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El Patio de Sam

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Puerto Rican
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102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you want to sample the local cuisine or are just looking for some comfort food, you will find it at El Patio de Sam. I have visited this restaurant many times and recommend it to people when they visit Old San Juan. The food, the prices, and the service are very good. Waiters are friendly and respectful. Do not... More 

Thank Victor B
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of beers to choose from if you like beer. Food cooked to perfection as you ordered it. Greeted with a smile and highly recommend you visit while in old San Juan.

Thank Lance6270
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my time Puerto Rico lost all its electricity so it was hard to find places to eat. Fortunately for us we found this gem in old San Juan. The sangria was amazing and it was Passion fruit flavored. The trifongo was the best thing I had my whole trip!! The service was amazing as well.

Thank Mari1230
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Had no idea how amazing the mofongo was here!! The service was excellent. Great place for the family. Will revisit when in Puerto Rico. P.s., my husband had the burger and he absolutely enjoyed as well.

Thank Sara S
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The waiter was very pleasant. Very helpful with my kids order.Food was good. Nice atmosphere. The portions are not a bad size.

Thank DionWit
Indianapolis, Indiana
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are going to El Morro this is a great place to have lunch. Food was super delicious and reasonable. Try local cuisine or american food. Either way you will enjoy the food and atmosphere.

Thank klandaw
Philadelphia, PA
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here on a very hot afternoon just to have a drink at the bar and cool off. We actually passed up another place due to lack of air conditioning. The bartender couldn't have been more welcoming (so sorry I can't recall her name). She poured a great drink and even treated us to a small free sample... More 

Thank Islandseeker
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had high hopes when we walked into this beautiful spot but we had to wait a long time for our food, and when our orders came out the food was not great, and the order was wrong. Their supposed special trifungo was not special at all. Also My son ordered a burger well well done and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Everytime I'm in Old San Juan in eat at this establishment. The ambiance, the service and the food is always great. Prices very reasonable. The drinks are great. I highly recommend it. They have meats, seafood and typical Puerto Rican foods, so dig in and enjoy.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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241 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

My family and I ate here while on vacation. My husband ordered the burger, he loved it, I ordered fish and chips, with a huge pina colada! My food was excellent! My daughter's ordered fish and chips and jalapeno poppers. Great american food, priced right.

Thank TonifromOhio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-723-1149

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