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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

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Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, International
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206 Tetuan Street | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Formerly Carli Cafe Concierto)
787-725-4927
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3:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the romantic ambiance there. Went 2 times in the same week-end. The service is very good, and the music, and the warm Carli there. I had a great experience, like a reality show....a guy asked for marriage while playing the piano, and later on his knees gave a beautiful diamond to his girlfriend, and asked for matrimony. That made... More 

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Thank lolinstar
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful sunset and pleasant Caribbean breeze sitting outside listening to great jazz music ! Good beer selection and great food You can eat inside at the beautiful room or enjoy the view outside. Great service and moderate prices I really enjoyed the place!

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1 Thank ia1043
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just went to this restaurant Saturday night. What a great waiter we had. The music was live, two men singing and playing guitar and when they went on break the owner, Carli came out and played piano. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent!

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Thank Laury C
Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a table and that proved to be a smart thing to do. The place filled up when Carli, who is a very competent jazz pianist, started playing with his two fellow musicians. I went primarily because of the music but the restaurant is also highly rated at TripAdvisor and e.g. Lonely Planet. The menu looked very tempting, and I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to set outside and enjoy the warm, yet windy, weather. This offered us excellent view of the streets and plaza without sitting in the crowded walkways. The wait staff were very good, the prep and delivery time of the food was slow, so don’t be in hurry. The quality and prices were average for this area. We would... More 

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Frankfurt
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Carli's was an excellent recommendation by our friend and we sincerely enjoyed it. Go there as a couple or in a small group max. Friendly competent staff. Outstanding food. Very good live jazz piano play in the evenings, and you still can have a conversation.

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1 Thank FrancoisFels
Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

I'm an admitted foodie, in the foodservice business, so it takes a lot to impress me. I reserve my "5" ratings to places that wow me. In Chicago you would never get in this place. 100 or so seats, very close to the ultra-touristy places. We noticed it on our way to the Coach Outlet because there was some outdoor... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We live here and love coming to Carli's! Every time the meal is fresh and impeccably prepared and served. The live music is always excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Old San Juan!

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Thank kenny h
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Great entertainment on the Saturday with two guys playing music food and service great. Went two weeks later on a Monday and was a disaster poor service the owner playing the piano couldn't hear yourself talk fro too loud not aware of the customers and left in the end as it was too poor.

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culigrapher, Owner at Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano, responded to this review

Quite amusing.... given that on Saturdays the music is naturally a bit more lively and dominant being the nature of a rock electric guitars duo, not to speak of the greater number of people typically attending on Saturdays. Then on Mondays it is normally a quiet night with piano solo (usually myself) performing American standards acoustically on a Steinway grand... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Ate here twice & very happy with service & food both times. 1st time had a 3 piece band playing and second time just a solo pianist but all accomplished musicians. Not cheap but with decent food and live entertainment it was worth it. I'd eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, International
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
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?