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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome date night location. Bartender was awesome and the live music made for a perfect night. Would recommend for anyone looking for a cozy live music experience.

Thank Mikebrewcity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting from Greenville, SC and we chose Carli's for dinner due to the live music and menu. We sat at the bar and Fausto was excellent from start to finish. His awesome personality made our experience great! The food was outstanding as well. Thanks Fausto for the amazing dinner! Hasta luego.

Thank answacker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in after a sunset sailboat tour for a light dinner as we had appetizers on the boat. We ordered half orders of the risotto. Risotto was excellent but the half order is tiny. 1/4 cup of rice with 2 tiny pieces of beef. Get the full order. We asked for a wine list and the waitress just listed... More 

Thank Serena F
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Found this on Open Table and so glad we went! I had the crab cakes and pumpkin soup and it was fabulous. cozy dark little place.

Thank Kortney H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Good service and location, but the prices are out of control. They charged $9 for a bottle of sparkling water. With so many nice places in San Juan and so much good food everywhere, we certainly do not recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My wife discovered this place while planning our vacation to the island. On the outside it doesn't not look like much and on the inside it is a little small but definitely with a cozy feel to it. The wait staff is really friendly and courteous. The food is delicious without a doubt. I ordered Mahi Mahi and beef tenderloin... More 

Thank southtexastraveller
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Lovely romantic place to go great food , jazz pianist in the background and the owner gave us a picture of the place to take home ! Very impressed this is our second time going here we went here on a previous vacation and love it rack of lamb is delicious

Thank Gferr
Hurricane, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We discovered Carli's on tour of downtown. Very upscale and classy! The food was amazing! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was subpar, we waited a long time for our check and had to ask for it.

Thank amyhass
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The service was TERRIBLE!! Took 45 minutes just to get drinks and menus. Got my order wrong and brought my dinner after everyone else was done eating. There were8 people and were there for over 3 hours. Piano player was way to loud, couldn't hardly talk

Thank ridejf
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The restaurant is small, with a very intimate and warm atmosphere, even more so when there's someone playing the piano. The food is simply amazing (I strongly recommend the rack of lamb!) and our waitress was really helpful, kind and professional. Make sure to pay a visit to this place if you're in the Old San Juan!

Thank Federico C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Puerto Rican
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-4927

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