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“Paella Forever”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Valencia

Cafe Valencia
Ranked #601 of 1,001 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Valencia Restaurant Cafe has continued the tradition of quality, pride and hard work since 1961. He is known for the local dishes of Spanish food and serve "the best paella in Puerto Rico". For 52 years, Cafe Valencia has distinguished itself by offering service and culinary art of the highest quality. We select only the finest and freshest ingredients to stir the senses and stimulate appetite. It has a modern and a variety of rooms for private events that accommodate from small groups up to 200 people. It is ideal for a business lunch or dinner. The restaurant has an elegant bar and a main room that accommodates up to 200 guests. It also has equipped meeting rooms that are reserved for corporate, press conferences and private activities meetings. Separated from the main hall, located the activity room. With separate entrance and service "valet parking" available, the Activity Room is ideal for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings and any corporate event.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Paella Forever”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Be prepared to wait forever and for the staff not to care. Too expensive for an average foo, its not worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Spanish food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is an oldie in San Juan and a sure thing in regards to food quality. Not the best for a couple's night out, but if you want to have a casual dinner in a good spanish restaurant you can go here.

Visited June 2013
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san juan
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“use to be one of my favorites”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Spanish restaurant ,at least 50 years in bussines it was one of my favorites but not any more the quality of the food has change the service is the best and the place nice

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank baldr1c
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't wastw your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Just a waste of money... the paella marina only had 2 pieces of lobster meat 1 shrimp 1 oyster...they serve you in a plate and take the rest away. We had 2 marinara 1 meat paella 2 cokes 1 beer 1 cup of wine the bil was $101.89 the tip was already included in the ticket. I asked a little paella marinara for my kid it didn't had any meat... just a waste of money there are way better places to eat paella. The place needs a overhaul rush the carpet looks like its a 100 years old. If yoy have 65+ years maybe you will like this place , the food, atmosphere and the prices are from the 70's.again there are waaaaay more better places. I don't mine the price if you eat quality food but $20.50 for a plate of rice and little pieces of seafood its a rip off. Won't come back...

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank DjChako
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had Black rice & sea food, mofongo & plantains all with lashings of hot sauce washed down with Mojito & coffee.
Delicious, pricey & worth it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank saxondean
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