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El Patio de Sam

102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-1149
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (47 reviews)
“mofongo” (41 reviews)
“rice and beans” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were walking around San Juan during our cruise stop and found this restaurant. We had great service and great food. We tried plantain chips which were delicious. The prices were reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting San Juan.

Thank momtodek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I make it a habit to stop at El Patio whenever in town. There must be at least 30 different kinds of beer available. Good selection of tasty comfort food available at the bar, where the atmosphere and bartender (Emanual) are just...More

Thank wiloliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after a day of wandering the city because of the happy hour sign. From 5-7, it was buy 1 drink get 1 free. Bartender was awesome- made really good drinks and let us sample extras of ones he made for others. Ordered...More

Thank crystalcoast717
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We were wandering around Viejo San Juan and stopped here to eat. Great rice and beans. Fried pork was delicious. The mofongo has a good garlicky flavor but the texture was not ideal- it seemed to be harder than other places I’ve had it. My...More

Thank Kristina L
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a large family group touring Old San Juan and stopped here for drinks. We hit happy hour, including two for one Corona beers. The bartender was friendly and quick, serving all the variety of drinks requested. A great refreshment stop, especially if you...More

Thank Mje12518
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Place has been around for ever . It has A/C and we needed a break from the sun. The staff was nice and helpful. We had a glass of wine and Diet Coke with some yellow plantains. Simple but place was nice and great location...More

Thank thomasjsullivan
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Full of young families, we knew that we would enjoy lunch here; we were not disappointed. We agreed that this was one of the most enjoyable meals that we had in Old San Juan. My Mofango pollo in garlic sauce was served with amarillos and...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Very nice setting that fits the name (like a patio inside a home). Tables can accommodate families/groups. Included children's menu. Service and excellent with good food at reasonable prices. Was disappointed that they did not have mofongo (shortage of plantain on the island due to...More

Thank Mismatched
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We had visited the fort and while walking back down to town we were very pleased to find this very unassuming cafe from the outside that opened up be an oasis from the heat. We had the appetizer sample plate, lovely, then each had a...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed August 26, 2017

the servic at best is mediocre the food is not what ypu woul expect inthis area of old san juan the locals go mainly to the bar not to eat

Thank Jose C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-1149
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