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El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas

$$ - $$$Latin, Spanish,
100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-9202
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (165 reviews)
“gazpacho” (23 reviews)
“gambas” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

El Picoteo was one of our favorite restaurants in Old San Juan. Unfortunately, it closed after Hurricane Maria and has not reopened. The concierge at the hotel was unsure whether it would open any time soon.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great food at a very reasonable price for borderline gourmet food in Old San Juan. Menu is too fancy to boggle your mind with unheard of dishes, but all the dishes I had there were outstanding! The owner and his wife were attentive...More

Thank coastiehutton
Reviewed September 17, 2017

This Tapas restaurant is in the hotel El Convento. We were staying at the hotel and decided to try the restaurant, as we were not too hungry for a huge meal. They offer outdoor seating which is lovely. The evening we went, there were only...More

Thank jlkkshic
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Located inside the El Convento hotel my husband and I had tapas here last night. The waiter was charming, remembered what we drank the night before and made delightful conversation while we waited for our food. The gazpacho was terrific as was the hummus plate....More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

El Picoteo is located in the cool Il Convento hotel. On the night we were there, my wife and I were the only ones dining. There were a few guests at the bar. We ordered assorted tapas plates and cocktails and beer. The food was...More

Thank Skier9175
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Ate here while staying at El Convento and was very happy to enjoy a quiet meal with fantastic ambiance and food. Service was well-paced and the sangria is a great choice.

Thank jmrtx73
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Don't like to write bad of a place, but this deserves it all. Half of the menu was not available and the waiter of another table excused herself with those other guests because of our kids...well next time write a no kids policy and we'll...More

Thank pamela p
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

I would recommend to eat here if you're appetite is not big, just in the mood for lite fare. We ordered a wide range of tapas, and all were very tasty. I only have one complaint. We ordered the jamon iberico, expecting real jamon iberico....More

Thank elebeene
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Excellent tapas prices very reasonable and ambiance is excellent. The location is prime and the staff very friendly.. use the staffs' recommendations great place to chill before you hit the streets of Old San Juan PR.

Thank Miguel R
Reviewed July 26, 2017

My friend and I were here in July on an eating vacation. Yes, that is one good reason to come to PR. El Picoteo in Old San Juan overlooks the the open air courtyard of Hotel El Convento. I recently heard from a person who...More

Thank Zoraida M
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December 11, 2016|
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Response from StThomasTraveler | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the restaurant directly...
February 18, 2015|
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Response from Louise S | Reviewed this property |
I had the octopus on my visit there in January. It was just okay. I have had better. Not sure what is going on there but something has changed from 2013 until my trip recent trip there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Cristo St | El Convento Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-9202
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel El Convento
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