. Our menu is constantly changing according to the offers of our farmers and there are always gluten free options... More
October 12, 2017|
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Response from beatrizr260 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Everything is fine now.
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