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“Very popular, excellent value & local choices.”

Cafe Manolin Old San Juan
Ranked #22 of 1,074 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 6, 2013

When visiting Old San Juan we often stop by Manolin as the local food is prepared well &, judging by the local crowds, it is a great choice, particularly for lunch. This week it was an even better choice as there was a massive power outage but Manolin has their own power generator & were up and running, business as usual.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Staff treated us so nice even though we appeared to be the only turistas off the street - we don't speak Spanish perfect by any means, but they indulged us.

Got in just before the lunchtime rush and managed to grab 2 seats at the horseshoe tables for a quick eat, line up got crazy!

We ordered the Pasteles and Churrasco both with the arroz y habichuelas (rice and beans). Charrsaco was perfect and the clear winner, but the Pasteles were tasty too. Giant fresh squeezed OJ and all for so cheap!! Great place, great experience.

Thank boredmonkeydan
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ran into this cafeteria in old town. We had great grouper and fresh squeezed orange juice. This place is packed with locals. The prices were reasonable and service great.

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Thank WestsideChuck
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Check this place out on Monday's for lunch. The special is Pastalon; a sort of meat & plantain lasagna. Fabulous.
They close at 4pm, dont miss out; very well worth the short wait.

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Thank Bill M
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Locals and tourists alike love this place. The food is delicious and inexpensive. Waiters Angelo, Juan Carlos and Jose are very friendly and eager to tell you about the menu and the day's specials. The background music is very nice; it goes from classical to pop to caribbean to Broadway musicals. The fish and mofongo are just delicious. And to top it all off, the pistachio or chocolate cake with Puerto Rican espresso coffee. We're definitely going back.

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Thank José Antonio S
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