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“Great food and atmosphere ”

El Asador, The Grill House
Ranked #305 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: El Asador, where you can find the best seafood, meat cuts & Puerto Rican cuisine, has a prime location near Old San Juan's entrance, and right in the heart of the Old City's nightlife. The stylish and exclusive decor of this Bar & Restaurant, accentuated by a magnificent interior patio, provides the perfect environment for a delightful, cozy and sophisticated experience. Whether you are looking for an early lunch, a romantic dinner, or even if you are looking to have a couple of drinks with friends, El Asador is your ultimate destination.
Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere ”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

This is our second dinning experience here and it was just as fantastic. The food is amazing and the price is not all that high. I have no idea where the bad reviews come from. I can't wait to head back.

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Stuart, Iowa
1 review
“What a horrible stop.”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stopped here a for drinks and a late lunch. We got one round of drinks and the waiter never stopped by again, though he walked by 11 times. After waiting for over 45 minutes for our food we told him we were going to leave. He rushed and brought us cold beans and rice, and we waited another 15 minutes for the other food, which was just okay. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Poor service - over priced - over charged”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We went with a group of 9 on a Saturday for lunch. The Mojito house drink was excellent. After that ... Would not recommend. Our waiter seemed unhappy with simple requests like a glass of water (even though ordered with a Mojito). Took three tries to get water... Almost got up to get it myself. I ordered the local favorite Mofongo which listed a choice of sides including risotto. He added $3.50 to the bill for the side. I deducted $3.50 from his tip. And more. The risotto was heavenly. Would order just that and be in heaven. The kitchen does know what it is doing. When the checks came, all else at the table were handed the nice folder and pen. I got a receipt. No pen, no folder. Just rude behavior. Maybe "Daniel" was having a bad day, but he gave the experience a bad taste for me.

  • Visited November 2013
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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun bar”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a great bar. We spent 3 days in Old San Juan before a cruise and found the best the last night we were there. They make an excellent Zombie. My fiance loved them.

  • Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Beautiful low lit,rustic, classic restaurant. I had the Mofongo and I was very pleased! The staff was very quick and friendly :-). Would make a great date night spot.

  • Visited November 2013
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