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“It was just ok” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Marquesa

Cafe Marquesa
Ranked #109 of 980 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Best kept secret in town!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It was just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

I've been to Marquesa twice because of friends who love it, yet both times have found it very underwhelming. Both times the food was just ok, and the service was very slow. Definitely not the best breakfast/brunch spot in Condado.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jdjcbc
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Tasty breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

A fancy spot for breakfast in Condado. Excellent coffee, great baguette toast and tasty eggs. Frequented by locals.

Visited June 2012
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Thank entrad
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Athens GA
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245 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Delightful find in Condado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

This small restaurant is close to the Double Tree, but worth the short walk from the Marriott (safe neighborhood). At 110 Calle Del Parque it is on a side street (Bebo's on the corner) with the green awning out front a good landmark. The chef (Jesus Fernandez) is a Cuban from Miami who has moved to San Juan; typically only 1-2 wait staff (Miguel in evening; plus lady at breakfast) out front, neither of whom spoke much English, but no matter. On both visits, the chef came out of the kitchen to visit and ask how we liked his cooking. Very personable individuals.

At dinner, try the chorizo + shrimp in tomato basil sauce over penne. Exquisite. Top it off with a dessert from the pastry, such as lemon-lime meringe tart, or splurge ($2.50) for a Guajille chile truffle. For breakfast, the eggs Florentine looked great, but the person who ordered just before us got the last of the sauce, so we had an omelet (very decent) instead; perhaps arriving a little earlier on Saturday would be wiser! The famous baquettes (weekend only) were indeed excellent.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank AthensBulldawg
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

Family restaurant offering delicious food in a nice atmosphere. The chef-owner speaks English and he made me a special meal to accomodate my dietery needs! Altough it was a bit pricey we loved it there and will go again while in the area.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ibead18
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Chicago, Illinois
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very nice French bistro.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Great food and breakfast, small family bistro feeling.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank SGHistory
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