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“Very Informal; Very Good Food!”

Punto de Vista Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #13 of 1,014 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Located on the rooftop of the Hotel Milano this lively rooftop restaurant & bar serves up great and authentic Puerto Rican food in an informal atmosphere at great prices. The best Mofongo in Old San Juan. Buy 1 Get 1 Free Mojitos every day from open until 5:00pm! Come check out the best rooftop view of the Old City and enjoy great local food. Family Friendly!
Ithaca, New York
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“Very Informal; Very Good Food!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are cruising, or visiting the lovely pier area in Old San Juan, don't miss dining at Punto de Vista. This is place to eat outside, unless you enjoy loud music and "fonda" atmosphere. There is always a lively crowd waiting for tables, but the ambiance is very enjoyable and you can watch the cruise ships at their docks. The signature dish is "mofongo relleno"; a smashed plantain dish usually stuffed with pork, beef, or shrimp. The creamy garlic sauce on the side is to die for! Please note that Puertorican food, unlike Mexican, is not prepared hot or very spicy, just savory, so I recommend this dish to everybody. I highly recommend you give it a try.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ventura, CA
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“Excellent place to eat and have a drink directly across from the cruise terminal”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Excellent place to eat when arriving into San Juan via a cruise ship. Across the street from the cruise terminal. The service was excellent the manager or owner created a temporary table/seating for us until a regular table became available. The food was very good & an extensive beer list to choose from.

If there when it's warm/hot humid in San Juan, inside there are a few tables and a bar that is well air conditioned.

  • Visited March 2013
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Barra Velha, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Small, Busy, Simple, but Nice”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

A tiny restaurant (2-3 tables inside, the rest outside) next to the piers and a block from the Sheraton. My suggestion for those in the Sheraton - skip the Chicago Burger and Senor Frogs and go to Punto de Vista. Don't let the appearance of the place turn you off - the tables are not fancy, the place is a bit crowded, but it is well worth a visit.

Service here is rapid, efficient, and attentive. The food is the best we had in San Juan. The mojitos are BY FAR the best we had in San Juan, and they make the claim (unverified) that they invented the Bacardi Mojito. The get their mint from South America, and use plenty of it in the mojito. Great drink.

Our food (shrimp in a garlic-wine sauce and taco sampler) was very good - in fact, the shrimp was excellent. Their menu is limited, but you can certainly find the tastes of Puerto Rico here.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Never better!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Meant to do this first visit. I came to the Punto de Vista the first time about a year ago. I had mofongo so good that I dream about it when I'm back on the mainland. I've been back three times since then and just can't manage to venture anywhere else on the menu. It all looks great so someday I will. In the mean time............... This trip I got here at six and the place is packed and there is a group of 18 on the way. The service is STILL unbelievably good. I'm really impressed. I doubt I will ever miss this place on a trip to San Juan. This trip I'll get to be here twice because my wife is coming in tomorrow.Yea! Good job guys!!

Visited April 2013
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Dallas,TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Yum, Yum, and more Yum!!!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

This place is awesome. Yes it is small and not the most attractive spot. But the food and drinks were spot on. We had the monfongos, mojitios, and some beef plate. Everything was great, I wanted to go back the next night but we needed to try other things there on my short trip. The owner also works in every position at this place. The hostess, bartender, waiter, and probably cook. He was very nice and went around and spoke with everyone. This place shouldn't be missed!!

  • Visited March 2013
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