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La Cueva Del Mar

305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-726-8700
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (267 reviews)
“mofongo” (98 reviews)
“turnover” (14 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Soups, Puerto Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here was simply amazing. Fish was very fresh and exquisitely prepared. Service could improve to match the quality of the food. We had one disappointing issue. Tip was already included in our tab. When credit cards returned to the table to be signed, the...More

Thank J Raul E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed everything we were served and we had 10 people there so really had a variety including a couple of nice deserts. I’m not a flan fan but really enjoyed the coconut one.

Thank VicCosentino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice during our four day vacation, and would have gone back again if we had more days! The food was great -- we had shrimp, salmon, and steak with onions, beans & rice. The bread pudding was amazing! Sonia was our server and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch while we were wandering around San Juan while in port on a Disney cruise. Our server was great (and spoke English) and helped us with the menu. The food was terrific and the drinks were cold. Highly recommended.

Thank Ajnmom3
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

The mofongo of shrimp in creole sauce was tasty overall but the shrimp didn’t taste fresh. Value for money is good when you consider the location and if you get a cocktail (they’re great) but it’s average overall. My server was very nice and explained...More

Thank vfloro
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Went last nite with friends, place was packed, got table after 5 mins. Menu was ok, a little bit if everything. Had the fish and shrimp combo tacos, was good, very tasty, also the combo platter, with fried everything, overall good place for dining. Will...More

Thank rafi p
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The uber driver suggested this place and I ❤ him for it. My fiance had the fried snapper, he couldn't stop telling me how good it was. Didn't even offer a taste, and he always does. Service was 10, food 10+ and price very reasonable...More

Thank Spicy618
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The waiter was rude, not friendly and not inviting. He was the only waiter for all of us, i waited close to an hour for my food and the food was not good. My coconut/ginger drink had chunks of ginger instead of it being strained....More

Thank dstorm666
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten path, this is a neighborhood restaurant/bar with great seafood. I'd recommend the mahi mahi bites, which are billed as an appetizer but really enough for a full meal, or get them to share with the table. Fish tacos are very tasty, shrimp...More

Thank Njbel
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Í went for first time ti this other La Cueva del Mar locación in the old San Juan and i can tell you is the same grear taste and flavor of the food and beverage like in history first place when he started more than...More

Thank cubalibre2vasos
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Response from FirehawksAngel | Reviewed this property |
From the cruise terminal? It is a decent little walk, probably 15 -20 minutes. We walked, on a very hot day. It is doable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Recinto Sur St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-726-8700
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