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“Awesome skirt steak, so tender and juicy.....”

Cafe Manolin Old San Juan
Ranked #26 of 1,046 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Prices are really low and the food its out of these world. There is a bit of waiting, normally @ 10 minutes, but its worth it, you wont be disappointed.......the tables are harder to get but there is a counter with plenty of stools....

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Thank Willard F
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stopped in San Juan on a cruise in December 2013. My husband asked locals where they would go to eat and several recommended Café Manolin. It was very easy to find from the cruise port and less than a 10 minute walk. Our party of 4 was seated immediately. The restaurant is very informal, the menus definitely reflect a local flavor. Each of us ordered something different and all our entrees were delicious. The portions were huge, the plates well presented and the service was wonderful. The coffee is worth mentioning too as it was excellent! Next time we go back to San Juan, this is a definite destination for lunch.

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Thank Lynne H
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

My fiancé asked around to the locals where we could go....this was the best place ever..it's a must go... And the cafe is to dye for so was the orange juice.

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Thank Steveandandrea2013
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were recommended this place by my wife's ex-colleague. We reached there after 3 PM and were a hungry bunch of people. We were a party of 10 and place was packed. However we were seated within 15 minutes of waiting and it was well worth the wait. Once seated, the food and drinks were served quickly. The place was well occupied and had a lot of the local population. Service was friendly and attention was prompt.
This is not a fancy high end restaurant in terms of decor but the food is certainly tasty. Price was very reasonable too. Shrimp Garlic and Chicken Breaded Steak were very good.
I would certainly recommend this place for any one visiting Old San Juan but do keep in mind, the place closes at 4:30 PM.

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Thank Raghava N
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Ate there twice for lunch. Ordered the exact same thing twice (Shrimp Criolle) and it was good. Coffee is excellent too. Wish they had more fresh juices and I really didn't see anything else on the menu that looked interesting enough to try. The Shrimp Mofongo is good too but a bit too much garlic. I think you'll eventually figure out that the food in PR has a bit too much salt and the flavors aren't subtle but the Shrimp Criolle is spot on.

As for the atmosphere, it's quite nice. Just find a seat and plop yourself down. Service speed is reasonable and the pricing is equally reasonable. Get the cup of espresso with milk.

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Thank workhurts
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