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“Excellent!”
Review of La Madre

La Madre
Ranked #62 of 1,014 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican, Puerto Rican
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are a small, locally owned business offering high quality meals cooked with the best ingredients. A very intimate space to enjoy lunch or dinner, and now brunch on the weekends. Fresh fruit juices, mimosas & margaritas, premium coffee and great music make this a place you don't want to miss.
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

A waiter at Cafecultura reccomended this place and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was fabulous, and the sangria the best I have ever had!! It's a very small place so you may have to wait for a seat, but definitely worth it!

  • Visited April 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We asked some locals about their favorite place to eat, and La Madre came up several times during the day. This little restaurant did not disappoint! The owner and wait staff were so accommodating and friendly. The fajitas were delicious and the enchiladas were like none I have ever had! The restaurant makes three difference type of salsas which were unique and a great addition to the meal. Be sure to start out with the fondue and chips. Now that we are back home, we are craving their delicious food. This mexican restaurant cannot be beat!

  • Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Amazing $5 Martinis”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Been here several times. Love the place.

The evening just passes in great company with a $5 martini in hand. Try the coconut one.

Food is also top notch. Fresh and high quality.

Can't wait for the next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Alex M
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“10 out of 10!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This little restaurant is delicious. We ordered the sea bass and the skirt steak entrees (both served over plantains) and they were both delicious and the serving size was more than we could eat! Yummy fresh margaritas! Very reasonably priced. Slow in the service department but I think that's how things work here. No one is in a hurry. Very good experience only here for a week and want to go back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yummy in Old San Juan”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Loved everything about this place! The atmosphere, the drinks and the eclectic menu. Don't be fooled by the fun themed entrees in the middle, the classics are on the back. They have a lot of spicy entrees. I loved the tacos (pork).

Visited March 2013
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