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Don Tello

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Seafood
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36 Ave Las Nereidas, Catano 00962-4891, Puerto Rico
724 5752
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taste like homemade Puerto Rican food. The place was nice and quiet with good service, prices are reasonable and I will go again

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Thank Chaunita O
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Whet expecting good seafood with a view and it feel short at all stages. People are nice but not enough to overcome the food experience deficiencies.

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Thank kitbenavent
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

The Mofongo was so delicious! Our waitress took time out to explain menu items and also explained the vegetarian options.

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Thank Sharon T
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

To start, I had a crab turnover and it was good. The sorullitos and the chorizo were tasty too. My family ordered fish, pork and chicken; everything was savoury and had the right texture. The mofongo and the tostones de pana were excellent sides. For dessert, we shared a crème brûlée which was good, but I've had better. The prices,... More 

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Thank Alicia_Boricua
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

This was such a great find after getting off the ferry from OSJ! Great Mofongos and amazing cocktails! The Hawaiian blue is a must drink!

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Thank Sarah M
Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Excellent view of San Juan Bay and the ferry boats. We could see Old San Juan from the second floor terrace. A lot of historical pictures of Utuado, Puerto Rico were Don Tello is originally from and happens to be my home town too. Very clean and friendly atmosphere for a change. Staff very attentive and polite. Close to the... More 

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Thank Edgard B
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The staff is nice and the place is walking distance until terminal. Is expensive and the food is regular. The estructure of the place is beautiful. Nothing else.

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Thank Marantua
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This restaurant used to be an institution at La Placita de Santurce. I was a frequent visitor and had not visited their location at Catano since they moved. The location is beautiful in front of the ferry dock. with a great view to Old San Juan. The people working there are friendly and serviceable. It is just too bad that... More 

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Thank Guillermo C
Loiza, Puerto Rico
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I went last Thursday with a business acquaintance for lunch and was swayed off my feet, good food, great service. Impressed I went again Sunday with my wife. Thank God my friends could not make it, it was a nightmare! We left, without eating a morsel after waiting over an hour and a half after ordering very simple dishes. Our... More 

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Thank WallyCruz
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We waited over an hour in a half for our food. We had to leave. Very disappointed. I don't think I will ever return. I understand the food is good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Ave Las Nereidas, Catano 00962-4891, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Catano
  • Phone Number: 724 5752

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