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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.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch
CUISINES
Caribbean, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

We had a excellent meal here—I started with a drink based on golden rum and fresh passion fruit juice. Roasted eggplant and chayote squash salad for appetizers, followed by a barley and pumpkin entree for me and a tasty rice-based dish for my husband. Flourless...chocolate cake for dessert. Lovely decor and great service. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Due to Verde Mesa's reservation policy it took 3 years to get a table but it was worth the wait. Everything from the service to the food was of the highest quality. Hopefully it won't be another 3 years until we return.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

6 of us had one of the most interesting and delicious dinnerI have ever had. The house vegetarian grain dish was amazing and the Seared Tuna.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Great dinner, service and overall fabulous. It was very busy as it was Valentines Day. Everyone in our group had a great meal.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

This place came highly recommended by some locals and it didn’t disappoint. Small menu but everything seems spectacular. Cozy space, attentive servers make this a gem in Old San Juan. Fit for foodies it has inventive, local cuisine. And the soon to be famous dessert..., Purple Cloud is hands down one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

We had an amazing experience here. Based on TA recommendation, we were there when they opened which worked out perfectly. Old San Juan was still dealing with some power outages, likely due to the earthquakes off the southern coast but who knows. At any rate,...our order was in so we were told we would be served but others were politely turned away at the door until (unless) the power came back on. In the meantime, they offered a free glass of wine to everyone already seated and willing to wait and brought the candles out. We set up a phone flashlight for some additional lighting and were almost disappointed (for us, not the staff) when the power came back on. They made the best of a difficult situation and I offer my complements. Now for the food! It was delicious and this restaurant is on our MUST eat at list for our next stay in Old SJ. My husband had a tagine that was the best I’ve ever tasted. I should have written down the name but I’ll recognize it. And the purple cloud dessert will be another repeat. My mouth is watering at the memory.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

Who knew rice could be so tasty? Fresh and flavorful describes whatever these chefs do. Don't miss the Purple Cloud dessert!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Walk into this beautiful space, and ask yourself are you in Paris.... but no, you are encapsulated in the warmth of Old San Juan’s Caribbean splendor. The food is a mastery of technique and flavor. Vegetarian friendly!! Check out the building’s amazing tile work on...your way out the door and snap a pic at the park across the street of the bay!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Recommended by a local. The menu had some Puerto Rican food and more choices. We had the tenderloin and vegetarian main dishes and shared them. Both were wonderful. Our waitress, Celeste, took care to explain the menu choices and their farm to table style. They...open at 6, take no reservations and don’t have a big sign out front. I had their address and walked by the first time. We arrived five minutes before 6 and waited across the street viewing the harbor. It’s small and cozy inside and their first seating filled quickly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

We were excited to try Verde Mesa based on all the reviews and recommendations. Our only night in Old San Juan happened to be Valentines Day so we figured it was perfect. The menu was a prix fixe for 95 with wine pairings for 45....We were sat around 6:30 and did not leave the restaurant until 9:30. The food, while delicious, was often cold and we waited nearly a half hour between course. The wine pairings were less than half of a glass of wine and often not served with the intended course. Our waitress was very pleasant, but frankly we were disappointed in the experience. In the end we spent over 300 dollars with tax and tip and for that amount of money I would expect a seamless dinning experience. While the restaurant may be fine for regular days, we do not recommend the prix fixe days. Having decent food and nice waitress does not make up for poorly executed experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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