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El Patio de Sam

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American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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102 Calle de San Sebastian, San Juan 00901-1198, Puerto Rico
787-723-1149
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Islandseeker
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank TonifromOhio
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restraint looks like a nice homey place, with a warm atmosphere. Our waitress was pretty nice when she took our drink order but took an exorbitant amount of time to bring them out and check on us. We all ordered burger due to their claim of best burger in San Juan. We ordered them well done. Not only did... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the hamburger here because it has a sign stating that it was voted Best Burger in San Juan a few years back, so I was in the mood for a delicious mouth-watering burger. The sign was mistaken. It was nowhere near a good burger. The taste was blandish and the seasoning that was used tasted horrible! Money wasted!

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Germantown, Maryland
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never heard of "trífongo" but absolutely LOVE this stuff! I ordered it stuffed with churrasco and was overwhelmed. It's a LOT of food. The traditional mofongo is made with green plantain but this combines: green plantain, sweet (ripe) plantains AND cassava ... YUMMY! Prepare for a feast and Christian, our server is hands down the best!

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Thank Magda41162
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant and bar. Great cuisine with moderate pricing. Walking distance to/from El Morro, La Fortaleza and many other atractions in old San Juan The bartenders will prepare any brew you can describe.... A night spot for many locals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?